BNP Documentary: Police Make Ninth Arrest

By John Ives, PA News | Monday, 25 October 2004

A ninth man was arrested today in connection with an inquiry into a TV documentary exposing the extent of racism in the British National Party. The 29-year-old Bradford man was arrested this morning on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and was being held in custody, police said The arrest is the ninth made in connection with the... Read more

Council blocks BNP school governors

By Martin Wainwright | Friday, 22 October 2004

The British National Party's hopes of winning school governorships in a score of Yorkshire schools have been blocked by a decision to end the much-criticised "Buggins' turn" system. Calderdale council voted overwhelmingly to abandon the long-standing practice of distributing local authority places on school governing bodies between political nominees according to how many local ward councillors each party had. The... Read more

BNP tries to exploit memory of Aberfan tragedy

| Thursday, 21 October 2004

At 9.15am on 21 October 1966 144 people, mostly young children, died when a coal tip collapsed onto a primary school in Aberfan, South Wales. The pictures from the time were truly horrifying. After the disaster the people of Coventry paid for a memorial playground to be built as a lasting memorial to the dead. The council has allowed the... Read more

BNP's bid for role in schools is blocked

By James Reed | Thursday, 21 October 2004

Councillors last night moved to block efforts by the far-Right British National Party (BNP) to be represented on school governing bodies in Yorkshire. Calderdale Council voted overwhelmingly to end the practice of sharing out local authority places on governing bodies in the district on the basis of political parties. Instead, a panel made up of councillors, church leaders, governors and trade union... Read more

BNP election train pulls into Cheshire

| Thursday, 21 October 2004

The BNP has distributed three leaflets over the past seven days in support of its candidate in a council by-election in Stanlow and Wolverham on 11 November. The BNP is hoping to capture the seat on Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council from Labour. The BNP candidate, David Joines, was fifth on the BNP list in the party's failed bid... Read more

Nazi hoax flops

| Thursday, 21 October 2004

A hoax press release claiming to be issued by Unite Against Fascism has been sent to trade unions and others. It contains a seriously libellous attack on Searchlight's publisher Gerry Gable and Nick Lowles, a leading member of the Searchlight team. A copy was emailed to the UAF on Monday 18 October purporting to come from a sender at Trinity Mirror,... Read more

HSBC Closes BNP Accounts

By Louisa Nesbitt, City Staff, PA News | Wednesday, 20 October 2004

The British National Party was delivered a fresh blow tonight when it emerged that HSBC had decided to close its bank accounts. The action which follows a similar move by Barclays to freeze BNP accounts was described by the party as a campaign to close it down "by all available means". Although the banking giant refused to comment,... Read more

Village idiots

| Friday, 8 October 2004

BNP activists looked increasingly forlorn on the night of 7 October as they saw the opportunity to take a second council seat in Dagenham slip out of their grasp. Despite all the BNP's hype over its victory in Goresbrook ward in September, the fascist party has lost four out of the five by-elections it has contested in East London and Essex... Read more

BNP in turmoil

By Mark Mcgivern | Monday, 4 October 2004

THE BNP's Scottish operation is in chaos after a mole exposed the names, addresses and phone numbers of party leaders. The men at the top of the British National Party are now terrified of being targeted by anti-racism groups. And because they have no idea who leaked their personal details, no one inside the organisation knows who they can trust. The mole, a... Read more