‘We won’t be voting for Hitler fan’

Sheffield Telegraph by Ben Spencer | Friday, 29 January 2010

BRITISH National Party supporters in Sheffield have said they will not vote for a Nazi sympathiser standing for parliament. Senior BNP figure Mark Collett, aged 29, has been parachuted into Sheffield to contest David Blunkett's Brightside and Hillsborough seat. The party polled well in the area in the 2008 council elections, pulling up to a quarter of votes in some wards such... Read more

Internet racism pair lose appeal

BBC News | Friday, 29 January 2010

Two men have lost their appeals against the UK's first conviction for inciting racial hatred via a foreign website. Simon Sheppard, 51, was sentenced to four years and 10 months, and Stephen Whittle, 42, to two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court in July. However, the Court of Appeal has reduced Sheppard's sentence by one year and Whittle's jail term... Read more

Court gives BNP last chance to scrap whites-only policy

BBC News | Thursday, 28 January 2010

The British National Party has been warned it has one last chance to scrap its whites-only membership policy or face a possible court injunction. BNP leader Nick Griffin was told party rules complying with race relations law must be agreed at an extraordinary general meeting in two weeks' time. There were scuffles outside the Central London County Court as Mr Griffin tried... Read more

Hitler admirer’s bid to be city MP

The Star (South Yorkshire) by Ben Spencer | Thursday, 28 January 2010

A SENIOR British National Party activist - who has previously expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler - is standing for parliament in Sheffield. Mark Collett, aged 29, was selected by the far-right party to stand against Labour MP David Blunkett in Brightside and Hillsborough, along with three others who will contest Attercliffe, Heeley, and Penistone and Stocksbridge. Grammar-school educated Mr Collett is the... Read more

BNP man barred from council ceremony - Labour says he was drunk, he denies it

Daily Telegraph by Andrew Gilligan | Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bob Bailey, the BNP’s London organiser and leader of the opposition on Barking council, was turned away last night from a ceremony conferring the freedom of the borough on the footballer Sir Trevor Brooking and the Royal Anglian Regiment. He had been due to speak at the event. That much is common ground – but the reasons are heavily contested. The... Read more

Stetchford soldier in “Nazi” picture storm admits being in BNP

Birmingham Mail | Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A RUNAWAY Birmingham soldier condemned as a “Nazi” broke his silence to insist he would give himself up within days. BNP member Anthony Phipps, aged 21 and from Stechford, went on the run after being accused of having a tattoo in honour of the Third Reich and of making Sieg Heil-style salutes in internet pictures. Despite criticism of his political views, Phipps... Read more

Royal British Legion ban BNP meeting in Leighton

Leighton Buzzard Observer & Citizen by Anne Cox | Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Right-wing extremists have hit out at a move by Tory MP Andrew Selous to scrap a controversial meeting of the British National Party that was due to be held at Leighton's Royal British Legion Club tomorrow night. Mr Selous, MP for South West Beds, took action after being swamped by complaints from old soldiers who were horrified that their premises were... Read more

BNP romance with Euro-fascists continues

Nothing British | Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The BNP’s romantic fascination with European nationalists continues. Martyn Findley, one of the two BNP councillors elected to Nuneaton and Bedworth council in May 2008, hasdecided to promote European nationalist parties on his personal blog. Findley has decided to start his list with the Bulgarian ultra-nationalist party Ataka, which is led by Volen Siderov. In 2008 Siderov met with Jean Marie Le... Read more

Exclusive: BNP racists’ vile Hitler slur on Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy

Sunday Mail | Sunday, 24 January 2010

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy yesterday hammered BNP racists after they doctored a picture to make him look like Adolf Hitler. The image was posted on the website of the extremist party's leader in Scotland where Murphy was accused of supporting "a political ideology from 1930s Germany". Horrified Murphy branded the doctored image a "sick stunt" yesterday while members of Scotland's Jewish... Read more

Violent English Defence League attack Police Officer in Stoke Jan 2010

by Nick Lowles | Sunday, 24 January 2010

The violent and cowardly English Defence League can be clearly seen in this video attacking a lone police officer in Stoke January 2010 ... Read more

