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BNP response to MP's outrage over leader Nick Griffin's 'crip' comment to party colleague with walking stick

Nick Griffin - no longer a North West MEP Credit: PA Pictures

A BNP spokesman said: ''Mr Griffin has already declared that no-one was offended at his comments.

''We have a number of members who have disabilities who are very happy with Mr Griffin's leadership.

''People with disabilities call each all sorts of names - that's one of the ways they deal with it. We shouldn't be trying to make something out of nothing.

''People with disabilities are perfectly entitled to talk about them.

''And let's remember, Mr Griffin gets called all sorts of things all the time.''

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