Sandwell Day of Action II

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Sunday, 31 May 2009

The second Sandwell Day of Action was a great success with over 80 people attending throughout the day and about 20,000 newspapers and leaflets delivered across Sandwell. The Day of Action had been widely advertised and was due to begin at 10am. We were still in the process of setting up and were pleasantly surprised when people started to arrive at... Read more

British Nasty Party

The People by Russell Myers | Sunday, 31 May 2009

Don't be fooled, Griffin & his cronies claim they aren't racists. They are. They're also pure evil. Never, ever, vote for the ... . A brave whistleblower warns today how race-hatred is still the lifeblood of the evil BNP - and begs People readers: "Vote for anybody but them this week." Former BNP candidate Christopher Brennan made his plea as the far-right... Read more

Exposed: ugly face of BNP's leaders

The Observer by Jamie Doward | Sunday, 31 May 2009

Prominent members of the British National party are today revealed as Nazi-sympathisers and racists with abhorrent views on such diverse issues as teenage violence, David Beckham and even David Cameron's deceased son, Ivan. The revelations undermine the party's attempts to paint itself in a more moderate light before the local and European elections and threaten to derail the electoral ambitions of... Read more

Nazi salutes and burning crosses

Sunday Herald by Chris Watt | Sunday, 31 May 2009

IT'S A nightmare political vision: burning crosses, Nazi salutes and extremist indoctrination. This is the dark heart of the British National Party - an organisation now setting up "youth camps" in Scotland. The controversial far-right training regime was launched last month in Wiltshire and immediately drew comparisons with the Hitler Youth and Islamic jihad boot camps Now, campaign groups fear a... Read more

BNP = Bloody Nasty People

Sunday Mirror by Fiona McIntosh | Sunday, 31 May 2009

Here’s how to wreck a sunny afternoon – the postman puts a BNP flier in your hand. As I ripped it up and ground it into the dirt, he said: “Don’t blame you love, I’d do the same. Except I’m paid to hand these things out.” So, let me get this right. The party that was once a standing joke – skinheads,... Read more

BNP election hopes marred by dodgy fascist pals of leader Nick Griffin

Daily Mirror by Matt Roper | Saturday, 30 May 2009

Convicted criminals, Nazi skinheads, violent thugs... not exactly the type of people you'd want to be pals with. But this motley crew of racists and fascists are Nick Griffin's closest European buddies. The BNP leader is trying his best to project the image of a respectable, welldressed politician in the run-up to the European elections on Thursday. And he knows that, if people... Read more

BNP boss Nick Griffin's racist rant against boxer Amir Khan

Daily Mirror by Brian Roberts | Saturday, 30 May 2009

Nick Griffin believes people like boxing star like Amir Khan should be encouraged to leave Britain. His BNP party wants to create firm incentives for non-white Britons to leave their homeland, but he dismissed claims that Britain would lose talent. He said of Khan: "Perhaps we will lose one good boxer, but there are more important things." Griffin spoke out at the... Read more

British National Party accused of hostile takeover of trade union

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Saturday, 30 May 2009

The British National Party has been accused of executing a “hostile takeover” of a trade union that subsequently accepted a £5,000 undeclared donation from Nick Griffin, the leader of the party. Clive Potter, a founder of Solidarity, the nationalist trade union, told The Times that he and other members of its executive were ousted by allies of Mr Griffin because they... Read more

British National Party begs for money in desperate memos

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Friday, 29 May 2009

The British National Party has sent out a series of memos appealing for donations in a move that raises further questions about the finances of the party. Political organisers as well as its leader, Nick Griffin, have sent “desperate” pleas for relatively small sums of money, despite claims by the BNP that it has £500,000 for the European and county council... Read more

BNP activist held over assault claim

Bristol Evening Post | Friday, 29 May 2009

A British National Party activist who has run for council and to be an MP was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his deaf wife. Clive Courtney, 55, was yesterday being questioned by Avon and Somerset police for alleged violence against his spouse, Julie, at their home in Pensford. Mr Courtney has been a local organiser of the right-wing party for Bristol and... Read more

