BNP leader Nick Griffin will face a retrial on race hate charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Griffin, 46, and fellow BNP activist Mark Collett were charged with race hate offences after a series of speeches they made in West Yorkshire were secretly filmed by a reporter making a documentary for the BBC.
But a jury at Leeds Crown Court yesterday cleared them on some of the charges.
The jury was then discharged by Judge Norman Jones after its members failed to reach verdicts on the rest.
A CPS spokeswoman said its lawyers would proceed with a retrial for both defendants.
Before this announcement and after walking free from court, Griffin told waiting reporters: "If the CPS feel they must continue to persecute us for speaking the truth we will see them in court.
"If they want to do it all over again, well we're here."
Griffin faced four charges relating to two speeches and Collett faced eight charges relating to four speeches.
The jury found Collett not guilty of four race hate charges and Griffin was cleared of two such charges.
Griffin emerged from court saying he was vindicated over calling Islam a "wicked, vicious faith".
He said he had nothing to apologise about in relation to the speeches he made which landed him in the dock.
In one speech, made in Morley, he said London murder victim Stephen Lawrence was "notorious for taxing the younger kids for their dinner money and he was a drug dealer".
In the same speech Griffin also appeared to predict the July 7 London bombings, by saying there may be an attack by second generation British Pakistanis.
As he and Collett walked out of court they were cheered by dozens of supporters, who were penned in behind crash barriers, shouting: "Freedom, freedom" and "BNP, BNP".
Griffin spoke to reporters with a barrier of police and BNP minders separating the media from the demo.
Only a handful of anti-BNP protesters turned up, shouting: "Scum."
Asked whether he would tone down his language, Griffin replied: "I don't think so, no."