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  • Workshy Griffin left his parents penniless

    by guest
    23rd April, 2010 at 3:49 pm    

    This was posted by Dominic Carman over at Expose the BNP

    On yesterday’s Today programme, BNP leader Nick Griffin told the Radio Four audience that “Liberal economics … have utterly bankrupted this country.”

    The truth is that Nick Griffin was himself declared bankrupt in 1991. Over several years thereafter he destroyed his parents’ finances as well.

    Griffin’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 “a big cock up” and a result “of my over-ambition”. 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 – at Nick’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 Griffin’s mother – all disposed of in order to meet the high interest payments and the effects of negative equity.

    “We came out of it very badly,” explains Edgar. “My father had left me a rich man… I was very, very comfortably off.” But everything went to pay Nick’s debts.

    Jackie, aka Mrs Nick Griffin, paints a picture of her husband as an idle, feckless egomaniac: “His parents taught him that the sun rose and set in his arse because he doesn’t know how to do anything at home and is always, always right.”

    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 – 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 – she took unpaid maternity.

    Jackie Griffin says of her husband: “My mother thinks he could do with a damned good slap and get out there and do something. We’ve had four kids. I’ve worked all my life. I’ve always worked. I’ve had children and gone back to work. She’d have been a lot happier if he’d been able to provide.”

    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 £200 million.

    If they don’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:

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    1. James Preston

      RT @uponnothing: Workshy Griffin left his parents penniless

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      RT @uponnothing Workshy Griffin left his parents penniless FINALLY Someone I admire less than unelected 3rd rate Brown

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    1. Tom Johnson — on 23rd April, 2010 at 9:06 pm  

      How very noble of Dominic Carman to expose Nick Griffin for us - not.

      At least Carman has the democratic cohones to stand for election which is more than can be said for the usual rag bag army of Communists that fetch up under the Unite banner.

      As for the scaremongering over the £200M annual budget going awol in the unlikely event that the BNP takes the council well that’s just laughable, what does Carman think the roles of opposition councillors, council officers and the district auditor are?

      The BNP is a leftwing obsession nothing more than that: less than 100 councillors 2 MEPs a few thousand members and a million votes. If Blair and his chums hadn’t deliberately engineered an alien invasion the BNP would have withered on the vine years ago.

    2. Ravi.Nk — on 23rd April, 2010 at 10:01 pm  

      This is far more effective than “love not hate” campaigns.

      What a loser this Nick Griffin is - has no respect from his parents nor his wife. His neo-nazi sidekick Mark Collett tried to kill him.

    3. Ravi.Nk — on 24th April, 2010 at 8:51 am  

      This is, of course, far more effective than “love not hate” campaigns.

      What a worthless human being.

    4. NotDigby — on 24th April, 2010 at 9:26 pm  

      Effective in what sense Ravi, and in whose eyes?

      Most sensible people will view this for what it is, desperate muckraking and silly tittle-tattle.

    5. simon dobson — on 24th April, 2010 at 11:55 pm  

      I agree with Ravi. Dominic Carman’s YouTube interview with Nick Griffin’s parents is very effective in showing the BNP leader as being really dreadful to his own family. Only the really stupid and the really prejudiced could find Griffin has any appeal.

    6. Jai — on 26th April, 2010 at 1:22 pm  

      More from the ‘Expose the BNP’ website:

      [Griffin]: “In 1938, ….if Hitler hadn’t been so daft, they’d have exterminated the German Jews.”

      That also is on YouTube.*


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