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Call for EDL to help fund Blackburn demonstration bill

Blackburn Citizen by Sam Chadderton | Tuesday, 31 May 2011

THE English Defence League should contribute to the cost of policing its demonstrations, a committee heard. Lancashire Police have applied to the Home Office for a reimbursement of the money spent on keeping the peace and preventing disorder at the Blackburn protest and counter-demo on April 2. The operation was more...


Blackpool EDL and anti-fascist demos ‘pass peacefully’

BBC News | Saturday, 28 May 2011

Protests by the English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) groups in Blackpool were "relatively incident free", police have said. About 1,500 people attended the EDL rally at South Pier while a further 50 people attended the UAF event at Central Pier, police estimated. Officers from three other more...


Far-right attacks escalate after BNP election defeats

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 27 May 2011

Far-right activists have attacked trade union meetings and anti-racist groups in the past month in what campaigners and politicians say is an escalating campaign of intimidation and violence. In the latest incident, a 20-strong group hurled concrete pillars, glass and rocks at a meeting on multiculturalism organised by Labour councillors more...


David Irving not welcome in Amsterdam

Searchlight by Graeme Atkinson | Thursday, 26 May 2011

An invitation from a Dutch social-democratic student to the British Holocaust denier David Irving to address students in Amsterdam on 26 May was cancelled after united protests from anti-fascists and the Jewish community in the city. Irving had intended to speak on “Hitler, Himmler and the Final Solution”, a subject more...


Pub landlady warned by police

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Barking and Dagenham police have visited the landlady of an east London pub where Nick Griffin is due to speak tonight and told her that she risks losing her licence if the meeting goes ahead, according to the British National Party spokesman Simon Darby. Darby claims an alternative venue has more...


Nick Griffin and the fall of the BNP

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Saturday, 21 May 2011

There is still considerable potential for an anti-immigrant populist party in Britain, but it's not going to be the BNP On 5 May, the electoral challenge from the BNP died after another string of dismal results. While it could at one time mobilise over 700 local election candidates and a more...


UAF meeting venue attacked by far right

by Dominic Byrne, regional organiser NUT | Friday, 20 May 2011

An attempt to disrupt and break up a Unite Against Fascism meeting in Barking, east London, last night by suspected supporters of the English Defence League and British National Party failed. A mob of 20 or more far-right thugs smashed windows with rocks and used a concrete post as a more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin isolated after election disasters

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 20 May 2011

Key figures threaten to form breakaway group as party chairman faces second leadership challenge in less than 12 months The British National party's dominance of far-right politics in the UK is under threat for the first time in a decade after a string of poor election results and a growing more...


Blackburn BNP candidate loses Avon role

Blackburn Citizen by Nafeesa Shan | Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A BNP candidate has been axed as an Avon representative after making racist remarks on Facebook. The company ‘terminated its relationship’ with self-employed sales leader Nancy Shaw-Farmer, who stood as a BNP candidate in Blackburn’s Roe Lee ward, after complaints about her posts on the social networking site. It launched more...


Eastcote teen Joel Titus banned from protests by far right EDL

Harrow Times by Jack Royston | Monday, 9 May 2011

AN Eastcote teenager has been banned from attending protests by far-right group the English Defence League. Joel Titus, 19, of North View, who has been violent at EDL protests, was slapped with an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Friday. The court heard about the teenager's involvement more...


BNP in online hacking row ahead of election

Thurrock Gazette | Wednesday, 4 May 2011

THE British National Party claims nasty racist and homophobic comments posted on Facebook pages of two Thurrock Council election candidates were made by hackers.Anti-fascist magazine Searchlight contacted the Gazette outraged at a string of comments on the Facebook pages of Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park candidate Michael Braun, and Ockendon more...


BNP candidate denies racist slurs on website

Bolton News | Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A BRITISH National Party (BNP) candidate in tomorrow’s local elections has denied posting racist slurs on her Facebook site.Dorothee Sayers, who is standing in Tonge with The Haulgh, claimed her computer had been hacked into.She said the posts on her now deleted Facebook account, posted between February and June last more...


Blackburn BNP candidate's vile racist slurs

Blackburn Citizen by Tom Moseley | Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A BRITISH National Party election candidate has provoked fury after making vile racist slurs on her Facebook page. Nancy Shaw-Farmer, who is bidding to become a councillor in Roe Lee in Blackburn, has been described as ‘an absolute disgrace...living in the dark ages’ whose remarks ‘were bad, even by BNP more...


BNP faces court over bills

Belfast Telegraph by Clare Weir | Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The British National Party owes companies in Northern Ireland hundreds of thousands of pounds in unpaid bills, it is claimed. The Belfast Telegraph can reveal that a number of firms here could take the party to court for monies outstanding. One former supporter of the party has warned that small more...


Scots Guard removed from Royal Wedding duty for making vile slurs against Kate Middleton

Daily Mail | Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A Palace guard has been banned from the Royal Wedding parade for making vicious online rants about Kate Middleton after she apparently 'snubbed' him. Scots Guardsman Cameron Reilly, 18, also said he had 'attacked a black man' while on leave in his home town of East Kilbride near Glasgow more...


Revealed: Vile hate-filled backgrounds of BNP candidates standing for election to Holyrood

Daily Record by Mark McGivern | Monday, 2 May 2011

TWO BNP brothers standing for Holyrood are today exposed as vile hate-mongers. Adam and Mark Walker are disgraced former teachers whose shameful conduct cost them their careers. The Record can reveal BNP third in command, national organiser Adam, has been arrested twice in the last fortnight. The bigot has referred more...


My Asian in-law

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 1 May 2011

Racist candidate's secret is revealed. A BNP Assembly candidate who rants about Asians taking over the UK hides a fascinating secret – his father-in-law is Asian. The Sunday World can reveal Steven Moore, who refers to Asians as "ragheads", not only has an Indian father-in-law but had his wedding paid more...


Racist Bulger fiend backs BNP

Daily Star Sunday by Tom Savage | Sunday, 1 May 2011

JAMES Bulger’s killer Jon Venables is a racist who supports the BNP. The paedophile has sickened staff at the high-security prison where he is being held with his vile outbursts. And in a bizarre twist he has told workers he is following this week’s AV referendum closely as he thinks more...