Announcing his intentions to resign in 2013, Griffin told the BNP Advisory Council:
"By then I would have been leader of the BNP for 15 years and that is long enough...“It will be time to make way for a younger person who does not have any baggage which can be used against the party.”
With the far right party very disappointed by its failure to secure a Parliamentary breakthrough, or even come second in Barking, where it suffered a massive setback in losing all 12 council seats, Griffin's pre-announcement of his departure looks like a manouvere to try to secure his leadership for three years as the party implodes amid recriminations and in-fighting.
He could well be gone sooner.
So, in anticipation, good riddance!