BNP supporter gains seat on council

| Tuesday, 31 October 2006

THE British National Party is claiming a major victory with the appointment of its first parish councillor in Lincolnshire - at Roughton. The BNP said it hoped the co-option of self-employed businessman Jeffrey Drew was only the beginning. It wanted councillors to influence decisions on all the authorities in the county, which it described as a 'fast-growing area' for BNP support. Mr Drew,... Read more

Top BNP aide is sleazy swinger

Tom Latchem | Sunday, 29 October 2006

Sordid orgy sparks feud in far-right party THE personal bodyguard of extreme-right British National Party leader Nick Griffin is a depraved swinger who enjoys squalid orgies, The People can reveal. By day burly bodybuilder Martin Reynolds escorts Griffin, 46, who constantly preaches family values. By night Reynolds, 37, revels in debauched threesomes with his wife and another woman, as pictures obtained by The... Read more

Porn e-mail probe into BNP councillor

Jo Winrow | Saturday, 28 October 2006

Hard-core pornographic pictures e-mailed to dozens of people have landed a Bradford BNP councillor in an investigation into his conduct. Queensbury councillor Paul Cromie has been referred to the Standards Board over the e-mail containing photographs of a BNP official taking part in what appears to be a sex party. The Telegraph & Argus received the offensive message, as well as two... Read more

NF activist guilty of race abuse

| Thursday, 26 October 2006

A 75-year-old National Front member has been convicted of racially aggravated harassment towards a British woman of Greek descent. Thomas Holmes, of Reynolds Avenue, Caister, Norfolk, told the woman in Great Yarmouth to "go home to Pakistan", Norwich Crown Court heard. The incident happened when Holmes was canvassing for the local government elections in April last year. The case was adjourned to 23... Read more

BNP man faces explosives charge

| Tuesday, 24 October 2006

A former British National Party election candidate and a dentist have appeared in court accused of possessing an explosive substance. Robert Cottage, 49, of Talbot Street, Colne, Lancashire, and David Jackson, 62, of Trent Road, Nelson, Lancashire, were charged under the Explosive Substances Act 1883 after chemical components were allegedly found at Cottage's house. Cottage stood for the BNP in this year's... Read more

Racist pleads guilty over music CDs

Peter Lazenby | Tuesday, 24 October 2006

A racist who admitted possessing material which included a "Blackshirts Rise Again" compact disc and other racist written material is to undergo a psychiatric assessment before being sentenced by a Leeds court. Antony James White, 34, of Bramley, Leeds, pleaded guilty to seven charges of possessing or distributing racially inflammatory material in West Yorkshire when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court.... Read more

NF candidate 'never swore' court told

Lorna Marsh | Tuesday, 24 October 2006

A 75-year-old National Front activist accused of hurling racist abuse at a Norfolk woman had never been known to swear, a fellow member told a jury today. Thomas Holmes, of Reynolds Avenue, Caister, denies racially aggravated harassment during an incident that took place while he leafleted homes as part of his campaign for election on to Yarmouth Borough Council. Norwich Crown Court... Read more

Racist pleads guilty to bombing

| Monday, 23 October 2006

Racist fire bomber Mark Bulman has pleaded guilty to trying to start a blaze at the Broad Street mosque. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted arson at the Muslim place of worship as well as two counts of religiously aggravated criminal damage. After hearing the guilty pleas a judge at Swindon crown court said he needed a report from a psychiatrist before... Read more

BNP Sharon gets the boot

| Sunday, 22 October 2006

FORMER BNP councillor Sharon Ebanks has been kicked out of the right-wing party - after the Sunday Mercury revealed that her father was black. The mother-of-two won a seat on Birmingham city council in May after a ballot box blunder, but was later dismissed from the authority following a High Court appeal. During her brief time in office, the Mercury revealed a... Read more

Disgraced councillor should go say voters

Suzanne Rutter | Friday, 20 October 2006

CONSTITUENTS of benefit cheat councillor Richard Mulhall have called for him to be kicked off Calderdale Council. Speaking shortly after the 38-year-old was convicted of four counts of benefit fraud voters in the Illingworth and Mixenden ward he represents were quick to condemn the far right activist. Paddy Maguire, 39, of Cousin Lane, Illingworth, also said: "It's a travesty that people strive... Read more

Muslim veil debate 'encouraging extremism'

| Thursday, 19 October 2006

Labour's Jon Cruddas warned that Muslims were in danger of feeling "hunted down" by the recent debate over the veil. Mr Cruddas, a former Downing Street adviser, warned senior colleagues not to push voters into the arms of extremists by focusing on "religious symbols" as he launched his deputy leadership campaign. The Dagenham MP, who has close trade union links, urged fellow... Read more

BNP chief 'failed to reveal partner was working'

Robert Sutcliffe | Wednesday, 18 October 2006

THE group leader of the British National Party on Calderdale Council failed to declare that his partner was earning up to 350 a month while he claimed benefits, a court heard yesterday. Richard Mulhall, 38, of Mozley Drive, Halifax, who represents the Illingworth Ward of Halifax faces four charges of benefit fraud. In particular he is charged with obtaining benefits without notifying... Read more

‘All necessary measures’

Sonia Gable | Friday, 13 October 2006

The BNP's two councillors in Bradford followed in the genocidal footsteps of Adolf Hitler when they proposed a council motion calling for "all necessary measures" to be taken "to discourage travellers from entering Bradford district". Paul Cromie and James Lewthwaite also called for Bradford's two legal travellers' sites to be closed down. Their motion neatly combined an attempt to court popularity... Read more

