NICK Griffin is to step down as leader of the British National Party and form a funk/reggae fusion project with
Griffin is currently holidaying in Barbados and is receiving intensive tuition in bass guitar from Bootsy Collins.
His aides say he can manage most of Legalize It by Peter Tosh but is still having trouble with some of the key changes in Let Jah Be Praised after finding the tuning to be considerably different to that of Chas & Dave.
The BNP leader said: “It’s time to hand the reigns over to a younger leader with the energy needed to take the party forward and for me to explore the outer regions of my interplanetary groove thang.
“It’s the music of my forefathers as my research has shown that the major pioneers of Hard Bop, Psychedelic Soul and Dub Riddim were all white, British men.
“For instance, before signing with King Records, James Brown was actually a redheaded fishmonger from Carlisle.
“And most experts agree that Bob Marley’s Rastaman Vibration borrows heavily from George Formby’s Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock.”
Griffin will embark on a 100-date world tour showcasing the three-hour freeform dancehall odyssey he co-wrote with P-Funk legend George Clinton called Parliament-Aryan.
The piece, to be performed by the Aswad Roots Orchestra, is a confusing tale set during World War II featuring Vikings, homophobia and Lee Scratch Perry reading the speeches of Oswald Mosley.
Reggae expert Charlie Reeves said: “While the genre has always been the voice of the oppressed, I can confidently state this is the first time I’ve ever heard lesbian social workers referred to as ‘The Babylon’.”