But the problem for Griffin is whether he can maintain the charade for the show's entire running length. Towards the end of his Times interview, there are worrying glimpses into his real mindset. For example:
"How does he feel about President Obama? 'He is an Afrocentric racist bigot.' He thinks American blacks should have been resettled in Africa 'because the two peoples living side by side would cause problems forever'."
It is this kind of thing which reminds us why the BNP should be opposed. But, as Frank Field and Nicholas Soames argue in today's Telegraph, it should also remind the major parties why they need to talk more about immigration – lest Griffin's views fill the vacuum.