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BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any action after he published the address of a gay couple who won a landmark legal ruling on Twitter, police told the BBC.
The MEP published the address of Michael Black and John Morgan on the social networking site and called for a demonstration to be held outside their home.
"I was very angry in the way in which left-wing political activists and a minority of gay activists are working with left-wing judges to use the Human Rights Act to persecute ordinary people, especially Christians.
"I most definitely didn’t post a menacing message and there’s nothing inciteful [sic]. I said that we’d be holding a demonstration on behalf of everybody including gay people to decide who they have and don’t have in their homes. I don’t think that could be described as menacing.
"I only regret that we haven’t so far found the address of the judge who made that outrageous judgement because when we do we’ll be looking at a demonstration somewhere near that."
Michael Black, whose address was allegedly published by Nick Griffin, has described the BNP leader's tweets as "incoherent". He told BBC Breakfast:
His partner John Morgan said the couple have not been at the address that was allegedly published and that "local police are keeping their eye on the property".
The BNP leader Nick Griffin has published two new tweets in which he appears to make reference to his earlier controversial comments.
He suggests the reaction to his comments has been disproportionate because gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell "can claim" to be offended by them.
Police are watching the home of Michael Black and John Morgan nearHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire after Nick Griffin allegedly published their address on Twitter and called for a demonstration to be held outside the house.
A gay couple whose address was allegedly tweeted by Nick Griffin have hit out at the far-right politician today.
Michael Black, 64, called the politician an "idiot" on BBC Breakfast. He said:
Michael Black and John Morgan, who recently won damages from the owners of a B&B who refused them a room in 2010, have told Daybreak they were never asked if they were married.
The owners of the B&B had alleged that they did not withhold the room because the couple were gay, but because they were not married.
Andrea Williams from Christian Concern backed up the B&B owners saying that an unmarried heterosexual couple would have received the same treatment.
The Twitter account of the far-right politician Nick Griffin appears to have been reactivated. Earlier, his profile carried a message saying 'Account Suspended'.
The tweet that had allegedly listed the address of Michael Black and John Morgan seems to have been deleted.
The BNP leader Nick Griffin told ITV News he was not concerned that Cambridgeshire Police are looking into complaints about comments he posted on Twitter.
The BNP leader Nick Griffin has told ITV News he did send the tweets including the address of a gay couple who won a discrimination claim against a bed-and-breakfast owner.
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Police are investigating comments made on Twitter by BNP leader Nick Griffin about a gay couple at the centre of a landmark legal ruling.