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Who’s ugly and nasty?

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Friday, 26 February 2010

Robert Bailey, leader of the BNP group on Barking and Dagenham council, thinks that Times journalists are "ugly and nasty". Speaking to the Romford and Havering Post to defend the violent ejection of a Times reporter from a BNP meeting on 14 February, Bailey said: "A lot of people that more...


Pipe-bomb maker jailed for three years

South Wales Argus by Ailsa Chalk | Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A BLACKWOOD man, who admitted possessing an improvised firearm and making pipe bomb, was jailed for three years yesterday.Darren Lee Tinklin, 24, of Waun Llwyn Crescent, Blackwood, appeared in Newport crown court for sentencing having previously pleaded guilty to possessing an improvised muzzle loading firearm, making the explosive substance 'black more...


‘BNP’ graffiti on Mansfield mosque

Mansfield Chad by Chris Breese | Wednesday, 24 February 2010

COMMUNITY leaders have united to condemn the racist vandals who carved a swastika and the letters 'BNP' into the door of a Mansfield mosque.Police are investigating after Mansfield Jamee Masjid, on Goodacre Street, was targeted and have helped install a new CCTV system following a number of similar incidents.But the more...


BNP supporters accused of hurling abuse at home of Liverpool’s ex-Lord Mayor

Liverpool Daily Post by David Bartlett | Friday, 19 February 2010

A GROUP of British National Party supporters were accused of hurling abuse over a loudspeaker after gathering outside the home of a former Lord Mayor.Labour Cllr Steve Rotheram last night hit out at the BNP, saying its tactics left one of his two teenage daughters shaken.The far-right party allegedly honed more...


Don't be fooled, the BNP is really nothing like you

Daily Mail by Martin Samuel | Thursday, 18 February 2010

The British National Party has announced that, following pressure from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, it will now be admitting black members. Don't all rush at once, folks.Still, only fair, isn't it? After all, black people have every right to be racist knuckleheads, too. Maybe this new branch of more...


Far-right British party welcomes Hanson

News.com.au | Tuesday, 16 February 2010

THE leader of the British National Party says Pauline Hanson will be welcomed should she decide to play a political role upon moving to the UK.BNP leader Nick Griffin also said he felt sorry for Ms Hanson because she had been "forced out of her country by this politically correct more...


Bolton’s call for ban on English Defence League protest

The Bolton News | Monday, 15 February 2010

Bolton Council is to write to Home Secretary Alan Johnson urging him to ban a planned rally by the right-wing English Defence League.The Bolton News can reveal that the EDL has set a new date for the controversial rally after the last planned protest in the town was postponed be-cause more...


BNP accused of muscling in on campaign for wounded soldier

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Monday, 15 February 2010

The British National Party was last night accused of plumbing new depths after it hijacked an online campaign to celebrate an amputee soldier’s birthday. Military officials described the political stunt as shameful and condemned the far-Right party for exploiting the predicament of wounded soldiers.In its latest attempt to use the more...


The day the BNP said it had changed its ways

The Times by Dominic Kennedy | Monday, 15 February 2010

One man grabbed my nose and tried to remove it from my face. As I was shoved towards the back of a parked vehicle and threw my hands out to steady myself a BNP thug snarled: “Don’t touch people’s cars mate.” Obviously, I offered no resistance.I had gone to the more...


Brute Force

The Times | Monday, 15 February 2010

The British National Party voted yesterday to abandon its bar on non-white members. This was not a belated and humbled acknowledgment of historic bigotry but an expedient to avoid a court injunction under human rights legislation. Meanwhile, BNP security guards assaulted and expelled Dominic Kennedy, theTimes journalist who was reporting more...


BNP changes all-white constitution and ejects Times reporter from meeting

The Times by Dominic Kennedy | Sunday, 14 February 2010

The British National Party voted today to change its constitution to allow black and Asian people to become members.The decision came at an extraordinary general meeting in Essex that was called after a court ordered the far-right party to comply with race relations laws. A court will decide in March more...


British National Party accounts investigated by Electoral Commission

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Saturday, 13 February 2010

The British National Party’s financial accounts are under investigation by the Electoral Commission over an alleged breach of the law.The commission said yesterday there were a “number of concerns” and that the far-right party’s latest accounts were “under review”. The investigation concerns a suspected breach of the Political Parties, Elections more...


Turning a blind eye on the campaign trail as BNP targets prize seat

The Times by Tom Baldwin and Fiona Hamilton | Saturday, 13 February 2010

British National Party activists are gathered outside the Underground station, smirking and smoking. A black man spits, twice, at their feet. “Yeah, I know who you are,” he says accusingly.Does that happen a lot? “What’s that?” asks Richard Barnbrook, a big wheel in the party and an elected member of more...


