Nick Griffin’s nasty piece of intimidation


10:30 am - October 20th 2012

by Don Paskini    


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By Tom Bailey

Following the ruling in the legal case related to the refusal of a gay couple to stay in a Bed and Breakfast, Nick Griffin tweeted the address of that couple. Others have discussed Griffin’s latest attempt to get some publicity for the collapsing BNP in terms of the limits of free speech or argued that the response from many on Twitter was overblown. Something that seems to have been overlooked is what a hypocrite Griffin is for tweeting the couple’s address.

In 2008 the BNP’s membership list was stolen and put onto Wikileaks. This prompted understandable anger from BNP members who had not wished for their names and addresses to be published. Personal data had been improperly been made publicly available and so Nick Griffin took to the TV studios to criticise it. He said then that it was a ‘shame’ and complained that publishing the personal information was a ‘nasty piece of intimidation’.

Now Griffin finds himself being rightly condemned for calling for a British Justice team (whatever that is) to create a ‘bit of drama’ at the couple’s house. His justification for the tweets was that ‘they asked for it’ given their use of the legal system to challenge the B&B owners’ refusal to give them a double room. However, whatever you think of the debate over the B&B issue, one thing is clear. Griffin’s tweet of private information and call for a protest outside their house was in the exact same vein as the publication of the BNP’s membership list. With his call for a ‘bit of drama’ at the couple’s house, Griffin’s actions are best described by his own words: a ‘nasty piece of intimidation’.

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Don Paskini is deputy-editor of LC. He also blogs at donpaskini. He is on twitter as @donpaskini
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Reader comments


I reckon that being called a hypocrite isn’t going to trouble the leader of the UK’s largest Nazi party.

He’s a prize bell-end – but a third article on the same subject just means posters are going to have to repeat what they’ve slready said.

Why couldn’t you just add your comment onto the first post?

http://liberalconspiracy.org/2012/10/19/nick-griffins-tweets-and-the-limits-of-free-speech/

@2. Because people love getting their rocks off banging on about the BNP and horrid ”Nazis”.
It’s cathartic.

Yes, a nasty piece of intimidation is so much nastier than a nice piece of intimidation.


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  6. Geoff's Shorts

    Nick Griffin complaining about BNP addresses being made public: http://t.co/UrdSk4It Ironic.

  7. Tom Bailey

    @GoodwinMJ @trillingual @KevinJRawlinson it is also a bit ironic that he was leaking private information… http://t.co/Wifz4Ij0

  8. Patrick Archibald

    "@geoffsshorts: Nick Griffin complaining about BNP addresses being made public: http://t.co/531dxswW Ironic." More scumbaggery from Griffin.





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