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Target reached

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Friday, 11 December 2009, 11:40


An incredible 15,000 people have now co-signed our letter objecting to Nick Griffin's presence at the Copenhagen Climate Change conference. That means that almost 4,000 people have added their names since yesterday afternoon.

Obviously we want more people to sign up but in the meantime a big thank you to everyone who has done so.

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The omens don't look good

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Friday, 11 December 2009, 08:41


BNP deputy leader Simon Darby was obviously in a confident mood yesterday when he blooged about the various by-elections taking place around the country.

"There's a couple of interesting by-elections taking place today," he wrote. "Now things are finally starting to settle down a bit we can look forward to more reliable voting patterns with a view to predicting what may happen at the general election."

I wonder whether he will now say that based on last night's showing we shouldn't expect too much from the BNP in the general election, claim that two defeats were actually victories ... or just ignore the results altogether?

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And yet more good news....

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 23:34


The BNP have had an awful night at the polls today. In addition to losing a seat in Nuneaton they also lost one on Loughton Town Council, in southwest Essex, and were humiliated in another in Cumbria, with Labour taking 85% of the vote in a two horse race against the BNP.

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BNP lose another councillor

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 23:25


Labour took a council seat off the BNP in Nuneaton today in a by-election in Camp Hill ward. In a hard-fought campaign Labour took the seat with 670 votes. The BNP came second with 478 votes and the Tories third with 275.

This is a complete reversal from the last time the seat was contested, when the BNP romped home with 675 votes, 6% ahead of Labour.

The HOPE not hate campaign distributed two leaflets during the campaign and I would like to thank everyone who got in involved and helped out, especially Alan who led the campaign and activists from Wolverhampton and Leicester who came over to help.

This was the BNP's 8th safest ward in the country. The result was proof that the fascists can be beaten anywhere.

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An act of defiance

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 22:38


A Swiss businessman man has defied last week's referendum result and built a minaret by adding one to the roof of his shoe factory. Last week the people of Switzerland voted by 57% to ban the building of minarets despite the country only having four.

"It was scandalous that the Swiss voted for the ban. Now we have the support of all the far-right parties across Europe. This is shameful," Guillaume Morand, who owns a chain of shoe stores, told AFP.

The businessman, who is not a Muslim, explained that he had constructed the mock minaret at his building near the western Switzerland city of Lausanne in protest, and at the same time, to "send a message of peace".

To read the full story go to:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jEtHJMaOboide2wITSxabVwvHTYg

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Conspiracy theorists and deniers

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 13:31


This morning I sent out an email pushing for further names for our Copenhagen letter. As of this morning over 11,000 people had signed our letter letting the climate change conference know that Nick Griffin, who denies climate change, does not speak for us.

Those who haven't signed our letter can do so here: http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/copenhagen

There is an interesting article on the New Statesman website on the subject which is well worth a read: http://www.newstatesman.com/environment/2009/12/lynas-climate-conspiracy

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BNP fall out

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12:00


There were quite ridiculous scenes at a council meeting in Barking & Dagenham last night when leading BNP members publicly fell out with each other. In front of about 40 BNP supporters packed into the public gallery, including BNP leader Nick Griffin, Bob Bailey, the leader of the BNP group on the council tried to stop GLA member Richard Barnbrook from raising the Africans for Essex issue in the chamber.

Barnbrook refused to be silenced and continued, much to Bailey's annoyance. Bailey was heard to tell Barnbrook to shut the **** up. Barnbrook replied that he would say what he liked, to which Bailey retored: "not as long as I'm leader."

Is there trouble ahead? Can Barking & Dagenham accommodate both egos?

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The Countdown is BACK ON!!!

posted by: Rupy Kaur | on: Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 00:28


Rupy Kaur

Rupy Kaur

Hello everybody!

I went to the Lakes on Saturday and the weather was absolutely AMAZING! Clear blue skies and birds tweeting in the trees! But then…something awful happened…the rain started to pour down and my wheelchair broke as we were going up a hill!! Oh dear…

We managed it back to the hotel after a lot of pushing my chair and a lot of me screaming (in a quiet little town) and we went to sleep hoping for the best in the morning.

I literally had 4 hours of sleep on Saturday – I think it was a combination of nerves and excitement. We got up in the morning and my chair was working! I put on my amazing pink HOPE not Hate hoodie and wore matching lipstick! One of my friend’s made me a HOPE not Hate chair back so I decorated my chair too. I looked like Michelin woman though with the amount of layers I was wearing. As I wheeled up to the taxi it was raining.

I got to the airfield and 3 gloomy faces appeared in front of me – I was told it was far too windy to jump and if I did do I would end up on top of Blackpool Tower. Now, if they had said the Eiffel Tower I would have been like Oui Oui Monsieur!!

So we’ve had to rearrange for the 20th March 2010…so the countdown is back on!!!

Thank you for all your efforts. I promise you that I WILL JUMP and this is not an excuse for me not to.

I guess we have more time to get lots more sponsors now!!

Take care everybody!

Rupy

The plane

The plane

The rain came down ;(

The rain came down ;(

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Training is under way now

posted by: Rupy Kaur | on: Sunday, 6 December 2009, 09:53


Training is under way now, Jump anytime from 10am Hope weather permits - else it is another 'countdown' for Rupy.

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Rupy's jump suit revealed

posted by: Rupy Kaur | on: Friday, 4 December 2009, 23:05


What do you think?

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IT'S THE FINAL CONTDOWNNNNNNNNNNN!!!

posted by: Rupy Kaur | on: Friday, 4 December 2009, 09:05


Hello everybody!!

Let me start off with really exciting news – we’re over the £1500 online total mark!!! Wow weeeeee….I don’t know about you but I’m doing a happy dance right now.

Let me tell you even more exciting news – we would have never, ever, not in ONE MILLION years, have reached that total if it wasn’t for you! If I was with you right now I would be giving you a HUGE pat on the back…but I’m not so I do hope everybody is patting themselves on the back. Well done!!!

This is not bad at all and we used modern technology and communication to make this happen – our own networks, Facebook, Twitter, Emails and Text!!

Now according to the HOPE not Hate countdown I have 001 Days, 15 hours, 27 minutes and 45 seconds until I leap from the air 14,500ft high!! Yikes! I have never done anything like this before and once again I am asking you for your amazing support.

Do something simple today and post this link on your profile…

http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/skydive/

….or tweet it….or text people the address…or email it. It doesn’t matter how you do it as long as we’re raising awareness about the HOPE not Hate campaign.

Today I’m whizzing around like a balloon that is losing its air and am preparing for the weekend. I’m off to the lakes tomorrow and then am JUMPING on Sunday! EEK!! If I can contact you tomorrow I shall do my upmost but if not I shall let you know how my leap goes.

Thank you all once again and keep up the good work!!!

Rupy :o) xxx

P.S. let’s pray for a bit of sun for Sunday!!

 Posted: 4 Dec 2009 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments

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3 days left...EEK!

posted by: Rupy Kaur | on: Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 11:02


If you're interested here is my interview with Katy Booth...

https://fusefm.co.uk/interviews/rupykaur

Take care,

Rupy :o)

 Posted: 2 Dec 2009 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments