The criticism comes just before general elections
22nd March 2010: The war of words is heating up between the BNP and its former leader Alby Walker, who has criticised the party by saying its senior members, being fielded as candidates in the general election, have Nazi sympathies.
The criticism came as the former leader in Stoke-on-Trent gets ready fight against the BNP national deputy leader, Simon Darby in the general election.
Walker told the BBC’s Politics Show in the West Midlands: "There’s a vein of Holocaust denying within the BNP that I cannot identify myself with.
“They’ve still got senior members of the BNP who will be candidates in the general election that have Nazi, Nazi-esque sympathies."
Reacting, the BNP has dismissed Walker’s outburst “as lies spewed forth by someone with serious personal problems”.
The party has claimed it was on the point of expelling Walker before he resigned, as matters had come to a head shortly before.
“The BNP is unaffected by these clearly delusional ranting and will push on with its programme to deliver the BNP’s message of hope to the people of Stoke,” Darby said.