June 11, 2009

BNP deputy suspended for blog attack

British National Party deputy leader Simon Darby has been suspended by City Hall for attacking the Archbishop of York as "anti-British". Mr Darby now faces a disciplinary hearing and could be issued with a warning or even be dismissed by the Greater London Authority for bringing it into disrepute.

Mr Darby, whose part-time job at City Hall is funded by Londoners, came under fire last month when he hit back at criticism of his party by Archbishop Sentamu. He said in a blog that the cleric "deserved to be attacked" and then went on to suggest that Ugandans "threw spears" at enemies. A disciplinary investigation has found that there are grounds for action and Mr Darby has been suspended on full pay pending the hearing.

The BNP were today trying to stage a press conference but had to keep details secret over fears of a repeat of yesterday's ambush by anti-fascist groups, when party leader Nick Griffin had eggs thrown at him in Parliament Square.

London Evening Standard


Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

great, Darby gets the boot from a job in London..... just in time to take up his new post as 'nobgobbler in chief' in Brussels.

I suppose he'll also get a nice 'shut up and piss off' payment from city hall!

Anonymous said...

OH no he bloody well wont, his boss at the GLA is due at a standards board hearing on 2st July and he could end up suspended for 6 months.

So no money no piss off payment.