If Nick Griffin—leader of the racist British National Party—had his way, his own ancestor would have been locked up, or maybe even kicked out of Britain.
The hate-mongering right-wing boss, 50, has branded travellers “anti-social and criminal”.
So it will be a shock to his followers to discover his great-grandfather George Griffin was a hawker who went from town to town selling cheap goods.
A 1871 census report shows he lived the gypsy way of life, never settling or being fully accepted into the community. He roamed in a horse and cart with his wife Esther and their family, flogging crockery and living in a caravan. [Link]