BNP's Liverpool mayor candidate Mike Whitby arrested on suspicion of electoral fraud following ECHO investigation

The Liverpool Echo by Marc Waddington | Monday, 30 April 2012

BNP's Liverpool mayor candidate Mike Whitby arrested on suspicion of electoral fraud following ECHO investigation.THE BNP’s Liverpool mayor candidate was arrested at his North Wales home on suspicion of electoral fraud – following an ECHO investigation. Police broke down Mike Whitby’s front door today after he refused to cooperate for six hours. He was questioned at a police station... Read more

Police probe Coventry City fan's 'racist comments on Facebook'

Coventry Telegraph by Sam Dimmer | Monday, 30 April 2012

Police are investigating allegations that a Coventry City season ticket holder made racist comments on Facebook. A complaint was made to Coventry City Football Club which then brought in the police. The investigation will look at comments allegedly made on the social networking site by a BNP local election candidate. Phillip Kimberley, of Bedworth, has been accused of writing one... Read more

Multicultural Family Fun Day, Belfast, 5 May

Belfast Migrant Centre and ICTU Migrant Workers Support Unit | Monday, 30 April 2012

Belfast Migrant Centre and ICTU Migrant Workers Support Unit invite you to Multicultural Family Fun DayPart of May Day Festival 5 May 2012, 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 pm Unemployed Resource Centre45/47 Donegall StreetBelfastBT1 2FG Family event to promote trade unions among migrant workers. Programme: Trade union stalls – information about trade unions... Read more

Hoax London bomb accused was Stevenage BNP candidate

The Comet by Richard Young | Monday, 30 April 2012

A Stevenage man accused of storming an office in central London - forcing the closure of one of the capital’s busiest shopping streets was a BNP candidate for the town at the last general election. Michael Green stood for the far right group in 2010 against borough council leader Sharon Taylor and town MP Stephen McPartland. He secured... Read more

Racial hatred crimes on the increase in North East

Evening Chronicle by Kim Carmichael | Monday, 30 April 2012

Hidden race hate crimes involving “home-grown neo-nazis” are on the increase in the North East, according to a leading academic. Researchers said they have discovered a “growing attitude of intolerance and violence” in the region and expressed fears over the growing scale of the problem. The warning comes as a 29-year-old was arrested a week ago over allegations he threatened an Oslo-style... Read more

Britain's far right to focus on anti-Islamic policy

The Observer by Mark Townsend | Sunday, 29 April 2012

Tommy Robinson, of the English Defence League, is to be named deputy leader of the British Freedom party. Photograph: Mark Makela/Alamy The head of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, will be named deputy leader of the British Freedom party this week after proposing that the group adopt virulent anti-Islamic policies as its central strategy. Confirmation that Robinson is to... Read more

Lancashire MEP ‘relieved’ by EDL guilty pleas

Lancashire Evening Post by Stef Hall | Thursday, 26 April 2012

A POLITICIAN’S eight-year-old daughter was “petrified” when anti Islamic protesters marched into the garden of their home with banners and banged on the window. Lancashire MEP Sajjad Karim’s home was targeted by the English Defence League (EDL) as part of a day of protests against “radical Islam” in the county on July 2 last year. Twelve admitted public order... Read more

BNP supporter with swastika-embossed dagger jailed for life after slashing Indian man's throat on Christmas night

Daily Mail | Thursday, 26 April 2012

A BNP supporter - whose terrifying collection of knives included a swastika-embossed dagger - was jailed for life today for slashing a lost Indian man’s throat on Christmas night. Sheet metal worker David Folley, 35, was convicted of murdering 36 year-old Inderjit Singh - known as ‘Raj’ to friends - in the early hours of Christmas Day 2010 and... Read more

EDL and UAF banned from Luton town centre

BBC | Thursday, 26 April 2012

Two rival protests planned for Luton on 5 May are to be directed away from the town centre. Bedfordshire Police said the English Defence League (EDL), which was founded in the town, and Unite Against Fascism would not be allowed in the main shopping area. Businesses have complained previous protests have damaged takings. Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Richer said the... Read more

A Nazi-style salute? No, I was just pointing at a television screen

The Portsmouth News by Miles O’Leary | Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A PUB landlord pictured with his arm aloft in front of an Ulster flag says: ‘I was just pointing to a television screen.’ The photograph of Barry Smith has been circulated on the internet by campaigners who claim it appears to be a Nazi-style salute. But Mr Smith insists that his pose in the photograph, taken by one of... Read more

Exclusive: Tommy Robinson to be appointed Deputy Leader of the British Freedom Party

