Breaking news! I've just been 'expelled' without trial from the #BNP! That'll teach me to tell a member of staff he's a 'useless, lazy twat'
— Nick Griffin (@nickjgriffinbnp) October 1, 2014
His subsequent tweets have been rants against the party's new leadership and suggestions that Griffin will form a new breakaway far-right party of his own.
Nick Griffin was replaced as party leader back in July by Adam Walker, a former teacher banned from returning to the profession after admitting dangerous driving in an incident involving three schoolchildren (The Independent). Griffin, having lost his European Parliament seat in North West England in May, and believed to be facing personal financial problems, was given the position of the party's "honorary president", but has now been accused of misusing that position to try and regain leadership of the party by spreading "disunity".
In 2010, Nick Griffin stood in the Barking constituency, securing the BNP's best result in the last general election of 14.8% of the vote. It is not yet known if he had been planning to stand for the party in next year's general election, or what action he will take now.