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BNP heavyweight supports Eddy Butler leadership challenge

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Eddy Butler, who is challenging Nick Griffin for the BNP leadership this summer, has announced that Nick Cass, the popular former Yorkshire BNP organiser, will be his running mate to become deputy chairman of the BNP in the event of a Butler victory. In a “BNP TV” video posted more...


Adair in line for neo-Nazi leader role

Sunday Life by Aaron Tinney | Wednesday, 30 June 2010

EXILED terror boss Johnny Adair is plotting to become top dog of a violent race-hate group, it was warned last night. Anti-fascist organization Searchlight said the ex-UDA chief has been in talks with a notorious fascist pal over plans to seize control of the English Defence League (EDL). It was more...


Gambler Griffin bankrupts the BNP

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 28 June 2010

Eddy Butler, who is challenging Nick Griffin for the leadership of the British National Party, has accused Griffin of wasting donations given by the party’s hardworking supporters. According to Butler, Griffin’s incompetence has landed the party with the following liabilities: £35,000 owed to Mark Collett, Emma Colgate and Eddy more...


BNP faces financial turmoil if found in contempt of court

The Guardian by Ed Williams | Monday, 28 June 2010

Fresh from its disastrous showing at the ballot box on 6 May, the British National party now faces financial turmoil with its assets threatened by court action. The high court is to decide whether Nick Griffin and two other BNP officials should face contempt of court proceedings in which their more...


Petty nastiness continues in BNP leadership fight

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Sunday, 27 June 2010

Despite an appeal by Lee Barnes, the BNP’s legal officer, for the coming BNP leadership election to be “fought in a way that brings honour to the party and nationalism”, factionalism and dirty and illegal tactics continue. Dr Andrew Emerson, who has stood as a BNP candidate in numerous elections more...


Boy made nailbombs with chemicals bought on eBay

Daily Telegraph by Nick Britten | Saturday, 26 June 2010

A boy with an "unhealthy interest" in explosives and right wing politics made gunpowder and nailbombs with chemicals bought from his mother’s eBay account.Police found a pipe packed with nails and screws and charged with powder in the 16 year old’s bedroom, and a pipe with a firework inside hidden more...


Nazi terror convictions prove Searchlight’s analysis correct

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Gerry Gable and Simon Cressy | Friday, 25 June 2010

Two members of the nazi Aryan Strike Force have been jailed for posting violent and vicious racist messages on the internet. Michael Heaton, 42, and Trevor Hannington, 58, described Jews as “scum” and called for them to be “destroyed”. Hannington was jailed today for two years. He had pleaded more...


No-holds-barred racism as Griffin gets desperate

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Friday, 25 June 2010

“A Third World slum colonised by millions of African and Asian immigrants, facing the growing certainty of eventual civil war between an ever-growing Muslim community and everybody else”. This is how Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, which claims to be not racist, described Britain in more...


English Defence League and Muslim groups threaten summer of discontent

The Guardian by Megan French | Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A summer of clashes between extremist groups is feared as both theEnglish Defence League and Muslims Against Crusaders pledge to use soldiers' homecoming parades as a public platform for their protests.The English Defence League, which has cancelled two planned protests this week, today said it would be focusing on parades more...


Preston BNP activist cleared over anti-Muslim leaflets

BBC News | Monday, 21 June 2010

A BNP activist who delivered leaflets which blamed Muslims for the heroin trade has been cleared of intending to incite religious hatred.Anthony Bamber, 54, of Preston, printed and distributed the documents claiming Muslims were responsible for importing the drug from Pakistan and Afghanistan.They demanded that followers of Islam "apologise and more...


Soldier backs BNP and hails 'legends' who shot 14 dead on Bloody Sunday

Sunday Mail by Fiona Young | Sunday, 20 June 2010

A SOLDIER has been carpeted by top brass after a foulmouthed internet rant claiming soldiers were right to open fire on the Bloody Sunday marchers.Fusilier John Allison, 20, is also facing disciplinary action for drumming up support for the BNP.The dog handler serves with Fusiliers 2 Scots Battalion and has more...


