Coventry’s Champagne Charlies

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Gerry Gable | Friday, 27 February 2009

With the European election fast approaching we can reveal the BNP's latest attempt at fundraising with a series of Champagne dinners based on a Battle of Britain theme. The BNP hopes to have several of these dinners around the country, designed by Nick Griffin to persuade the party's wealthier donors to part with... Read more

Extremists thrive in crisis, says Williams

Church Times by Ed Beavan | Friday, 27 February 2009

BRITAIN is at risk from political extremism as a result of the financial crisis, the Archbishop of Canterbury warned this week.Speaking during a meeting of the Christian Muslim Forum in London on Tuesday, Dr Williams said that the recent election of a BNP coun cillor to a county council in Kent served as a “straw in the wind”.Many people felt... Read more

Minister tells unions to stop boosting the BNP

The Independent by Andrew Grice | Friday, 27 February 2009

A minister has warned Labour MPs and trade unions they will play into the hands of the British National Party if they continue their campaign against companies they claim recruit "foreign workers" to undercut pay levels. Caroline Flint, the minister for Europe, has told parliamentarians and unions that they risk giving an "unintentional boost" to the BNP's prospects at the European... Read more

BNP cancels march so Everton match can go ahead

Liverpool Daily Post by Luke Traynor | Monday, 23 February 2009

AN EVERTON FC game could be switched for a second time after the British National Party cancelled an event. The club were forced to put back their Goodison Park contest with Stoke City on Saturday, March 14, by 24 hours. Merseyside Police said it did not have resources to cover the game as the BNP were leafleting for the June European elections... Read more

BNP cancels event after match row

BBC News | Sunday, 22 February 2009

The British National Party (BNP) has cancelled an event in Liverpool which police said forced them to postpone Everton's match against Stoke. The Premier League fixture was due to take place at Goodison on Saturday, 14 March, but was switched to Sunday. The Merseyside force feared it did not have enough officers to police the match and a city centre election leafleting... Read more

Don't play the BNP’s game, warns peer

The Observer by Gaby Hinsliff | Sunday, 22 February 2009

Politicians must start defending foreign workers to prevent extremist parties gaining sway during the recession, Britain's new European commissioner says today, in what will be seen as a veiled warning to the British government not to whip up nationalist sentiment. Lady Ashton, who was until last autumn leader of the Lords under Gordon Brown, acknowledged in an interview with the Observer... Read more

Don't pander to the BNP

Liverpool Echo | Friday, 20 February 2009

IT’S bad enough that the BNP will be on the streets of Liverpool spouting their bile next month. What makes it doubly hard to stomach is the fact that ordinary, decent Merseysiders are being inconvenienced to accommodate them. The British National Party will be leafleting in the city centre on March 14 – the day Everton are scheduled to take on Stoke... Read more

Sussex songstress distances herself from right wing political group

The Argus by Naomi Loomes | Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn said she had “no idea” her White Cliffs of Dover would be included on a BNP-backed CD. The controversial right wing party have put the track on a nationalistic album named after the iconic song, which they are currently selling through their trading arm Excalibur. The collection of songs include the Second World War classic and another... Read more

BNP man fined over racist abuse

Manchester Evening News by Brian Lashley | Monday, 16 February 2009

A BNP candidate was fined after he admitted racially abusing his German-born next door neighbour in a row over a Union Jack flag. Roy Kevin West, 44, directed a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse at Bernd Kugow during the dispute at his home in Glenmore Grove, Dukinfield. The court heard West, who had three St George's flags and a Cornish flag... Read more

Bolton man guilty over racist blog

Manchester Evening News | Friday, 13 February 2009

A FAR RIGHT British Nationalist has been convicted of stirring up racial hatred. Peter Barker, 54, of Holmes Street, Rochdale, posted a racist message on a website offering a £1,000 reward to anyone willing to murder a black man, a court was told. Barker, the court heard, blamed the man for the death of his brother. He admitted a charge... Read more

Meet the BNP hijacker ... or maybe not

Searchlight | Wednesday, 11 February 2009

As part of our service of keeping BNP members informed about what is going on in their own party, we pass on details of a Hounslow BNP branch meeting featuring the guest speaker Paul Golding, well known in the party as a "London super-activist" and driver of the BNP's lie lorry. In an attempt to round members up for the meeting... Read more

Case adjourned for BNP teacher

The Northern Echo | Tuesday, 10 February 2009

A MISCONDUCT case against a teacher accused of expressing religious intolerance on the internet was adjourned today. Technology teacher Adam Walker from Spennymoor, County Durham, a member of the British National Party, is alleged to have demonstrated views suggestive of racial and religious intolerance while using a school laptop. ... Read more

Synod votes in favour of BNP ban

BBC News | Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly in favour of measures to stop clergy being members of the British National Party. The proposal, from a lay synod member who works for the police, was passed by 322 votes to 13, with 20 abstentions. Plans to ban clergy from the BNP are modelled on a policy adopted by the... Read more

Synod to consider BNP clergy ban

BBC News | Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The Church of England synod is to consider a motion to ban clergy and some Church staff from belonging to the far-right British National Party. The proposal made by a lay synod member who works for the police is modelled on a policy adopted by the Association of Chief Police Officers. Current rules do not allow for a ban on clergy joining... Read more

