The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Griffin ‘prevented war in Syria’


BNP LEADER Nick Griffin “literally prevented a war in Syria”, according to a party spokesman.

Simon Darby made the claim as he clashed with the BBC’s Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics Show over Mr Griffin’s appearance with Greek neo-Nazis Golden Dawn.

Asked why Mr Griffin would not give an interview on the subject, Mr Darby said: “Nick was in Syria preventing a war, literally.

“He flew out to Damascus and prevented a war. He was instrument­al in putting that letter across to the UK Parliament before that vote when we decided we wouldn’t quite rightly interfere in Syria.”

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