Labour calls on voters to reject BNP

| Saturday, 26 June 2004

A Labour stalwart believes voters in a Stoke-on-Trent community will reject the British National Party when they go to the polls on July 22. Terry Crowe says he is "deeply disturbed" the BNP has decided to contest the Burslem South by-election, which is being held following to the death of Conservative candidate Marilyn Ibbs before the June 10 city council... Read more

BNP's complaint against Chronicle thrown out

By Holdthefrontpage staff | Tuesday, 15 June 2004

A weekly newspaper accused of affecting the outcome of a local election has been cleared by the industry watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission. The British National Party complained that an article in the Crewe Chronicle about one of its rallies was inaccurate, by mentioning the BNP alongside the National Front - and by the use of the words "democratic fashion"... Read more

BNP leaflet under investigation

| Monday, 14 June 2004

Claims that a BNP leaflet contained inflammatory statements which could incite racial hatred are being investigated by police. The Race Equality Council (REC) for Gloucestershire has complained about the party's European election leaflet. Headed "Asylum is making Britain explode", it was delivered to 30m houses before the European elections. The BNP denies it was racist and that it is important... Read more

BNP in clashes at start of count

| Saturday, 12 June 2004

Labour retained their stranglehold in Sunderland as the BNP were well-beaten in every ward. Labour went into the election with 62 seats and came out with 61. Its new majority of 47 is down by two. The Conservatives made inroads, picking up three seats across the city, taking their total to 12. Their net gain from Labour was just one.... Read more

BNP'S candidate faces union probe

By Ian Turner | Tuesday, 8 June 2004

A POSTAL worker is under investigation for standing as a candidate for the British National Party in this week's European elections. Bruce Cowd, a postman from Bridgwater, is one of seven candidates standing for the right-wing party in the South West constituency in Thursday's poll. Union leaders confirmed that Mr Cowd is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry by the... Read more

BNP crime and hysteria mount as polling day nears

| Monday, 7 June 2004

The election campaign has clearly brought out the best in the "law and order" BNP. Two candidates Joseph Owens and Tony Wentworth have been arrested on assault charges and another, Ian Clegg, appeared before magistrates charged with public order offences after a football match. Now a fourth has come to light. Alan Bailey presents himself in the London... Read more

Neo-Nazi thugs jailed for attacks

| Monday, 7 June 2004

The ringleaders of a gang of racist thugs who took swords, pickaxes and petrol bombs onto the streets of Hull have been given lengthy jail terms. Ben Povey, 24, was jailed for 19 years and Christopher Sirrs, 30, for 14-and-a-half years at Hull Crown Court. They were found guilty of offences including violent disorder, assault and making an explosive device.... Read more

BNP broadcast 'outrageous'

By Kirsty Buchanan | Friday, 4 June 2004

THE memory of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence has been used by the British National Party to win votes in Wales. It has emerged that the daughter of BNP leader Nick Griffin made her Welsh language appeal for votes in next week's local and European elections standing next to the memorial to Stephen Lawrence. Jennifer Griffin's political broadcast, aired by... Read more

Hacker emails NHS staff asking them to vote BNP

John Carvel, social affairs editor | Friday, 4 June 2004

The Department of Health's email network has been penetrated by a supporter of the BNP to circulate an inflammatory open letter urging NHS staff to vote for the party at next week's elections. In a warning to NHS trusts last night, the service's chief executive, Sir Nigel Crisp, said the perpetrator had set up a forged address to make it... Read more

'Critics may help BNP achieve credibility'

By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent | Thursday, 3 June 2004

Opponents risk giving the British National Party (BNP) publicity and credibility its electoral weakness does not justify, the Fabian Society warns today. The party is fielding 400 candidates in next week's council and European elections, seeking a foothold in the European Parliament and London Assembly. But a Fabian report says the far right is in retreat across Europe, and the... Read more

Mother-of-two takes a stand against BNP

by Sharen Green | Thursday, 3 June 2004

A JEWISH mother-of-two is so disgusted at a flyer from the British National Party shoved through her letter-box that she is organising a march against racism in Shaftesbury. The leaflet - distributed in the run-up to the Euro elections next week - says Britain is "exploding" because of "asylum bombers" and claims that there are two million illegal asylum seekers... Read more

BNP Eastern Region candidates mystery

| Wednesday, 2 June 2004

Some three weeks after election nominations closed, the BNP's website still does not list the right BNP candidates for the Eastern Region European constituency. Richard Green still appears at number 2 on the list and Nick Geri, the BNP councillor for Thurrock, Essex, is shown at number 5. Neither of them is on the nomination list handed to the returning... Read more

Candidates quit radio show over BNP

By Graham Dines - Political Editor | Wednesday, 2 June 2004

LABOUR and the Conservatives pulled out of a Radio Suffolk European election debate yesterday, refusing to share a platform with the far-right British National Party and slamming the Liberal Democrats for taking part. The morning election special on the radio station was scheduled to include Tory MEP Robert Sturdy, Labour's number two European candidate Beth Kelly, Martin Bell (Independent), Mike... Read more

BNP faces legal threat over asylum leaflets

| Wednesday, 2 June 2004

The British National party is facing the threat of legal action for potential incitement of racial hatred during its election campaign. In a move that could prompt similar action in other parts of the country, the Northumbria police force said it was consulting the Crown Prosecution Service over the legality, under the 1986 Public Order Act, of BNP leaflets on... Read more

BNP boss cheats on Britain’s war dead

By James Tapsfield, PA News | Tuesday, 1 June 2004

Lying, cheating and deceit are the BNP's stock in trade, as Searchlight has proved many times. For example, the party's Welsh election broadcast, which purported to portray a negative image of life in Wales today, was a fabrication, as contrary to the BNP's claims, none of it was filmed in Wales. The BNP's English election broadcast on 28 May was... Read more