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Skeletons in the cupboard

Hugh Muir | Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Here's to skeletons in the cupboard. The nation is divided between those who have a dodgy past, and those who dearly wished they had. But what to do when it catches up with the present? That's the as-yet unanswered question. Imagine for a moment that you are Steven Kerr, an more...


Anti-racism group

Julian Whittle | Wednesday, 31 October 2007

A GROUP formed in March to fight racism in Carlisle already has 85 supporters.Carlisle Against Racism is holding a public meeting in the Tithebarn, West Walls, tonight in an attempt to reach an even wider audience.Since its inception, it has had stalls at events such as the Festival of Nations more...


BNP grabs council seat

| Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Nigel Williamson, of Great Broughton, has been co-opted on to Broughton Moor Parish Council.A party newsletter, to be distributed this week, says Mr Williamson, secretary of Copeland BNP, is "a true Patriot," "a credit to the British National Party" and a tireless campaigner for the BNP.Parish council chairwoman Cath Ferguson more...


Councillor cleared over ‘offensive song’ stunt

Pete Magill | Monday, 29 October 2007

A BURNLEY councillor filmed a fellow British National Party representative singing an offensive' song outside the office of a high-profile Asian MP.Councillor Derek Dawson, Gannow's BNP ward member, was reported to the Standards Board of England by Burnley-born Shahid Malik, who is Dewsbury's MP, for his part in the publicity more...


Councillor cleared over ‘offensive song’ stunt

Pete Magill | Monday, 29 October 2007

A BURNLEY councillor filmed a fellow British National Party representative singing an offensive' song outside the office of a high-profile Asian MP.Councillor Derek Dawson, Gannow's BNP ward member, was reported to the Standards Board of England by Burnley-born Shahid Malik, who is Dewsbury's MP, for his part in the publicity more...


Councillor cleared over ‘offensive song’ stunt

Pete Magill | Monday, 29 October 2007

A BURNLEY councillor filmed a fellow British National Party representative singing an offensive' song outside the office of a high-profile Asian MP.Councillor Derek Dawson, Gannow's BNP ward member, was reported to the Standards Board of England by Burnley-born Shahid Malik, who is Dewsbury's MP, for his part in the publicity more...


Accusations fly as pro-life groups clash

Jamie Doward, home affairs editor | Sunday, 28 October 2007

Anti-abortion campaigners threaten to sue rival group for copyright theftAn Observer investigation today raises serious concerns about the operations of the LifeLeague, the militant anti-abortion group that has hijacked Britain's pro-life debate.The concerns come as it emerges that a rival pro-life organisation is considering legal action against the group's founder, more...


Protesters shout down anti-Islam speaker at MSU

Brendan Bouffard | Saturday, 27 October 2007

EAST LANSING - When British Nationalist Nick Griffin took the podium at a Friday night Michigan State University event, he tried to explain how Islam is a threat to Western civilization.Protesters wouldn't have it.Hurling obscenities and using chants to interrupt his address, rambunctious student organizations forced Griffin to abandon his more...


BNP to speak at Exeter University?

| Saturday, 27 October 2007

It looks like Exeter University Debating Society is again providing a platform for the British National Party. The anti-fascist Monitoring Group Rural Racism Project received an email from Daryl Scatcherd, the Debating Society's president, inviting it to provide a speaker to oppose the motion, "This house believes the BNP should more...


BNP full-scale campaign defeated in Waltham Abbey

| Friday, 26 October 2007

A major by-election effort by the BNP failed to bring the party victory after an anti-fascist community group leafleted the whole ward. But a very close result left the BNP just 18 votes behind the winning Conservative candidate with the Liberal Democrats a further seven votes behind.This was a seat more...


Nazi attack on Scottish war graves

| Friday, 26 October 2007

VANDALS have painted swastikas and Nazi symbols over graves of Scottish soldiers who died in the Battle of the Somme.French police are hunting the vandals who attacked the graves of 32 soldiers killed during the First World War in the battle for Contalmaison.The incident has resulted in thousands of pounds' more...


Fight the fascists and win

| Thursday, 25 October 2007

Anti-fascist campaign Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) launched its biggest initiative to date - an exciting 29-track double CD featuring some of the biggest names in modern music - in Barking last week.And you can join the fight against hatred through the Recorder.The LMHR CD project was initiated following reports more...


Anti-BNP action drive hits town

| Thursday, 25 October 2007

AN ANTI-British National Party campaign hit Dagenham on Saturday as the Labour movement attempted to woo voters away from their far right rivals.Labour councillors and London Young Labour members hit the streets of Valence, Whalebone and Goresbrook wards to distribute leaflets and knock on doors in a concerted effort to more...


Man jailed after Nazi salute

| Thursday, 25 October 2007

AN EBBW Vale man performed a Nazi salute and racially abused two Asian restaurant owners while on bail for a metal bar attack on another man, a court heard.Christopher Phillips, 24, of Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale, was jailed for a total of 26 months by a judge at Newport crown more...


Nazi thug is jailed

| Thursday, 25 October 2007

A neo-nazi who failed to carry out community service has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.John Montgomery, of Hillside Road, told Greenock socialist activists a Browning pistol was waiting for them outside his house. He was then caught with a host of material from the banned white supremacist group, Combat 18, more...


