The online publication of the full contact details of British National Party activists (reported here by the BBC) has drawn an angry response from the party itself. BNP deputy leader Simon Darby has called this leak of personal data “an underhand political attack”, saying an ex-employee was to blame. Party leader Nick Griffin has complained to Dyfed Powys Police, who are investigating. Others have commented with surprise that the BNP has been invoking the data protection legislation and the Human Rights Act 1998 in support of its complaint, since these are two pieces of legislation that the party has opposed and has proposed to repeal.

Perhaps the last word on the subject comes from a newspaper hoarding in Holborn, bearing the startling headline LONDON BNP MEMBERS EXPOSED

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