The United Kingdom may still be part of the European Parliament, whilst the wait continues for an upcoming referendum, yet one man who will no longer be associated with the continental organisation is the British National Party’s very own, Nick Griffin.
The party leader lost his place as an MEP, four years after winning two seats in the European Parliament.
Many voters seem to have switched from the right-winged group to the rapidly growing UKIP party, which made huge gains at the recent local elections.
After six months on taxpayer-funded severance pay, Mr Griffin said he intended to campaign in the region once more and slammed Nigel Farage’s party for being too soft.
“I've lost count of the number I've spoken to who say, ‘We really like the BNP but we are voting UKIP because there is more chance they will stop immigration and send them all home’,” he told Sky News.
“As there is not a hope in hell of that, people are going to be very disappointed when they find out what UKIP really stands for and that huge vote is going to come back to us.
“Most of the voters are what the liberal elite call ‘racist’ - they want immigration stopped for good, the whole lot of them. They think they are going to get that with UKIP. They are not.”
As an outgoing MEP Mr Griffin will still receive a wage for the next six months and he says he hopes to use these funds with the BNP to campaign for support by setting up food banks exclusively for ‘our people’.
Asked whether the food banks would be open to black and Asian people, he added: “Our food banks are there for our own people. Do you know how many charities there are for the English in Britain? Just one.
“There are thousands for immigrants so I think their own charities can look after them, there are mosques that can look after them, I'm sure Labour councils will look after them.”