HOPE Not Hate West Midlands day school report

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Monday, 9 February 2009

The weekend's Hope Not Hate West Midlands day school was a great success, with over eighty delegates battling snowy conditions in the region to attend. The day kicked off with Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas addressing the delegates over the concerns that many people have over the economy and how these concerns may fuel or give rise to the far-right. In particular,... Read more

Richardson goes west

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by David Williams | Monday, 9 February 2009

A BNP councillor on Epping Forest District Council, Essex, is to address a racist gathering in the United States. Patricia Richardson, BNP councillor for Loughton Broadway, has been invited to attend the inaugural conference of Preserving Western Civilisation. The conference will discuss immigration, Islam and race, which its organisers believe pose a dire threat to America’s “Judeo-Christian heritage” and “European... Read more

Rambling, incoherent and nazi to boot

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Monday, 9 February 2009

Calling Richard Barnbrook, the British National Party’s London Assembly member, a nazi was not a breach of the Greater London Authority’s Code of Conduct for members. So said the assessment sub-committee of the GLA’s standards committee in December, dismissing Barnbrook’s complaint against John Biggs, the constituency Assembly member for City and East. Barnbrook’s complaint arose out of a “Healthcare for London:... Read more

Exclusive: Shameful BNP sells golliwogs race dolls to its supporters

Sunday Mirror by Louise Ford | Sunday, 8 February 2009

The British National Party is brazenly selling golliwogs to its supporters. Hundreds of the blackfaced dolls - condemned as racist - have been snapped up at party meetings around the UK. And gollypens, featuring the offensive toy on a spring, are being sold on the BNP website for £2.99. The party claims they will "strike a blow" against political correctness and offer a... Read more

BNP candidate is jailed animal rights extremist

Searchlight by David Williams | Saturday, 7 February 2009

A British National Party candidate in a Croydon, south London, by-election this month was an animal rights activist who served a prison sentence for a campaign of terror against an animal research laboratory. Charlotte Lewis (pictured), who is contesting Waddon ward, Croydon, on 12 February, was jailed for six months in 2001 after being found guilty of four charges of harassment... Read more

BNP teacher faces being struck off the register

The Journal by Liz Hands | Friday, 6 February 2009

A TEACHER from the North East could be banned from the profession for allegedly posting racist and homophobic comments on a website during a lesson. If found guilty, British National Party member Adam Walker, 39, of Spennymoor, County Durham, would become the first teacher in the country to be struck off the register for religious intolerance. During a lesson at Houghton Kepier... Read more

BNP lose by-election after church campaign

Ekklesia | Friday, 6 February 2009

The British National Party have lost a council by-election, following a campaign by churches to keep them out. The far-right party ran a 'British jobs for British workers campaign' but fell even further behind the first place party in yesterday's vote. The far-right party had come second in last May's Tameside council election in the Newton ward, Hyde, polling 846 votes -... Read more

BNP candidate's criminal past “will boost vote”

Croydon Advertiser by Neil Millard | Wednesday, 4 February 2009

The BNP says revelations about its candidate's criminal past as an animal rights activist will "increase its share of the vote". BNP spokesman Robert Bailey made the comments after Charlotte Lewis' 2001 conviction emerged. Lewis, who is fighting the Waddon by-election in little under a week, was handed a six-month prison sentence. Lewis, of Bensham Lane, Thornton Heath, admitted sending death threats to... Read more

BNP protest backfires

Searchlight by Simon Turner | Wednesday, 4 February 2009

The Manchester branch of the British National Party held a demonstration last month outside Manchester Town Hall in protest at a jobs fair for the black and minority ethnic communities. The pathetic gathering of a dozen supporters attempted to hand out leaflets and copies of the party’s Racism Cuts Both Ways pamphlet to passers-by. However, few people seemed interested in... Read more

Barnbrook to speak at the Royal

Kirklees Unity | Tuesday, 3 February 2009

News again reaches us that The Royal Public House in Heckmondwike intends to hold a BNP meeting. This follows the aborted meeting that the BNP intended to hold there back in November last year where the intended guest of honour was Richard Edmonds the former deputy leader of the party under the John Tyndall regime. The Edmonds meeting was cancelled due to... Read more

BNP threatens prominent anti-fascist trade unionist

Morning Star | Tuesday, 3 February 2009

UNION activists condemned BNP threats against prominent anti-fascist and Merseyside TUC leader Alec McFadden on Tuesday. Some 20 BNP thugs were reported to have delivered thousands of leaflets at the weekend to homes in the area in Liverpool where Mr McFadden lives, exhorting his neighbours to confront him for organising anti-nazi protests in the city. The leaflet tries to hijack... Read more

BNP stands accused over leaflet drops

Liverpool Daily Post by Richard Down | Monday, 2 February 2009

FAR-RIGHT activists have been accused of “political intimidation” after encouraging neighbours to confront a prominent anti-racist campaigner in his own home. About 20 members of the newly-formed far right group Wirral British National Party dropped 2,500 leaflets in Wallasey close to Merseyside Trade Union Congress leader Alec McFadden’s home. The leaflets urge people to confront Mr McFadden at his home and... Read more

Far right tries to hijack dispute

The Scotsman by Fiona Gray | Sunday, 1 February 2009

STRIKING energy workers were last night warned to be vigilant against far right groups looking to hijack their protest. The TUC issued the advice after evidence came to light that groups such as the British National Party had approached unemployed construction workers protesting against a contract awarded to an Italian firm. But Scottish union representatives insisted the campaign was a... Read more