22 July 2010 (Press Release)
John Mann MP, Chair of the All-Party Group Against Antisemitism today welcomed the decision by Buckingham Palace to deny Nick Griffin entry to the Queen’s Garden. Saying:
‘I fully support the Palace’s actions, Griffin has once again proved he is an embarrasment to his constituents and to our country.’
A spokesperson for the Palace had 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.Mr Griffin’s personal invitation was issued to him as an elected Member of the European Parliament. The decision to deny him entry is not intended to show any disrespect to the democratic process by which the invitation was issued. However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way.”
John Mann was successful in his 2009 action to deny Parliamentary passes and access to House of Commons facilities for the BNP, commenting
“This stops the BNP parading round here as if they’re legitimate politicians“.
The press release relating to that decision can be accessed here.