PR hides BNP’s Nazi roots

Manchester Evening News by David Ottewell | Thursday, 28 May 2009

The MEN is exposing the policies and people behind the far-right BNP as it seeks to gain a seat in next month's European elections. David Ottewell casts a light on its shadowy history …THE British National Party has poured huge resources into trying to disguise its neo-Nazi roots. The BNP was an off-shoot of the... Read more

Mystery of BNP poll war chest

The Times by Fiona Hamilton, Sam Coates | Thursday, 28 May 2009

The British National Party is facing an inquiry into its funding after its leader, Nick Griffin, paid a £5,000 political donation into his personal bank account without declaring it. The party’s finances came under scrutiny yesterday after it declared donations with the Electoral Commission of £21,132 for the first quarter of this year. No donations were declared between March and December... Read more

BNP leader: I don’t mind breaking race laws

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Thursday, 28 May 2009

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, has told members in an online broadcast that he has no problem with breaking race laws. In a recording that was broadcast on a BNP blog late on Tuesday night, and was later placed on the party’s website, Mr Griffin said: “As you know, we don’t break the law. We never have,... Read more

Chelmsford: Residents upset by BNP leaflet

Essex Gazette | Thursday, 28 May 2009

VILLAGERS and townspeople have complained to Chelmsford Borough Council after propaganda for the far-right British National Party was distributed with a council newsletter. Chelmsford and Writtle residents were shocked to find the leaflets apparently delivered with the summer edition of Borough Life, when it popped through letterboxes this week. However, the council said that the unfortunate situation arose because of the distribution... Read more

Fury at BNP candidate's claims over Holocaust

Yorkshire Evening Post by Peter Lazenby | Thursday, 28 May 2009

Leaders of Yorkshire's Jewish communities are appalled at a British National Party decision to field a Euro-election candidate who said "dentistry and plastic surgery" were positives to come out of the Holocaust. Marlene Guest made the comments in a Sky One documentary, BNP Wives, broadcast in January, 2008 when she also attempted to minimise the scale of the Holocaust. Naming the BNP... Read more

Don't vote for me, says BNP candidate

Worcester News by Jack Blanchard | Thursday, 28 May 2009

A BNP candidate has tried to pull out of next week’s local elections because she “doesn’t want people thinking I’m racist” – and is now asking Worcester people NOT to vote for her. Corinne Tovey-Jones told the Worcester News she wants to withdraw her candidacy for the far-right British National Party in next Thursday’s Worcestershire County Council elections, but has discovered... Read more

Musicians demand legal right to stop BNP selling their CDs on its website

The Times by Nico Hines | Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A group of leading musicians, including band members from Blur and Pink Floyd, have demanded the right to prevent their music being used or sold for profit by the British National Party. The far-right party raises money by selling a selection of nostalgic folk albums on its website - but many of the musicians featured have discovered that they are powerless... Read more

BNP activists are "full of hate" says former candidate

HOPE not hate / Searchlight | Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A former British National Party election candidate has confirmed that BNP activists are full of hate for Jews and black people. Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, constantly claims that the BNP does not hate non-white people but merely wants them to leave Britain, and that the party is not antisemitic. However party activists are just plain racists, according to Chris... Read more

BNP DDoS 'mega-assault' not actually mega in the least

The Register by John Leyden | Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A supposedly massive denial of service attack against the British National Party website has been exposed as a gross exaggeration. The assault, which began on Friday, was described by the party in an email appeal for funds as the "largest cyber attack in recorded history" and comparable only to a 2001 assault against Microsoft*. Nick Griffin, leader of the controversial far-right... Read more

Stars unite against BNP

Manchester Evening News | Wednesday, 27 May 2009

STARS from across the region have joined together against the British National Party. The extremist right-wing group is targeting the north west region at the European Parliament elections on June 4. It needs 8 per cent of the vote to win one of the eight seats in Brussels. If the party manages to get enough votes its leader, Nick Griffin - who... Read more