EDL News by EDL News | Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The British Freedom Party are to appoint the English Defence League leader, Stephen Yaxley Lennon aka Tommy Robinson as deputy leader of the party according to sources within the Party. An alliance between the EDL and the BFP was announced in November last year but this is the first evidence we have seen that Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson,... Read more

BNP man left poppies outside Dukinfield home of his German neighbour in 'racial harassment' campaign

Manchester Evening News | Monday, 23 April 2012

A former BNP candidate has been convicted of racially harassing his German neighbour – for the second time. Roy West, 47, put poppies and flags outside the home of neighbour Bernd Kugow on Armistice Day – then added to the display over the next four months. West then moved the display – which included Union flags and other British flags... Read more

South Shields extremist Kenny Holden is held over bomb threat

The Journal by Dan Warburton | Monday, 23 April 2012

A FAR-RIGHT extremist has been arrested on Tyneside over allegations he accessed a social network site to threaten an "Oslo-style" bomb attack on Muslims. A 29-year-old from South Shields, named on internet websites yesterday as Kenny Holden, was arrested by officers on Saturday after race-hate posts were allegedly made on Facebook. Web pages linked to the English Defence League claim... Read more

Smiling face of Tyneside man accused of race hate

Newcastle Chronicle by Lisa Hutchinson | Friday, 20 April 2012

THIS is one of the men arrested in an anti-terror swoop over alleged online race hate posts. Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit carried out synchronised raids at 7.45am yesterday at houses in North Tyneside and County Durham. They took 43-year-old Darren Yateley, pictured, of Backworth, North Tyneside, and a 46-year-old man from Seaham, to local police stations... Read more

Pictures emerge of Wirral BNP candidate in Hitler salute pose

The Wirral Globe | Thursday, 19 April 2012

WIRRAL’S only BNP candidate says he “no longer has time for Nazism” after photographs emerged of him performing the infamous Heil Hitler salute. Joe Killen, who is standing in local elections for Birkenhead and Tranmere ward, was shown in a series of pictures with his right arm raised to imitate the salute of allegiance to the German Führer. And in... Read more

Arrests in internet race-hate investigation

BBC | Thursday, 19 April 2012

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of publishing material to incite racial hatred. Computer equipment and mobile phones are thought to have been seized by police during early morning raids in Tyneside, Birkenhead, Barnsley, County Durham and Holloway, north London. Two other properties in Leeds and Knaresborough, North Yorkshire were also searched. Counter-terrorism officers say they are questioning those... Read more

BNP leader lambasted on Ulster race claims

The News Letter | Thursday, 19 April 2012

Outspoken British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been criticised after claiming that parts of Portadown look like “Africa or China”. Referring to the growing ethnic minority in the Co Armagh town and other parts of Northern Ireland during a radio phone-in yesterday, the MEP claimed there was no “democratic mandate” for the influx of foreign nationals into the Province.... Read more

Uniting to reclaim St George's

North East United Against Racism | Thursday, 19 April 2012

Together we can take back this national day from the Far Right St George’s Day is a great day to celebrate what’s good about our country. We have strong and diverse communities in which people from all backgrounds contribute to making our society stronger. We know that the overwhelming majority of people in the North East judge people by who... Read more

Liverpool BNP mayoral candidate Mike Whitby rents pigeon shed in city to be eligible to stand

Liverpool Echo by Marc Waddington | Thursday, 19 April 2012

THE British National Party candidate for Liverpool mayor Mike Whitby is only eligible to stand in the election because he rents a redundant pigeon shed in the city. Mike Whitby, who claims to put “local people first”, is also standing for a seat on Wrexham council on May 3. As Mr Whitby lives in North Wales he must own property... Read more

BNP candidate’s vile race slurs

The St Helens Reporter | Thursday, 19 April 2012

A BNP candidate has been caught posting vile racist comments and images of swastikas on a social networking website. Paul Telford, 52, a candidate in next month’s local elections, also posted a doctored photo of a baby in a Nazi uniform - complete with an Adolf Hitler-style moustache. Telford, who is running for election in the Thatto Heath ward in the borough-wide... Read more

Now UKIP recruit claims it is “dangerous” to let unemployed vote

Political Scrapbook | Wednesday, 18 April 2012

After Scrapbook exposed sick comments from a UKIP councillor on banning unemployed people from voting, the party’s most high-profile new recruit has rushed to his defence, claiming Cllr Tom Bursnall “has a point”, going on to say it is “dangerous” to let unemployed people vote. Having defected from the Tories, 23 year-old Alexandra Swann was the star turn at UKIP’s recent... Read more

Anders Behring Breivik reflects changing face of modern far right

The Guardian by Nick Lowles | Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Anders Behring Breivik has no coherent ideology. Instead he appears to have picked bits of numerous rightwing philosophical strands and attempted to weave them together and present them as his own. Breivik comes from a culturally conservative Christian background, and this has shaped much of his political outlook. Into this he has incorporated more traditional nationalist and racist... Read more

Anders Breivik sees himself as a survivalist soldier

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A decade on from the al-Qaida attacks on New York, the actions of Anders Breivik revealed a fundamental flaw in our approach to extremism. We had become accustomed to viewing the extreme right only as an electoral force – and dismissed its potential to enact mass violence. Breivik, however, has reminded us that within the European far right... Read more

Norwegian killer Anders Breivik emailed Nuneaton and Bedworth BNP candidates

Coventry Telegraph | Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Norwegian killer Anders Breivik sent an email to two Nuneaton and Bedworth election candidates just days before his killing spree, it has emerged. The e-mail addresses of Phillip Kimberley and Lee Millard were found on a list connected to Breivik – and it has been confirmed that they both received messages from him in the same week that 77 people... Read more

Norway mass murderer Anders Breivik emailed National Front’s Liverpool mayor candidate Peter Tierney with his manifesto

Liverpool Echo by David Bartlett, | Wednesday, 18 April 2012

LIVERPOOL mayoral candidate Peter Tierney was on the distribution list for the manifesto of Norway mass murderer Anders Breivik. The ECHO can reveal that the email address of Peter Tierney, who is standing for the National Front, was included on Breivik’s list. It is not known whether Tierney had been in communication with Breivik or whether the murderer included him because he... Read more

Ex-chair of young Tories: “Should the unemployed be allowed to vote?”

Political Scrapbook by . | Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The former chair of Conservative Future has suggested that the unemployed should not be allowed to vote. Tom Bursnall, who recently defected from the Tories to UKIP on Windsor and Maidenhead Council, specifically targeted the unemployed people on his Pro Capitalist blog, asking: “Should people on benefits be allowed to vote?” And it gets worse — when “Batsh*t Bursnall” goes on to... Read more

Far-right round up

by Matthew Collins | Tuesday, 17 April 2012

It's been a while since we last had one and as quite a lot has happened of late, it's probably about time that we had another recap of life in the sewers for the far-right. * While a lot of people were very excited about the link up last year between the EDL and the BFP I'll be the first... Read more

‘Nick Griffin - you’re not welcome in Antrim’

Antrim Guardian | Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The most controversial man in British politics has been accused of preying on racial tensions in Antrim to recruit hardliners into the ranks of the British National Party.MEP Nick Griffin flew into the province on Saturday morning and after meeting with the party faithful in Carrick and Larne he hit the road again, to bring the BNP bandwagon to... Read more

Calderdale Council candidate arrested on suspicion of election fraud

Halifax Courier | Monday, 16 April 2012

A Candidate in next month’s Calderdale Council elections has ben arrested. David Jones was arrested by police on Friday in Todmorden on suspicion of election fraud. The 26-year-old was questioned and released on bail pending further inquiries. Mr Jones is standing for the British People’s Party in the Todmorden ward of the council elections. He also stood last year... Read more

Far-right anti-Muslim network on rise globally as Breivik trial opens

The Observer by Mark Townsend | Saturday, 14 April 2012

Supporters of the English Defence League, which was among groups that inspired the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, chant during a demonstration in Bradford. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images The international network of counter-jihadist groups that inspired Anders Behring Breivik is growing in reach and influence, according to a report released on the eve of the Norwegian's trial. Far-right organisations... Read more

Stoke-on-Trent BNP leader Michael Coleman on race charge

The Stoke Sentinel | Saturday, 14 April 2012

BNP leader Michael Coleman has appeared in court on racism charges. The former councillor will go on trial accused of causing racial harassment over a seven-month period. It is understood the allegations relate to comments made on the defendant's website. The 45-year-old lost his Meir North seat on Stoke-on-Trent City Council in last May's elections. But Coleman remains the... Read more

EDL leader forced to deny praising Anders Breivik

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Thursday, 12 April 2012

EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has been forced to deny supporting mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik after he was quoted praising the man who killed 77 people in a Norwegian newspaper. In an interview conducted in his home town of Luton, Mr Yaxley-Lennon called Breivik “smart” and said the murders he carried out would have been easier to justify if they had... Read more

