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Police make arrests at EDL march in Middlesbrough

BBC by . | Sunday, 29 June 2014

Police made a small number of arrests during rival marches by the English Defence League (EDL) and local anti-fascist groups in Middlesbrough. About 300 EDL supporters gathered in the town for a march and rally, which had been preceded by a demonstration by about 200 anti-fascist protesters. Cleveland Police said about 350 more...

Wifebeater thug jailed for headbutting ex-lover was known activist for SDL

Daily Record by Jack Mathieson | Monday, 23 June 2014

A PROMINENT activist in the far-right Scottish Defence League has been jailed for nine months for beating up a woman. David “Pod” Knowles, 42, headbutted former girlfriend Suzanne Sime and repeatedly punched her on the head and body. He had a series of arguments with Suzanne over the phone before the late-night more...

UKIP man’s departure leaves bill of £10,000

Redditch Standard by Ian Dipple | Sunday, 15 June 2014

THE RESIGNATION of a former UKIP councillor is set to cost borough taxpayers up to £10,000. It means the cost to county taxpayers for by-elections following the resignation of UKIP councillors in controversial circumstances is set to hit almost £49,000. Voters in Church Hill will go back to the polls on Thursday, more...

East Midlands MEP Roger Helmer replaces Nigel Farage as UKIP leader in Europe

Nottingham Post by Alex Britton | Wednesday, 11 June 2014

East Midlands Euro MP Roger Helmer has replaced party leader Nigel Farage as the head of UKIP MEPs. Mr Helmer was voted into the position on Tuesday evening by all 23 UKIP MEPs. He said: “I am delighted to be invited to lead the UK’s largest MEP delegation. We will focus more...

EDL thug Dean Kenney admits part in 2,000 strong battle with police

Essex Chronicle by . | Friday, 6 June 2014

A RIGHT WING thug who boasted of contaminating supermarket Halal chicken with bacon has admitted in court to committing violent disorder at a 2,000-strong English Defence League rally. Dean Kenney, 41, from Bannister Green Villas, Felsted, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to taking part in a demonstration last July which more...

Stevenage pub withdraws from hosting EDL members before march

The Comet 24 by Martin Dunne | Friday, 6 June 2014

A pub will no longer host English Defence League (EDL) members before they march tomorrow (Saturday). The Marquis of Lorne, in Stevenage High Street, had agreed to allow EDL members to meet at the pub prior to their 1.30pm march through the town. They have now withdrawn and have yet to more...

Newark byelection result puts the brakes on Nigel Farage's juggernaut

The Guardian by Andrew Sparrow | Friday, 6 June 2014

Ukip's seemingly relentless electoral advance stalled on Friday after the Conservatives held Newark with a larger than expected majority, partly attributed to people voting tactically to keep Nigel Farage's party out of Westminster. Robert Jenrick held the Nottinghamshire seat with a majority of 7,403 over Ukip, who at one stage had more...