BNP not welcome here!

by Simon Cressy | Friday, 29 April 2011

A campsite owner has told the British National Party they are no longer welcome on his property following a violent disturbance that took place there on St George’s Day. The owner of the Hooton Lodge Country Pub & Campsite located near Rotherham, South Yorkshire told Searchlight that he was totally unaware the event was organised by the British National Party... Read more

BNP judges former treasurer competent

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 28 April 2011

The British National Party has reported that Wales has become the second party region to be allowed its own regional bank account. In a normal political party that would hardly be front page news but a matter of internal administration of marginal interest to members let alone the public. But the BNP has been beset by financial difficulties and incompetence... Read more

BNP man moves on to set up his own party

North Devon Journal by Adam Wilshaw | Thursday, 28 April 2011

A NORTH Devon man who stood as a BNP candidate in the 2010 general election will found a new UK nationalist party on a platform of "one country, one culture", the Journal can exclusively reveal. Gary Marshall, 52, said he left the controversial far-right party last year and briefly joined the British Freedom Party (BFP), formed by a breakaway BNP... Read more

Burnley BNP candidate's racist slurs on Facebook

Burnley Citizen by Peter Magill | Thursday, 28 April 2011

A BURNLEY BNP candidate has been condemned for posting racist jibes on his Facebook site. Christopher Vanns said the entries, uncovered by anti-fascist magazine Searchlight, were ‘just jokes’ in the style of the late Bernard Manning or Cockney comic Jim Davidson. But critics have blasted the views of Mr Vanns, who is standing in May’s borough council elections for the... Read more

Gunning for St George

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Political campaigning is a hard slog. For BNP members it’s always been harder than it is for most parties. This year it’s even harder, what with the likelihood there may not even be a party to come home to by the end of May. Lacking the candidates and the members of previous years coupled with large scale defections to... Read more

Hook, line and sinker

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 26 April 2011

There are always a few in the media prepared to swallow the British National Party’s statements uncritically and talk up the racist party’s electoral prospects. But we didn’t expect the chief political correspondent of BBC Radio 4 to be one of them. Norman Smith’s article on the BBC website today reported a claim by Simon Darby, the BNP’s media spokesman,... Read more

BNP youth leader arrested

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 25 April 2011

Kieren Trent, leader of the British National Party’s “young adults” organisation Resistance, was arrested by Thames Valley Police yesterday (Sunday), according to a report on a far-right activist’s blog. His computer equipment was seized. The arrest followed a demonstration in Wolverton, Milton Keynes, against a local councillor who voted in favour of granting planning permission to Bletchley mosque. Councillor Mike... Read more

We disown first BNP mayor-to-be... say his own daughters

Sunday Mirror by Susie Boniface | Sunday, 24 April 2011

The family of a BNP activist chosen to become the far-right party’s first mayor has disowned him in disgust. John Cave’s daughters say they are so ashamed of their father’s views and behaviour they are changing their surnames. And they claim he had an affair while their mother had breast cancer then abandoned the family – even ignoring them if... Read more

EDL thug may be allowed to continue studies at University of Birmingham

Sunday Mercury by Ben Goldby | Sunday, 24 April 2011

AN ENGLISH Defence League thug jailed for his part in a soccer riot could still be allowed to take up a place at a Midland university. A-level student Joel Titus, 18, was caught on CCTV throwing objects and brawling with rival hooligans. His defence team asked an Old Bailey judge not to jail the EDL ringleader after he pleaded guilty... Read more

He's nothing to do with us: Daughters of first BNP mayor change names because they're so ashamed

Mail on Sunday by Angella Johnson | Sunday, 24 April 2011

The daughters of the man voted in to be Britain’s first BNP mayor are so ashamed of their father they are changing their name by deed poll. Donna and Rachel Cave do not want to be associated with the man they say abandoned them when they were teenagers. Donna, a 27-year-old law graduate, said: ‘It’s a terrible thing to carry... Read more

