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UK: BNP leader Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

PUBLISHED: 11:01 03 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 January 2014

Nick Griffin has been declared bankrupt.

Nick Griffin has been declared bankrupt.

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BNP leader Nick Griffin – who was brought up near Halesworth in Suffolk – has been declared bankrupt after a court hearing at Welshpool in Mid Wales.

Mr Griffin has been an MEP for the north west of England since 2009 and today insisted he will continue as a member and run for re-election in May.

A listing at the Insolvency Service showed Mr Griffin was declared bankrupt at Welshpool and Newtown County Court yesterday.

Mr Griffin tweeted: “Being bankrupt does not prevent me being or standing as an MEP. It does free me from financial worries. A good day!

“Party funds are not affected in any way. Our campaign in May will be our most professional yet and I will be lead candidate in the North West.

“I am now turning the experience to the benefit of hard-up constituents by producing a booklet on dealing with debt. No surrender.”

Mr Griffin will be automatically discharged from bankruptcy in one year, on January 2 2015, in accordance with the Insolvency Act.

3 comments

  • A party for our country and our people.

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • if you declare yourself bankrupt are your debts squashed.?

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Good luck with the campaign, finally a government that cares first for its own. You are guaranteed my vote sir.

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, January 3, 2014

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