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They may be ideological opposites but their prominence indicates that the UK is entering a new political context.
Nick Griffin's expulsion on Tuesday drew the veil over an era in British far-right politics where it both tipped towards respectability and lurched from calamity to disaster like a drunk clown at a six-year-old’s birthday party.