Griffin: I could get shot tonight

By politics.co.uk staff

BNP leader Nick Griffin has admitted his biggest concern about tonight’s Question Time is that he might be assassinated.

The far-right leader made the comments in a vitriolic interview with the Times.

Asked what his greatest worry about the event was, Mr Griffin said :”That I might get shot on the way in”.

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He also celebrated the publicity the controversy around his appearance has provided.

“The huge furore that the political class has created around it clearly gives us a whole new level of public recognition,” he said.

“Thank you, Auntie,” he told the BBC.

Security for Mr Griffin has been a cause of worry in the lead-up to tonight’s event. The police said that once inside the building Mr griffin is the BBC’s responsibility but the leader made complaints about not being designated a police liaison for the evening.