Exposed: Police worker’s BNP link

By Rob Waugh | Thursday, 26 May 2005

A POLICE community support officer today revealed to be a British National Party member has been arrested after the Yorkshire Post received information that he allegedly misused his position to 'spy' on anti-racist activists. Andrew Matthews, who works out of Morley Police Station in Leeds, is the first police employee in the country to be exposed as a member... Read more

Men appear in court on race hate charge

| Thursday, 26 May 2005

Six alleged members of an extreme right wing group denied stirring up racial hatred at the Old Bailey today. Elizabeth Hunt, 36, a mother-of-three from Merseyside, appeared alongside four others accused of publishing propaganda for the Racial Volunteer Force, an offshoot of the neo-nazi organisation Combat 18. A sixth defendant faces charges of conspiracy to incite racial hatred. It is claimed the... Read more

Libel jury finds against BNP man

| Thursday, 26 May 2005

Delegates at the ASLEF annual assembly in Scarborough erupted in joyful applause as acting general secretary Keith Norman reported that a High Court libel jury had just found in the union's favour in a case involving Jay Lee the British National Party activist expelled from the union. Costs have been awarded against Jay Lee who was found responsible for publishing libels... Read more

BNP wreath damage charge dropped

| Tuesday, 24 May 2005

A union official arrested for laying a wreath on top of a BNP one at a Holocaust memorial ceremony has walked free from court. Martin Gleeson, 44, of Chadderton, was arrested during the ceremony in Oldham, Greater Manchester on 27 January. He had placed his wreath "assertively" on top of a BNP one, as he was so annoyed at the... Read more

BNP Leader in Court on Race Charges

By Nick Foley, PA | Thursday, 19 May 2005

The leader of the British National Party appeared in court today charged with four race hate offences. Nick Griffin, 45, was charged by West Yorkshire Police last month following a long running investigation into the BBC documentary The Secret Agent, which secretly filmed BNP activists. The father of four appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court today accused of four counts of using words... Read more

Goresbrook by-election called for 23 June

| Wednesday, 18 May 2005

Lawrence Rustem will be the British National Party candidate in the Goresbrook by-election in Barking to be held on 23 June. The election follows the resignation of Daniel Kelley, the BNP's only London councillor, on 16 May after only eight months in office. Announcing his candidature, the BNP website described Rustem as a "popular hard-working activist". Why, if he... Read more

BNP man guilty in drug case

By Neil Atkinson | Wednesday, 18 May 2005

A MAN who fought as a BNP candidate in Huddersfield has admitted a drugs crime. Karl Hanson, 34, was fined 400 for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court. He was also ordered to pay 40 costs. The Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges of supplying heroin and crack cocaine. Hanson, of Fieldhead Way, Heckmondwike, pleaded guilty... Read more

Call to Ban BNP Members from Teaching Profession

By Tim Ross, PA Education Correspondent | Wednesday, 18 May 2005

A teachers' union today demanded new laws to stop members of the far right British National Party working in schools. The NASUWT union said no teacher should be allowed to hold membership of the BNP, the National Front or neo-Nazi group Combat 18. The Government described the idea as "an interesting proposal" which officials plan to discuss further. Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary,... Read more

BNP Barking councillor resigns

| Monday, 16 May 2005

The British National Party has lost its only councillor in London. Daniel Kelley, who represented Goresbrook ward on Barking and Dagenham council, resigned today citing ill health. Kelley was elected in a by-election last September. In his short term of office he distinguished himself only for telling a journalist that he hadn't got a clue about what he was doing. "There's meetings... Read more

Detox our racist culture

Gary Younge | Monday, 16 May 2005

Our standard of living now depends on cheap foreign labour Have you ever thought about what Britain would look like if the effects of postwar migration were suddenly reversed? Tellingly, most of parliament, our corporate boardrooms and newspaper editorial meetings would look much the same. But quite how these people would get to work, as public transport in most major... Read more

Racist hooligan at Islam rally faces jail

| Friday, 13 May 2005

A notorious football hooligan nicknamed "Nightmare" was today facing jail for abusing Asians at an extremist Islamic rally. Andrew Frain, 40, was convicted of threatening behaviour after he attended the Islamic rally in Trafalgar Square. Also present were the National Front and extreme left groups. But the Old Bailey jury did not know that Frain had been exposed as a... Read more

