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BNP boss's invitation to Trinity withdrawn

AN INVITATION to British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin to speak on immigration at Dublin's Trinity College has been withdrawn.

Mr Griffin had been asked by the university's Philosophical Society to speak on immigration but organisers did a u-turn when students protested.

But the society remained unrepentant over inviting the far-right politician, saying it was "unfortunate" his attendance had to be cancelled.

Trinity said it could not guarantee the safety of staff and students, and Mr Griffin will not be allowed on campus next week.

No BNP members will be allowed into the college grounds either.

Mr Griffin told his online followers: "Trinity College, Dublin, surrender to PC fascism and far left intimidation. Debate cancelled."

Mr Griffin had been scheduled to speak on the motion: This House Believes That Immigration Has Gone Too Far.

comurphy@herald.ie