Man jailed for racist attack on children

Halifax Evening Courier by Elaine Jinks | Sunday, 30 May 2010

A MAN who shouted racial abuse at Asian children and chanted "BNP" at them has been jailed for eight months. Steven Moorhouse, 26, of Rushton Hill Close, Pellon, Halifax, admitted racially aggravated common assault and harassment between June and July last year. The children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were aged between eight and 13.Paul Williams, prosecuting, said Moorhouse... Read more

EDL member seen kicking officer

The Sentinel | Saturday, 29 May 2010

A member of the English Defence League who was involved in the disorder which broke out at a rally in Stoke-on-Trent has been jailed for 16 weeks. Jake Payne travelled up to the city from his home with friends to attend the event in Hanley city centre on January 23 this year. Laura Jones, prosecuting, told North Staffordshire magistrates: "Payne was seen... Read more

BNP man’s poll form had forgeries

South Wales Echo | Thursday, 27 May 2010

A MAN has been cautioned after signatures on the nomination forms of a defeated BNP candidate in the General Election were found to have been forged. South Wales Police received a number of complaints from members of the public concerned that their details had been used on Richard Barnes’ nomination form. Mr Barnes stood for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney in the recent... Read more

BNP man sentenced after shoving two women at East Croydon station

This is Croydon Today by Lucy Buckland | Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A BNP thug who ran for council has been given a year's community service for assaulting two female pacifist campaigners. David Clarke, who got 518 votes when he stood in Heathfield for this year's local elections, was sentenced on four counts of assaulting anti-racism campaigners. Clarke, of Dunley Drive, New Addington, pushed and shoved Lorna Nelson-Homian, James... Read more

Race hate boss porkies to PCC exposed

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Racist leader whinges that he is not in the BNP then is filmed at party fundraiser! THIS is the footage that proves BNP big wig Jim Dowson has been telling porkies! Barefaced race hate Glaswegian Dowson has asked the Press Complaints Commission to rule that the Sunday World was wrong to say he was a member of the BNP –... Read more

County Durham BNP teacher race claims dismissed

BBC News | Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Allegations that a British National Party activist posted racist comments online while working as a teacher in County Durham have been dismissed. The General Teaching Council (GTC) had heard Adam Walker used a school laptop to post descriptions of some immigrants as "savage animals" and "filth". Mr Walker, from Spennymoor, said he had been singled out because of his views. The GTC found... Read more

County Durham BNP teacher ‘wrote racist posts’

BBC News | Monday, 24 May 2010

A British National Party activist posted racist comments online while working as a teacher in County Durham, a disciplinary panel heard. The General Teaching Council (GTC) was told Adam Walker used a school laptop to post descriptions of some immigrants as "savage animals" and "filth". Mr Walker, from Spennymoor, said he had been singled out because of his views. About 60 BNP and... Read more

Griffin tries to buy time with resignation ploy

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 24 May 2010

Under pressure from a series of revelations by the British National Party’s former webmaster Simon Bennett and calls for new leadership by party activists and organisers stung by their disastrous election results, Nick Griffin has announced that he will step down as leader “by the end of 2013”. His declaration, made to a meeting of the party’s Advisory Council... Read more

Leeds racism row singer loses unfair dismissal claim against police

Yorkshire Evening Post | Friday, 21 May 2010

A racism row singer fired from his day job with West Yorkshire Police has lost his claim for unfair dismissal. Gary Marsden I'Anson, of Morley, was arrested and sacked over his alleged association with the British National Party and for using work time to compile right-wing CDs and DVDs for his rock band Anglo Saxon. The police imaging officer of... Read more

London BNP organiser stands down following arrest

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by David Williams | Friday, 21 May 2010

The British National Party’s London organiser stood down from his role on 19 May to “concentrate on clearing his name following unfounded allegations of assault during the recent London Elections”, London BNP has announced. Robert Bailey, a former Royal Marine and now a former BNP councillor, was involved in a clash with a group of young Asian men in... Read more

No ban on football shirts In Boston

Lincolnshire Police press release by Lincolnshire Police | Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A recent suggestion on the social networking site Facebook that Boston's pubs are banning England football shirts during this summer's World Cup has been refuted by Lincolnshire Police's Licensing Department. After the comments on the site were brought to the attention of PC Andy Heath, the Licensing Officer for Boston, enquiries were made among the town's licensees. "Of the 16 licensed premises... Read more

BNP husband avoids jail after growing cannabis

The Sentinel | Saturday, 15 May 2010

THE husband of BNP city councillor Melanie Baddeley and his nephew have avoided being sent to prison after admitting growing cannabis in rooms concealed in a lock-up garage. Four mature and 20 young plants were found by police executing a search warrant at the premises at the back of Park Avenue, Wolstanton. The street value of the potential yield of the drugs... Read more

