Griffin fails again to quash BNP yob tendency

| Monday, 30 April 2007

The BNP tries hard to project respectability. BNP canvassers are told to dress smartly and be polite, to remove themselves as far as possible from the party's thuggish image. They claim to be ordinary hardworking family men and women. On the morning of Sunday 29 April two teams gathered outside Epping station. One was a group of local anti-fascists preparing to... Read more

BNP candidate’s Nazi shame

Alistair Self | Sunday, 29 April 2007

A BRITISH National Party activist who claims he is a respectable businessman is really a Nazi fanatic who dresses in German uniform and flies a swastika flag. Window firm boss Karl Newman, 47, a candidate for the far-right BNP in Thursday's local elections, denies he is a racist or Nazi sympathiser in campaign leaflets. But, in fact, he dresses in World War... Read more

Connolly blasts British National Party

| Saturday, 28 April 2007

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has rubbished reports that he supports the British National Party. The Mrs Brown star has slammed claims that he is a supporter of their far-right policies, insisting he "detested" their beliefs. Party member Deryk Smith previously claimed Connolly "endorsed" the political group's politics. ... Read more

National Front meeting called off

| Friday, 27 April 2007

Far-right party fails to meet deadline A controversial National Front meeting at a Caddington school has been cancelled. The far-right party was planning to hold a public event at Heathfield Lower School on Saturday morning as part of its local election campaign for candidate Derek Godfrey. But chairman of the school's governors Richard Stay has put a stop to the meeting after the... Read more

BNP fail to infiltrate St George’s Day parade

| Wednesday, 25 April 2007

The far-right British National Party's plans to infiltrate Manchester's multicultural St George's Day celebrations have been foiled thanks to tip-offs. Despite this, the BNP later organised a riot in the City Centre in protest of their float being impounded. Around 5,000 gathered in Manchester city centre to observe the fourth annual parade on Sunday afternoon. Peaceful floats from 49 different... Read more

BNP under investigation by Electoral Commission

| Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Electoral Commission representatives (left) pose for the camera with Sadie Graham, the BNP's group development officer. The BNP later removed this picture from its website The BNP has again come under investigation by... Read more

Revealed: how the far-Right targets suburbs by stealth

Andrew Gilligan | Monday, 23 April 2007

A community action group campaigning to save lcoal shops and runnign a May Fayre sounds harmless. But its leader was a promiment member of the National Front Forty miles apart, two different election candidates are presenting two different faces of the Right. Ian Anderson, a community activist standing for election in Epping, is talking about the need to save the... Read more

Christians told to vote against racist BNP

| Sunday, 22 April 2007

Christian leaders are advising people to use their vote to defeat British National Party (BNP) candidates in next week's elections, the Evangelical Alliance has told Christian Today. They are encouraging people to use their vote so that other candidates are elected, and the BNP does not get seats through voter apathy. "The BNP is trying to present itself as a respectable and... Read more

Future of town’s homes central to election fight

| Saturday, 21 April 2007

FAMILIES fighting to save their central Barrow homes are refuting the British National Party's claim to have helped them out. The far right organisation said it was the only party to support North Central residents in their battle against Barrow Borough Council's home demolition plan. It wants to win its first seat on the council on May 3. But residents in Arthur Street... Read more

Fury over BNP election leaflet

| Friday, 20 April 2007

THE boss of Burnley Council has hit back at "false statements" in a leaflet being distributed by the far-right British National Party. The leaflet claims that Burnley Council discriminates against white candidates in favour of black and ethnic minority candidates. But Steve Rumbelow, Burnley Council's chief executive, said: "The leaflet makes misleading claims about how the council treats job candidates from different... Read more

Candidates refuse to share stage with BNP

| Friday, 20 April 2007

A Row has broken out after rival election candidates refused to share a platform with a British National Party member. Six candidates contesting the Turriff and District ward in the Aberdeenshire Council elections were due to face a public meeting last night at the town's academy. But the SNP's Sandy Duncan, Liberal Democrat Anne Robertson, Labour's Ann Marie Sheal and Scottish... Read more

Backlash against BNP

Adam Derbyshire | Wednesday, 18 April 2007

CHURCH leaders have come together to condemn the BNP over the far-right party's latest attempts to claw their way into the town hall. Eight candidates are standing in next month's local elections, the largest contingent ever in Tameside. The Rev John Holland, of Christ Church, Ashton, said: "I cannot support anything that breeds division and resentment between people of different cultural backgrounds. "It... Read more

Will the real dictator please stand up

| Sunday, 15 April 2007

One of the reasons why the British National Party put forward 32 candidates in the regional list elections for the Scottish Parliament was to get a free television broadcast. Come the big day, Friday 13 April, when the 4 minute 40 second broadcast went out on five Scottish TV channels, and most people wondered why the BNP had bothered. There... Read more

Methodist Church publishes guidelines on BNP

Maria Mackay | Friday, 13 April 2007

Ahead of the May local elections, the Methodist Church has launched guidelines for churches that find themselves represented by a councillor from an extremist party. The guidelines address a series of questions, such as whether councillors from parties whose policies promote racism should be allowed to rent church rooms for surgeries and how churches should respond to requests for co-operation from... Read more

