British Legion’s u-turn over BNP member’s fundraiser

Huddersfield Examiner by Sam Casey | Saturday, 29 August 2009

THE Royal British Legion has reversed a decision to reject a BNP member’s charity fundraiser. Rachel Firth, 36, is planning to spend 24 hours inside a cardboard box this weekend to highlight the plight of ex-service personnel who are forced to sleep rough. She intended to raise money for the legion, which supports ex-service personnel. But, as reported this month, the charity said... Read more

BNP Patch tribute angers Legion

BBC News | Friday, 28 August 2009

The Royal British Legion in Somerset says it is appalled that a tribute to Harry Patch has been posted on the British National Party website. Robin White, chairman of the Wells branch, believes the tribute implies that the BNP stands for the same things Harry Patch stood for. "Knowing Harry as I did, he would have no truck with the BNP," he... Read more

BNP councillor refuses to explain outrageous lie

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 27 August 2009

A convicted racist who a British National Party councillor falsely claimed was not a party member has collected two new convictions and caused further embarrassment to her party. In May Helen Forster received a ten-month suspended prison sentence for intimidation after leading a mob of children, some as young as ten, to throw eggs and fire an airgun at an Asian... Read more

BNP says it submitted donations report

Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 27 August 2009

The BNP says it submitted its latest quarterly donations report in July and suggests that the Electoral Commission has made an "administrative error" in stating that the party had not complied with the requirement. Simon Darby wrote on his blog late last night after most of the media had reported the supposed failure: "On checking the awful publicity generated today I... Read more

Muslim man claims he was kidnapped and threatened at knifepoint over prayer sessions

The Guardian by Vikram Dodd | Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Racist attackers abducted a Muslim community leader at knifepoint, bundled him into a car and threatened his life unless he stopped running prayer sessions in a community hall that has been the target of a British National Party campaign. Police have confirmed they are treating the incident as a hate crime and are investigating links with an earlier firebomb attack on... Read more

BNP faces court case over membership rules

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Monday, 24 August 2009

The British National party is being taken to court over claims its membership criteria breach human rights law. The Equality and Human Rights Commission said it had issued county court proceedings against the party leader, Nick Griffin, and two other officials today over the BNP's membership rules. The party's constitution limits members to people who are "'indigenous Caucasian' and defined 'ethnic groups'... Read more

BNP rally hotel licence revoked

Blackpool Gazette by Helen Steel | Monday, 24 August 2009

A BLACKPOOL hotel which plays host to the annual BNP conference has had its entertainment and alcohol licence revoked. The New Kimberley on South Promenade was brought before Blackpool Council's licensing panel for posing a risk to public safety, and failing to comply with health and safety notices. The hotel caused public outcry after hosting three of the far-right BNP conferences since... Read more

Angel-faced racist aged 12

News of the World by Dan Evans | Sunday, 23 August 2009

Girl burns golly at BNP fun day A LITTLE girl grins with glee as she holds a golly over a fire . . . while a jeering BNP politician finds the doll guilty of BEING BLACK during a vile mock trial and execution. The baying crowd cheers when the toy - dubbed Winston - is condemned and dropped on to the... Read more

Former BNP officials charged over leaked membership lists

The Times by Dominic Kennedy | Saturday, 22 August 2009

Two former members of the British National Party have been charged under the Data Protection Act after its entire membership list was leaked on the internet. Sadie Graham, 30, previously a councillor and organiser, and her husband Matt Single, 27, the BNP’s former security chief, who were expelled from the party, could face a maximum £5,000 fine if convicted. Nick Griffin, the... Read more

BNP student imported knuckle-dusters

This is Nottingham by Rebecca Sherdley | Saturday, 22 August 2009

A CITY music student with an interest in far-right political groups illegally imported knuckledusters and CS spray from a member of a white supremacist movement in America. Michael Winfield planned to add the prohibited items to a collection kept under his bed. Customs and Excise officers in Manchester intercepted a parcel from a prominent member of Tightrope to Winfield, a New College... Read more

Rightwing march ban over fear of violence

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 21 August 2009

Rightwing groups have been banned from holding marches in Luton for three months in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the violence that has marred similar demonstrations across the country. The English Defence League, which has been involved in violent clashes in Birmingham and Luton this year, had planned to hold a series of demonstrations against "Islamic extremism" over the... Read more

The BNP will lose the argument

The Guardian by Lucy James | Thursday, 20 August 2009

Last weekend the BNP's annual shindig, "Red, White and Blue", took place in a small town in Derbyshire. Reports said that there were actuallyfewer attendees than there were anti-fascist protesters outside the gate. Unfortunately, some of these anti-BNP protesters soon became violent – leading to ... Read more

BNP considers festival site move

BBC News | Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The British National Party has said next year's Red White and Blue Festival (RWB) could be moved from Derbyshire. The party said it was concerned about the disruption caused to local people and the licensing restrictions imposed by the council. Last weekend 19 people were arrested during anti-BNP protests near Denby in a policing operation estimated to have cost £500,000. A BNP spokesman... Read more

