This was posted by Dominic Carman over at Expose the BNP
On yesterdayâ€™s Today programme, BNP leader Nick Griffin told the Radio Four audience that â€œLiberal economics … have utterly bankrupted this country.â€
The truth is that Nick Griffin was himself declared bankrupt in 1991. Over several years thereafter he destroyed his parentsâ€™ finances as well.
Griffinâ€™s parents are on record telling the story of how their son ruined their lives.
It is the story of a man whose gross financial incompetence brought misery to his entire family. Griffin racked up debts of several hundred thousand pounds through a series of disastrous property investments, which he describes as â€œa big cock upâ€ and a result â€œof my over-ambitionâ€. He was declared bankrupt and then caused the financial ruin of his parents.
Griffin borrowed very heavily on several properties in the early 1990s, especially on a large country house in France. His father, Edgar, guaranteed the borrowing â€“ at Nickâ€™s request.
Edgar Griffin explains that to finance the enormous accumulated debt they had to sell their own substantial farm house in Suffolk, all their shares and a flat left to Griffinâ€™s mother â€“ all disposed of in order to meet the high interest payments and the effects of negative equity.
â€œWe came out of it very badly,â€ explains Edgar. â€œMy father had left me a rich man… I was very, very comfortably off.â€ But everything went to pay Nickâ€™s debts.
Jackie, aka Mrs Nick Griffin, paints a picture of her husband as an idle, feckless egomaniac: â€œHis parents taught him that the sun rose and set in his arse because he doesnâ€™t know how to do anything at home and is always, always right.â€
According to Jackie, Nick idled around for 20 years playing at fascism while she went out to work and paid the bills with four kids to feed â€“ until he got the job as BNP leader, by which time he was 40.
Before then, he hardly worked at all, except for short periods chopping down trees and teaching eastern Europeans English in Wisbech, as she slaved away. For a year they lived on benefits â€“ she took unpaid maternity.
Jackie Griffin says of her husband: â€œMy mother thinks he could do with a damned good slap and get out there and do something. Weâ€™ve had four kids. Iâ€™ve worked all my life. Iâ€™ve always worked. Iâ€™ve had children and gone back to work. Sheâ€™d have been a lot happier if heâ€™d been able to provide.â€
In the eyes of his parents and of his wife, Nick Griffin is manifestly unfit to lead a party which aspires to run a council, Barking & Dagenham, where the annual budget approaches Â£200 million.
If they donâ€™t trust him, how on earth can the voters of Barking?
By Dominic Carman
Dominic Carman spent several days interviewing and filming Nick Griffin, his family and collaborators. He is standing as Lib Dem candidate in Barking and Dagenham on a platform of exposing Griffin.
To see more about the real Nick Griffin, see the interviews with him on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=dominiccarman67#g/u
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