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BNP faces fines for third accounts failure

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 29 July 2010

The British National Party has failed to submit its 2009 accounts to the Electoral Commission, the third time the fascist party has been late. The Electoral Commission said today: “The British National Party and the party’s Regional Accounting Unit were both granted an extension to the deadline for submitting their more...


EDL members arrested over Bournemouth mosque bomb plot fears

Bournemouth Daily Echo by Jim Durkin | Tuesday, 27 July 2010

ARMED police opened fire during an operation to arrest members of the controversial far-right English Defence League, who were feared to be masterminding an attack at a Bournemouth mosque.Marksmen shot the tyres out on a van belonging to John Broomfield, who describes himself as Dorset EDL head, as he drove more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin ambushed by Peter Tatchell

Pink Paper by Peter Lloyd | Friday, 23 July 2010

British National Party leader Nick Griffin was ambushed by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell during a press conference at London's Millbank Studios, yesterday.Tatchell sneaked between photographers and strode up to Griffin as he was displaying his Buckingham Palace Garden Party invitation, which was subsequently withdrawn by the Queen. "As soon more...


Two spoiler candidates bid for BNP leadership

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 19 July 2010

“The man in the beige suit, dyslexic and partial to the occasional drink” is Richard Barnbrook’s idiosyncratic way of inviting support for his bid to become chairman of the British National Party. In any other party a leader “partial to the occasional drink” has to resign, but as in so more...


Daddy's little drummer girl

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Sunday, 18 July 2010

This is Jennifer Matthys, daughter of the British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who is allegedly being groomed to take over from her father when he quits as chairman, dressed in the uniform of an Ulster loyalist "Kick The Pope Band".Jennifer, who lives in the province so that she can more...


BNP hate party face ruin over joke Marmite ad

Sunday Mirror by Gary Anderson | Sunday, 18 July 2010

Nick Griffin’s racist BNP is facing financial ruin after featuring Marmite in an election broadcast.The party was hit with a massive claim – estimated at up to £170,000 – over the TV stunt, in which leader Griffin was pictured beside a huge jar of the spread.The party then showed a more...


BNP councillor resigns

St Albans and Harpenden Review by Alexandra Barham | Friday, 16 July 2010

A BNP councillor has ended his three-year association with the far right party claiming it is corrupt and led by a Nazi dictator.Simon Deacon, BNP councillor for Markyate, took the decision to resign saying he could no longer support the party's leader Nick Griffin, who he branded a 'Nazi dictator'.Councillor more...


Kick in the teeth for Liverpool BNP activist

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 16 July 2010

Two vocal supporters of Eddy Butler’s challenge to Nick Griffin’s leadership of the British National Party have been suspended with immediate effect. The Liverpool activists Peter Stafford and Tony Ward have received letters from Clive Jefferson, the party’s national organiser who acts as Griffin’s Rottweiler, suspending them “pending an investigation more...


BNP paedophile jailed

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Thursday, 15 July 2010

A paedophile who helped organise British National Party attacks on HOPE not hate leafleters has been sent to prison. Described as “every parent’s worst nightmare”, Darren Francis, 37, pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with an underage girl after becoming infatuated with the troubled teenager. John Lloyd-Jones, prosecuting at more...


Griffin reneges on unfair dismissal settlement

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, has failed to pay an undisclosed financial settlement to Michaela Mackenzie, who was unfairly dismissed from her party posts last year. She has now started further legal proceedings against him and other party officers to recover the money. This latest financial difficulty for more...


Butler threatens legal action over BNP election rules

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Eddy Butler, who is challenging Nick Griffin for the British National Party leadership, has threatened legal action over Griffin’s unconstitutional election regulations announced earlier today. Pointing out that Griffin does not have the power to change the section of the party constitution that governs elections to the chairmanship, he more...


BNP boss earns £162,000 a year

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Rabid right-winger Jim Dowson is getting paid a staggering £162,000 by the BNP, we can reveal. That’s £20,000 more than Prime Minister David Cameron gets paid to run the country! The shock revelations have angered many BNP members and workers – not least because some party staff on mainland more...


BNP election process gerrymandered to exclude challenger

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The British National Party has announced rules that will make it near impossible for Eddy Butler to challenge Nick Griffin for the party leadership. The party’s “elections department”, otherwise known as Clive Jefferson, the rapidly promoted North West regional organiser and part-time member of Griffin’s European constituency staff, has outlined more...


