In recent months the BNP leader has attacked the English Defence League as a Zionist front-group.
To be fair, the EDL is pro-Zionist. Yet so is the BNP as these choice quotes make clear:
Don't forget Griffin used his biggest nationwide media opportunity on the BBC's Question Time to promote the BNP as the one party that had given Israel unequivocal support in its assault on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead:-- as posted by "retread" on the British Democracy Forum.
"There are Nazis in Britain and they loathe me because I have brought the BNP from being frankly an anti-Semitic and racist organisation into being the only political party which in the clashes between Israel and Gaza stood full-square behind Israel’s right to deal with Hamas terrorists."
Lee Barnes (in his days as a BNP legal representative and columnist) wrote on the BNP website:
"As a Nationalist I can say that I support Israel 100 % in their dispute with Hezbollah. In fact, I hope they wipe Hezbollah off the Lebanese map and bomb them until they leave large greasy craters in the cities where their Islamic extremist cantons of terror once stood."
Ipso facto, the BNP calling the EDL Zionist is more than a little silly. Is the BNP trying to reassure its grass roots (door closed, horse bolted) or merely trying to undermine the credibility of the EDL?