BNP publishes Danish cartoon

By Karen McVeigh | Thursday, 23 February 2006

The British National Party has distributed a leaflet featuring the Danish cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that has enraged Muslims and caused worldwide violent protests. A spokesman for the BNP said that half a million leaflets had gone out to 14 local groups across the country. He said that the use of the image, juxtaposed with a photograph of Muslim demonstrators... Read more

Racists target Tyrone

By Connla Young | Thursday, 23 February 2006

Anti-racism activists have vowed to fight efforts by a British-based, race-hate group bent on stoking up tension in a Co Tyrone town. Daily Ireland has learned that members of the British National Party (BNP) claim they travelled to Dungannon, Co Tyrone earlier this month and blitzed the district with race-hate literature. It is estimated that one fifth of Dungannon's population... Read more

Town folk musician records CD for British National Party

| Thursday, 23 February 2006

A DONCASTER folk singer has become the voice of BNP leader Nick Griffin on the far right group's new CD. Lee Haggan, a former BNP local election candidate, has recorded nine songs for the BNP - most of them written by Griffin himself. And fears have been raised that the CD could find its way into Doncaster schools after Griffin said on... Read more

Rally against BNP candidate

| Monday, 20 February 2006

AN ANTI-RACISM rally took place in Waterloo yesterday to campaign against the British National Party. Around 45 campaigners handed out leaflets in Crosby and Waterloo in protest at the BNP candidate hoping to win a seat on Sefton Council. Mike McDermott is contesting Church Ward, Waterloo, in the March 2 by-election. But the extreme right-wing party has been accused of stirring up racial... Read more

By-election called as BNP councillor quits

| Friday, 17 February 2006

British National Party Councillor Angela Clarke has quit her seat on Bradford Council Now a by-election for the seat in the Keighley West ward will be held on March 23. News of the election came as Cllr Clarke, pictured, pledged to remain a Keighley town councillor despite quitting Bradford Council. She this week told Keighley Mayor Cllr Tony Wright she would be taking... Read more

BNP to contest council by-elections

| Thursday, 16 February 2006

A BNP candidate is contesting a council by-election in Church ward, Waterloo, on 2 March. Mike McDermott is hoping to win a seat on Sefton council. McDermott has stood three times for the BNP in local elections in Southport gaining 159 votes in 2002, 226 in 2003 and 417 in 2004. He also stood in the general election in Knowsley... Read more

Judge sets date for BNP retrial

| Thursday, 16 February 2006

The leader of the British National Party (BNP) and a fellow activist are to face a retrial on race hate charges on 15 May, a judge has said. Nick Griffin, 46, denies using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred and using words or behaviour likely to stir up racial hatred. Mark Collett, 24, of Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, faces... Read more

BNP not to face prosecution after leaflet drop in Heanor

| Thursday, 16 February 2006

THE BRITISH National Party will not face prosecution for delivering campaign leaflets in Heanor, which claimed a local woman had been raped by asylum seekers. The party distributed the leaflets in the run up to the town's by-election for a seat on Amber Valley Borough Council, in which Labour's Alan Longdon claimed victory over the BNP's Paul Snell. Police called the allegations... Read more

Anti-racist anthem launched for St Patrick’s day

| Monday, 13 February 2006

In a unique move, the trade union movement, charities, campaigns and the music industry have joined forces to release a single for this years St Patrick's Day an anti-racist anthem by North London ceilidh rockers Neck called Everybody's Welcome to the Hooley! The single will be officially launched - both in the shops and on-line via Napster from... Read more

Hate triumphs over hope

| Monday, 6 February 2006

Hate triumphed over hope at Leeds Crown Court last week. The acquittal of Nick Griffin and Mark Collett had nothing to do with "freedom of speech" but everything to do with hatred blaming a religion for every ill in society, and in the process smearing every follower of that religion. In a week where the concepts of our freedoms... Read more

BNP comes second in Heanor

| Monday, 6 February 2006

The BNP took second place in a council by-election on 2 February, the day Nick Griffin, the party leader, and Mark Collett, a senior activist, were acquitted of half the charges on which they were on trial at Leeds Crown Court. Although the BNP had not stood in the ward when it was last contested in 2004, the result was... Read more

Nazi website threatens Asian people

| Monday, 6 February 2006

Racists have used a US nazi website to threaten to shoot and hunt Asian people who visit the Peak District National Park. American Nazis picked up a story in Asian News about a park initiative to get more minority ethnic people to enjoy the countryside and posted it on the Stormfront White Nationalist Community website. This resulted in a torrent... Read more

36 letters of vile and offensive racist hate

| Wednesday, 1 February 2006

A TAKEAWAY owner bombarded with racist hate mail has vowed not to be driven out by the bigot who was yesterday jailed for nine months. Derek Potts put what a judge described as 'vile and offensive' notes through the letterbox of the home of Mrs Asma Khatun, owner of the Lazeez takeaway in Blackwell Road, Carlisle, late at night on August... Read more