Mr. Griffin says that his party would support the deliberate sinking of boats packed full of poor, often malnourished men, women and children such as this one.
"Throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya," says the holocaust-denying fascist, who recently became one of two BNP officials voted in as British MEPs, "... the only measure, sooner or later, which is going to stop immigration and stop large numbers of sub-Saharan Africans dying on the way to get over here is to get very tough with those coming over. Frankly, they need to sink several of those boats."
The BBC interviewer, Shirin Wheeler, replied that she didn't think "the EU is in the business of murdering people at sea."
"I didn't say anyone should be murdered at sea - I say boats should be sunk, they can throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya," Mr. Griffin told her.
So what Mr. Griffin is proposing is that ships full of desperately poor people, many of them weak from malnourishment, some of them women and children, are deliberately sunk. Some of them would obviously die as a result - we don't even need to get started on the environmental cost of deliberately sinking a ship in the Mediterranean, which would release oil and other pollution into one of the Earth's most delicate ecosystems.
This is one of those occasions, rather like the events that led to his conviction for racial hatred, where Mr. Griffin shows his true colours (or colour prejudice) by allowing his thuggish, racist mouth to work more quickly than his weaselish, political brain. Anyone who has fallen for the BNP's lies about how it has changed as a party, is no longer racist and advocates democratic policies that are in Britain's best interests should pay very careful attention. Those of us who have not been taken in can look at his comments as amounting to little more than advocacy of the murder of unarmed civilians and as such use it as yet another reason to hate and oppose both him and all that he represents.
How long before his brain catches up, he realises he's just made another in a long series of BNP cock-ups and starts explaining in some convoluted and contrived way how his words were taken out of context and twisted by the BBC to support their own liberal ideals? Our money is on tomorrow by lunchtime.