Britain First Reveals Why It Had To Accept Terms Of Bedfordshire Police High Court Injunction

Golding continues: “We are literally in a no-win situation being completely hammered into submission by the sheer weight of brute force of legal costs.

“Jayda and I as leader and deputy leader of Britain First are entrusted with keeping this movement alive and kicking and avoiding any big gambles which could lead to the destruction of this movement.

“Sometimes you have to live to fight another day. A good general realises when he’s outgunned and outmatched and thus outmanoeuvres his opponent and retreats to safe ground to regroup.”

Golding described emerging from the court battle “without paying a single penny” as a “kind of victory.”

Britain First had already admitted that the high costs of losing the case would mean the group was “finished”.

Golding also revealed that the group were only able to raise just £3,000 to fight the case, despite claiming to have 1.5 million supporters and the backing of “normal British people” across the country.

Golding says that money will now go to fight separate “spurious charges” brought against Fransen.

In January Golding and Fransen led a small contingent of activists through Luton handing out newspapers and confronting local Muslims in what anti-extremist charity Tell Mama said was aimed at “inflaming” tensions.

Golding was fined £450 for “wearing a uniform with political objectives” under the Public Order Act 1936, a law originally enacted to tackle Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, also known as the ‘Blackshirts’.

Franson, 30, was also arrested and charged with religiously aggravated harassment over the incident.