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UKIP is the sleaziest and most disreputable party in Britain, voters say

The Independent by Jon Stone | Friday, 27 March 2015

Voters think UKIP is the most sleazy political party in Britain, a new poll has found. 63% of people branded Ukip “sleazy and disreputable” in the latest YouGov poll compared to 44% for the Conservatives and 33% for Labour. Of all the national parties the Green Party had the best reputation, accused more...

UKIP Manchester candidate apologises for 'shameful' Islam gaffe at National Youth Debate in city centre

Manchester Evening News by Todd Fitzgerald | Friday, 27 March 2015

A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been blasted after a gaffe led to him appearing to tell the audience at a youth debate that his party was against young people being taught Islam in schools. Manchester Central hopeful Myles Power, speaking at the National Youth Debate at the People’s History Museum, said more...

Ukip's Harriet Yeo fails to attend her first hustings

Folkestone Herald by D Kilpatrick | Friday, 27 March 2015

UKIP’s incoming parliamentary candidate for Folkestone and Hythe has failed to appear at this afternoon’s hustings. Harriet Yeo, who was announced at Janice Atkinson’s successor on Tuesday, was expected to attend the debate with fellow parliamentary candidates at The Marsh Academy. However, organisers say they failed to hear back from Mrs Yeo more...

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Radical Islamist group al-Muhajiroun linked to half of British terror attacks in past 20 years

The Independent by LOULLA-MAE ELEFTHERIOU-SMITH | Thursday, 26 March 2015

The 7/7 attacks, the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby, the plot to blow up planes with liquid bombs and the plot to blow up the Ministry of Sound nightclub are among the 23 planned terrorist attacks that have been linked to one single radical group operating in the UK  more...

Hizb ut-Tahrir: should Britain ban radical Islamist group?

The Week by . | Thursday, 19 March 2015

Australia and Denmark are debating whether or not to outlaw the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which operates freely in the UK, but is banned in a number of countries including Germany, Russia, China and Egypt. It has been described as "one of Britain's most shadowy political parties", but the UK more...

NHS doctor who became Taliban commander killed 'in drone strike'

The Telegraph by Robert Verkaik and Robert Mendick | Saturday, 14 March 2015

An NHS doctor who skipped bail to join the Taliban has been killed in a counter-terrorism offensive in Pakistan. Dr Mirza Tariq Ali, 39, who worked in hospitals in London and Cambridge, was involved in extremist groups in the UK when he was charged with violent disorder. Last year the Telegraph reported more...

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SWEDEN | Nine more jailed for Stockholm Nazi attack

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:51 | Source: thelocal.se | | Click here for original article

Prison sentences of between three and eight months have been handed down to nine men involved in a neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm in 2013. Swedish courts have already punished fourteen others for their role in the brutal violence. The latest men to be convicted were found guilty of rioting at the more...

CANADA | European anti-Islam group PEGIDA plans debut in Montreal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: CBC | | Click here for original article

A Europe-based anti-Islam, anti-immigration group called PEGIDA is making its Quebec debut this weekend — and local politicians and community members want to tell the group its views aren't welcome in Montreal. PEGIDA Québec members are planning an anti-Islam gathering on the outskirts of Montreal’s Little Maghreb neighbourhood, a largely North more...

FRANCE | Local elections in France, a major setback for the Left.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 17:47 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Jean-Yves Camus in Paris The first round of the local elections at département level – a local government body higher than that of the city and lower than that of the region – took place on 22 March after Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls urged voters to mobilise against what more...