If you tell a lie big enough …

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A British National Party claim on Monday that the police are investigating Searchlight for attacking a commercial company’s website is a lie of which Joseph Goebbels would be proud and further evidence of how the party’s election campaign is falling apart. The BNP website went down for several hours over the holiday weekend. On Sunday evening the... Read more

Family of Winston Churchill slams BNP over far-right party's attempt to hijack wartime leader's legacy

Daily Mail by Tim Shipman | Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Relatives of Sir Winston Churchill have denounced as ‘monstrous’ an attempt by BNP leader Nick Griffin to cloak himself in the mantle of Britain's greatest wartime leader. The far-right British National Party’s election broadcast, which is screened nationwide this evening, features Mr Griffin quoting from one of Churchill’s most famous speeches. The BNP chief uses the broadcast to argue that modern Britain,... Read more

Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand wants to boot out BNP

Daily Mirror by Ros Wynne-Jones | Monday, 25 May 2009

Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand is backing our Hope not Hate campaign. He said he was appalled BNP leader Nick Griffin was standing for election in the city. Speaking at Old Trafford he added: "Manchester is a wonderful, tolerant city. Every nationality, race, creed and colour is here." Pointing to the statue of Sir Matt Busby he went on: "He'd tell you the... Read more

Our wonderful diverse world

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Sunday, 24 May 2009

We visited the Redbridge Green Fair today to give out HOPE not hate leaflets and badges. It was a vibrant mix of cultures and ethnicities, enjoying the Bank Holiday sunshine, no group dominating or objecting to anyone else, but all celebrating our different foods, music, traditions and communities. The BNP racists hate all this, they would destroy it. They would impose... Read more

Head to the polls on June 4 but don't vote for the BNP, plead Archbishops

Mail on Sunday by Jonathan Petre | Sunday, 24 May 2009

Britain's two most senior Church leaders will today plead with the public not to vote for the British National Party in next month’s European elections in protest at MPs’ lavish expenses. In a rare joint statement, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York will acknowledge the ‘understandable’ anger that the furore over Commons allowances has caused. But Dr Rowan Williams and... Read more

Midlands BNP leader demands Gurkhas are banned from staying in UK

Birmingham Post | Sunday, 24 May 2009

VETERAN soldiers have rubbished a Midland BNP leader for claiming there is ‘no space’ in Britain for Gurkha heroes. Simon Darby said his far-right party wanted the Government to ban the Nepalese soldiers from living in the UK. But his comments were condemned by the Royal British Legion, days after the Gurkhas won a landmark victory to settle here following a campaign... Read more

UKIP leader Nigel Farage boasts of his £2m in expenses

The Guardian by Toby Helm | Sunday, 24 May 2009

The leader of the UK Independence party (Ukip), which wants to lead Britain out of the EU, has taken £2m of taxpayers' money in expenses and allowances as a member of the European Parliament, on top of his £64,000 a year salary. Nigel Farage, who is calling on voters to punish "greedy Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem MPs" at the European... Read more

BNP leader Nick Griffin says postmen should be sacked for not delivering his leaflets

Daily Mirror by Tom Parry | Saturday, 23 May 2009

BNP demands sack for defiant posties BNP leader Nick Griffin has said postmen who refuse to deliver his election leaflets should be sacked. In a message on the far-right party's website, Griffin urged supporters to complain to Royal Mail if they do not receive a leaflet. He branded posties who won't distribute BNP propaganda as "antidemocratic idiots". Communication Workers Union officials in Bristol... Read more

Pressure on to withdraw BNP invite

Press Association | Saturday, 23 May 2009

British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin is facing being effectively barred from attending a Buckingham Palace garden party. The right wing politician had been invited to the social event by BNP colleague Richard Barnbrook who, as a London Assembly member, was nominated for two tickets by the Greater London Authority (GLA). But Jeff Jacobs, the GLA's deputy chief executive, on Friday... Read more

