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BNP chief rejects 'racist' tag

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The leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, has defended his party's policies on race and immigration, after it won its first European Parliament seat.

The BNP gained more than 120,000 votes in the Yorkshire and Humber region, with Andrew Brons named as an MEP.

Speaking to the BBC's David Dimbleby, Mr Griffin claimed people had voted BNP because racism in this country is "overwhelmingly directed" at whites like himself.

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