Trouble at Stoke-on-Trent English Defence League rally

BBC News | Saturday, 23 January 2010

Fifteen people were arrested at an English Defence League (EDL) rally in Stoke-on-Trent after trouble broke out. Four officers were injured and vehicles were damaged when EDL supporters broke through police cordons. Two of the officers needed hospital treatment. About 1,500 EDL supporters were at the rally in Hanley to protest about Islamic extremism, police said. Up to 300 members from the group... Read more

BNP man denies 7 charges

Newmarket Weekly News | Saturday, 23 January 2010

A FARMER who is a British National Party activist has denied seven firearms and explosives charges. David Lucas, 49, of South Road, Lakenheath, denied the charges at Ipswich Crown Court. Lucas, who stood as a BNP Euro-MP last year, denied possession of explosives in suspicious circumstances, possessing an explosive substance without a licence, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing ammunition with intent to... Read more

CPS refuses to reveal details of Nick Griffin's race hate trial

The Guardian by Ian Cobain | Friday, 22 January 2010

The Crown Prosecution Service is blocking attempts to disclose details about the prosecution of Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National party, for race hate crimes, claiming that to do so would breach his data protection rights. Griffin was given a suspended prison sentence in 1998 after being convicted of "publishing or distributing racially inflammatory written material", an offence under... Read more

Ex-leader quits to fight for himself

The Sentinel | Thursday, 21 January 2010

FORMER BNP group leader councillor Alby Walker has formally quit the party to focus on fighting his election campaigns as an independent candidate. His departure comes exactly a month after he stunned fellow group members by resigning as leader without warning. The Abbey Green ward member, who led the BNP group since 2006, announced that he planned to stand against the far-right... Read more

Anti-extremist protesters jailed for Luton rampage

BBC News | Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Four men have been jailed for going on the rampage during a march against Muslim extremists in Luton. The event on 24 May was held after a protest by Muslim demonstrators during a homecoming parade for the Royal Anglian Regiment earlier in the year. James Butley, 18, of West Sussex, Tony Griffiths, 27 and Simon Hattle, 21, from Luton were jailed for... Read more

UKIP’s Maloney squares up to BNP

UKIP | Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Boxing supremo Frank Maloney, UKIP's candidate in Barking, has been threatened by the BNP which is worried he'll topple their leader, Nick Griffin, in the general election. "People say to me the world of boxing is full of underhand and deceitful tricks but I beg to differ, these people should take a look at the world of politics. I believe in... Read more

Brown, Murphy and Darling all targeted by BNP in Scotland

Sunday Herald by Jasper Hamill | Sunday, 17 January 2010

The leader of the BNP in Scotland will contest Jim Murphy’s Westminster seat at the next general election as part of a publicity-grabbing campaign which the fascist party believes will help them win a Holyrood seat in the 2011 election. BNP representatives will also stand in Gordon Brown, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling’s seats. Although the party expects... Read more

BNP bomb nut

Daily Mirror by Tom Parry | Saturday, 16 January 2010

A bnp racist who built up an arsenal of more than 50 homemade bombs was jailed for 11 years yesterday. Weapons-obsessed loner Terence Gavan, 39, stockpiled nail and ballbearing bombs and a battery of guns in a locked bedroom at the terraced house he shared with his mother. The Old Bailey heard that the former soldier was in Nick Griffin's extremist party... Read more

BNP election launch off to a bumpy start

The Sentinel | Saturday, 16 January 2010

SCUFFLES with demonstrators marked the official launch of BNP leader Nick Griffin's national election campaign. About a dozen protesters broke through a police line and ran at Mr Griffin as he was being bundled into his waiting car by minders. One activist was dragged to the floor by police, while another reached the BNP leader's vehicle before being hit by a bodyguard. There... Read more

BNP leader Nick Griffin criticised for Haiti remarks

BBC News | Saturday, 16 January 2010

Claims by BNP leader Nick Griffin that the UK winter will cause as many deaths as the Haiti earthquake have been condemned by the leader of Labour MEPs. Glenis Willmott said fellow MEP Mr Griffin was trying to "stir up racial hatred" in his comments, made on social media websites on Thursday. She said: "How can anyone not look at those horrific... Read more