BNP councillor to be removed for non-attendance

| Saturday, 20 October 2007

The British National Party is about to lose yet another councillor, Searchlight can exclusively reveal.James Lloyd, BNP councillor for Princes End ward on Sandwell council, has not attended a meeting in six months, which means that he will be removed from office. We hope the council will not delay in more...


BNP councillor admits defeat

Steve Johnson | Thursday, 18 October 2007

A British National Party councillor kicked off Sandwell Council for missing meetings today admitted defeat after learning he faces crippling legal costs to win back his seat.Coun James Lloyd, BNP member for Princes End in Tipton, has been disqualified from office after missing meetings for six months and failing to more...


BNP councillor admits defeat

Steve Johnson | Thursday, 18 October 2007

A British National Party councillor kicked off Sandwell Council for missing meetings today admitted defeat after learning he faces crippling legal costs to win back his seat.Coun James Lloyd, BNP member for Princes End in Tipton, has been disqualified from office after missing meetings for six months and failing to more...


BNP man kicked out

| Wednesday, 17 October 2007

A Tipton BNP councillor has been kicked off Sandwell Council for failing to attend a single authority meeting in the last six months.James Lloyd, who represented the Princes End ward, has been disqualified as a result of his absence and failing to explain why. The councillor, first elected in 2004, more...


BNP man kicked out

| Wednesday, 17 October 2007

A Tipton BNP councillor has been kicked off Sandwell Council for failing to attend a single authority meeting in the last six months.James Lloyd, who represented the Princes End ward, has been disqualified as a result of his absence and failing to explain why. The councillor, first elected in 2004, more...


Griffin Meeting Stopped in Notts!

| Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Over 100 anti-fascists protested in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire on Tuesday evening. The assembled trade unionists, socialists and members of the local community gathered outside Kimberley Parish Hall from 6.30pm, trapping BNP leader Nick Griffin and a handful of supporters inside. The protest was sufficiently large and well organised to prevent a more...


Employer backs anti-racism campaign

| Tuesday, 16 October 2007

AN anti-racism campaign is gathering pace following the involvement of a major North-East employer.Darlington-based Cummins Limited has agreed to support the Hope Not Hate initiative being run this week by the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The campaign is taking place in County Durham following an increase in activity by the more...


Bands join anti-racism campaign

| Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Dirty Pretty Things, The Libertines and Bloc Party are just some of the artists who've lent their talents to a CD to stand against racism.The double album will be given away free with a music magazine, to fight against the British National Party's recruitment campaign in schools.The double album will more...


Political diary

Matt Withers | Sunday, 14 October 2007

THANKS to the British National Party for the press release drawing attention to the fact that Sedgefield councillor John Burton Tony Blair's former election agent has been suspended for a month for swearing.And rightly so there is no room for bad language in politics. And what's more more...


Oxford invites Irving for ‘free speech’ debate

Rachel Fletcher | Friday, 12 October 2007

Holocaust-denier David Irving and the British National Party's Nick Griffin have been approached by the Oxford Union debating society to discuss appearing next month.The Oxford Union distinct from the Oxford Students' Union said it was a "possibility" that the men might appear, but stopped short of calling it more...


BNP man brandished stick at election staff

| Wednesday, 10 October 2007

POLICE found a frustrated BNP supporter brandishing a stick and shouting at polling booth staff on election day. He got agitated after being told he couldn't vote because he wasn't registered, magistrates heard. But Shaun Jones admitted that he had handled things in the wrong way when he got frustrated more...


BNP invented excuse to expel Griffin rival

| Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Mike Easter, who acted as agent to Chris Jackson in the challenge to Nick Griffin's leadership of the BNP in July, has appealed against his expulsion from the BNP. He claims that the reason given, namely that he failed to submit a return of Jackson's expenses in the leadership contest, more...


BNP fundraising dinner fiasco

| Monday, 8 October 2007

Until a few days ago, the British National Party's Yorkshire region was expecting at least 100 and potentially up to 150 fools to attend a secretive fundraising dinner and put their hands in their pockets in an attempt to replenish the party's empty coffers. But at the last count only more...


Assault conviction upheld

Sonia Gable | Sunday, 7 October 2007

Councillor David Enderby has lost his appeal against his convictions for assaulting his estranged wife and mother-in-law. Enderby (pictured), the British National Party's sole representative on Redditch council, was found guilty of three counts of assault by beating at a trial at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court in January. He was fined more...


More lies

Sonia Gable | Sunday, 7 October 2007

Over in Barking and Dagenham Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's ludicrous candidate for mayor of London, took time out from his campaign to produce and distribute a new edition of Barking & Dagenham Patriot. The tatty sheet claims credit for everyone else's achievements, claiming: "All the progress that is happening is more...


The New Kimberley Hotel

| Thursday, 4 October 2007

Action needed, folks, in the form of more phone calls to the New Kimberley Hotel which has chosen to host the BNP's annual conference for the second time, and a couple of its suppliers who might like to know what the New Kimberley is up to and with whom they more...


BNP stalls in Blackpool

| Thursday, 4 October 2007

Once again it has become clear that the BNP is having regular stalls in Blackpool City Centre completely unopposed. This must be stopped. As we've seen in the past, the BNP will only retreat where it meets relentless opposition. If it is ignored, it grows and prospers. At the most more...