BNP leader 'barred' from Royal function

ITN News | Friday, 22 May 2009

BNP leader Nick Griffin has been effectively barred from attending a Buckingham Palace garden party. The right-wing politician had been invited to the social event by British National Party colleague Richard Barnbrook who, as a London Assembly member, was nominated for two tickets by the Greater London Authority (GLA). But Jeff Jacobs, the GLA's deputy chief executive, has tonight written to Mr... Read more

BNP councillors target schools as key battleground

TES by Richard Vaughan | Friday, 22 May 2009

They seek places on governing body of 80% Asian school to fight integration Three BNP councillors bid this week to join the governing body of a secondary in Stoke where 80 per cent of pupils are of Asian background as the far-right party revealed it would oppose integration in schools if it makes gains at next month’s local elections. The BNP is... Read more

David Blunkett warns of BNP poll 'danger'

Daily Mirror by Tom Parry | Friday, 22 May 2009

David Blunkett has thrown his weight behind the Daily Mirror's Hope Not Hate campaign, urging voters to keep out the BNP on June 4. The former Home Secretary visited our double decker in his home town of Sheffield, yesterday. Mr Blunkett, accompanied by his guide dog Sadie, said: "We are facing a very real danger of people seeking to foster hate and... Read more

Czech far-right party linked to BNP runs Euro election TV ads demanding 'Final Solution' to gypsy problem

Daily Mail by Allan Hall | Friday, 22 May 2009

A far-right party in Czech Republic which demanded a 'final solution' to the issue of gypsies has been exposed as having strong links with the BNP in Britain. The National Party in Prague stunned mainstream politicians and viewers with an electioneering ad using Nazi-era rhetoric that called for a 'final solution to the gypsy issue'. In WW2 the highest echelons of the... Read more

Mum's distress over BNP member's group name

Evening Gazette by Simon Walton | Friday, 22 May 2009

A TEESSIDE anti-knife campaigner today stressed she had no connection with a London-based campaign set up in the same name by a BNP member. Barbara Dunne formed ‘Mothers Against Knives’ in 2005 after her son Robert, 31, was murdered with a samurai sword in a Middlesbrough street attack in 2003. But now a group called ‘London’s Mothers Against Knives’ has been established... Read more

BNP man's vile 'W**s' tirade

The Sun by Ben Ashford | Thursday, 21 May 2009

A BNP candidate was exposed as a hate-mongering racist today after he posted on his Facebook page: "W**s go home." Eddy O'Sullivan also wrote on the social networking site: "They are nice people 'oh yeah' but can they not be nice people in the f**king Congo or . . . bongo land or whatever?" O'Sullivan, 49, who is standing for the Far... Read more

BNP conceal leaflets filled with racist lies in kids’ library books

Daily Mirror by Tom Parry | Thursday, 21 May 2009

T he Mirror's Hope not Hate tour visited Nottingham yesterday as it emerged the racist BNP has targeted children in the city. Our round-Britain bus campaign visited a sports celebration for school pupils in one of the most multi-racial parts of the country. At the same time, staff at a library in the suburb of West Bridgeford discovered BNP activists had planted promotional... Read more

Posties in BNP win

The Sun | Wednesday, 20 May 2009

SICKENED posties have won the right to refuse to deliver election leaflets for the racist BNP. Hundreds objected to the European Election leaflets. Others had been threatened, chased and spat as they tried to post it, the CWU union said. Royal Mail — legally obliged to deliver election material — yesterday vowed to honour an agreed “conscience clause” allowing staff to choose not... Read more

BNP leader Nick Griffin to attend Queen's summer garden party

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Head of far-right party gets guest pass from London assembly member Nick Griffin, the leader of the far-right British National party, is planning to attend a garden party in June hosted by the Queen at Buckingham palace, according to an associate. Richard Barnbrook, a BNP member of the London assembly, said he was taking Griffin to next month's event as his guest.... Read more

