BNP clash over Moston unity day

Mark Hesford | Friday, 31 October 2008

A COMMUNITY day held to unite residents around Moston Lane has been branded a "propaganda event" by the British National Party after its representatives were asked to leave by Moston councillor Paul Murphy. The criticisms follow a scathing attack by the BNP in which they posted an article on their website describing the council's recent 'rumour desk' initiative – aimed at... Read more

Racist brawler loses fight against conviction

Sheffield Star by Richard Marsden | Friday, 31 October 2008

A MAN who brawled with a fellow visitor at Chesterfield Royal Hospital after hurling racist abuse has lost his fight against his conviction and sentence.Martin Glasgow was found guilty of affray last March and jailed for 12 months. The 49-year-old had become involved in the violent incident with Amandip Johal. Both men stood trial at Derby Crown Court, but Mr... Read more

Spanish civil war veterans want nationality

Graham Keeley in Sitges | Friday, 24 October 2008

Seventy years ago they marched out of Barcelona for the last time, proud heroes who had risked their lives to fight General Franco's Fascist-backed rebels. Yesterday, a small band of veterans of the International Brigades returned to mark the anniversary in Sitges, near Barcelona. Frail, some in wheelchairs, they joined in a chorus of La Bandera Roja, or The Red Flag, an... Read more

BNP seeks to reactivate far-right alliance in European Parliament

Leon Symons | Thursday, 23 October 2008

The seeds of a reactivated extreme right-wing alliance in Europe were being sown this week by British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who made visits to Hungary and the Czech Republic. Mr Griffin was invited to the two East European countries by representatives of extremist parties who had made trips to Britain earlier in the year. A fragile pan-European Parliament alliance last... Read more

Marking the time

Dan Nolan | Thursday, 23 October 2008

Hungarians are big on remembrance, and the most important date on the calendar is 23 October, the date on which the Uprising against the Stalinist government in Hungary began in 1956. At least 50 public gatherings had been registered with the Budapest Police at time of going to press to commemorate the 13-day-long state celebrations of the spontaneous nationwide rebellion, which... Read more

Teenage bomb plot accused cleared

| Thursday, 23 October 2008

Two teenagers who were accused of discussing a plot to blow up British National Party (BNP) members have been cleared of terror charges. Waris Ali, 18, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was found not guilty of three counts of possession of an article for a terrorist purpose. His school friend Dabeer Hussain, 18, was acquitted of one count of the same charge at... Read more

Phil Woolas: lifelong fight against racism inspired limit on immigration

Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester | Saturday, 18 October 2008

When Phil Woolas was growing up in Lancashire his grammar school was entirely white until the Ugandan Asians arrived. “The first Asian boy who joined my school was nicknamed Banana,” says the new Minister for Borders and Immigration. “The teachers called him Banana, the boys called him Banana. He even called himself Banana. I thought it was appalling.” It was, he... Read more

BNP leader Nick aiming to be North West Euro MP

| Friday, 17 October 2008

BNP leader Nick Griffin looks set to stand as a candidate in the North West for next June's European Parliamentary elections. The right-wing group's deputy leader Simon Darby told the Evening Post it was a "pretty good bet" his boss would top the party's list in a region he has got "an affinity with". Mr Griffin headed the BNP candidate list for... Read more

Shildon schoolteacher sacked on health grounds

| Friday, 17 October 2008

A Shildon schoolteacher and member of the far right British National Party has been sacked. Technology teacher Mark Walker, 37, was suspended from Sunnydale Community College, in Shildon, County Durham, over a year ago pending an internal inquiry. And it emerged yesterday that the school’s board of governors had terminated Mr Walker’s contract on the basis of ill health. He has been given... Read more

Catalyst joins the campaign to stop Nick Griffin getting into Australia

Catalyst | Thursday, 16 October 2008

Catalyst is working with community, faith, union and human rights organisations to prevent the visit to Australia of Nick Griffin in December 2008. Griffin is the leader of the far right British National Party and is connected with some of the most extremist right wing individuals and organisations around the globe. Nick Griffin has been convicted of incitement to... Read more

