BNP in trouble for filing ‘inadequate’ accounts

The British National Party (BNP) could face prosecution for breaking electoral law over its annual accounts after it filed financial records which its accountants refused to sanction and the far-right group’s own leader admitted were “inadequate”. The party has been fined £1,000 by the Electoral Commission after it filed its accounts for 2008 nearly six months after the original deadline and warned that it must provide further information after the BNP’s independent auditor declared the records did not “give a true and fair view” of the state of its finances.

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