Hero's fury at BNP 'fake' pic

The Sun by Tom Newton-Dunn | Tuesday, 19 May 2009

AN ex-Guardsman branded the BNP “scumbags” last night for using his photo and faked words on an election flyer. Former Scots Guards NCO Stuart Walker, 37, was shocked to see a picture of himself in uniform outside Buckingham Palace on a poll leaflet. Beside it, implying he would back the racist party in the Euro elections, were words criticising kit shortages and... Read more

BNP mum Helen Forster led kids' race attack

Daily Mirror by Euan Stretch | Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Meet the female face of the BNP - the sneering single mum who led a mob of kids to throw eggs and fire an airgun at an Asian neighbour. Graphic designer Helen Forster, a paid-up member who produces leaflets for the far right group, was yesterday spared jail after being convicted of intimidation. She was the lone adult urging the hate-filled kids... Read more

BNP threat at the polls is looking hollow

London Evening Standard by Andrew Gilligan | Monday, 18 May 2009

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's London leader, is on a doorstep in Hornchurch, in earnest conversation with a housewife, trying to ignore the fact that his trousers have just started playing patriotic music. As the faint strains of “Jerusalem” waft northwards from his mobile, the others in the group — the voter, a BNP aide and two Evening Standard journalists — start... Read more

Coventry Tories and Labour united against the BNP

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Monday, 18 May 2009

Kevin Foster, Deputy Leader of Coventry Council, boarded the HOPE not hate bus today to condemn the BNP. Kevin, a Conservative Party member, joined trade unionists from Unite the Union and local Labour Party members to back the campaign. "We are all from Coventry and we... Read more

Lumley: BNP sickos slur hero Gurkha

The Sun by David Wooding | Monday, 18 May 2009

ANGRY Joanna Lumley last night blasted a British National Party leaflet targeting a heroic Gurkha recently killed in action. The Ab Fab star branded as “disgusting” the racist party’s use of a picture of Corporal Kumar Pun with a cross through it. Thousands of the hate-filled leaflets also demand: “Stop this illegal Gurkha immigration.” They were issued by teacher Adam Walker, a BNP... Read more

Exclusive: BNP poster campaign for British workers uses American actors

Sunday Mirror by Gary Anderson | Sunday, 17 May 2009

The poster demands “British jobs for British workers” and it shows three smiling men in hard-hats urging people to vote BNP. But the “building workers” in the ad – which is being driven up and down the country on a BNP vehicle called the “Truth Truck” – are not even British. They are American models who posed for a general photo agency... Read more

Zeroes blast hero

News of the World by Jamie Lyons | Sunday, 17 May 2009

BNP claim Beharry didn't deserve to win the VC BRITISH National Party cowards have launched an outrageous attack on a decorated Iraq war hero - claiming he only got the Victoria Cross because he is BLACK. The vile BNP denounced brave Johnson Beharry for being "an immigrant" and tried to belittle his heroics - which saved the lives of 30 comrades -... Read more

An economy in chaos and now those expenses. BNP leaders hope it's the 'perfect storm' that will sweep them to power

Daily Mail by Richard Pendlebury | Saturday, 16 May 2009

But as the Mail's investigation reveals, this vile bunch of racists, oddballs and thugs make today's MPs look like paragons Almost exactly 75 years ago, Sir Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British Union of Fascists, attracted an audience of 10,000 people to hear him speak at London's Olympia. That dramatic evening of June 7, 1934, with its highly choreographed... Read more

‘British pensioners’ on BNP election leaflet are actually Italian models

Daily Telegraph by Matthew Moore | Friday, 15 May 2009

An elderly couple pictured on BNP election leaflets endorsing the party's anti-immigration views are actually Italian models, it can be disclosed. Pamphlets being distributed by the far right party to 29 million homes ahead of next month's poll European and council polls feature testimonies from five "typical Britons", giving their reasons for voting BNP. The endorsements from apparently respectable members of society... Read more

UKIP, not BNP, set to benefit from anti-politics mood at EU elections

The Guardian by Allegra Stratton | Friday, 15 May 2009

Poll puts United Kingdom Independence party on 15%, compared to 3% for British National party The UK Independence party rather than the BNP appears to be the main beneficiary of public disillusionment with the political elite, according to polling this week. In a YouGov survey for the Sun published today, 15% of voters said they would vote Ukip in the coming European... Read more

Protest vote? Vote fascist, get fascist..

