Lib Dems select Nick Griffin’s biographer to fight BNP in Barking

Dominic Carman, son of the late George Carman QC, and biographer of BNP leader Nick Griffin, is to stand as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Barking, East London.

From The Times:

He intends to use information from his research into the biography to attack his opponent. It was never released because publishers were unwilling to associate their brand with the BNP leader.

“I will put it to good use in exposing Griffin beyond what’s already been in the public domain,” he said. “It’s very important to fight a strong campaign and it will be critical to challenge Nick Griffin every step of the way. I want to make people think long and hard about voting for him in Barking. It’s very, very important.”

Mr Carman has more than 20 hours of videotaped interviews with Mr Griffin over two years from 2003. He has interviewed Mr Griffin’s family and associates, including the National Front leaders who shaped his views, on numerous occasions.

Dominic Carman said he will campaign on local issues, including jobs and housing:

I will argue Liberal Democrat policies in a normal way. But I’m not going to select Margaret Hodge for special criticism. I am going to select Nick Griffin for that.

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4 Comments

  • This is good news I think!

  • Good news in a way, but I do feel slightly uneasy about someone exploiting a previledged position of trust.
    Is sympathy too much for Nick Griffin? Perhaps. I don’t think he’ll win by any means though.

  • Jay Hancock 8th Mar '10 - 9:08pm

    Now all you have to do is use underhanded tactics like this to beat the real criminals (brown and cameron) instead of the victimised scapegoat (griffin).

  • hello,
    As a resident and an active voter in barking, i’m not sure if i can support dominic, he seems to have his own agenda against the BNP, im not sure about the merits of this, i find this disingenuous.
    i want all candiadates to stand for all the people of Barking first, to take into consideration the wishes and needs of the barking population.
    I am traditionally a labour voter, i have met mrs hodge many times, dont always agree with her but generally support her, i am certainly not voting BNP, never will. i i will vote strategically.
    regards chris

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