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BNP banned from Queen's Party
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:41:38 GMT
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Griffin posted a blog calling for suggestions on what he should say to the Queen "if we meet by the cucumber sandwiches."
An invitation for British far-right leader Nick Griffin to participate at a Buckingham Palace party has been withdrawn as it was misused for political purposes.

Queen Elizabeth II had invited the leader of the British National Party (BNP) to the event which is held in the gardens of the Queen's London residence with an attendance of almost 8,000 people.

However, the Queen decided to withdraw Griffin's ticket after he posted a blog calling for suggestions on what he should say to her "if we meet by the cucumber sandwiches."

He also said the invitation could be considered as a confirmation that the BNP is not regarded as a fringe party.

"I will be there for the one million British patriots who now vote for this party despite all the hate from the media liars, the old parties and their thuggish far-left allies," he added.

Griffin described the decision to bar him as "an outrage" and "thoroughly anti-British."

A spokeswoman for the Palace said, "Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media."

"This in turn has increased the security threat and the potential discomfort to the many other guests also attending," she added

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