Disgraced BNP chief Chris Hurst's war hero grandad has disowned him over his Nazi salute.
The 91-year-old spent five years fighting Hitler in World War Two. And he wept when he saw photos in The Sun of his grandson's vile antics at a fascist rally in Hungary. Hurst, 22, gave the straight-arm "sieg heil" salute to a singer whose hate lyrics inspired Anders Breivik's massacre in Norway.
The old soldier, who is so ashamed he begged us not to name him, said: "It's the worst thing that's ever happened to me. I can't believe he's done this. It was disgusting. I'm horrified - what the hell's wrong with him? I don't know if he got into the wrong crowd or what. I tried to talk him out of the BNP. I was worried something like this would happen."
Hurst was London Regional Secretary for the far-right BNP. The party booted him out after his Nazi shame was revealed in The Sun. But he was a key figure in the hierarchy and his departure has thrown their election strategy into disarray.
He told an undercover reporter the BNP was targeting disillusioned white Tory voters. But proof of his twisted extremism hits hopes of building a veneer of respectability.