Daily Mail by Martin Samuel | Friday, 15 May 2009

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, looked smart in his suit, and his brief speech was like a Room 101 check-list of everything Joe Public hates about modern political life. Snouts in the trough, PC politicians, Big Brother-style microchips in your bins. When he talked about you the voters, it was in appealing, flattering terms. Decent people,... Read more

Postal workers refuse to deliver BNP leaflets

The Times by Joanna Sugden | Friday, 15 May 2009

Postal workers are refusing to deliver British National Party election leaflets because they object to its “right-wing rubbish”. Around 100 workers in the West Country have told union leaders they will not carry the leaflets, which bear an anti-immigration message. They have accused Royal Mail chiefs in Bristol and Somerset of “bullying” with one office allegedly threatening workers with the sack if... Read more

Bridgwater against the BNP

| Thursday, 14 May 2009

Trade unionists and community activists in Bridgwater have organised a week-long programme of leaflet drops to let the BNP know it is not welcome in their town. They will be meeting at the following times: Monday 18th May 1500-1700 Meet at Bridgwater railway station 1500 Tuesday 19th May 1030-1200 Duck estate. Meet at Cranleigh Gardens (Eastover Park) 1800 Tuesday 19th May 1800-200 Bristol Road.... Read more

A BNP vote can never be right

Daily Mirror by Brian Reade | Thursday, 14 May 2009

The desire to slap MPs across their hefty jowls has not been this intense since David Mellor was in his prime. And next month’s elections appears to be the platform to do it. But please don’t confuse a vote for the British National Party with inflicting pain on mainstream politicians. Because all you will hurt is your nation and your self-esteem. The... Read more

Keep brave Gurkhas out of Britain says BNP

Daily Mirror by Ryan Parry | Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Nick Griffin yesterday branded Gurkhas "mercenaries" who should not be allowed to stay in Britain. The leader of the far-right British National Party said: "We don't think the most overcrowded country in Europe, can realistically say, 'Look, you can all come and all your relatives.' "When the Gurkhas signed up – frankly as mercenaries – they expected a pension which would... Read more

Anger in Bridgwater

by Tim | Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Trade unionists and anti-racists in Bridgwater, a town with a proud history of radicalism, are angered by the news a BNP candidate is standing for election in their town. For the first time in the town's history, the BNP has put up a candidate for the Somerset County Council elections. The candidate is Roger Bennett, who earns his living managing time-share... Read more

BNP leader Nick Griffin hit with legal claim in website picture row

Daily Mirror by Tom Parry | Tuesday, 12 May 2009

BNP leader Nick Griffin was served with a legal claim yesterday for an £8,000 debt as he launched the far-right party's Euro election campaign. It follows the continued unauthorised use of a picture of UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the party's website. The BNP has refused to remove the shot by freelancer Mark Croucher, despite being warned of court action in January. A... Read more

BNP politician could be suspended from London assembly after inventing three murders

The Guardian by Hélène Mulholland | Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Labour councillor accuses Richard Barnbrook of 'openly and outrageously' lying to 'whip up fears in the London community' The most senior elected member of the British National party could face suspension from the London assembly for up to six months after he admitted inventing three murders to highlight knife crime, it emerged today. A joint investigation by the Greater London authority and... Read more

MPs’ expenses: BNP would be worse

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Monday, 11 May 2009

The BNP is hoping to trade on voters’ disillusionment with politicians following the MPs’ expenses debacle. Nick Griffin highlighted the issue at the official launch of his party’s European election campaign, claiming that everyone except the BNP had “their snouts in the same trough”. Yet the main reason Griffin, a former bankrupt, is so desperate... Read more

