BNP candidate dubs Dewsbury ‘slum’

Georgina Morris | Friday, 26 September 2008

THE BNP candidate for next month's Dewsbury East by-election has branded Dewsbury an 'enriched slum'. Singer-songwriter Joe Barber made the comment on social networking website MySpace on September 8 after a visit to Melton in Leicestershire. Writing under his stage name of Joey Smith, Mr Barber said: "I was so taken aback by the warm hospitality that I am strongly considering moving... Read more

Jaywick: Shanty town? Not us, say residents

Sonia Elks | Thursday, 25 September 2008

Jaywick residents have rejected claims from a British National Party councillor that the village “resembles a shanty town”. Peter Turpin, a councillor for the BNP in Epping Forest, wrote a blog in which he singled out Jaywick for criticism. He wrote: “There are parts of it you wouldn’t want to be at night and parts you certainly wouldn’t want to live.” Dan Casey,... Read more

Race hate case pair appeal

| Friday, 19 September 2008

TWO men who fled to the United States after being found guilty of publishing race-hate articles on the Internet have launched appeals against their convictions. Simon Sheppard, of Brook Street in Selby, and Stephen Whittle skipped bail and headed across the Atlantic in July after a jury at Leeds Crown Court convicted them of a series of race-related offences. The pair claimed... Read more

‘Christians have moral duty to oppose the BNP’ - Bishop

| Friday, 19 September 2008

The Bishop of Stafford has called on people of good will to stand up and speak out against the British National Party. Speaking ahead of a national BNP rally being held in Stoke-on-Trent tomorrow (Saturday), the Rt Revd Gordon Mursell said: "The BNP are dangerous because they try to make us believe that all our problems are caused by foreigners. ... Read more

BNP member may be struck off teaching register

Polly Curtis | Friday, 19 September 2008

A teacher and prominent British National party member could be struck from the teaching register after he was accused of posting racist comments to a website from his school laptop. Adam Walker, who taught at Houghton Kepier sports college, a foundation school in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, has stood as a candidate for the BNP in local elections and is president... Read more

Right-wing activists cash in on the KOSB

| Thursday, 18 September 2008

BORDER army veterans will be shocked this week to learn that copies of a CD featuring the regimental pipes and drums of the King's Own Scottish Borderers are being sold to raise money for the right-wing British National Party. An investigation by TheSouthern discovered the CD – entitled The Bluebells of Scotland – for sale on the website of the BNP's... Read more

Dagenham & Redbridge tackle race issue

Matt Dickinson, Chief Sports Correspondent | Tuesday, 16 September 2008

A piece last week on football's place in the vanguard of good race relations prompted a phone call from Dagenham & Redbridge, the Coca-Cola League Two club. “Why no mention of our captain, Anwar Uddin?” Stephen Thompson, the managing director, asked. It was a legitimate inquiry. If it is remarkable that a player of Bangladeshi descent should captain an English league... Read more

Pub’s relief at BNP no show

Matt Eley | Monday, 15 September 2008

A licensee has spoken of her relief after her pub avoided being the scene of a clash between British National Party (BNP) supporters and anti-fascists. Last week The Publican revealed how the licensees at the Whitmore Arms in Orsett, Essex, were shocked to discover literature had been distributed in the area suggesting a BNP meeting... Read more

Griffin plans visit to Australia

Matthew Collins | Sunday, 14 September 2008

The BNP has announced that its leader Nick Griffin intends to visit Australia in the “very near future” at the invitation of the miniscule far-right Australian Protectionist Party. The APP is a tiny, minority party (led by a former BNP leading light) that seeks to drag Australia back to... Read more

EastEnders star’s daughter drops BNP bid

Annie Davidson | Thursday, 11 September 2008

THE daughter of the late EastEnders' star Mike Reid has pulled out of standing as a British National Party candidate in Essex - but the party said last night it had nothing to do with fears she would be branded “a Nazi”. Angela Reid, of Braintree, had entered herself as a candidate in the district council's by-election on October 2 in... Read more

