BNP Leader Nick Griffin Is Bankrupt, But At Least He's Not Michael Schumacher, Says Press Officer

03/01/2014 13:42 | Updated 25 January 2014
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Nick Griffin has been declared bankrupt, but it could be worse – he could be Michael Schumacher, the party has said.

BNP press officer Simon Darby chatted to the Huffington Post UK about the party leader's financial woes and described how the MEP is being remarkably upbeat about his situation amidst a "pantomime society."

"Look at it this way," he said. "Michael Schumacher has millions in the bank, but he'd do anything to be in Nick's position now wouldn't he," he said.

The former Formula 1 champion is currently fighting for his life in a medically induced coma.

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Griffin on the other hand, has declared that today is a "good day" and that bankruptcy has alleviated all his financial concerns.

Mr Darby praised the party leader for being "brave," and for taking the court battle "on the chin for the party."

Griffin racked up huge debts after a dispute with a legal firm over professional negligence.

But, despite being bombarded by the press this morning over the revelations, Mr Darby spoke of his pride at being by Griffin's side during this tumultuous period.

"It could be worse," he laughed. "I wouldn't want to be Nigel Farage's press officer."

"Imagine being in that position when he said all those people could come into the country."

"At least there's nothing false about Nick," he said.

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