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Nigel Farage accuses Alex Salmond of inciting riots

The Telegraph by Holly Watt | Thursday, 18 September 2014

Alex Salmond's vitrolic campaigning around the Scottish independence referendum could lead to rioting on polling day, Nigel Farage has warned. The leader of Ukip said that Mr Salmond’s behaviour was provoking aggression, with the pro-independence campaigners resorting to “abhorrent behaviour”. Mr Farage demanded that Mr Salmond publicly insist on a free and more...

Date of trial set for Thurrock UKIP councillor accused of drink-driving

Your Thurrock by . | Thursday, 11 September 2014

THURROCK UKIP councillor Robert Ray will stand trial in February charged with drink driving at Orsett Hall this summer. The 65-year-old politician appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, 11 September) for a plea and case management hearing after previously pleading not guilty to drink driving on 22 July. It is alleged more...

Former Ukip Scotland chief ‘appalled’ by party MEP’s Salmond attack

The Courier by . | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ukip’s reputation in Scotland has been shattered by an MEP branding Alex Salmond “racist”, according to its former chairman north of the border. In a letter to The Courier, Mike Scott Hayward hit out at comments made by David Coburn during a debate at The Lansdowne Club in London. Mr Coburn, who more...

Ukip red-faced over stamp blunder

Sunday Post by Press Association | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A bid by Ukip to try to woo opposition councillors backfired - after the party failed to pay enough postage on letters aimed at swelling its ranks. Some members of Canterbury City Council in Kent received cards via the Royal Mail saying letters with not enough stamps on them were being more...

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HUNGARY | Banned conference not racist, says Jobbik official

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 13:22 | Source: politics.hu |

The deputy leader of the radical nationalist Jobbik party has denied he had any information about a racist conference planned in Budapest this week, but said he did not agree with the Hungarian government banning organizations. “Freedom of speech does exist at the moment, and should allow a lot of things, more...

FRANCE | Seeking New Heights in France, National Front Party Thinks Locally

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 13:15 | Souce: NYT |

Elected mayor of one section of Marseille earlier this year as the candidate of the far-right National Front, Stéphane Ravier wasted no time before making headlines, announcing that public employees under his control would no longer speak anything but French, a slap at this sprawling port city’s large Muslim immigrant more...

AUSTRALIA/GREECE | Australian branch of far-right Greek party raises cash

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 17:58 | Source: Guardian |

The Australian branch of Greece’s ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party is raising funds locally using an unregistered charity. A Melbourne-based charity named Voithame Tin Ellada (VTE) – which translates to “We are helping Greece” – has been raising cash and clothing from Australia’s Greek community since late last year. The donations are more...

GERMANY | Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:26 | Source: thelocal.de |

An investigator gives a sniffer dog the scent of an object found at the scene. Photo: DPA Investigators believe a Molotov cocktail thrown at the Reichstag building in Berlin early on Monday morning was the work of a far-right group, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday. A flyer from a neo-Nazi group more...