Shropshire Star

Former BNP leader Nick Griffin emigrating to Hungary

The former leader of the British National party is emigrating to Hungary.

Former British National Party party leader Nick Griffin

Nick Griffin, of Llanerfyl near Llanfair Caereinion, a former chairman of the far-right BNP, said he intends to move to the eastern European country within the next six months, despite his previous attacks on immigration.

The 58-year-old told Hungarian website 444, that he would be continuing his political activism when he moves to the country.

Mr Griffin said: "There's already a sort of nationalist emigre community building up here. There's French, there's Italians and Swedes, and Brits as well, so it's only a trickle at present.

"I have no doubt at all that when the trouble really begins with al-Qaeda and Isis in western Europe, that trickle is going to become a flood.

"And I hope that Hungary, the Hungarian government, the Hungarian people, will welcome people who are genuine refugees from western Europe but keep out the liberals who have brought western Europe to this state in the first place."

Mr Griffin also praised Hungary for "saying that the sovereign countries of Europe have a right not just to their freedom but also to long-term survival".

"Hungary is actually doing something about it," he said. "There's the broad spectrum from building the wall to state help for young Hungarian families to have large families and addressing the Soros problem."

He added: "It indicates a government which doesn't want to commit national suicide. That's very refreshing from someone coming from the west."