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BNP nazi guest barred from UK

Smiffy | 14.08.2009 13:28 | Anti-racism | Repression | Social Struggles | Liverpool

Nazi RWB guest banned from UK

A white supremacist friend of Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, was banned from entering Britain yesterday as he headed to speak at the BNP’s Red White and Blue festival this weekend.

Preston Wiginton (left), one of the world’s most active nazis and antisemites, was refused entry by immigration officers at Heathrow airport under laws to keep out “undesirables”. He was to have been the star overseas guest at the BNP’s tenth RWB festival, which opens today in Derbyshire.

It was Wiginton, 44, who organised Griffin’s anti-Islam tour of three US universities at the end of October 2007. As well as financing the trip, Wiginton appealed to users of the Stormfront nazi internet forum to donate money to Griffin while he was in America.

Wiginton had been unknown in the UK before Griffin’s trip and it was Searchlight that exposed him and revealed his extensive nazi activities and connections. This was no doubt what brought him to the attention of the UK Border Agency.

Shortly after his tour Griffin wrote an open letter to “European Colleagues” endorsing Wiginton’s involvement in organising a march in Moscow at which leading nazis addressed a crowd of fascists giving the Nazi salute while shouting “death to the Jews” and “Pure Russia”...

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Display the following 15 comments

  1. What's the problem? — Pete
  2. There is no Problem Pete — Nick Griffins Accountant
  3. Tossers — Karrie Van
  4. Censorship — Pete
  5. Perhaps it would be nice to have Mister Wigington visit — Nick Griffins Accountant
  6. BNP's new angle? — teef
  7. a bit odd — toad
  8. The Inability to ban Muslim Clerics — Nick Griffins Accountant
  9. interesting viewpoint — toad
  10. fairs fair — rice
  11. Nobody is interested in allowing extremists in — Nick Griffins Accountant
  12. No one is illegal — No Borders
  13. Cancer — Pete
  14. Expressing Opinions and Entering the Country — Nick Griffins Accountant
  15. ng's accountant — rainbow in a beautiful world