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Matty Fairclough

Lancaster UAF | Tuesday, 29 May 2007

We've received the sad news that Matty Fairclough, one of the young lads from Ulverston we met at one of the Leeds demos against Nick Griffin last year, has died after being involved in a car accident on 29 April. We reprint a recent article from the NorthWest Evening mail more...


We need more houses, not divisive housing policies

James Heartfield | Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Margaret Hodge's comments that 'residents' should get priority will only legitimise anti-immigrant sentiment.Margaret Hodge, minister of state for industry and the regions and MP for the east London constituency of Barking, has suggested that long-standing British residents should be given priority over immigrants in relation to housing. Her comments smack more...


Concerns over party's help in hand plan

| Friday, 18 May 2007

Concerns have been raised by charities after the British National Party unveiled a plan to help elderly people in their homes.The Help in Hand project for Corsham was launched by the far-right party this week with the aim of assisting the elderly with difficult tasks around the home.Age Concern Wiltshire more...


Horror at youth leader's website

| Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Videos apparently inciting anti-Semitism were posted on the internet by a youth leader who was last year commended for his work with teenagers.The films entitled Raceland and What Is White Nationalism? were added to the Bebo site, which is used by millions of teenagers, by air cadet unit leader Mike more...


BNP leader to speak in spa town

| Monday, 14 May 2007

A talk by BNP leader Nick Griffin scheduled to take place at Bath University on Monday is to go ahead at a different venue in the city.The university initially agreed to the talk - organised by a first year politics student - before cancelling it after the threat of protests.The more...


Muslim and BNP councillors united

| Saturday, 12 May 2007

A MUSLIM and BNP councillor joined forces to oppose plans for a Kashmiri group's headquarters in Pendle.But Pendle Council's Nelson Committee still granted planning permission this week for offices in Lonsdale Street dedicated to the Pendle Kashmiri Welfare Association.Meetings and community work by the group, which campaigns for self-government in more...


Muslim and BNP councillors united

| Saturday, 12 May 2007

A MUSLIM and BNP councillor joined forces to oppose plans for a Kashmiri group's headquarters in Pendle.But Pendle Council's Nelson Committee still granted planning permission this week for offices in Lonsdale Street dedicated to the Pendle Kashmiri Welfare Association.Meetings and community work by the group, which campaigns for self-government in more...


Protests halt Griffin speech at Bath university

| Friday, 11 May 2007

Following protests by Searchlight South West and campus trade unionists, Bath University has banned the meeting at which Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, was to speak. In a statement published on its website the university said many students had expressed fears for their safety if the BNP leader was more...


Man found guilty of racially abusing PC

Alexander Carnwath | Friday, 11 May 2007

A Morden man, alleged to be a member of the British National Party, has been convicted of screaming racist abuse at a police officer after being arrested for his part in a drunken punch-up.Jamie Sedgewick, 40, of Wolsey Crescent, subjected the Asian officer to a tirade of obscenities and racial more...


University halts BNP speech plan

| Thursday, 10 May 2007

BNP leader Nick Griffin has been blocked from making a speech at a university meeting amid fears over security.He was due to address students at the University of Bath after permission had initially been granted.But a university spokesman said it was concerned a large number of protesters would create public more...


Greater Manchester police investigates claim it has BNP members in ranks

Vikram Dodd | Tuesday, 8 May 2007

· Off-duty colleagues said to have been at pub event· Force seizes CCTV footage of St George's Day incident One of Britain's biggest police forces is investigating allegations that it has British National party members among its frontline officers, the Guardian has learned.Greater Manchester police launched the investigation after complaints more...


Protest against Nick Griffin speaking at Bath University

| Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, will be speaking at Bath University at 7:00 on 14 May. The campus trade unions are organising a protest outside the venue.We are calling for letters and emails from trade unions to be sent to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, more...


Kirklees councillor cocks a snook at Standards Board

Sonia Gable | Monday, 7 May 2007

Ken Livingstone has a lot to answer for. Last year the High Court overturned a ruling by the Standards Board for England that the Mayor of London had acted improperly when he likened a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard. The judge said Livingstone's action was "offensive" but more...


Barnbrook’s ego searches for glory

Sonia Gable | Monday, 7 May 2007

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP leader on Barking and Dagenham Council, thinks a lot of himself, which is why he got his tame reporter Bob Gertner to write a long fawning report for the BNP website about what Barnbrook and his minions did at the last Council Assembly on 4 April, more...


Radio 4 documentary on the BNP

| Friday, 4 May 2007

Turning RightAs the dust settles on May's local elections, Gerry Northam traces the rise of the far right and investigates its claims to Christian roots and respectability. Andy why, in a recent nationwide poll, did a high percentage say they would "consider" voting BNP in the next general election?A wide more...


Journalists’ fury over BNP ad in South Wales Evening Post

Sarah Lagan | Thursday, 3 May 2007

Journalists at the South Wales Evening Post have reacted with anger after discovering an advert for the BNP was to be published in the paper.One insider told Press Gazette: "As journalists we find it abhorrent that the paper can carry an advert from the BNP and take their money, especially more...


Bad week for veteran Luton NF candidate

| Wednesday, 2 May 2007

For Derek Godfrey, the 76-year old National Front district council candidate for Caddington, the week started well. His local NF branch managed to gather together a ragbag of 50 sick notes to shuffle through Hemel Hempstead on St George's Day, topped off by a "secret" social at The Packhorse pub, more...


Voting for BNP taints house prices say Tories

| Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Voters in the South-East were today warned that electing the BNP could cost them thousands of pounds in depressed house prices. Tory activists have decided to use property costs against the far-Right party ahead of tomorrow's local elections. In one leaflet, the Conservatives claim that voting BNP "could cost you more...


Kent unity call against BNP

| Tuesday, 1 May 2007

We call, as a matter of urgency, for the broadest unity against racism and fascism. The Fascist British National Party is fielding candidates in the forthcoming local elections, a party that is trying to present itself as a respectable‚ political party. In fact they are a fascist party. Currently they more...


BNP hoists distress signal

| Tuesday, 1 May 2007

BNP members are becoming increasingly dejected at the success of the Hope not Hate campaign. An article on the BNP website by Martin Wingfield, editor of the BNP's newspaper The Voice of Freedom, reveals that in Maryport where he and his wife Tina are standing for election, "Labour have successully more...


BNP man on false firearm charge

| Tuesday, 1 May 2007

A British National Party candidate standing for election to Walsall Council has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm.Dominic Bugler, 38, of Avon Crescent, Pelsall, appeared at the town's magistrates court on Monday.Mr Bugler is the BNP's candidate in the Pelsall ward for the local elections taking place on Thursday.He more...