In his role as an MEP, Mr Griffin said he wanted to visit the Sellafield Nuclear Plant, which sits within his North West European Parliament constituency.
Griffin says he's pro-nuclear power, but he'll probably deny having been, or having said that, in about 20 minutes time.
Nonetheless, not an unreasonable request, really. Much as he might like to, it's unlikely he'll turn up with lorry-load of darkies and demand for them to be hurled into the core of the reactor, isn't it?
But the management at Sellafield don't want him there. Oh no. In fact, they've told him outright that he can't come.
"Safety is our number one value at Sellafield and we were concerned that an on site visit by Mr Griffin and his team could cause an unnecessary distraction, with the potential for this to have a detrimental effect on safety."
Oh for fuck's sake. 'Safety is our number one value' : what kind of nuSpeak bollocks is that? Give us a break, would you?
And a 'distraction'? What? Hard to see how a one-eyed fat bloke in a cheap suit and some shaven-headed 'minders' are going to distract everybody to the extent that the wrong switch gets pressed and the core melts down, isn't it?
No, what the chickenhearts of Sellafield are claiming to be worried about are anti-BNP protests.
And we know who they're pretending to be scared of , don't we? They're thinking of those rent-a-mob fuckwits of Unite Against Facism, the government-funded fake charity who specialise in shouting down and suppressing any views with don't agree with their own. Best quote? "We don't believe in free speech for fascists".
Undergrads Against Free-Speech have protested at - or rather violently attacked - other BNP events, and all that taxpayers' money they receive allows them to be ruthlessly well organised, so its a safe bet they'd have shown up at Sellafield with their
But, but, but ... hang on a fucking minute, Sellafield. Given that you've had to secure the place against terrorists and crazed bunny-huggers for the last 22 fucking years, why the fuck can't you fob off a bunch of excitable students with megaphones? If you're worried about a couple of coachloads of deluded kids, how the fuck are you going to prevent bearded men with a vanload of explosives?
Well, you could, of course. But that's not really the issue is it? No.
CF would be willing to bet a large amount of money that, at some point in the last couple of days, someone in Sellafield's management has uttered the phrase "We're not having that bastard in our building; over my dead body".
Didn't they? Someone said that in some meeting, and you then had to invent a whole story as to why he 'really, really' couldn't come. Didn't you?
Because you're not really worried about safety that much, are you? You just want to get all Ben Elton 'little bit political' don't you? A tiny pin-prick protest against a man from an extremist party. You can deny him a tiny bit of the oxygen of publicity, and that'll learn him, eh?
Stick to your day jobs, guys.
++UPDATE++ : it appears the guys over at the Daily Mash take a slightly different view of the ban...