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Ex-BNP councillor's nomination as Deputy Lord Mayor criticised

Stoke Sentinel by . | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

ANTI-RACIST campaigners have condemned the nomination of a former BNP parliamentary candidate as Deputy Lord Mayor. Melanie Baddeley, who also served as a BNP councillor, is set to appointed Deputy Lord Mayor at tomorrow's annual council meeting – meaning she could become Stoke-on-Trent's first citizen in 12 months. Mrs Baddeley, who lost more...

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson still sitting with party in Brussels despite being expelled for fraud

The Independent by Jamie Merrill | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A disgraced Ukip MEP who was expelled amid allegations of expenses fraud is still sitting with the anti-EU party in Brussels, prompting claims she has been “secretly” kept on to maintain its access to EU funds. Janice Atkinson MEP was thrown out of Ukip in March and is facing a police more...

UKIP’s Deputy Chairman Is Really “Depressed” With Having To Defend Offensive Candidates

BuzzFeed News by Jamie Ross | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

UKIP’s deputy chairman has said her party’s candidate selection process is broken, leaving her with the “depressing” task on going on TV to constantly defend outbursts from the party’s members. In a Reddit AMA, Evans, who was linked to an attempted leadership coup against Nigel Farage earlier this month, was also more...

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Five former pupils from same prestigious west London school killed fighting for Isis

The Independent by LOULLA-MAE ELEFTHERIOU-SMITH | Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A British Isis fighter who blew himself up as part of a militant onslaught on the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been revealed to be Fatlum Shalaku, a 20-year-old body builder and former student. ITV News revealed that Shalaku, who had chosen to go by the name of Abu Musa al-Britani, more...

BBC criticised over comparison of Anjem Choudary with Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi

The Telegraph by Tom Whitehead | Friday, 15 May 2015

The BBC has been attacked for the “disgusting “ views of one of its most senior journalists after he compared hate preacher Anjem Choudary to Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill. Mark Easton, the corporation’s Home Editor, criticised Government plans to clamp down on fanatics and said extreme views were more...

Teenager Kazi Islam found guilty of terror grooming

BBC by . | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A teenager has been convicted of grooming a vulnerable young man after being inspired by the 2013 killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Kazi Islam was said to have used "flattery and threats" in exchanges on social media to try to persuade Harry Thomas to kill two soldiers and buy more...

World news

Round-up of news from around the world.

RUSSIA | Court Rules Songs by Russian Metal Bands Are "Extremist"

Monday, 25 May 2015, 14:32 | Source: Moscow Times | | Click here for original article

A court in Russia's Far East said Monday that it had found signs of "violence and intolerance" in songs by two Russian metal bands and that it has asked the Justice Ministry to include the tracks on a federal list of extremist materials. The Blagoveshchensk City Court agreed with prosecutors that more...

HUNGARY | Hungary's prime minister laughably crusades against immigrants the country does not have

Monday, 25 May 2015, 09:15 | Source: Global Post | | Click here for original article

Signs that Budapest is being swamped by immigrants aren't that easy to find. There's a scattering of Chinese-run discount stores and an upscale Syrian cafe a couple of blocks from the Danube where besuited Middle Eastern businessmen sip cardamon-scented coffee with their baklava. You see the occasional black or brown face in more...

SPAIN | Indignados out to conquer city halls after elections success

Monday, 25 May 2015, 01:08 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Spain’s indignados made the move from city squares to the halls of power on Sunday, in municipal and regional elections that saw an anti-poverty activist elected as mayor of Barcelona and the ruling People’s party battered at the ballot box. Ada Colau, the 41-year-old anti-eviction activist who leads Barcelona En Comú, more...