BNP faces inquiry over US fundraising

Matthew Taylor | Thursday, 12 April 2007

The British National party is being investigated by the Electoral Commission after the Guardian revealed senior figures in the far right group had set up a front organisation in an attempt to raise money from sympathisers in the United States. Officers from Scotland Yard's domestic extremism desk took up the case after a series of links between the BNP and fundraising... Read more

Brewery boss slams BNP

Dan Thompson | Thursday, 12 April 2007

A BREWERY boss has labelled the BNP "racist" after it emerged the party had used one of his pubs to hold a meeting. William Lees-Jones, managing director of JW Lees, said he was "shocked" after a Guardian investigation revealed the Assheton Arms Hotel, on Market Place, was the venue for the far-right British National Party's Middleton conference on Thursday 15 March. "There's... Read more

BNP candidate cleared over police signature

| Thursday, 12 April 2007

A BRITISH National Party candidate arrested on suspicion of forging a police officer's signature on his election nomination form will face no charges. Dallus Weaver, 41, was arrested after the signature of a serving North Wales Police officer was noticed on paperwork for a by-election to Flintshire County Council. Mr Weaver, who did not win the Penyffordd seat, was arrested and questioned... Read more

Police probe BNP ‘fraud’ claims

| Thursday, 12 April 2007

In what's turning out to be the dirtiest local election in Birmingham for years, The Stirrer can reveal that the police are investigating allegations of fraud against the BNP claims which the party has strenuously denied. As we revealed yesterday, the Lib Dems have raised questions about the validity of signatures on the far-right party's nomination forms in seven inner... Read more

BNP imports candidates to qualify for TV adverts

Richard Elias | Sunday, 8 April 2007

THE BNP has recruited nearly half its Holyrood candidates from England so that they qualify for a free political broadcast on national television. At least 14 of the BNP's 32 candidates standing in next month's elections live south of the Border - but have Scottish sounding names. Among those canvassing will be five regional party organisers, while another, fighting in the Highlands... Read more

Do-nothing councillors

Sonia Gable | Saturday, 7 April 2007

The three BNP councillors in Dewsbury and Heckmondwike also sat in silence through the six-hour budget debate on Kirklees Council and ignored all the votes. After coming under fire for failing local people by not speaking at important meetings, they claimed that there is no point because they have no sway with any other party. Councillor Kath Pinnock, a senior Liberal... Read more

Forum for racism

Sonia Gable | Saturday, 7 April 2007

Over in Stoke-on-Trent the BNP has five councillors including two with some years' experience. But like else-where the BNP councillors did not table a budget proposal. Instead they used it to make racist political points. Councillor Neil Walker got up and read out a statement to the effect that he could save 3.5 million by removing funding from the Racial Equality... Read more

Inept councillors had nothing to offer

Sonia Gable | Saturday, 7 April 2007

Finally to Barking and Dagenham where the BNP's 12 councillors have been some of the most inept in the country since their election last May. But their stupidity knew no bounds at the budget Assembly meeting on 27 February. They showed that despite nearly a year in office, they understood nothing of the workings of the council. The BNP councillors form... Read more

BNP not standing in May elections

Karl Connor | Thursday, 5 April 2007

THE British National Party will NOT be standing any candidates in the Copeland elections after unsuccessfully trying to find someone to represent them. After the row over a potential mosque or Muslim community centre last year the party held a public meeting in Whitehaven after which it proclaimed that it would be standing candidates in "as many seats as possible." But despite... Read more

BNP pulls out of elections

Sarah Marshall | Thursday, 5 April 2007

THE British National Party has decided not to field a candidate in the borough council elections in Stafford this year amid fears they will lose their jobs. The extreme nationalists had announced plans earlier this year to contest seats in the Highfields ward in Stafford and St Michael's, Stone, for the first time on May 3. But party spokesman Simon Darby told... Read more

Solidarity AGM cut short as Searchlight exposes BNP terrorist links

| Wednesday, 4 April 2007

As Searchlight revealed the apartheid terrorism link behind Solidarity, the British National Party's trade union, there was uncertainty whether Solidarity would go ahead with its first annual general meeting and relaunch on 24 Febuary. In the end a handful of BNP wannabe trade unionists gathered in secret at a central London hotel but the meeting was curtailed by the arrival of... Read more

BNP ‘agent’ boards our bus of hope

Ros Wynne-Jones | Wednesday, 4 April 2007

HOPE NOT HATE: NAZI SALUTES ..THE TALK OF VIOLENCE.. IT ALL STARTED TO MAKE ME FEEL SICK * LOOKING out over his home city of Bradford, where the Daily Mirror Hope Not Hate bus is parked below him, Andy Sykes shakes his head. "We've got a long way to go in this city," he says. "But one day we'll get the BNP voted... Read more

‘Policeman backed BNP election bid’ claim

| Wednesday, 4 April 2007

POLICE have launched an investigation after allegations that an officer nominated a British National Party candidate in a Flintshire by-election. North Wales Police are investigating after the arrest of BNP Assembly candidate Dallus Weaver, 41, of Mold, on suspicion of committing electoral fraud. It is claimed the unnamed officer signed Mr Weaver's nomination form for the Flintshire Council by-election in Penyffordd in... Read more