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By-election candidate’s criminal past

Sheffield Star by Simon Cressy | Wednesday, 28 November 2012

AN independent candidate in the Rotherham by-election is a member of the far-right English Defence League who has criminal convictions, The Star can reveal. Clint Bristow, aged 39, of Cantley, Doncaster, is one of 11 people standing in tomorrow’s by-election caused by the resignation of Labour MP Denis MacShane over dishonest more...


UKIP linked to European far right organsation, says ex-party MEP

Rotherham Advertiser by Phil Turner | Wednesday, 28 November 2012

UKIP, the party at the centre of the Rotherham fostering storm, has been linked to far right groups in Europe by one of its former Euro MPs. The ex-UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire said UKIP attended a press conference last week for the right-wing European Alliance for Freedom at the European Parliament more...


Few would shed tears if Britain barred Anjem Choudary from returning

The Spectator | Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Britain’s best known Islamist, Anjem Choudary, is planning to hold a conference in Pakistan on Friday where, among other things, he will issue a fatwa on Malala Yousafzai. She is the schoolgirl from Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal areas who was shot in the head for defying the terrorist group by demanding more...


Teen held for throwing ham at mosque

ITV | Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating a hate crime after pieces of ham were thrown at a mosque. The teenager was held on suspicion of a religiously aggravated public order offence by officers called to Broadfield Mosque in Crawley, West Sussex. Sussex Police said "real anguish and anxiety" more...


Norwich man arrested during English Defence League march appears in court

EDP24 | Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A man who was arrested during an English Defence League march in Norwich and charged with using threatening words or behaviour has been fined. Matthew Berryman, 28, of Astell Road, Norwich, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to the offence on November 10. He was ordered to more...


UKIP candidate for Croydon North says gay people should not be allowed to adopt

Croydon Today | Tuesday, 27 November 2012

UKIP'S candidate for the Croydon North by-election says gay people should not be allowed to adopt. Winston McKenzie said placing children with gay or lesbian couples was "unhealthy" after retweeting an article written by a National Front supporter who claimed there was "no such thing as homophobia". His remarks come after Rotherham more...


Police escort BNP candidate from Middlesbrough by-election hustings

The Northern Echo by Joanna Morris | Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The BNP candidate for Middlesbrough’s upcoming by-election was this evening removed from a hustings event by police. Event organisers Friends of the Earth had excluded Peter Foreman on the basis of his party’s politics. Chair of the meeting, Simon Bowens, said: “The BNP were not invited because of Friends of the more...


Thurnby Lodge Forgotten estates

HOPE not hate magazine Nov-Dec 2012 by Dave Porter and Owen Jones | Sunday, 25 November 2012

Far-right extremists looking to spread their message of hate are infiltrating community protest groups and hijacking them for their own political ends.Leicester has become the latest battleground for extremists spreading messages of hate under the banner of community activism.Self-declared racists from the EDL and BNP are hijacking sensitive community issues more...


Former BNP member Robert Greensmith avoids jail after racially abusing staff at Cafe

Stoke Sentinel by Aimi Redfern | Saturday, 24 November 2012

Two friends who waved a Union Flag and hurled racial abuse at staff at an Indian takeaway have been spared jail. Former BNP member Robert Greensmith and his neighbour Leanne Reilly subjected staff at Cafe Rumi, in Cheadle, to a tirade of racial taunting after they were egged on by drinkers more...


EDL demo over Muslim centre

Peterlee Star | Thursday, 22 November 2012

Far-right extremists will descend on Shotton Colliery next month to protest over plans to turn a former pub into a Muslim education centre. Members of the English Defence League (EDL) will hold what they say will be the “first of many” regional demonstrations in the village. It comes after, the EDL says, more...


Burning crucifix wrapped in ham left outside the home of Muslim family in suspected race-hate attack

SWNS.com | Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Muslim family who had just moved into their new home were disgusted when ‘racist’ neighbours left a burning crucifix on their doorstep – wrapped in ham. Police are investigating after the sick housewarming gift was planted outside the property of the shocked family in Nottingham on Tuesday evening. The homeowner – more...


TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright in 'hurtful' comments about Muslims in Leicester

Leicester Mercury by Laura Elvin | Monday, 19 November 2012

A celebrity chef has come under fire after making "hurtful" comments about the city's Muslim community. In her new book, Clarissa Dickson Wright describes a visit to Leicester "as one of the most frightening experiences of my life". The 65-year-old dedicates a chapter of Clarissa's England: A Gamely Gallop Through the more...


EDL leader arrested in connection with graffiti attacks on mosques and Sikh temples

The Bristol Post | Monday, 19 November 2012

The leader of the English Defence League (EDL) in Bristol has been arrested in connection with graffiti sprayed on mosques and Sikh temples. Mickey Bayliss, from Upton Cheyney near Bitton, was arrested on Wednesday. along with another man. The two had their properties searched but were not charged and have been more...


Fears over clashes in Brighton on St George's Day

Brighton Argus by Peter Truman | Sunday, 18 November 2012

Far right and anti-fascist groups are preparing to clash in Brighton on St George’s Day. Last year bins were torched and items were thrown at the police as March for England held a St George’s Day march through the city. There were also counter-demonstrators who lined the route along Queen’s Road and more...


Two arrested during protests by far-right group over proposed mosque

The Northern Echo by Gavin Engelbrecht | Sunday, 18 November 2012

Two people were arrested during a demonstration by far-right activists yesterday (November 17) against the proposed opening of a mosque in a North-East city. The Northern Patriotic Front, formed in Newcastle by ex-members of the National Front in August, staged a protest in the Millfield area of Sunderland. About 60 protestors were more...


Dentist jailed after terrorist material and recipes to make explosives found on computer in £500k Hazel Grove house

Stockport Express | Friday, 16 November 2012

A dentist has been jailed for two years for having a catalogue of terrorist material on his computer. Dr Umer Farooq, 34, was said to have an interest in manuals on explosives, guns, poisons and unarmed combat beyond that of curiosity. He pleaded guilty to 14 counts of possessing material likely more...


PCC reaction: Losing candidate claims election was unfair

Luton on Sunday by Lauren Archell | Friday, 16 November 2012

POLICE and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate Kevin Carroll has claimed that his election campaign would have been fairer had it taken place in ‘Zimbabwe or China.’ Despite being ‘ecstatic’ and ‘over the moon’ with receiving 8,675 votes, the British Freedom Party representative said that his campaign was plagued with problems. Mr Carroll, more...


Hunt master ‘called black protester a f****** w**’ during violent confrontation with saboteurs

SWNS.com | Thursday, 15 November 2012

A hunt master hurled racist abuse at a black anti-blood sports protester and branded her a f*****g w**, a court heard. David Peters, 33, hurled insults at a group of ‘saboteurs’ who gathered in 4×4 vehicles to voice their protests at a meet in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, on January 7. The married more...


National Front to contest Croydon North by-election

Croydon Guardian by Nick Hitchens | Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Richard Edmonds of the National Front to contest Croydon North by-election Hard-line right wing party The National Front have announced they will be putting forward a candidate in the forthcoming Croydon North by-election. The party, which lists challenging "the desirability of a multi-racial/multi-cultural society imposed without consent” as a key objective, have more...


Police warning ahead of mosque protests

The Northern Echo | Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A far Right group is to stage a further demonstration over the proposed opening of a new mosque. The Northern Patriotic Front, formed in Newcastle by ex-members of the National Front in August, is to stage what it insists will be a peaceful hour-long protest in the Millfield area of Sunderland more...


Residents vent anger at Stoke-on-Trent BNP leader over BBC show

Staffs Live | Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Stoke-on-Trent residents hit out at Stoke-on-Trent BNP leader Michael Coleman’s ‘racial slurs’ aired on a controversial BBC documentary. The second episode of the three-part series, The Year The Town Hall Shrank, shadowed the BNP during their campaigning. But local residents who watched the programme were enraged and offended by BNP leader more...