Right and wrong

The Times by Leader | Monday, 11 May 2009

The British National Party is both an ideological disgrace and hopeless in practice. The main parties must do more to encourage voting in the European elections “Britain today is a society living in fear. Our society is overcrowded, splintered and bankrupt. We stand on the brink of destruction.” Every few years the British National Party claims to have become more sophisticated.... Read more

Senior Labour MP accuses BBC ‘whitewash’ over coverage of BNP rise to power

Daily Mail by Tim Shipman | Sunday, 10 May 2009

BBC bosses are under fire for going soft on the far right British National Party. News chiefs at the corporation were accused of a ‘whitewash’ for delaying an investigation into the extremist views of the BNP until after the European elections next month. The poll on June 4th could see the neo-fascist group gain British seats in the Brussels Parliament for the... Read more

Wolverhampton HOPE not hate Day of Action

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Nick Kelleher | Sunday, 10 May 2009

Thirty one volunteers turned out on Saturday to distribute 10,000 HOPE not hate newspapers, urging people to vote against the fascist BNP at the European election on 4 June. Special thanks to the 16 people who came out for the first time. Trade unionists gave strong support including several members of Unison and the local TUC, and others from Unite,... Read more

BNP want banned Ku Klux Klan leader back in Britain

Sunday Mirror by Vincent Moss | Sunday, 10 May 2009

The far-right British National Party is demanding a former Ku Klux Klan leader be allowed into Britain. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith last week put former KKK grand wizard Stephen "Don" Black on a blacklist of "extremists". Now BNP leader Nick Griffin has called on her to let Black in. Mr Griffin said: "The only people who can be kept out are those... Read more

BNP’s attempt to gain first European seat aided by man linked to ANC leader’s killer

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 8 May 2009

A far-right activist linked to the murderer of the South African Communist party and ANC leader Chris Hani in 1993 is playing an influential role in the British National party in the run-up to next month's European election campaign. Arthur Kemp runs the party's merchandising arm, Excalibur, and was pictured this week at the BNP's election headquarters in mid-Wales helping to... Read more

Truth truck in town, residents flee

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Friday, 8 May 2009

The BNP's "truth truck", better known as the lie lorry, arrived in Great Yarmouth yesterday (7 May). According to the BNP's "Thurrock Patriots" blogsite, it was there "ahead of the Eastern Region European Elections Campaign". The blog added some pictures showing how the BNP's claimed state-of-the-art professional advertising lorry was greeted by residents. The driver, most probably Paul Golding, the... Read more

BNP exploits bug

Daily Mirror | Friday, 8 May 2009

The BNP has been accused of using the flu to push its far-right views. It is calling for half-hour medicals on foreigners arriving in Britain with "coughs or sneezes", schools to shut for two weeks and councils to turn off air-conditioning. The alarming measures to tackle swine flu were suggested by BNP London Assembly member Richard Barnbrook, 48, who claimed the illness... Read more

Lancashire workers urged to vote against BNP

Chorley Citizen by Nafeesa Shan | Thursday, 7 May 2009

PUBLIC sector workers in Lancashire are being urged to vote in the European elections amid fears that the BNP could win a seat. Employees of councils, health trusts and non-teaching staff at schools are being targeted by the campaign being led by public sector workers union Unison. It is urging the workers to use their vote in the June 4 elections. The European... Read more

BNP bases European Parliament election campaign in Wales

Western Mail by Martin Shipton | Thursday, 7 May 2009

THE British National Party’s propaganda campaign for next month’s European Parliament election is being run from a Mid Wales warehouse. And among the activists preparing the leaflets for distribution is an author whose book praises the Nazis. The anti-fascist organisation Searchlight has obtained photographs taken inside a warehouse in Welshpool, showing South African Arthur Kemp with other senior BNP figures and part... Read more

Leaders aim to stop BNP

The Star by Sarah Dunn | Thursday, 7 May 2009

MORE than 70 religious leaders representing different faiths who live together in South Yorkshire are making a public declaration urging people to use their vote to defeat extremists like the British National Party.Some of the 74 signatories will come together on the steps of Sheffield Town Hall next week to sign the document, which promotes values of unity, tolerance and... Read more

