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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...

Former Conservative county council leader gives up UKIP parliamentary candidacy

Leicester Mercury by David W Owen | Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Former Tory county council leader David Parsons has stood down as UKIP’s candidate for the North West Leicestershire seat in next year’s General Election. Mr Parsons, who joined the party in January, was only selected as its parliamentary candidate in April. But just four months, the party has announced he will not more...

World news

Round-up of news from around the world.

GREECE | Golden Dawn orchestrated pogrom, say lawyers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:23 | Source: neoskosmos.com |

New evidence has emerged pointing to the heavy involvement of leading Golden Dawn figures in orchestrating a pogrom against foreigners in central Athens in May 2011, which resulted in over a hundred people being injured and the death of one man, a group of lawyers has claimed. The lawyers, members of more...

DENMARK | Politician defends 'report an eastern European' site

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 07:00 | Source: thelocal.de |

Danish People's Party politician has created a website for people to report home burglaries or job losses at the hands of eastern Europeans. A 'report a racist' site was launched in response. A Danish politician Monday defended launching a website that urges people to share their complaints about eastern Europeans -- more...

WORLD | 2000 up!

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:13 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Todays's post on the Swedish election results was our 2,000th since the launch of our international web page on 5 January 2012. The page is being used more and more by anti-fascists and journalists as a vital port of call when doing research or simply trying to find what's going on more...

GERMANY | Angela Merkel joins Berlin rally against antisemitism

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:05 | Source: Guardian |

Germany will do all it can to fight antisemitism, Angela Merkel has said, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. The chancellor made her pledge on Sunday to thousands at a landmark rally protesting against a rise in antisemitism that authorities and more...