Perth “tarnished” by BNP manifesto launch

Perthshire Advertiser | Friday, 22 April 2011

A DECISION to make Perth the venue to kickstart the British National Party’s Holyrood campaign was condemned yesterday. A shocked trade union member claimed the Fair City’s reputation had been tarnished after it was chosen by the BNP for the launch of their manifesto for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections. BNP election candidates and other members gathered in the Royal... Read more

English Defence League member jailed for football fight

London24 | Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A prominent member of the English Defence League has been jailed for nine months for taking part in a pre-arranged “pitched battle” between football hooligans. Joel Titus, 19, took part in the bloody brawl between Brentford and Leyton Orient supporters outside Liverpool Street station in central London in May last year. The A-level student was captured on CCTV hurling objects... Read more

BNP organiser arrested over protest outside housing association by Ross Macmillan | Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A British National Party (BNP) organiser was arrested yesterday outside the offices of Wakefield District Housing (WDH) for registering a complaint about the company’s reported disciplinary proceedings against employee Colin Atkinson for displaying a Christian cross in his work van. According to the BNP, Mr Adam Walker (pictured) was one of several BNP activists who turned up to hand in... Read more

Cash-strapped BNP 'turns to racist hardcore'

The Independent by Oliver Wright | Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The BNP was last night accused of turning to "a hardcore group of neo-Nazis and racists" to stand as candidates in next month's local elections. The anti-BNP campaign group Hope not Hate said it had compiled a dossier of extremist postings of candidates standing on 5 May, either in council elections or those to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly.... Read more

Cloak-and-dagger day with the BNP - a party in crisis

The Independent by Rob Hastings and Nigel Morris | Monday, 18 April 2011

The low-key launch of the BNP's English manifesto in a deserted Stoke-on-Trent shopping street yesterday was in marked contrast to previous events held by the group in the area. In 2008 the city played host to a 300-strong BNP rally; only around 30 members turned up yesterday. With three volunteers holding up modest Union flag backdrops to ensure they did... Read more

BNP reported over Scots leaflets

Sunday Herald by Jasper Hamill | Sunday, 17 April 2011

THE BNP has been reported to the Electoral Commission over a campaign leaflet that falsely claims there are more Muslims in the UK than Scots. A pamphlet was put through letterboxes across Scotland which said the BNP would put an end to mosque-building and warning of a “flood” of Eastern European immigrants about to arrive in Scotland. Campaign group, Hope... Read more

Griffin plans more wasted money

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 16 April 2011

Undeterred by the huge sums of money the British National Party already owes in legal costs, Nick Griffin is considering applying for a judicial review of the BBC’s decision not to invite his party to take part in Question Time again. Writing on his blog today, Simon Darby, the BNP’s press spokesman, complained that the party was “effectively banned” from... Read more

Far-Right 'as dangerous as Islam terrorists

Evening Standard by Justin Davenport and Ken Hyder | Thursday, 14 April 2011

e treated more seriously by authorities and investigated the same way as Islamic terrorism, a new report says today. The study dispels the myth Right-wing terrorists act alone, saying most are motivated by "dangerous networks". Author Gerry Gable, publisher of anti-fascist magazine Searchlight, warns that often the extremists' actions are only discovered by luck.While most jailed for terror or... Read more

Far-Right party offers only return to a hate-filled past

Belfast Telegraph by Matthew Collins | Thursday, 14 April 2011

Northern Ireland must reject the BNP's politics of division, says Matthew Collins The British National Party (BNP) has announced that it is going to put forward candidates in the May 5 elections in Northern Ireland. As a registered political party, it is entitled to take part in the democratic process like any other party. After 10 days of stark reminders... Read more

Switch to AV would not boost BNP chances, says thinktank

The Guardian by Allegra Stratton | Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A move to the alternative vote system would not hand undue influence to the BNP, according to research done by the IPPR that looked at results in all constituencies if the last election had been run under AV. Researchers at the thinktank have run a series of tests on two different facets of the claim by those who oppose the... Read more

Race fears erupt after council votes overwhelmingly for Britain's first BNP mayor

