BNP plays musical chairs

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 27 January 2011

Nick Griffin has reshuffled several of the top positions in his dysfunctional British National Party in an attempt to maintain control, reward his supporters and sideline any criticism of his dictatorship. Chris Beverley has been sacked as regional organiser of the big Yorkshire and The Humber region, one of the two that elected BNP representatives to the European Parliament... Read more

MPs urge crackdown on internet hatred

Jewish Chronicle by Jessica Elgot | Thursday, 27 January 2011

MPs have urged the European Union to take the lead in cracking down on antisemitic sites from far right and Islamist groups. At the first major debate on antisemitism last Thursday at Westminster Hall, John Mann, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, said he was frustrated with progress on the issue. He said: "Is it beyond the EU to... Read more

Carlisle man arrested after ‘Koran burning’ in city centre

News and Star by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 20 January 2011

A man has been arrested after he allegedly burned the Koran holy book and made an anti-Islamic speech yesterday in Carlisle city centre. One eye witness who spoke to the News & Star described seeing the man standing in the city centre, near to the market cross, loudly making anti-Islamic pronouncements in front of a large crowd. He then set fire to... Read more

Anti-Islam US pastor is banned from Britain

The Independent by Lewis Smith and Michael Savage | Thursday, 20 January 2011

Terry Jones, the controversial American preacher who wanted to burn the Koran in public, has been banned from entering Britain. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, banned Mr Jones after he accepted an invitation to address England is Ours, a fringe anti-Islamic group with links to the British National Party. A spokesman for the Home Office said: "The Government opposes extremism in all... Read more

BNP’s delayed accounts reveal financial disaster zone

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 20 January 2011

An updated version of this article appears at http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/bnp-delayed-accounts The British National Party’s treasury department appears to have “lost” nearly £90,000 of funds belonging to its local groups, according to the party’s 2009 accounts, released today. The BNP’s national and regional accounts were submitted to the Electoral Commission on 6 January, two days before the fines for their late submission... Read more

Nuneaton EDL demo policing ‘cost £250,000’

BBC News | Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The cost of policing an English Defence League (EDL) march in Warwickshire last year totalled £250,000, a report says. The event in Nuneaton in November was attended by 1,000 EDL members and 150 people in a counter demonstration, the police authority report said. The operation was the biggest of its kind in Warwickshire for many years, the police authority said. No-one was injured... Read more

BNP man in court

South Wales Guardian | Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A LEADING BNP activist has claimed he was provoked into assaulting a man who was picking on him because of his far right views outside a Gwendraeth Valley workingmen’s club. Kenneth Roger Phillips, of 52 Cae Glas in Cross Hands, admitted attacking Adam Margetts outside the village club on December 20 but said he was not a racist, a fascist or... Read more

Oldham lost deposit adds to BNP woes

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 14 January 2011

The British National Party achieved its worst ever vote in Oldham East and Saddleworth yesterday, failing to save its deposit for the first time since it started contesting elections in the constituency in 2001. The party’s 1,560 votes and fifth place, some way behind the UK Independence Party, will add to the long list of problems faced by Nick Griffin,... Read more

Gunman may have white supremacist link

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Monday, 10 January 2011

The gunman who shot a US congresswoman in the head might have links to a US white supremacist group that has hosted the British National Party leader. The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether Jared Loughner, who has been charged over the attack, in which six people died and 13 were wounded, was connected with the racist and... Read more

BNP man quits party

Spenborough Guardian | Sunday, 9 January 2011

FORMER Heckmondwike BNP councillor David Exley has quit the party, saying leader Nick Griffin is taking the party in the ‘wrong direction’. Mr Exley, who was the first BNP councillor to be elected onto Kirklees in 2003, lost his seat in the 2008 elections but stood again as the party’s candidate in Cleckheaton in the Kirklees poll and for Batley and... Read more

Imprisoned Neo-Nazi claims he’s the victim of religious discrimination

Small World News Service by Martin Winter | Friday, 7 January 2011

A Neo-Nazi prisoner jailed for encouraging people to ”destroy all Jews” claims he is the victim of religious discrimination – after being banned from wearing a ‘fascist’ necklace. Michael Heaton, 43, who is a former leader of the British Freedom Fighters, was jailed last year for posting more than 3,000 hate-filled comments on far-right websites. But the Aryan Strike Force member has... Read more

BNP paedophile locked up

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 7 January 2011

A British National Party supporter who launched a four-year race hate campaign against his neighbours has been jailed for possessing child pornography. Nigel Hesmondhalgh from Hyndburn, Lancashire, was imprisoned for nine months at Burnley Crown Court after a series of degrading photos and videos of children were found on his home computer. Judge Simon Newell also ordered him to sign... Read more

Billy Bragg targeted in abusive letters

Bridport News by Rene Gerryts | Wednesday, 5 January 2011

VILLAGERS of Burton Bradstock have been shocked by hate mail sent to them deriding their most famous neighbour – Billy Bragg. The letter attacks singer songwriter Billy Bragg for his beliefs, political activism, musical talent and residency in Burton Bradstock. The letter calls on residents to kick the 53-year-old out of the village and Dorset. Musician Mr Bragg has branded the letter a... Read more

Far-right ‘hero’ is a convicted paedophile

The Times by Steve Bird | Tuesday, 4 January 2011

One of the leaders of the English Defence League who was described as a “political prisoner” after being jailed for violence at a march had already been placed on the sex offenders register for downloading indecent images of children, The Times can reveal. The far-right group launched a campaign to free Richard Price, an organiser for the EDL in the West... Read more