Turning my back on a life of hate

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 31 July 2011

A NEW book reveals how loyalists and the far right teamed up in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Matthew Collins – a former NF leader-turned-antifascist – reveals a number of secret meetings between members of the National Front and the UDA and supporters of the UVF. Collins says the groups shared information and even plotted to have shared enemy... Read more

Takeaway targeted by mob

Plymouth Herald | Sunday, 31 July 2011

A TERRIFIED Kurdish family were forced to barricade themselves inside a kebab shop as a mob allegedly shouted racist abuse outside. One person threw a glass into the Istanbul Kebab shop in Exeter Street as violence spread from a nearby pub yesterday afternoon. The family said the glass, which smashed on a counter, could have hit a baby in a... Read more

Missing: the BNP’s 2010 accounts

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 29 July 2011

The British National Party has again failed to submit its accounts on time in contravention of electoral legislation. This is the fourth time the party faces fines for late accounts and news of it emerged just ten days after Clive Jefferson, the party treasurer, claimed in a document issued in support of Nick Griffin’s campaign to retain the party leadership... Read more

Norway killer 'sent email' to New Addington BNP activist

This is local London by Hannah Williamson | Friday, 29 July 2011

A BNP activist from Croydon was reportedly on a list of people emailed by the Norway mass murderer shortly before his attacks. John Clarke, BNP member for Croydon and Sutton is believed to be one of 1,003 contacts to have received a manifesto, sent by Anders Breivik an hour before his attack last Friday, which claimed 76 mostly children's lives.... Read more

BNP councillor in Nuneaton quits to become independent

Coventry Telegraph | Thursday, 28 July 2011

THE only British National Party member on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has defected from the party and declared himself an Independent. Martyn Findley will no longer represent Barpool ward under the BNP banner but will continue to serve as a councillor until the next election in May 2012. Explaining his decision, he said: “The BNP has gone backwards. "I... Read more

Norway: The climate that killed

by Tor Bach | Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tor Bach interviews Dr Terje Emberland and Professor Elisabeth Eide for Searchlight Terje Emberland who holds a doctorate in history of religion, and has written extensively on the ideology of the extreme right, is a senior researcher at the Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities. He is concerned with how the political climate in Norway on issues... Read more

Together we stand! They shall not pass!

by Tor Bach in Oslo | Tuesday, 26 July 2011

“Tonight, the streets are filled with love.” With these words His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Håkon opened his speech to 200,000 people outside Oslo’s city hall on Monday evening to protest at the massacres committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July. The biggest crowd ever gathered in the Norwegian capital massed into the square and... Read more

Norway attacks: Anders Behring Breivik was active member of far-right party

The Telegraph by Laura Donnelly | Saturday, 23 July 2011

Despite a proud reputation for peace and tolerance, Norway is a country which has suffered increased tensions over race and immigration in recent years. In the home of the Nobel Peace Prize, the far right has attracted increasing support both at the ballot box and on the streets. Behind the growth in extremism lie concerns about a rising numbers of... Read more

Norway killings: the quiet and modest man who became peacetime Europe’s worst mass killer

The Telegraph by Sean Rayment | Saturday, 23 July 2011

On July 17, Breivik posted a quote on Twitter by the English philosopher, John Stuart Mill, which read "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests." The message was a chilling warning of the carnage the 6ft tall, blond psychopath was about to unleash. The next time the world heard from the... Read more

BNP urges nationalist 'fight' on Twitter

Public Service.co.uk | Friday, 15 July 2011

The British National Party has encouraged its members to use social media outlets like Twitter to promote its messages, leading to concern from anti-extremist campaigners. In a newsletter entitled Adam's Operation Fightback, the BNP said supporters should not be afraid to use hashtags like #nationalist and #BNP when talking about news issues, and that they should "jump on trending topics and... Read more

Teachers must 'uphold British values' to work in schools

Daily Telegraph by Graeme Paton | Thursday, 14 July 2011

For the first time, staff are told they could be struck off for showing intolerance towards pupils with other faiths and beliefs. Teachers in England are warned against staging lessons that undermine “fundamental” values such as the rule of law, democracy and individual liberty. The move is designed to make it easier for heads to sack teachers who are members... Read more

Far right march could lead to “huge public disorder”

eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk by Else Kvist | Wednesday, 13 July 2011

City and East London Assembly member John Biggs is calling on the government to ban a march by a far right group in Tower Hamlets. Mr Biggs has today written to Home Secretary Theresa May urging her to ban the march, planned by the English Defence League, saying it will be “totally divisive”. He said: “I have real concerns that... Read more

Three arrests as EDL and UAF march through Plymouth

This is Plymouth by Neil Shaw | Saturday, 9 July 2011

THREE people were arrested as far-right group the English Defence League and anti-fascist group United Against Fascism marched through Plymouth today. The rally and counter-rally were heavily policed and passed without incident, according to city officers. EDL estimated they had 200 people at the event although other reports put the figure between 120 and 150. UAF claimed to have 500... Read more

Five arrests during Cambridge EDL and anti-fascist marches

BBC News | Saturday, 9 July 2011

Five people were arrested after scuffles broke out as the English Defence League (EDL) and anti-fascists marched in Cambridge. The number of people marching with United Against Fascism (UAF) and the TUC swelled from about 300 to 1,000 during the day, police said. About 350 people were on the EDL march, according to police. More than 650 officers from six... Read more

Enormous Disruption Looming: Halifax counts cost of EDL protest

Halifax Courier | Saturday, 9 July 2011

TRADERS across Halifax were today counting the cost of the English Defence League’s decision to hold another demo in town - today. Scores of pubs and other businesses will be shutting while the far-right group staged its protest. Shops and pubs say they will lose business but want to avoid the disorder seen last time the EDL came to Halifax.... Read more

More than 670 police officers to attend EDL march

Cambridge News | Friday, 8 July 2011

More than 670 officers will police an English Defence League (EDL) march and counter-protest in Cambridge tomorrow. The massive police presence will deal with protesters from each group. And more than 25 local officers will take part in dedicated community patrols around the mosque in Mawson Road, off Mill Road, along with other possible flashpoints in the city centre. Officers... Read more

Police in numbers to oversee two protests

Plymouth Herald | Friday, 8 July 2011

EXTRA officers are planning to patrol the city centre tomorrow amid plans by two national groups to hold protests in Plymouth. Far-right organisation the English Defence League (EDL) is set to demonstrate in the city and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) are planning to stage a counter-protest. Police are readying themselves for the potentially explosive rallies with 'significant resources' available. But... Read more

The EDL’s supergrass

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sam King | Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Roger Firth can often be seen stewarding English Defence League demonstrations in the South East. What he has not revealed to his friends in the EDL is his past, in particular his imprisonment for his part in attempts to fix a Premier League football match. In 1999 the floodlights went out at a Premiership match between Charlton Athletic and Liverpool,... Read more

BNP may face court action over unpaid printing bill

The Northern Echo by Duncan Leatherdale | Monday, 4 July 2011

CALLS have been made for the leader of the British National Party to step down in a row over a £16,000 debt to a North-East printing firm. The BNP owes the money to the Newton Press, a community newspaper based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, for the printing of posters and leaflets during the run-up to last year’s General Election... Read more

Nick Griffin to be mocked at Gay Pride

by Peter Tatchell | Friday, 1 July 2011

Satirical placard ridicules “Queen of Fascism” Call for gays to oppose the BNP Far right British National Party leader Nick Griffin will be satirised and mocked at London’s Gay Pride parade this Saturday, 2 July. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will march at the front of the parade with a placard featuring a doctored image of Nick Griffin with blue... Read more