BNP scraps plans to fight for Granton seat

| Thursday, 16 October 2008

The far-right British National Party has scrapped plans to stand in next month's Forth ward council by-election. It would have been the first time the BNP had stood for election to Edinburgh Council, and politicians from all main parties were united in anger at the announcement when it was revealed in the Evening News. Union officials also said they would consider... Read more

BNP supporter’s racist stickers

| Wednesday, 15 October 2008

A BNP supporter stuck racist stickers on packages and sent them out in a protest over mosques, a court heard. The stickers contained the words ‘no more mosques’ and a cartoon figure of a Muslim with a bomb exploding from his head. They were found by Muslim workers at the Royal Mail Centre in Stockport in March. Internet trader Lockhart Kneen, 39,... Read more

Politicians condemn BNP for standing in Edinburgh

| Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Politicians in Edinburgh have united to condemn the British National Party, which has decided to stand for the first time in the capital. Opponents of the controversial far right organisation insist the BNP will find little support in the north of the city, where a council by-election will take place next month. It is an area of Edinburgh with... Read more

Outrage at BNP’s plans for Essex

| Thursday, 9 October 2008

A FAR right party's plan to establish a base for summer schools and election preparations in the heart of Essex was met with revulsion last night. The British National Party's leader Nick Griffin has visited a site in the Maldon district which he said had “huge potential” and revealed he now plans to hold a St George's Day event there... Read more

Anarchists arrested after clash with BNP activists in East End

| Wednesday, 8 October 2008

SIX anarchists were arrested in a street fight after they discovered BNP activists had duped a vicar into letting them use his church hall for a rally by saying it was a "book club" meeting. The six were part of a group of about 30 supporters of the Antifa anti-fascist group who had been lying in wait for the British National... Read more

BNP could win Euro seat, warns Cruddas

Joe Murphy, Political Editor | Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The far-Right BNP is exploiting the economic crisis and is close to winning seats in the European Parliament for the first time, Labour's Jon Cruddas warned today. In his first interview since being appointed by Gordon Brown to lead Labour's campaign against the extremist fringe, he said there was a real danger of the BNP getting an MEP elected in next... Read more

Armed racist Ellis Hammond’s police links ‘kept from court’

Daniel Foggo | Sunday, 5 October 2008

The Metropolitan police have been accused of withholding the fact that a racist fanatic prosecuted for stockpiling illegal weapons was one of their own officers. According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), officers failed to disclose in a prosecution dossier that Ellis Hammond was a serving police community support officer (PCSO) after he had been found with a cache of arms... Read more

Far right rising

Nick Lowles | Friday, 3 October 2008

In order to defeat the BNP, we have to tackle the disillusionment and disaffection the party feeds off Change appears to be political buzzword of the times. Labour MP Jon Cruddas ran on the slogan "Choose Change"; Barack Obama went with "The Change we Need", while this week even David Cameron finished his conference speech on the theme of change. But... Read more

Holocaust revisionist held at Heathrow

Terri Judd | Thursday, 2 October 2008

A holocaust revisionist will appear before a British court on Friday after being arrested at the request of the German authorities. Gerald Fredrick Töben was detained at Heathrow yesterday by officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit as he stepped off a plane from America. Last night, he was remanded in custody at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court to reappear on Friday. The... Read more

Cameron hits out at BNP’s ‘racist thugs’

| Wednesday, 1 October 2008

DAVID Cameron has launched a stunning attack on the British National Party in Stoke-on-Trent. Speaking from his party’s conference in Birmingham the Conservative leader branded the BNP “racist thugs” and said the Tories intended to win votes from the far-right party. He said Conservatives needed to work hard in Stoke-on-Trent to reach out to voters who had turned away from the three... Read more