Monday, January 03, 2005

Did the Home Office order Griffin's arrest?

One of the joys of advocating free speech is having to stand up for racists. So take a deep breath and hold your nose.

Rod Liddle writing for the Spectator has uncovered evidence suggesting that the arrest of Nick Griffin, the leader of the BNP, was ordered by politicians in the Home Office.

Curious to find out a little more about the mechanics behind the arrest of Mr Griffin, I spoke to the magistrate who signed the warrant for his arrest. That’s Mrs Valerie Parnham, who lives near Bradford.

[A] timorous Mrs Parnham came on the telephone. ‘I can’t say anything about this. I could get into trouble.’

Read the whole thing.