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#Nick Griffin

# nick-griffin - Saturday 3 May, 2014

BNP leader Nick Griffin's twitter account hacked... for "no political reasons"

The BNP leader’s Twitter stream is now full of nonsense and offensive tweets.

# nick-griffin - Friday 3 January, 2014

'No surrender!': BNP leader Nick Griffin's response to being declared bankrupt

Griffin says his bankruptcy won’t prevent him from staying on as an MEP.

# nick-griffin - Sunday 30 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added meerkat

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

MEP Nick Griffin says he will not apologise for 'Fenian' comment on Twitter BNP

MEP Nick Griffin says he will not apologise for 'Fenian' comment on Twitter

Griffin hit out at republicans after he received “vast amounts” of abuse on his Twitter feed.

# nick-griffin - Monday 23 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate BNP

UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate

UCC’s Government and Politics Society withdraws its invite to the BNP leader, citing concerns for student safety.

# nick-griffin - Monday 16 January, 2012

Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back

This week, TheJournal.ie regular columnist Lisa McInerney argues that everyone is entitled to their opinion – because it gives us a chance to stand up against odious claptrap.

# nick-griffin - Friday 23 December, 2011

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February BNP

UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February

The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.

# nick-griffin - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Column: UCC’s Nick Griffin invitation is a game – and fascism is the winner

The invitation to the BNP leader will spark a predictable cycle of outrage – but nobody involved is considering the real victims, writes Gavan Titley.

# nick-griffin - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech BNP

BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech

The British right-wing politician is to participate in a UCC debate months after another Irish university group withdrew its invitation to him.

# nick-griffin - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

BNP leader says opponents of Trinity debate used "fascist methods" to stop it BNP

BNP leader says opponents of Trinity debate used "fascist methods" to stop it

Griffin was speaking to a student radio station at Dublin City University in an interview to be broadcast later today.

# nick-griffin - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?

Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?

# nick-griffin - Friday 14 October, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin BNP

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin

The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.

# nick-griffin - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Anti-racism campaigner hits out at Trinity College over gig ban

The organiser of an anti-racism gig has said he is “disgusted” that Trinity College Students’ Union will not hold a Love Music, Hate Racism gig on the same day BNP leader Nick Griffin comes to speak at the university.

# nick-griffin - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate BNP

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate

Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.

# nick-griffin - Thursday 22 July, 2010

NICK GRIFFIN, the leader of the far right BNP Party in the UK was turned away from the Buckingham Palace garden party.

Griffin, was one of 8,000 guests invited to attend by the Queen. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told The Daily Telegraph: “Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media

“This in turn has increased the security threat and the potential discomfort to the many other guests also attending.

In a statement on the BNP site Griffin said “The reason is invented nonsense,” Mr Griffin said. “Nowhere in the book of rules given to all attendees does it say anything about not giving media interviews and of course countless people have done precisely that in the past.”

Griffin previously posted a blog asking for suggestions on what he should say to the queen “if we met by the cucumber sandwiches”

He also said it was unfair that BNP MEP Andrew Brons was still going when he had been banned.

The invitation was extended to Griffin as he is a Member of the European Parliament and officials pointed out they did not wish this to be a mark of disrespect against his democratic office. “However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way,” the spokesperson said.

Griffin described the decision as “an outrage” and “thoroughly anti-British”

Griffin said he did not “blame the Queen” and claimed Buckingham Palace was under “enormous pressure from the Lib Con coalition” to withdraw his invite.