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BNP pair not guilty of race hate

 

A jury at Leeds Crown Court has cleared BNP leader Nick Griffin of two racial hatred charges and BNP activist Mark Collett of four others.

 

The jury has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on the remaining charges - four against Mr Collett and two against Mr Griffin. Mr Griffin, 44, and Mr Collett, 24, had denied using words intended to stir up hatred in West Yorkshire in 2004.

 

Mr Griffin said the verdicts were a "tremendous victory for freedom".

 

Their six speeches were filmed by an undercover BBC journalist for a documentary on the BNP. Mr Griffin told supporters outside the court that the verdicts were a "fantastic day for the people of this country".

 

'Persecute us'

 

"This evening millions of people in Britian will be holding their heads a little higher and walking a little taller.

 

"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now have to go and decide whether they want to do it all over again.

 

"If the CPS feel they must contuinue to persecute us simply for telling the truth then we will see them in court."

 

Mr Griffin, of Llanerfyl, Powys, had denied two charges of using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and two alternative charges of using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred.

 

'Vicious faith'

 

Mr Collett, of Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, denied eight similar charges.

 

The four charges he was acquitted of relate to speeches made at The Royal pub in Pudsey and another at the Falconer's Rest pub in Morley, in which he described asylum seekers as "a little bit like cockroaches".

 

In other speeches, Mr Griffin calls Islam a "wicked vicious faith" and Mr Collett says: "Let's show these ethnics the door in 2004."

 

But during the two-week trial, the defendants told the jury they were engaging in legitimate political dialogue about issues which concern ordinary working people.

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BNP pair not guilty of race hate

 

A jury at Leeds Crown Court has cleared BNP leader Nick Griffin of two racial hatred charges and BNP activist Mark Collett of four others.

 

The jury has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on the remaining charges - four against Mr Collett and two against Mr Griffin.  Mr Griffin, 44, and Mr Collett, 24, had denied using words intended to stir up hatred in West Yorkshire in 2004.

 

Mr Griffin said the verdicts were a "tremendous victory for freedom".

 

Their six speeches were filmed by an undercover BBC journalist for a documentary on the BNP.  Mr Griffin told supporters outside the court that the verdicts were a "fantastic day for the people of this country".

 

'Persecute us'

 

"This evening millions of people in Britian will be holding their heads a little higher and walking a little taller.

 

"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now have to go and decide whether they want to do it all over again.

 

"If the CPS feel they must contuinue to persecute us simply for telling the truth then we will see them in court."

 

Mr Griffin, of Llanerfyl, Powys, had denied two charges of using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and two alternative charges of using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred.

 

'Vicious faith'

 

Mr Collett, of Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, denied eight similar charges.

 

The four charges he was acquitted of relate to speeches made at The Royal pub in Pudsey and another at the Falconer's Rest pub in Morley, in which he described asylum seekers as "a little bit like cockroaches".

 

In other speeches, Mr Griffin calls Islam a "wicked vicious faith" and Mr Collett says: "Let's show these ethnics the door in 2004."

 

But during the two-week trial, the defendants told the jury they were engaging in legitimate political dialogue about issues which concern ordinary working people.

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Welsh bastard tbh.

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Christ, that's 2 lots of good news for LM tonight, his wife's going to be walking like John Wayne in the morning.

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BNP pair not guilty of race hate

 

A jury at Leeds Crown Court has cleared BNP leader Nick Griffin of two racial hatred charges and BNP activist Mark Collett of four others.

 

The jury has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on the remaining charges - four against Mr Collett and two against Mr Griffin.  Mr Griffin, 44, and Mr Collett, 24, had denied using words intended to stir up hatred in West Yorkshire in 2004.

 

Mr Griffin said the verdicts were a "tremendous victory for freedom".

 

Their six speeches were filmed by an undercover BBC journalist for a documentary on the BNP.  Mr Griffin told supporters outside the court that the verdicts were a "fantastic day for the people of this country".

 

'Persecute us'

 

"This evening millions of people in Britian will be holding their heads a little higher and walking a little taller.

 

"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now have to go and decide whether they want to do it all over again.

 

"If the CPS feel they must contuinue to persecute us simply for telling the truth then we will see them in court."

 

Mr Griffin, of Llanerfyl, Powys, had denied two charges of using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and two alternative charges of using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred.

 

'Vicious faith'

 

Mr Collett, of Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, denied eight similar charges.

 

The four charges he was acquitted of relate to speeches made at The Royal pub in Pudsey and another at the Falconer's Rest pub in Morley, in which he described asylum seekers as "a little bit like cockroaches".

 

In other speeches, Mr Griffin calls Islam a "wicked vicious faith" and Mr Collett says: "Let's show these ethnics the door in 2004."

 

But during the two-week trial, the defendants told the jury they were engaging in legitimate political dialogue about issues which concern ordinary working people.

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Welsh bastard tbh.

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Christ, that's 2 lots of good news for LM tonight, his wife's going to be walking like John Wayne in the morning.

 

 

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I've always thought that the best way to tackle the BNP and the like is to let them have freedom of speech. That way people can make their own minds up. I think the views these people allegedly expressed are pretty abhorrent but I think they should be allowed to have these views and talk about them.

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Liek someone said about the House of Lords

 

"the easiest cure for admiring them is to go and watch and listen to them"

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Whoops..not so fast Nick baby...

 

BNP duo to face race hate retrial

 

BNP leader Nick Griffin will face a retrial on two race hate charges after being cleared by a jury at Leeds Crown Court of two other charges.

Party activist Mark Collett, who was acquitted of four similar charges, will also stand trial again on a further four race hate charges.

 

Mr Griffin, 46, and Mr Collett, 24, had denied using words intended to stir up hatred in West Yorkshire in 2004.

 

The jury was sent home after failing to reach verdicts on all of the charges.

 

The Crown Prosecution Service later said it would proceed with a retrial over the outstanding charges.

 

After the end of two-week trial, Mr Griffin was met by supporters and said the outcome was a "tremendous victory for freedom".

 

Their six speeches were filmed by an undercover BBC journalist for a documentary on the BNP.

 

Mr Griffin said the verdicts were a "fantastic day for the people of this country".

 

He said: "This evening, millions of people in Britain will be holding their heads a little higher and walking a little taller.

 

"If the CPS feel they must continue to persecute us simply for telling the truth then we will see them in court."

 

Mr Griffin, of Llanerfyl, Powys, had denied two charges of using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and two alternative charges of using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred.

 

He was acquitted of one of each charge in relation to one speech, but the jury failed to reach a verdict in respect to a second speech in which he called Islam a "wicked vicious faith".

 

Mr Collett, of Rothley, Leicestershire, denied four charges of using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and four of using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred.

 

He was acquitted of four charges - two of each - in relation to two speeches made at The Royal pub in Pudsey and the Falconer's Rest pub in Morley, in which he described asylum seekers as "a little bit like cockroaches".

 

The jury failed to reach a verdict over two other speeches, in one of which Mr Collett said "let's show these ethnics the door in 2004".

 

During the two-week trial, the defendants told the jury they were engaging in legitimate political dialogue about issues which concern ordinary working people.

 

Him and Abu Hamza are doing nothing for the profile of bong eyed people like.

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Whilst he is undeniably a horrible racist cunt, he wasn't actually suggesting that people go out and harm Muslims, like Hamza said about non-muslims.

 

Still would have been nice to see the prick behind bars though.

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