BNP official under investigation for comments about archbishop of York

The Guardian by Hélène Mulholland and Matthew Taylor | Wednesday, 6 May 2009

A City Hall investigation is under way after a senior BNP official on the devolved London government's payroll described the archbishop of York, John Sentamu, as an "ambitious African" and said his fellow Ugandans threw spears at their enemies. The Guardian understands that City Hall's chief executive, Leo Boland, decided to act following concerns raised by Boris Johnson, the Conservative mayor... Read more

The newspapers arrive

HOPE not hate by Alan Weaver | Wednesday, 6 May 2009

I had been looking forward to 5 May, because it was when I got my first look at the special HOPE not hate newspaper that will be dropping through hundreds of thousands of letterboxes over the next four weeks. One of the main HOPE not hate campaign tools, the newspapers arrived in Birmingham and were unloaded ready for distribution across... Read more

Celebrating May Day in Chesterfield

HOPE not hate by Alan Weaver | Wednesday, 6 May 2009

"Would you like to join the Hope not hate campaign against the BNP?" It's a simple question to ask really, just about everyone we ask says yes, of course we will. So we were a bit taken aback to get the reply, "We vote for the BNP, we are not going to talk to you, we are getting stronger and when... Read more

MPs urge City Hall to stop pay of BNP aide

Evening Standard by Paul Waugh | Tuesday, 5 May 2009

City Hall bosses were urged to withdraw taxpayer funding from a BNP official today after he suggested Ugandans threw "spears" at their enemies. Labour MPs demanded action after the remarks by Simon Darby, the British National Party's deputy leader whose part-time job at the Greater London Authority is funded by Londoners. Mr Darby, an aide to Assembly member Richard Barnbrook, also branded... Read more

Shock at BNP coin sticker

The Star by Claire Lewis | Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A SHEFFIELD shopkeeper has called in the police after he was handed a coin covered with a BNP sticker. Zahid Ahmed, aged 39, who runs DJ's News in Crookes, said he was shocked to receive the coin and believes it was deliberately given to him as a racist gesture by a supporter of the British National Party. The married father-of-two, who is... Read more

BNP chief brands Archbishop of York ‘anti-British’ and ‘an ambitious African’

Daiily Mail by Neil Sears | Monday, 4 May 2009

The deputy leader of the British National Party has attacked the Uganda-born Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, for being 'anti-British' and an 'ambitious African'. BNP number two Simon Darby suggested Dr Sentamu had no right to preach to Britons and added that Ugandans were likely to kill outspoken foreigners with spears. Desperately attempting to prove his remarks were not racist, Darby... Read more

Telling Nuneaton the true nature of the BNP

HOPE not hate / Searchlight | Sunday, 3 May 2009

They say the sun shines on the righteous - well it certainly shone on the HOPE not hate activists who delivered thousands of leaflets in Nuneaton on Saturday. Nuneaton elected two councillors to the Borough Council in 2008, in the Camp Hill and Bar Pool wards. "And that is where we started our campaign," said campaigner Alan Weaver, "because we know... Read more

We must vote the BNP out of politics

The Observer by Editorial | Sunday, 3 May 2009

Imagine an experiment to create fertile conditions for a far-right political party to thrive. You might start with an exhausted government. You would hang a pall of petty corruption over it – some systematic expenses fiddling, perhaps. Then you would throw in an economic crisis, high levels of immigration and a surge in unemployment. You would incubate the mix in... Read more

BNP race row with Dr John Sentamu over ‘spear-thrower’ comments

Sunday Mercury by Adam Aspinall | Sunday, 3 May 2009

THE deputy leader of the British National Party has made an astonishing attack on Dr John Sentamu, the former Bishop of Birmingham, describing his Ugandan countrymen as SPEAR-THROWERS. Simon Darby blasted Dr Sentamu, now Archbishop of York, after the cleric criticised the BNP’s controversial call for black and Asian Britons to be described as “racial foreigners” in future. Darby, who is bidding... Read more