Guess who’s coming to Copenhagen

Maybe you thought the British National Party only cared about keeping nonwhite people out of Britain, but they have so much more to offer. For instance, they also don’t believe in global warming. BNP leader Nick Griffin will be attending the climate change summit in Copenhagen as a representative of the European Parliament. According to ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: British National Party leader Nick Griffin arrives at a back entrance to BBC television studios on October 22, 2009 in London. British National Party leader Nick Griffin is set to appear on the political current affairs programme 'Question Time' tonight amid protests over his attendance. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Maybe you thought the British National Party only cared about keeping nonwhite people out of Britain, but they have so much more to offer. For instance, they also don't believe in global warming.

BNP leader Nick Griffin will be attending the climate change summit in Copenhagen as a representative of the European Parliament. According to the party, he will be "the only politician there prepared to say that the science is somewhat dodgy."

Maybe you thought the British National Party only cared about keeping nonwhite people out of Britain, but they have so much more to offer. For instance, they also don’t believe in global warming.

BNP leader Nick Griffin will be attending the climate change summit in Copenhagen as a representative of the European Parliament. According to the party, he will be “the only politician there prepared to say that the science is somewhat dodgy.”

A BNP spokesman also described this as a “big opportunity” for the party because “people assume we are only a one-trick pony only interested in race and immigration”.

Griffin, who believes climate change is “essentially a hoax,” sits on the European Parliament’s environmental committee. At least Jim Inhofe will have someone to hang out with. 

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Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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