BNP targets children as recruits for party's youth wing

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Monday, 17 August 2009

Inside the tent adorned with the Union Jack and St George’s flag, Peter and Anthony are on a recruiting drive. They hand out leaflets telling potential converts that their organisation is not racist, merely “helping to resist the racist colonisation of Britain”. Their table is scattered with postcards of young, white women draped in the Union Jack, holding placards with the reminder... Read more

‘Army’ made of former football hooligans

Wales Online by Tim Lewis | Sunday, 16 August 2009

FORMER football hooligans from Wales are being recruited by groups who have been involved in violent clashes with anti-fascist protesters. Members of anti-Islamic fundamentalist groups the Welsh Defence League and Casuals United joined activists from the associated English Defence League in a protest against Muslim extremists in Birmingham last weekend. Violence erupted at the protest, leading to a total of 34 arrests. Former... Read more

Convicted Italian fascist Roberto Fiore addresses BNP followers in Derbyshire

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Sunday, 16 August 2009

Right-wing European activists have addressed the British National Party’s annual gathering despite protests by anti-fascists that blockaded the event and resulted in 19 arrests in the Derbyshire countryside. Last night Roberto Fiore, the leader of the Italian far-right party Forza Nuova and a friend of the BNP leader Nick Griffin, spoke to several hundred people at the Red, White and Blue... Read more

More than 1,000 oppose BNP event

BBC News | Saturday, 15 August 2009

Nineteen people were arrested during a protest by about 1,500 people against the BNP's 10th annual Red, White and Blue festival in Derbyshire. The march in and around Codnor passed off mostly peacefully, police said. But some protesters threw bags of flower, eggs and fruit at officers as a few people tried to force their way through a police cordon. More than 500... Read more

Report exposes lies behind BNP’s anti-Muslim rhetoric

Asian News | Saturday, 15 August 2009

The BNP is deliberatly misreading Islamic texts in order to depict Muslims as inherently violent and backward accordning to a new report. The extreme right wing party has taken the decision to see the acts of Islamist extremists as representative of all British Muslims and have gone out to portray the acts of individual Muslims - for instance, criminal acts by... Read more

BNP nazi guest barred from UK

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 14 August 2009

A white supremacist friend of Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, was banned from entering Britain yesterday as he headed to speak at the BNP’s Red White and Blue festival this weekend. Preston Wiginton, one of the world’s most active nazis and antisemites, was refused entry by immigration officers at Heathrow airport under laws to keep... Read more

BNP member denies hate leaflets charge

Yorkshire Post | Thursday, 13 August 2009

A MEMBER of the British National Party denied in court trying to stir up religious hatred by sending out leaflets blaming Muslims for the heroin trade. The leaflets were distributed across Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Anthony Bamber, 53, of Greenbank Street, Preston, is accused of distributing pamphlets urging people to "heap condemnation" on Muslims, who must "apologise" for their actions. A photograph of... Read more

BNP activist and the false murder claims on YouTube

Evening Standard by Katharine Barney | Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A prominent BNP councillor has escaped suspension after a disciplinary hearing was postponed at the 11th hour. Today's hearing had been set up by City Hall and Barking and Dagenham council after Richard Barnbrook falsely claimed on YouTube that three people were murdered in three weeks in the borough. But last night officials were forced to delay the hearing after the BNP... Read more

Police ready for clashes at British National Party festival

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Monday, 10 August 2009

Police are to conduct a huge security operation in a Derbyshire village this week amid fears of clashes at an annual British National Party gathering. Eighty coachloads of anti-Fascists are to protest over the Red, White and Blue festival in Denby, which is likely to attract thousands of supporters next weekend. Up to a thousand police officers will be stationed in... Read more

Far-right group, the English Defence League, in disarray after Birmingham fracas

The Times by Nico Hines and Costas Pitas | Monday, 10 August 2009

A rightwing group which promised a summer of peaceful demonstrations against British Islamic extremists was in disarray today after its first significant protest ended in violence and 35 arrests. The English Defence League staged a march near the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham this weekend but its small band of supporters was drastically outnumbered by anti-fascist campaigners and riot police. The... Read more

Musicians fight to keep politics out of folk

BBC News | Saturday, 8 August 2009

The British National Party is using English Folk songs on its website but the musicians are not happy with the association. Paul Moss, from The World Tonight, reports on a scheme to keep such politics out of folk. The first Steve Knightley knew about it was when one of his fans sent an e-mail to tell him what had happened. "It's a... Read more

British National Party claim Murray Hall used "as mosque"

This is local London by Edmund Tobin | Monday, 3 August 2009

THE British National Party has been accused of whipping up racial tensions in the district after it issued an inflammatory leaflet about a local Muslim community group. In the latest edition of the BNP's Epping Forest Patriot, delivered to many households in Loughton, the group attack the use on Friday afternoons of the Murray Hall, in Borders Lane, for Islamic prayer... Read more