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BNP membership warning

The British National Party has been warned that it has one last chance to scrap its whites-only membership policy or face a possible court injunction.

The party’s leader Nick Griffin was told at Central London County Court that a new party constitution complying with race relations laws must be agreed at an extraordinary general meeting due to be held in two weeks' time.

It meant that BNP officials were forced to rush out letters to members in the last post in order to allow for the 14 days needed to alert them to the proposed changes.

Even then there remained queries over whether the amended version would go far enough to appease lawyers from the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Further changes are likely to be needed at the meeting.

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