BNP told: ‘Don’t come to Holocaust service’

Zjan Shirinian | Thursday, 31 January 2008

A row has erupted after two BNP councillors were asked not to attend a Holocaust memorial service. Cllr Robert Bailey says he was asked to stay away from the service, marking National Holocaust Memorial Day, at the Peace and Memorial Garden, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, on Monday. But Barking and Dagenham Council leader Cllr Charles Fairbrass said Cllr Bailey had no... Read more

A new vision of migration

Sukhvinder Kaur Stubbs | Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The government needs to see past the rightwing's propaganda on migration and encourage those organisations working towards cohesion Earlier this month, Liam Byrne, the immigration minister, announced that new fingerprint checks have started for anyone applying for a UK visa. The initiative is designed to weed out people attempting to enter Britain illegally. The government is due to implement similar... Read more

‘Holocaust’ mayor attacks BNP from synagogue pulpit

| Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The East End's outspoken woman mayor took the unprecedented step of making a political plea at Sunday's interfaith Holocaust Memorial service to blast the British National Party. Cllr Anne Jackson urged East London's Jewish, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Bhudist and Bahai leaders to mobilise their communities for May's London elections. They had to get to the polls to reduce the right-wing extremists' percentage... Read more

Police Federation response to attendance of BNP mayoral candidate at pay march

| Tuesday, 29 January 2008

The Police Federation has denied that Richard Barnbrook, the BNP candidate in the election for Mayor of London, was invited to march at the head of the police demonstration over pay on 23 January. It has issued the following statement: The Police Federation of England and Wales did not invite the BNP London mayoral candidate to our march on 23 January... Read more

The dark spectre haunting West Sussex

Nick Cohen | Sunday, 27 January 2008

Once the far right was confined to the inner cities. Now they turn up in the most surprising places Nothing happens in Upper Beeding, David Coldwell, editor of the village newsletter, used to complain. The 'mooted bus shelter in the high street' had been delayed by the planning process, along with the refurbishment of the village playground. As for his... Read more

Cops and hijackers

Sonia Gable | Thursday, 24 January 2008

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP candidate for mayor of London, must have jumped at the chance to walk at the front of the 22,500-strong police demonstration over pay in London on 23 January. Jan Berry, chair of the Police Federation, told a journalist that they had invited all the mayoral candidates to attend although Metin Enver, a... Read more

BNP promises heads on spikes

| Wednesday, 23 January 2008

A BNP government would reopen Traitors Gate at the Tower of London and display the heads of executed government members on spikes according to Simon Darby, the party's deputy leader and press officer. He was speaking at a BNP rally in Dagenham on the Saturday evening of the party’s first "national weekend of action" in support of its London election... Read more

BNP flyers circulated in Burnt Oak

Tomasz Johnson | Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Racist flyers promoting the far-right British National Party have been distributed in the west of Barnet. The flyers, which contrast scenes from 1940s Britain with three women in Islamic veils under the headline "Is this what you really want?" have been found in Burnt Oak and Colindale in recent weeks. The likely source of the flyers is the BNP presence in Harrow,... Read more

Southwark Diocese launches anti-BNP campaign

| Friday, 18 January 2008

The Diocese of Southwark is launching a campaign to warn people about the dangers posed by the far right in the forthcoming London elections. Terry Drummond, speaking on behalf of the Diocese, told a Searchlight meeting that they would do everything they could to encourage people to vote in May to prevent the BNP from being elected. He told the 50-strong... Read more

Documentary exposes BNP nazi morons

| Friday, 18 January 2008

Last night's BNP Wives TV programme showed that the BNP has learned nothing after a serious error of judgement allowed Mark Collett to star in Young, Nazi and Proud in 2002. Collett's revelation of his deeply held Nazi sympathies in the Channel 4 documentary, and Nick Griffin's insistence on standing by his close colleague, is one of the issues that... Read more

Shut down Redwatch

| Friday, 18 January 2008

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, has announced plans to clamp down on radical websites that groom people for terrorism. "We are already working closely with the communications industry to take action against paedophiles. I believe we should also take action against those who groom vulnerable people for the purposes of violent extremism," she told a conference marking the launch of... Read more

Sky One parades BNP wife

| Thursday, 17 January 2008

Tonight's Sky One programme on women in the BNP, part of its Wives series, is unlikely to reveal much that is new. The documentary was in the can well before the crisis in the BNP broke last month. A review in The Times says the programme has had difficulty recruiting any actual wives to be interviewed. "The only true BNP... Read more

BNP targets London elections

Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 16 January 2008

The BNP has organised a "nationwide mobilisation" in its campaign for the May 2008 London elections. Activists have been called to east London on the weekend of 19-20 January to take part in two days of action. A rally on Saturday evening will be addressed by Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, and Simon Darby, the party's deputy leader and press... Read more

Police lie in wait for blogger accused of stiring up racial hatred online

| Sunday, 13 January 2008

Police are threatening to arrest an internet 'web logger' for incitement to racial hatred the minute he returns to Britain. Paul Ray, who 'blogs' as 'Lionheart', left Britain for an undisclosed location in the Middle East two years ago. He claims he was receiving death threats which made it impossible to stay in his home town of Luton. Since leaving Britain, he has... Read more

BNP wins 16% of vote in local election

Bernard Josephs | Friday, 11 January 2008

A call by the far-right British National Party for a council by-election in Hertfordshire backfired last Thursday when its candidate was trounced by both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats. However, as support for Labour evaporated, the BNP took more than 16 per cent of the vote, sounding a warning to anti-racists that it may be on target for five... Read more

Police raid sparks fear in Brinsley

| Friday, 11 January 2008

A POLICE RAID for weapons at the Brinsley home of ex-BNP councillor Sadie Graham has created a climate of fear in the village, say worried residents. Miss Graham's fiancee Matt Single was arrested on suspicion of possessing a Section 5 firearm, after the house on Church Lane was searched for firearms and ammunition on December 20. Nottinghamshire police confirmed that a 36-year-old... Read more

Irving sent packing from Liverpool

Sonia Gable | Friday, 11 January 2008

A meeting organised by the notorious David Irving was cancelled 24 hours before it was to take place after Searchlight learned of the booking at a Liverpool hotel. The convicted Holocaust denier was going to speak to an audience of up to 20 people at the Liner Hotel on Saturday 12 January, after failing to secure an invitation to Liverpool's universities.... Read more

Gun search at home of former BNP councillor

| Thursday, 10 January 2008

Police arrested a man after searching for a gun at the home of a former BNP councillor. No weapon was found at Sadie Graham's property in Church Lane, Brinsley, but a police spokesman said that an item suspected to be a CS gas cannister was recovered. However Coun Graham says the item was StoppaRed, a legal but powerful self defence substance used... Read more

Racist attacker spared jail with victim’s help

Neil Hunter | Wednesday, 9 January 2008

THE victim of a racist assault has saved his attacker from jail after he told police everyone deserves a chance. Egyptian shopkeeper Alan Noaman said he did not want to see Anthony Weeks or his family suffer after he lost his job. Weeks, 38, punched Mr Noaman at a leaving party for a colleague from Bookers cash-and-carry in Darlington last summer. A court... Read more