European and Japanese far right to hold Tokyo congress

EU Observer by Leigh Phillips | Tuesday, 13 July 2010

British National Party leader Nick Griffin may regularly pretend he is taking up the mantle of Winston Churchill, but one has to wonder whether the wartime prime minister would really approve of the upcoming meeting of the BNP and other EU far-right parties in Tokyo organised with Nippon Issuikai, a more...


Griffin threatens to ‘punish’ party opponents

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 12 July 2010

Nick Griffin has threatened to “punish” British National Party members who criticise his leadership of the racist party. Writing on Twitter, Griffin said: “If people want a leadership campaign that’s fine, but it’s got to be honest and fair to all candidates. The liars must be asked for evidence more...


BNP staff not paid while ‘consultant’ pockets over £3,000 a week

HOPE not hate by Hope Not Hate | Friday, 9 July 2010

Jim Dowson, the fundraising consultant brought in by Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, is paid £162,000 a year for his services, according to a senior member of the party’s national advisory council. Richard Edmonds, who helped found the BNP alongside John Tyndall long before Griffin joined the party, more...


BNP fails to regain Goresbrook seat

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Friday, 9 July 2010

The British National Party has failed to win a Barking and Dagenham council by-election in Goresbrook ward. Richard Barnbrook, who was ousted from his council seat in the same ward in May, had hoped to make a comeback in a by-election called because one of the Labour councillors elected was more...


Berlusconi and Ukip ally hunting UFOs, Bilderbergers

EUobserver by Leigh Phillips | Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Italian euro-deputy Mario Borghezio wants the EU to establish a European UFO Centre, thinks that the Bilderberg Group is a secret world government and was once found guilty of setting fire to the possessions of homeless immigrants living under a bridge in Turin. Some people may consider his views to more...


Ulster branch gets new BNP boss

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 6 July 2010

THIS is the new Ulster boss of the British National Party and he’s called Steve Moore. Standing posing in front of an Ulster flag he is flanked by his dejected predecessor Kieran Devlin who’s standing aside. We can exclusively reveal the far-right party have picked a bloke with the more...


Boasting far right chief says centre is in profit

Sunday World by John Cassidy | Tuesday, 6 July 2010

BNP chief Nick Griffin is boasting that its call centre in Belfast has made a profit of nearly a quarter of a million pounds. Griffin revealed details of the party’s funds in an email sent to the media this week charting his party’s success. And he says it’s all down more...


Running short, running scared?

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The BNP has spent the past few days bussing in its big guns from all over the country in an attempt to get Richard Barnbrook elected back onto Barking and Dagenham Council in this Thursday's Goresbrook ward by-election. The BNP's recently elevated "Returns Officer" Clive Jefferson has travelled all the more...


BNP welcomes education cuts

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A leading British National Party activist in east London has welcomed the cancellation of £270 million of funding for rebuilding Barking and Dagenham schools as, in his twisted mind, he thinks it could help the BNP get councillors elected. Giuseppe De Santis, writing on the pro-BNP London Patriot site, more...


A plague on both their houses

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Sunday, 4 July 2010

The pro-Griffin camp in the British National Party leadership contest accuses Searchlight of supporting Griffin’s rival, Eddy Butler, in an attempt to taint Butler (in BNP eyes) with guilt by association. Let’s set the record straight. We support neither. We oppose the BNP as a whole. We are enjoying watching more...


Griffin accused of subverting BNP constitution

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 3 July 2010

The national organiser of the British National Party is trying to stop any leadership election from taking place by rewriting the party’s constitution, according to Eddy Butler, the leadership challenger. In the latest BNP “e-organisers’ bulletin”, Clive Jefferson, who acts as the BNP leader’s tame poodle, states that signatures more...


BNP HQ accused of ‘depravity’

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 2 July 2010

Simon Bennett, the British National Party’s former webmaster, has accused Nick Griffin’s supporters of “depravity” by running a vile hate mail campaign against him in his home town of Camelford, in Cornwall, and the surrounding area. Police told him they had been “inundated with complaints from local residents” who more...


BNP deputy leader resigns

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 1 July 2010

Simon Darby has resigned as deputy leader of the British National Party. However unlike many others in the fascist party, he has not fallen out with Nick Griffin. In fact his resignation is a convoluted gesture of support for the beleaguered BNP leader. Griffin and Darby have been spooked more...