'Contempt' case victory for BNP leader Nick Griffin

BNP leader Nick Griffin has fought off a move to have him declared guilty of contempt of court.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) accused him of failing to comply with a court judgment ordering the removal of potentially racist clauses from his party's constitution.

Robin Allen, QC, for the EHRC, said the BNP was "playing with" the commission and its officials instead of obeying the judgment.

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But Lord Justice Moore-Bick and Mr Justice Ramsey, sitting at the High Court in London, refused to take action against Mr Griffin, BNP deputy Simon Darby and party officer Tanya Lumby.