BNP activist and former Liverpool Quiggins shop owner Peter Tierney found guilty of assaulting protestor

Liverpool Echo | Friday, 18 June 2010

A BNP activist was found guilty of attacking an anti-fascist demonstrator during a St George’s Day clash.Jurors took just an hour to unanimously convict Peter Tierney, 53, of lashing out at demonstrator Nicholas Barnett with a camera tripod as the two sides clashed.Tierney, who has long hair tied back in more...


BNP activist given suspended prison sentence in ammo case

East Anglian Daily Times by Jane Hunt | Thursday, 17 June 2010

A LEADING British National Party activist who admitted unlawfully possessing ammunition and gunpowder has escaped an immediate prison sentence.Police officers who went to a static caravan at Black Dyke Farm near Lakenheath in April last year, where David Lucas had been staying, found a plastic tub containing a small amount more...


BNP activist denies he wanted to start ‘religious war’ with leaflets saying Muslims fuel heroin trade

Daily Mail | Wednesday, 16 June 2010

AA BNP activist today denied he was a 'monster' who wanted a 'religious war' by distributing leaflets which claimed Muslims were collectively responsible for the heroin trade.Anthony Bamber, 54, told a jury his intention was to create a debate about the 'crime against humanity' that was the flow of the more...


BNP leader invited to meet Queen at Buckingham Palace garden party

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, has been invited to attend a Buckingham Palace garden party hosted by the Queen, The Times has learnt.Mr Griffin has obtained invitations for himself and three guests in his capacity as the North West’s MEP, in a move which last night more...


Preston BNP activist ‘distributed anti-Muslim leaflets’

BBC News | Monday, 14 June 2010

A British National Party (BNP) activist delivered leaflets blaming Muslims for the heroin trade intended to stir up religious hatred, a court has heard.Anthony Bamber, 54, of Preston, printed and distributed the documents claiming Muslims were responsible for importing the drug from Pakistan and Afghanistan.They demanded that followers of Islam more...


Belfast’s BNP staff keep it in the family

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 13 June 2010

THIS is the ‘glitzy’ tour of the British National Party’s Belfast base – but right wing boss Jim Dowson is nowhere to be seen. The promotional video tour is given by the daughter of racist party leader Nick Griffin MEP. And we find that the Belfast BNP office, more...


BNP members plan and glorify racist murders

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Friday, 11 June 2010

“I wish Derrick Bird could have come down to London and shot dead some illegal immigrants, rather than killing his fellow British people. If that offends you then tough; It’s my opinion & I’m entitled to it.” Who would write such a thing just two days after the terrible and more...


Football fan banned after hurling abuse at Muslims

Bristol Evening Post | Friday, 11 June 2010

A SELF-proclaimed "right- wing extremist" has been given a football banning order for making Nazi salutes and shouting a torrent of racist abuse at Muslim cub scouts after a Bristol Rovers match.A court heard Martyn Howlett was walking down Muller Road in Horfield after watching Rovers play Norwich Citywith his more...


BNP not ‘open and honest’ says East Midlands councillor

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 5 June 2010

One of the British National Party’s few remaining councillors has joined the growing calls for a challenge to Nick Griffin’s leadership of the party. Graham Partner, who holds one of the party’s two seats on North West Leicestershire District Council, says the BNP is not “being managed in an more...


A gun in every household?

Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 5 June 2010

Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, very properly expressed his condolences to all those affected by the shootings in West Cumbria, part of the North West region for which he is an MEP. It seems that Derrick Bird was an ordinary man who suddenly snapped under pressure, more...


Relief as BNP pulls plug on annual Red, White and Blue festival

Derby Evening Telegraph | Wednesday, 2 June 2010

THE British National Party says its controversial annual Red, White and Blue festival will not return to Derbyshire this year.People living near to the site of the three-day event, which cost Derbyshire Constabulary £500,000 to police last year, have spoken of their "considerable relief".The festival has been held on fields more...