Rise in hate crime follows BNP council election victories

The Guardian by Robert Booth | Friday, 15 January 2010

Reports of racial and religiously motivated crime rose following the election of British National party councillors in several far- right strongholds, police statistics have revealed. Complaints of hate crime increased in wards in the West Midlands, London and Essex after the election of a BNP member, in spite of declines in reported hate crime in the wider police areas. In other... Read more

Defector damages BNP election plan

Stoke Sentinel by Andy Vine | Friday, 15 January 2010

THE BNP's hopes of winning a maiden Parliamentary seat in Stoke-on-Trent are in disarray today following the defection of one of its most popular members. Alby Walker now intends to stand against the far-right party's deputy leader, Simon Darby, in the General Election. Mr Darby has set his sights firmly on snatching Labour MP Mark Fisher's Stoke-on-Trent Central seat. And he had confidently... Read more

BNP deputy leader abandons ‘own people’

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The British National Party has put forward its deputy leader as its general election candidate in Stoke-on-Trent Central, one of its top target seats nationally. Simon Darby will help the party launch its nationwide campaign to withdraw Britain’s troops from Afghanistan at a press conference in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday 15 January. Opposition to the global war against terrorism,... Read more

BBC: Radio 1 not tough enough on BNP

The Guardian by John Plunkett | Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The BBC has admitted it Radio 1 was not tough enough when it interviewed two senior British National Party members who said footballer Ashley Cole was "not ethnically British". The BBC's editorial complaints unit has ruled that the programme should not have allowed the pair to appear anonymously, and should have more strongly challenged their concept of British ethnicity. The interview, broadcast... Read more

BNP crisis as Nick Griffin faces jail over whites-only policy

The Sunday Times by David Leppard | Sunday, 10 January 2010

The British National party is facing a crisis in the run-up to the general election after it emerged that Nick Griffin, its leader, could be jailed over its illegal “whites only” membership policy. Whitehall officials believe Griffin will be unable to comply in time with a court order forcing him to change the BNP’s constitution to admit Asians, blacks and members... Read more

Sara health fear in BNP hanging row

News of the World | Sunday, 10 January 2010

BNP hijacking of Sarah Payne tragedy sparks health worries BRAVE Sara Payne's recovery from a massive blood clot on the brain could be hit after finding her tragic daughter's murder has been hijacked by the British National Party, her family fear. A BNP leaflet urging bringing back hanging for child killers carries a picture of eight-year-old Sarah Payne - and gives details... Read more

Campaigners ask capital’s pubs to ban far-right group

Sunday Herald by Jasper Hamill | Sunday, 10 January 2010

Campaigners battling the Scottish Defence League are to ask every pub in Edinburgh to ban members of the far-right group on the day of their coming protest in the capital. The Edinburgh Anti-Fascist Alliance hopes to disrupt the SDL’s usual tactics, which involve congregating in a pub before marching on a city. Several pubs have already vowed to... Read more

Lord Carey denounced over ‘Christian’ anti-immigration view

Ekklesia by Staff writers | Friday, 8 January 2010

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has been strongly criticised for backing an attempt by anti-immigration campaigners to turn migration into an election issue and for appearing to want migrants who accept 'Christian values' to have priority. A group of largely Conservative politicians, backed by Lord Carey, Baroness Boothroyd and Labour maverick Frank Field MP, issued a call on 6... Read more

BNP admits lying to raise money

by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 7 January 2010

The British National Party’s deputy leader has admitted that the party lies to gain financial advantage. A document filed with the Electoral Commission showed that the BNP exaggerated its spending during the European election, in which it gained two seats. Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, has often said the party spent more than £500,000 on the campaign, especially when... Read more

No decision due on BNP festival ‘until election complete’

Derby Telegraph | Saturday, 2 January 2010

THE BNP said it was unlikely to make a final decision on whether to hold its annual festival in Derbyshire until after next year's general election. But party spokesman Simon Darby has dropped the biggest hint yet that a venue would be found in a different county. Red, White and Blue was held for the third consecutive year on fields belonging to... Read more