Daily Mail | Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A town is set to become the first in the UK to have a BNP member as its mayor, after councillors voted overwhelmingly for his appointment. Councillor John Cave will take over as civic leader of Padiham, Lancs, but critics have hit out at the appointment claiming it reflects poorly on the town and arguing he cannot serve the whole... Read more

BNP ‘Koran burning'’ charge dropped

The Independent | Monday, 11 April 2011

A British National Party election candidate accused of publicly burning a copy of the Koran was freed today when the charge against him was unexpectedly dropped. Sion Owens, 41, of Bonymaen, Swansea, South Wales, was arrested and charged at the weekend under Section 29 of the Public Order Act. The BNP candidate in next month's Welsh Assembly elections spent the... Read more

Dirty rotten racist

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 10 April 2011

A BNP Assembly candidate is exposed as a racist who calls Muslims ‘Ragheads’ and refers to Catholics as ‘Taigs’. And Steven Moore, who will contest both the East Antrim Assembly and council elections, also has a fascination with Hitler The party’s Ulster Organiser is one of the first BNP candidates to finally put themselves at the mercy of the electorate.... Read more

BNP election candidate arrested over Qur’an burning

The Observer by Mark Townsend | Saturday, 9 April 2011

A senior member of the BNP who burned a copy of the Qur'an in his garden has been arrested following an investigation by the Observer. Footage of the burning shows Sion Owens, 40, from south Wales and a candidate for the forthcoming Welsh Assembly elections, soaking the Qur'an in kerosene and setting fire to it. A video clip of the... Read more

EPPING FOREST: BNP fielding no candidates in election

Epping Forest Guardian by Tom Porter | Friday, 8 April 2011

IN a dramatic turn of fortune the British National Party will be fielding no candidates in the forthcoming local elections. Only four years ago the BNP had seven members on Epping District Council, more than at any other time in their recent history. But this year none of the 18 seats that are up for re-election on May 5 will... Read more

Racist ex-soldier who threatened to behead a Muslim a day is jailed

The Scotsman by Gordon Currie | Thursday, 7 April 2011

A RACIST former soldier who threatened to bomb Glasgow Central Mosque and behead a Muslim every day has been jailed for 12 months. Neil MacGregor, 38, made the threats in an e-mail and a series of telephone calls to Strathclyde Police, which led to an anti-terrorism operation being launched. He claimed to be a member of the National Front and said... Read more

EDL protester starts jail term for affray

Express and Star | Thursday, 7 April 2011

A man accused of launching a “flying kick” at a police officer while at the forefront of trouble at an EDL march in the Black Country was today behind bars. Thomas Blackwell admitted a charge of affray during the EDL protest in Dudley on July 17 last year and was sentenced to one year in prison. A DVD shown at... Read more

Blackburn protests: Hit-and-run victim's family condemn EDL use of photo

Blackburn Citizen by Sam Chadderton | Thursday, 7 April 2011

HE family of a grandmother killed in a hit-and-run have condemned the English Defence League for using her image on placards. Freda Holt was one of several local faces used by 2,000 EDL protesters during Saturday’s town centre demonstration. The grandmother from Revidge Road, Blackburn, died after being knocked down by speeding unlicensed and uninsured driver Salim Chand last November.... Read more

Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly candidates unite against BNP

Flintshire Chronicle by Eleanor Barlow | Tuesday, 5 April 2011

WELSH Assembly candidates in Alyn and Deeside have joined forces to condemn the British National Party (BNP). A joint statement was issued today (Tuesday) by Lib Dem Pete Williams, Conservative John Bell, Labour’s Carl Sargeant and Plaid Cymru’s Shane Brennan. They said: “We recognise the right of the BNP to stand in democratic elections, however we all utterly condemn the... Read more

BNP member to be Padiham’s deputy mayor?

Burnley Express | Sunday, 3 April 2011

A PADIHAM town councillor’s bid to become Mayor is being hampered by political prejudice, he has claimed. Coun. John Cave, who is a member of the British National Party, said party politics is the reason why some other town councillors have objected to him becoming Deputy Mayor of Padiham for the next civic year. Although he has only served on... Read more