UK Government excluding new BNP MEPs

The Guardian has reported that the UK Government are excluding the newly elected MEPs from the far-right British National Party (BNP) from some events:

When the new parliament convenes next week in Strasbourg, Glenys Kinnock, the new Europe minister, is to host a reception for all British MEPs. Only Griffin and Brons have not been invited.

“Officials will not engage in any other contact with elected representatives of any nationality who represent extremist or racist views, unless specific permission has been granted to do so on a particular occasion from the FCO permanent under-secretary and the minister for Europe,” a government spokesperson said.

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