BNP councillor on assault charges

| Thursday, 27 July 2006

A BNP councillor in the Midlands has been charged with three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Coun David Enderby (45) was elected onto Redditch Borough Council earlier this year. The 45-year-old, of Atcham Close, Winyates East, represents the Winyates ward and was the first member of the right wing party to ever get voted into the council. In the May elections,... Read more

NUJ calls for right-wing site ban after journalist attacks

Sarah Lagan | Thursday, 27 July 2006

The NUJ has warned of increasing threats to journalists whose details are being posted on far-right and neo-Nazi extremist websites such as Redwatch. Redwatch, which has been running for at least two years, lists photographs, addresses and contact details of anti-fascist protesters which the site claims are "for reference purposes only". A delegation of MPs and union activists met with Government ministers... Read more

BNP councillor is ousted by court

| Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Birmingham's only British National Party councillor lost her seat on Wednesday after two judges ruled that she had "not been duly elected". They ruled some of the votes cast for Sharon Ebanks had been counted twice and that she had actually finished third in the local elections in May. Judges announced that Labour candidate Catherine Grundy would replace her as councillor for... Read more

BNP member fails in Riba presidency bid

Matt Weaver | Wednesday, 26 July 2006

A member of the British National party has lost his bid to become president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, but he still managed to poll almost 17% of the vote, it was announced today Peter Phillips, a member of the institute's governing body, caused uproar in architectural profession last month, when he revealed that he was a member of... Read more

Fiasco over new homes for 'outsiders'

| Monday, 24 July 2006

A BITTER row has broken out over claims that three in four homes on a new estate have been reserved for 'foreign' families. A leaflet published by the British National Party claims that 75 per cent of new homes in Gale Street, Dagenham, will be 'given to outsiders.' But the council has hit back at the allegation, insisting that 71 per cent... Read more

BNP polls under 10% in two by-elections

| Saturday, 22 July 2006

The British National Party fared even worse than usual in two council by-elections on 20 July. In Chichester's West Wittering ward, Andrew Emerson took a mere 123 votes, an 8.2% share, which placed him fourth out of five candidates. Nevertheless the BNP website claimed it was "excellent news" and that the result "augers well for the British National Party in... Read more

Vicar joins anti-BNP campaign

| Friday, 21 July 2006

A MARYPORT vicar has described as "shocking" attempts by the far-right British National Party to get established in the town. The Rev Dr Kevin Ellis, Maryport's team vicar, called the BNP un-Christian and warned townsfolk that its supporters were not welcome in Maryport or its churches. His statement will be printed in the latest parish newsletter. He has vowed to fight the party's... Read more

Outrage as BNP leaflets town

| Friday, 21 July 2006

The British National Party has been condemned for feeding on "intolerance and bigotry" after distributing leaflets in Kenilworth. Town councillor Doug Golby received the material at his home in Raglan Grove. It shows a cartoon image of Muhammad with a bomb in his turban one of many which caused protests and riots in Europe and Africa after they appeared in... Read more

BNP's school target shows true colours

Letter from Simon Shaw | Thursday, 20 July 2006

IN THE run-up to last Thursday's by-election in Redbridge, the British National Party targeted our school in their propaganda. It may surprise the BNP that we are absolutely proud of everything we hear they accuse us of. Woodbridge High School is a comprehensive, which celebrates the fact that we are a multicultural/multi-faith community. We promote Black History Month, indeed it is an... Read more

Skull thuggery

Stephen Breen | Sunday, 16 July 2006

A notorious football hooligan who is banned from all English stadiums attended his first match in six years last week - at Windsor Park. Ex-Chelsea 'Headhunter' Jason Marriner was at Linfield's Champions' League qualifier against Gorica after being invited to Ulster by loyalist terrorists. Marriner - who was jailed for six years in 2000 for hooliganism - travelled to Belfast to celebrate... Read more

BNP man 'is only teaching whites'

Jon Slater | Friday, 14 July 2006

A row has broken out over accusations that a British National Party activist has been told to teach only white pupils. The NASUWT union has written to Derby council after complaints by local members about Clive Jones who stood as BNP candidate in a recent by-election for East Staffordshire borough council. Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary, said Mr Jones, a... Read more

BNP comes second in by-election

| Friday, 14 July 2006

The British National Party came close to winning a second seat on Redbridge council in a by-election in Bridge ward on 13 July. Danny Warville, the party's counter-intelligence officer in London, came second in what had been a safe Conservative ward, taking one third of the vote. The BNP had not stood in the ward in May considering it not one... Read more

Lecturer at centre of race row takes early retirement

Alexandra Smith | Wednesday, 12 July 2006

A lecturer who insisted that black people and women were genetically inferior has taken early retirement from Leeds University, it emerged today. Frank Ellis, a lecturer in Russian and Slavonic studies, told the Leeds Student newspaper that he supported the theory developed by Richard J Herrnstein and Charles Murray in their 1994 book The Bell Curve, which claimed that white... Read more

Police hit out at BNP

Tess McDermott | Monday, 10 July 2006

POLICE have slammed the British National Party for "painting a false picture" of Loughton in campaign flyers before the last local council election. Epping Forest District commander Chief Inspector Jon Hill and Loughton Inspector Denise Morrisey said BNP claims that inner city youths were "invading the town in gangs mugging and attacking local people" were "just not true". Mr Hill said: "Basically... Read more

Lies, myths and falsehoods: a day in the life of the BNP's stronghold

Steve Boggan | Saturday, 8 July 2006

The man from the BNP breezes up in a white linen suit looking like some latter-day Martin Bell and says: "Can you believe it? Two of our schools are having Muslim days tomorrow - on 7/7! It's like chucking mud in people's faces." Fresh-faced and brimming with enthusiasm, this is Richard Barnbrook, the leader of the second-largest party in the London... Read more

Racist gave bomb tips to BNP thug

| Thursday, 6 July 2006

AN EASTBOURNE pensioner who gave a BNP member a "schoolboy recipe" to make bombs, together with plans of a hotel housing asylum seekers, has walked free from court - despite being branded evil by a judge. Allen Boyce, 74, sent right wing extremist Terry Collins a diagram entitled "to make explosives" instructing him to mix certain specified chemicals together. He enclosed a... Read more

Landlord sorry for BNP meeting

| Wednesday, 5 July 2006

A MARYPORT landlord has apologised to the town's immigrant workforce for allowing the British National Party to meet in his pub. Brian Robinson, licensee of the King's Arms, said organisers of the newly-formed Allerdale BNP told him they were holding a pigeon meeting. The group has met four times, in Wigton and Maryport and met at the King's on Wednesday last week... Read more

BNP keeps seat for the moment

Paul Dale and Jonathan Walker | Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Birmingham's only British National Party councillor will be able to remain in office until at least the end of the month while a court considers whether she was improperly elected. A senior judge yesterday oversaw a re-count of the election result in Kingstanding, where the far-right BNP's Sharon Ebanks (pictured) was declared the winner on May 4. Birmingham City Council claimed immediately... Read more

July by-elections

| Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Anti-fascists are campaigning strongly against the BNP in a by-election in Bridge ward, Redbridge on 13 July. A large group of anti-fascists braved the heat to put copies of the July issue of Searchlight magazine through letter boxes in the ward on 2 July, organised by the community group Redbridge and Epping Forest. A much smaller number of BNP members... Read more