Five in court over EDL gathering

The Sentinel | Wednesday, 10 February 2010

FIVE men have appeared in court following disturbances during a rally staged by the English Defence League.About 1,300 people attended the EDL action in Hanley on January 23.The group said it was staging the demonstration to protest against Muslim extremism.A group of about 400 counter-protesters, rallied by anti-racism organisations, trade more...


Student union apologises over BNP claim

Northern Echo by Mark Tallentire | Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A STUDENTS’ union president has apologised after his officers appeared to suggest in a letter that a debate featuring two BNP politicians could lead to violence.Wes Streeting, president of the National Union of Students (NUS), said the letter was unacceptable, utterly ridiculous and those responsible had been asked to account more...


Complaints of prison racism rise among staff and inmates

The Guardian by Rowenna Davis and Paul Lewis | Monday, 8 February 2010

Prison officers are more than twice as likely to be reported for racism than prisoners, according to new government figures showing alleged racist incidents across the prison estate have risen by a quarter.Ministry of Justice complaints data reveals a steady rise in alleged racist incidents at the 139 prisons in more...


Twisted BNP cashing in on my hero's funeral: footage used to raise money

The People by Nick Dorman | Sunday, 7 February 2010

Grieving Jessica Deans has blasted the BNP for using a photo of her fiancé's coffin to plug their hateful policies.The picture - taken at the funeral of marine Liam Elms - appears in an online video to drum up election support for the far-right party.But Jessica branded it an outrage more...


BNP bid to recruit our heroes

News of the World by Jamie Lyons | Sunday, 7 February 2010

THE reviled BNP has launched a recruitment drive to sign up soldiers serving in Afghanistan.The far-right British Nation Party is secretly hoping to gain support before the general election, expected in May. The main theme of the campaign is "Bring Our Boys Home". But it's gone down badly with troops more...


EDL cancels Bolton protest

Manchester Evening News by Paul Britton | Sunday, 7 February 2010

The right-wing English Defence League has cancelled its planned demonstration in Bolton.The group said it took the decision because a Hindu religious festival is due to be held there on the same day, March 6.It also claimed to have received information that 'far-left groups were planning to attack Hindus whilst more...


Plan for anti-Muslim march blasted

Wales on Sunday by Jonathan Evans | Sunday, 7 February 2010

FIVE men have been arrested after a Facebook site was set up declaring “all Muslims should be thrown out of Wales”.Around 150 people joined the group on the social networking site claiming they would march through the Rhondda Valleys to make their feelings known.The proposed march has been described as more...


BNP debate scrapped

Sunderland Echo | Saturday, 6 February 2010

A planned debate including two British National Party members has been called off after fears of violence.Durham Union Society (DUS) today announced it had to cancel plans for the debate, entitled This House believes in a Multicultural Britain in Durham City. Political commentator Kulveer Ranger and Tory MP Edward Leigh more...


BNP to enter candidate in Lewisham mayoral election

News Shopper by Mark Chandler | Friday, 5 February 2010

A BRITISH National Party mayoral candidate will target Muslim and Nigerian voters at this year’s Lewisham elections, it has been claimed.The party’s London organiser Robert Bailey has confirmed the party will contest the borough’s mayoral election.But he said a candidate would not be announced until the party had raised enough more...


Nuneaton BNP councillor stands by controversial blog post

Coventry Telegraph by Sam Dimmer | Thursday, 4 February 2010

A BNP councillor will face a standards investigation after he described an Asian garage attendant as “f***ing filth” on an internet blog .Nuneaton Coun Martyn Findley (Barpool) launched the attack because the Asian man was staring at his son who was wearing his army cadet uniform.He posted: “How dare this more...


Welsh Defence League condemned for organising protest against proposed Mosque in Wrexham

Daily Post by Dan Beavan | Thursday, 4 February 2010

POLITICAL campaigners have sparked controversy by urging supporters to attend a demonstration against a proposed mosque.A group calling itself the Welsh Defence League (WDL) are staging the February 20 event in Wrexham about the mosque which they say could be built in the town.But anti-fascist magazine Searchlight last night condemned more...


EDL thugs plan to stoke up racism in Ulster

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The anti-Islam English Defence League, which caused violence in Stoke-on-Trent city centre last month, is planning to head to Northern Ireland for the traditional 12 July parades to “kick some Fenian ass”. At the height of the EDL rally in Stoke on 23 January over 2,000 protesters, many more...


C of E tells clergy not to invite BNP candidates to election hustings

Ekklesia | Monday, 1 February 2010

The Church of England has advised its clergy not to give the British National Party a platform in church buildings, or even meet with representatives of the racist Party.The advice comes in new updated guidance from the Archbishops’ Council Mission and Public Affairs Division issued today (1st February).The Church has more...