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Ukip MEP Jill Seymour under fire for renting office from her husband with taxpayers' cash

The Independent by Jon Stone | Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Ukip MEP has come under fire for using taxpayers’ money to pay the rent on an office owned by her husband. Jill Seymour uses her European allowance to rent a property in Shropshire from Brian Seymour, who bought the property five months after Ms Seymour was elected as MEP in more...

Exeter UKIP candidate denies he made racist statements to students

Exeter Express & Echo by . | Thursday, 26 March 2015

UKIP has defended comments made by its Exeter general election candidate during a meeting at the university. Keith Crawford, a former soldier and businessman, was speaking during a question and answer session held at the Alumni Auditorium, organised by PolSoc, DebSoc and the Students’ Guild. All the city’s candidates in the General more...

Ukip is a ‘cult’ that ‘entertains bigots’ says the party’s former LGBT chairman

The Independent by Matt Dathan | Thursday, 26 March 2015

Ukip is a “cult” that is “too willing to entertain bigots,” according to the former chair of the party’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group. Tom Booker, who set up the LGBT three years ago, said Nigel Farage used the group purely as a public relations stunt to shield the party more...

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Radical Islamist group al-Muhajiroun linked to half of British terror attacks in past 20 years

The Independent by LOULLA-MAE ELEFTHERIOU-SMITH | Thursday, 26 March 2015

The 7/7 attacks, the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby, the plot to blow up planes with liquid bombs and the plot to blow up the Ministry of Sound nightclub are among the 23 planned terrorist attacks that have been linked to one single radical group operating in the UK  more...

Hizb ut-Tahrir: should Britain ban radical Islamist group?

The Week by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Australia and Denmark are debating whether or not to outlaw the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which operates freely in the UK, but is banned in a number of countries including Germany, Russia, China and Egypt. It has been described as "one of Britain's most shadowy political parties", but the UK more...

NHS doctor who became Taliban commander killed 'in drone strike'

The Telegraph by Robert Verkaik and Robert Mendick | Saturday, 14 March 2015

An NHS doctor who skipped bail to join the Taliban has been killed in a counter-terrorism offensive in Pakistan. Dr Mirza Tariq Ali, 39, who worked in hospitals in London and Cambridge, was involved in extremist groups in the UK when he was charged with violent disorder. Last year the Telegraph reported more...

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SWEDEN | Nine more jailed for Stockholm Nazi attack

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:51 | Source: thelocal.se | | Click here for original article

Prison sentences of between three and eight months have been handed down to nine men involved in a neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm in 2013. Swedish courts have already punished fourteen others for their role in the brutal violence. The latest men to be convicted were found guilty of rioting at the more...

CANADA | European anti-Islam group PEGIDA plans debut in Montreal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: CBC | | Click here for original article

A Europe-based anti-Islam, anti-immigration group called PEGIDA is making its Quebec debut this weekend — and local politicians and community members want to tell the group its views aren't welcome in Montreal. PEGIDA Québec members are planning an anti-Islam gathering on the outskirts of Montreal’s Little Maghreb neighbourhood, a largely North more...

FRANCE | Local elections in France, a major setback for the Left.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Jean-Yves Camus in Paris The first round of the local elections at département level – a local government body higher than that of the city and lower than that of the region – took place on 22 March after Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls urged voters to mobilise against what more...