Off the buses!

| Wednesday, 11 May 2005

A BUS driver has been sacked after he turned up at work drunk. Alan Brettwood, who works for Go North East, was tested by bosses at work on Thursday and found to be over the legal limit for driving. He was dismissed as the company moved to ensure the safety of Sunderland's bus passengers. But Mr Brettwood, who stood as a British National... Read more

We’ll be back say BNP activists

Leon Watson | Wednesday, 11 May 2005

Far right British National Party activists today claimed they have secured a foot in the door in Swansea despite polling just 770 votes in the city in last week's General Election. Party bosses have also promised they will return to fight the next election despite multi-party opposition offering a united front against its participation.... Read more

My goal is to get rid of racism

Jamie Diffley | Tuesday, 10 May 2005

Anti-racism campaign charity Show Racism The Red Card is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Jamie Diffley met the North East man behind the organisation. Ged Grebby has always had a knack for generating maximum publicity for his political beliefs. In 1995 he made the front pages when he organised a rooftop demonstration at the home of Hexham MP Peter Atkinson in protest against... Read more

BNP Britain’s fourth party claim does not stand up

Sonia Gable | Sunday, 8 May 2005

The British National Party has laid claim to being Britain's fourth largest party. Its reasoning is that it beat the UK Independence Party and the Greens in more seats than the number in which those parties came ahead of the BNP. But if one looks at the figures more closely a different picture emerges. The BNP put up 119 candidates... Read more

BNP loses on all fronts but the fight goes on

| Saturday, 7 May 2005

The BNP was hoping for several second places or good third places in the general election and at one stage even thought that Richard Barnbrook could win in Barking and become the first ever BNP MP. Anti-fascists at community level stopped the BNP achieving anything. Barnbrook ended third, with just 16.9% of the vote, despite the BNP bringing activists into... Read more

BNP trounced in Stoke mayoral poll

| Friday, 6 May 2005

The BNP has failed to go through to the second round of the Stoke mayoral election. Steve Batkin came fourth in the first round behind the Labour and Conservative candidates and the former mayor who styles himself "Supporting Green Shoots". The BNP had pinned its main hopes on the mayoral poll, which took place alongside the general election. But a strong... Read more

Film shows Sieg Heil salutes and neo-Nazi singalongs

| Wednesday, 4 May 2005

WITH just hours to go before the start of voting in the General Election, the Yorkshire Evening Post today puts the spotlight on one party whose extremist nature sets it apart from the rest the British National Party. The BNP puts itself forward as a respectable party. It is not, and the YEP today tears away the BNP's cloak... Read more

BNP man charged with dealing in drugs

Rob Waugh | Wednesday, 4 May 2005

A BRITISH National Party (BNP) election candidate has been charged with supplying cocaine and heroin, the Yorkshire Post can reveal today. Just two days before the election, Karl Hanson, who is standing in Huddersfield, appeared at Leeds magistrates court yesterday charged with five counts of supplying drugs. The revelation is likely to deal a blow to electoral hopes of the far-Right party... Read more

Barking BNP exploits child for political gain

| Tuesday, 3 May 2005

The British National Party is using a girl suffering from Downs Syndrome to win votes in Barking, which is now the party's top target constituency nationally. Richard Barnbrook, the BNP candidate, has championed the case of a nine-year-old girl, whose mother says she has suffered sexual abuse (inappropriate touching) from boys in her junior school. In a video clip on... Read more

Hello sailor, au revoir Griffin

| Sunday, 1 May 2005

Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, today fled the hustings for France. Did Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the Front National, France's equivalent of the BNP, really need Griffin's presence on the annual Joan of Arc May Day fascist parade, or was Griffin only too pleased to take the opportunity to leave what has become the sinking ship of the BNP?... Read more

Barking & Dagenham Together - Urgent call for help for final week of anti-BNP campaign

| Sunday, 1 May 2005

Monday 2 May Leafleting in Thames and Longbridge wards. Meet at the Labour Hall, corner of Tenterden Road and Green Lane. Leafleting teams will meet at 10am, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tuesday Leafleting in Thames and Longbridge wards. Meet at the Labour Hall, corner of Tenterden Road and Green Lane. Leafleting teams will meet at 10am, 2pm and 7.30pm. Wednesday Eve of poll leaflets to selected... Read more