16:12 20 October 2012
Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, comes under the firing line as police are looking in to recent Twitter activity. This relates to a gay couple who were refused accommodation at a B&B, and who have successfully sued the owners in court.
Michael Black, aged 64, and partner John Morgan, 59, from Cambridgeshire, won damages of £1,800 for ‘injury to feeling’, although – according to a report by the BBC - the money will go to charity.
The couple are at the brunt of an attack from Mr. Griffin who claims people have a “right to discriminate", he is quoted as saying in the same BBC report, following his tweet where he listed Mr. Black and Mr. Morgan’s address details.
Police will examine tweets that ask followers to partake in a demonstration against the couple. Mr. Griffin said in one Twitter post that people should “Say No to heterophobia!”
A tweet read: “We'll hold demo... for rights of all home owners, gays included, to rent or not rent rooms to whomsoever they wish.”
Mr Black spoke to BBC Breakfast, and according to some reports, he explained that he was “shocked to hear” about the tweets, and that they seemed “incoherent” the more they were read.
Mr. Black and Mr. Morgan were denied a double room in Berkshire in March 2010 by its Christian owner.
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