Publican furious at BNP leaflet

| Monday, 8 September 2008

THE landlady of a popular village pub has reacted angrily after the British National Party posted leaflets through neighbouring doors saying they were going to hold a meeting on her premises. It is not the first time Margaret Orman, landlady of the Whitmore Arms, in Orsett, has been at odds with the far right group. Earlier this year they used a picture... Read more

Top UKIP aide quits after she receives menacing phone calls

Daily Mail by Brenda Carlin | Sunday, 7 September 2008

A former top aide to UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage broke down in tears yesterday after revealing she had received ‘threatening’ telephone calls accusing her of being ‘a whore’. Distraught Annabelle Fuller, 26, claimed that she was the victim of a vicious two-year smear campaign aimed at undermining Mr Farage. Ms Fuller said the phone calls and an ‘irrevocable breakdown in... Read more

Police eject BNP man from Burnley Town Hall

| Friday, 5 September 2008

A BURNLEY Council meeting was disrupted when police entered the council chamber and ejected a former British National Party candidate from the public gallery. Three officers arrived at Burnley Town Hall on Wednesday night to arrest Rosegrove with Lowerhouse candidate Mr John Rowe after he appeared in the public gallery despite a warrant earlier being issued for his arrest. Mr Rowe, who... Read more

Grimy BNP-link hotel ‘a hazard to humans’

| Friday, 5 September 2008

THE Blackpool hotel used by the far right British National Party for its annual conferences was branded a hazard to humans by health chiefs. Officers investigated after guests complained about diarrhoea and vomiting while staying at The New Kimberley Hotel, Blackpool. They were also told of guests being given uncooked food and meat which smelt bad. Officials found the kitchen of the 50-bedroom... Read more

Auty quits after BNP leadership bid fails

Richard Edwards | Thursday, 4 September 2008

A former BNP councillor has resigned his Kirklees seat in the wake of his failed party leadership bid. Colin Auty, who was elected British National Party member for Dewsbury East in 2006, launched a campaign to oust BNP chairman Nick Griffin earlier this year. But his bid collapsed just weeks after it began, with Mr Auty claiming the BNP party machine had... Read more

BNP church fire comment ‘despicable’

| Wednesday, 3 September 2008

A top Lincoln Tory has branded the words of BNP leader Nick Griffin as "despicable" after he commented on a fire at a church in the city which was about to converted into a mosque. The leader of the far-right party sent a statement to the Echo in the wake of a blaze at St Matthew's Church. Griffin, who lives in Wales,... Read more

BNP running gun camps for kids

Jason Beattie, Deputy Political Editor | Wednesday, 3 September 2008

EXCLUSIVE Sick BNP camp teaches youth wing recruits to shoot and make weapons The British National Party is running Hitler Youth-style training camps to teach children how to use guns and knives. Boys and girls as young as 12 have been taught to shoot a rifle, given demonstrations of knife techniques and shown how to make a lethal wooden dart called... Read more

Arrest warrant issued for Burnley politician

Peter Magill | Tuesday, 2 September 2008

A WARRANT has been issued after a political campaigner failed to attend court over allegations that he used a fire alarm to disrupt a town hall meeting. Councillors and Burnley Mayor Coun Ida Carmichael, along with chief executive Steve Rumbelow and his directors, were forced to abandon the town hall after the alarm interrupted a full council meeting in May. John Rowe,... Read more

BNP ‘won’t be able to remove travellers’

Jon Austin | Monday, 1 September 2008

RESIDENTS are living in “cloud cuckoo land” if they think voting in a BNP parish councillor will help remove travellers from illegal sites. Basildon Council leader Malcolm Buckley spoke out after learning the far-right party was fighting for a seat on Noak Bridge Parish Council, using the traveller issue to win support. Len Heather, who has previously stood for the... Read more

Hope defeats Hate in Rotherham

Hope not hate Yorkshire | Monday, 1 September 2008

By Paul Meszaros, Hope not hate Yorkshire When the BNP called a by-election in Rotherham, due to the resignation of a Labour councillor, many in the town and beyond feared the worse. The BNP were confident of a good show after managing to grab two seats in May's elections and the apparent disharmony in the local Labour Party seemed to... Read more