Robert Bailey (centre, above), leader of the BNP group on Barking and Dagenham council, thinks that Times journalists are "ugly and nasty".
Speaking to the Romford and Havering Post to defend the violent ejection of a Times reporter from a BNP meeting on 14 February, Bailey said:
A lot of people that work for The Times are very ugly and nasty.
The meeting, in an insalubrious pub in Elm Park, Hornchurch, voted to allow non-whites to join the BNP, but made other constitutional changes to ensure that they could never gain any power in the organisation.
Bailey, who is also the BNP's London organiser and has a drink driving conviction, is known for shouting abuse at a woman journalist through a loud hailer outside the offices of the Ilford Recorder.
By Sonia Gable