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03/09/2013 08:32 BST | Updated 03/09/2013 08:42 BST

Nick Griffin Laughs At Sick Joke About Nigella Lawson

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has dug himself into a deeper hole after laughing at another grossly offensive joke about Nigella Lawson being grasped around the neck by her then-husband Charles Saatchi.

"What's the reason he got her by the throat? He couldn't get his hands around anything else," he laughingly said in a BNP video posted yesterday, repeating a joke he had been told by a fan.

The politician sparked outrage after he previously joked about the shocking photos, which show the TV chef in tears and visibly distressed.

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Nick Griffin has made another shocking remark about Nigella Lawson being grabbed

Now, discussing his presence on social media sites, Griffin – a self-described 'Twitter master' – laughed that the TV chef may not be a fan of his online following the vile remark.

The BNP leader then praised his own gentlemanly behaviour, describing the moment he decided not to post a sickening joke at the time – before then describing it in the video.

"Someone suggested, 'you could tweet: What's the reason he got her by the throat? He couldn't get his hands around anything else.'

"Which I thought was below the belt, I couldn't tweet that," he chuckled.

"No. But obviously you've said it on television now," the interviewer dryly responded.

To add insult to injury, Griffin added: "I still think she's quite cute anyway, for an older lady."

Griffin prompted a wave of disgust after previously tweeting: "If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn't be my first choice."

Disgusted Twitter users responded by branding him “misogynistic”, “a disgusting waste of DNA” and a “waste of oxygen”.

At the time, a spokesman for the BNP told The Huffington Post UK: “I think he likes her cooking. It’s a joke.”

When it was pointed out the comment had caused offence, he added: “If people can't see there is a sense of humour there, I pity them.”