County Durham terror plot father and son are jailed

BBC News | Friday, 14 May 2010

A neo-Nazi who made the poison ricin and plotted to overthrow the government has been jailed for 10 years. Police found the deadly chemical when they raided Ian Davison's home in Burnopfield, County Durham, last June. The 41-year-old admitted producing a chemical weapon, preparing for acts of terrorism and having terror handbooks. His son Nicky, 19, who was convicted of possessing material useful... Read more

General election 2010: the defeat of the BNP

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor and Hugh Muir | Friday, 14 May 2010

The BNP had promised a 'political earthquake' in east London. Instead, unexpectedly, it was wiped out. Matthew Taylor and Hugh Muir report on the forces that came together to defeat it, and ask: is this the end for Nick Griffin's party? *** At two minutes past six last Friday morning, Nick Griffin walked to the front of the makeshift stage at the... Read more

BNP London organiser Bob Bailey arrested over assault

BBC News | Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The British National Party's London organiser has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting two men. Bob Bailey was allegedly involved in a clash with some men in Harrow Road in Barking on 5 May - the day before the general election. Mr Bailey attended a police station on 11 May and was arrested and subsequently bailed until July. An 18-year-old man and 19-year-old... Read more

BNP faces legal threat amid new racism claims over redrafted constitution

The Guardian by Peter Walker and Matthew Taylor | Monday, 10 May 2010

The British National party faces the prospect of renewed legal action from the government's equalities watchdog over allegations that it has failed to remove potentially racist clauses from its constitution. The court case could potentially see the BNP's leader, Nick Griffin, jailed or fined for contempt of court, or see party assets seized, lawyers believe. It caps a miserable couple of... Read more

BNP hopes of a breakthrough dashed as party defeated in target seats

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Friday, 7 May 2010

Nick Griffin failed dramatically in his bid to gain a Westminster seat this morning when he suffered a resounding defeat in the British National Party’s east London stronghold. Margaret Hodge, the Labour incumbent, won by a majority of more than 16,000 to deflect the BNP leader’s challenge in what she labelled the most important and moral fight of her life. In a... Read more

BNP campaign derailed as webmaster withdraws services

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Hope not Hate | Thursday, 6 May 2010

The British National Party website remains moribund following a dispute between the party and its webmaster. Simon Bennett removed the website on Tuesday evening alleging “theft” by the party of his design work and content. Although he restored the site shortly afterwards, no new editorial content or user comments have been posted since. He has also taken action to close... Read more

‘Third party’ campaign is another BNP lie

by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A glossy anti-Labour pamphlet distributed in Barking was produced by a BNP front company not by “a loose coalition of non-BNP people” as Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, claims. The 12-page Barking and Dagenham Sentinel is devoted to personal attacks on Margaret Hodge and Jon Cruddas, who are defending their parliamentary seats in Barking and in Dagenham and Rainham... Read more

Keep the BNP out of Barking and Dagenham, say religious leaders

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A collective of religious leaders made a last-ditch plea yesterday to keep the British National Party out of Barking and Dagenham, warning that the far-right group would bring only division. The BNP has focused its general election campaign on the East London borough, where it hopes that Nick Griffin, its leader, will win its first parliamentary seat. It is also hoping... Read more

Fighting the BNP from the ground up - Obama-style

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Monday, 3 May 2010

The man who masterminded Barack Obama's online strategy during the US president's election campaign said today that anti-racists fighting the British National party had learned from his successful internet plan. Joe Rospars, who was the chief digital strategist for Obama from 2007 until his inauguration, said the Hope... Read more

Labour candidate assaulted by ‘BNP thug’

London SE1 community website by Sonia Gable | Monday, 3 May 2010

A Labour candidate has been attacked by a British National Party supporter whilst campaigning in Bermondsey. Cormac Hollingsworth was leafleting an estate on Monday evening when he was punched three times in the face and kicked. Meanwhile the attacker kept up a stream of insults and shouted pro-BNP slogans. Afterwards the victim's glasses were retrieved nine yards away. The candidate, who is... Read more

BNP ‘star’ quits to expose racist party

Sunday Mirror by Gary Anderson | Sunday, 2 May 2010

A rising star of the BNP has quit the party so he can expose Nick Griffin and his cronies for what they really are … incompetent racist thugs. Ex-soldier Simon Nicholson joined the party in 2007, believing leader Griffin's claim that the party was no longer racist and would campaign on local issues. He was even praised by Griffin when Simon came... Read more