‘Breivik was cunning’, says EDL leader

The Foreigner by Lyndsey Smith | Thursday, 12 April 2012

Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, has spoken positively about Anders Behring Breivik’s approach to his twin attacks. In an interview with Dagbladet he said justifying the attack on Utøya, which some conspiracy theory supporters allege was a place designed to support Fatah, would have been easier to justify if it was directed against Muslims. “Nevertheless, he would... Read more

Lincoln BNP candidate arrested over 'racist images' on Facebook page

Lincolnshire Echo | Thursday, 12 April 2012

Police are investigating racist content that appeared on the Facebook page of a British National Party candidate in the city council election. Anti-Islamic and other racist images and slogans have appeared on the site of Dean Lowther, who is standing in Bracebridge ward. The Echo alerted Lincolnshire Police to the content on the site after being directed to it by... Read more

Football hooligan banned after Nazi salute at Lincoln City match

Lincolnshire Echo | Thursday, 12 April 2012

A football hooligan who performed a Nazi salute and unveiled an English Defence League flag has been banned from football matches. Lincoln City supporter Peter Briggs, 19, was associated with several violent flare-ups at football matches between 2009 and February this year. He appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Thursday, April 5, where Lincolnshire Police applied for a civil... Read more

West Yorkshire: BNP has left the local election scene

Yorkshire Evening Post | Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The British National Party is putting up only two candidates in council elections in West Yorkshire on May 3 – down from more than 70 at its peak four years ago. West Yorkshire was once hailed by the far-right party’s leader Nick Griffin as its “jewel in the crown” at a time when it was able... Read more

30 years of dirt

by Matthew Collins | Saturday, 7 April 2012

No great mention of it from the British National Party (BNP),Britain’s premier fascist organisation, but the party is thirty years old today. Officially launched on 7 April 1982, the BNP emerged from a 1980 split from the once mighty National Front (NF). The NF imploded not long after the 1979 General Election when Margaret Thatcher made a severe dent in... Read more

Cop's BNP shame is new blow to racism row Met

The Sun by Tom Wells | Saturday, 7 April 2012

AN elite cop had been carpeted last night after buying police badges from a notorious BNP activist. The officer ordered branded Metropolitan Police ID tags from a firm belonging to Martin Roberts — who has links to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. Roberts, an ex-organiser of the far-right BNP, boasted on Facebook: “Another happy customer. The Met Police. Thank you.”... Read more

Kingston march organiser denies any responsibility

Kingston Guardian | Friday, 6 April 2012

The man who organised the peaceful, but noisy, march against Islamic extremism that preceded the attack on the mosque said he was not responsible for what happened. Dozens of chanting protesters, including teenagers, followed a giant red poppy from Hampton Wick into Clarence Street, waving English Defence League (EDL) flags, in the hours before the violent attack. Many went to... Read more

Leicestershire councillor facing probe over message criticising Muslims

Leicester Mercury | Friday, 6 April 2012

A Leicestershire county councillor is being investigated after distributing a leaflet which criticised Muslims. Earlier this year, Graham Partner – who quit the BNP to sit as an independent – sent out a New Year message to voters in his Coalville division. It featured part of an article from a national newspaper which said victimhood "comes easily" to followers of... Read more

Liverpool people won’t back the Front

Liverpool Echo | Friday, 6 April 2012

THERE is a lot to be said for listing things in alphabetical order – as the names of election candidates are on ballot papers. It is a tried and trusted – and, frankly, obvious – formula to use. And it’s one which should have been used on a council leaflet about the mayoral election which will soon be dropping onto... Read more

Lib Dem Liverpool mayoral candidate slams BNP

Click Liverpool by Lauren Riley | Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A British National Party member has controversially announced he will stand as a candidate for Liverpool's first directly elected mayor.Mike Whitby, the BNP's North West regional organiser, is standing for the far-right party as voters go to the polls on May 3.Mr Whitby will be given the opportunity to take part in a public debate with twelve other... Read more

BNP in office Union Flag 'stunt'

Worcester News by Alicia Kelly | Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A STAFF member at a Worcester college was shocked when a member of the British National Party burst into her office with a camera in a row about the Union Flag. Rachel Gower, head of communications at Worcester College of Technology, returned to her office to find Carl Mason and another man waiting to film him presenting her with the... Read more

Police probe pub gig Nazis

Wales Online by James McCarthy | Monday, 2 April 2012

POLICE have confirmed they are investigating an event in which a racist mob making “sieg heil” salutes took over a Welsh pub for the night. As exclusively revealed in last week’s Wales on Sunday, neo-Nazis claimed they were going to put on a night of 2-Tone ska music at the venue in Newport. But instead, shaven-headed thugs turned up with... Read more