Abu Qatada released from prison

BBC | Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been freed on bail after a UK court ruled he might not get a fair trial if deported to Jordan to face terrorism charges. He was released from Long Lartin prison, in Worcestershire. He has spent most of the last 10 years in custody. A UK court more...


British Freedom Party campaign posters taken down

Bedford Times & Citizen | Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Two campaign posters for the British Freedom Party’s police and crime commissioner candidate have been taken down. One poster, in Hibbert Street, Luton, had had a Hitler moustache painted on the face of candidate Kevin Carroll. A swastika had also been painted. Luton Borough Council said yesterday that it had asked advertising more...


Norwich Protests: Three Charged

Heart 102.4 | Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Three men arrested during the protest marches in Norwich on Saturday have been charged and another man cautioned. Only four arrests were made during yesterday's event which saw thousands of extra people in the city, as the English Defence League and counter-protest group , We Are Norwich, marched on City Hall. A more...


Uganda to officially pass ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

by Joe Morgan | Monday, 12 November 2012

Uganda will officially pass the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill at the end of this year despite international criticism. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the anti-gay bill will become law by December since most Ugandans ‘are demanding it’. Referring to the law as a ‘Christmas gift’ to the population, she spoke of ‘the serious more...


Luton Remembrance service disrupted

Luton Today | Sunday, 11 November 2012

Luton’s Remembrance Day service was disrupted when PCC candidate Kevin Carroll allegedly objected to Green Party campaigner Marc Scheimann laying a wreath of white peace poppies. It’s a tradition Mr Scheimann has carried out for 24 years in memory of his German and British grandfathers who died on opposite sides in more...


Children 'with no state' in UK

by BBC London | Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Further research by the BBC suggests it is a UK-wide problem. Charities warn of stateless children in Birmingham, Leeds, Coventry, Nottingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Oxford and Cardiff. "The problems caused by statelessness are by no means limited to London," Chris Nash, of charity Asylum Aid, said. Though, he acknowledges it is in the capital more...


Irish politician Frank Feighan to wear poppy in Dail

BBC News by By Jennifer O'Leary | Tuesday, 6 November 2012

In 1996, Fine Gael TD's Paddy Harte and Brian Hayes, along with a Labour Party TD Emmet Stagg wore poppies. More than 49,000 Irish soldiers died in the First World War. It is estimated that nearly a third of all young Irish men signed up at the time. "Thankfully, the peace dividend has more...


Muslim extremists in tear gas gay Marais attack

Gay Star News by Dan Littauer | Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Five Muslim extremists attacked a gay club in Paris beating the bouncers and spraying some attendants, including the vice president of IDAHO, with tear gas Several people were slightly injured when a homophobic attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, at the entrance of club Cud, in the gay more...


UK far right: True Twits

New Europe by Andy Carling | Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The latest attempt to reconstruct the British far right, after its spectacular collapse failed before it had even started. Andrew Brons, one of two British National Party MEPs has finally quit the party, having fallen out with party leader, Nick Griffin shortly after they took up their seats in Brussels. The more...


Bus driver sacked for BNP membership wins case in Strasbourg

The Guardian by Owen Bowcott | Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A Bradford bus diver should not have been sacked for being a member of the British National Party, the European court of human rights has ruled. Removing Arthur Redfearn, a BNP councillor, from his job transporting disabled passengers – most of whom were of Asian descent – breached his rights to more...


British National Party member’s human rights appeal set for court decision

by Owen L | Monday, 5 November 2012

A Bradford bus driver and British National Party (BNP) member will find out tomorrow if human rights judges accept that his political loyalties led him to be fired from his job. Redfearn v. the United Kingdom (no. 47335/06) The applicant, Arthur Collins Redfearn, is a British national who was born in 1948 more...


‘Antisemite’ vicar in Board of Deputies complaint

Jewish Chronicle by Marcus Dysch | Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Board of Deputies has made an unprecedented formal complaint to the Church of England over the conduct of a controversial Anglican vicar. Reverend Stephen Sizer is accused by the Board of “conduct unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders”. It is understood the complaint more...