Bullies

Sonia Gable | Friday, 13 October 2006

In his home patch of Morley, a small town outside Leeds, BNP Councillor Chris Beverley's sidekicks can't help dropping the mask of respectability they're instructed to wear. Leafleters involved in all sorts of causes regularly hand out material in a precinct outside the local town hall. A small group of anti-racists was giving out leaflets when two BNP pals of Beverley,... Read more

Customers left waiting

Sonia Gable | Friday, 13 October 2006

A coach company owned by a BNP councillor left pensioners and disabled school children stranded. Now Barking and Dagenham council has launched an investigation into the business to find out whether it has contravened the code of conduct by which all councillors must abide. Richard Barnbrook, leader of the BNP group on Barking and Dagenham council, distanced his party from Casters... Read more

Down among the trash cans

Sonia Gable | Friday, 13 October 2006

Down among the trash cans Chris Beverley, the BNP's lone councillor in Leeds, hasn't had much to say for himself after being elected to Leeds Metropolitan District Council in May. In fact his verbal contribution to full meetings of the council has been zero. Beverley's attempts to wheedle his way onto the council's licensing body have also failed, scuppering any hopes of... Read more

Rugby scrum

Sonia Gable | Friday, 13 October 2006

The BNP's singing councillor Colin Auty, who sits for Dewsbury East, was invited with his wife as a VIP to Dewsbury Rugby League club on Sunday 10 September when the club was awarded a trophy for ending the season top of the second division. The invitation came because the club's ground falls within Auty's ward. This gave Auty a dilemma... Read more

Active BNP cell in the city

Steve Dunthone | Thursday, 12 October 2006

The British National Party is to restart regular meetings in Preston this month - but leaders deny exploiting racial tension. Roy Goodwin, the party's regional co-ordinator, says a new organiser has been appointed for the city and believes it offers fertile ground' for the party, which advocates ending immigration and withdrawal from the EU. The party's first Preston meeting in two years... Read more

BNP carries on failing

| Saturday, 7 October 2006

The British National Party won a surprise 29% of the vote in a council by-election in Loughborough. Andrew Holders, the party's Loughborough organiser, took 478 votes to come second to Labour in Shelthorpe ward, Charnwood Borough Council on 6 October. The BNP had recently arrived in the area in style, by clearing rubbish from a local park. The party is... Read more

Chemicals Find: Two In Court

| Friday, 6 October 2006

TWO Pendle men have appeared before Pennine magistrates accused of having "a master plan" after what is believed to be a record haul of chemicals used in making home-made bombs was found in Colne. Robert Cottage (49), of Talbot Street, Colne, and David Bolus Jackson (62), of Trent Road, Nelson, made separate appearances before the court charged with being in possession... Read more

Internet racist jailed

Emily Dent | Friday, 6 October 2006

A RECLUSIVE fantasist who posted racist messages on a website in memory of murdered black teenager Anthony Walker was jailed for nearly three years today. Neil Martin, 30, emailed at least six sick comments to the website, set up by a school friend of the teenager, who was killed with an ice axe by racist thugs in Huyton, Merseyside, last year. Martin,... Read more

BNP accused of exploiting cartoons row with Muslim leaflet

Matthew Taylor | Thursday, 5 October 2006

The far-right British National party was yesterday accused of deliberately ramping up racial and religious tensions by launching a leafleting campaign with anti-Muslim messages, including controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. The depiction of the prophet with a bomb as a turban was one of several images that sparked protests across the world earlier this year. The BNP's move was... Read more

Racist decides not to fight conviction

| Tuesday, 3 October 2006

A racist who hurled abuse at an Asian woman has said he will not fight his conviction.BNP member Robert McGlynn was found guilty of racially aggravated disorderly conduct after being spotted making racist gestures and remarks to an Asian woman standing at a pedestrian crossing in Bridge Street, Dyfatty. In a rare case the victim was absent and completely unknown, and... Read more

Albion death

Sonia Gable | Monday, 2 October 2006

The British National Party's life insurance venture has ceased operations following an investigation by Searchlight. A notice on the Albion Life website on 2 October announced that it was: "unable to accept any more requests for quotes which we would normally pass on to the firm of life insurance brokers with whom we have hitherto been working". Albion Life blamed an... Read more

Luton MP leads battle against BNP

| Monday, 2 October 2006

Margaret Moran, the Labour MP for Luton South, and several leading councillors extended their thanks to Searchlight for giving them early warning of a British National Party meeting in Luton on Wednesday 27 September. Local anti-fascists led by the MP and councillors pursued the BNP activists, who had been bussed into the area from several counties, from the advertised venue,... Read more

Ex-BNP man held in 'bomb' swoop

Charlotte Bradshaw | Monday, 2 October 2006

A FORMER British National Party member has been arrested after police found bomb-making equipment at his house. Police sealed off the home of Robert Cottage in Talbot Street, Colne, after storming the address and discovering chemical components that could be used to make explosives. The 49-year-old has been arrested under the Explosives Act on suspicion of possessing chemicals that may be capable... Read more

Landlord stands for BNP in target Manchester seat

| Monday, 2 October 2006

A MANCHESTER pub landlord is to stand for the British National Party in a key area of the inner city. Derrick Adams, who runs the Ace of Diamonds pub in Miles Platting will contest the Gorton South seat left vacant after the death of Lib/Dem Councillor and former Lord Mayor, James Ashley. Gorton South is typical of areas targeted by the BNP.... Read more

Charm offensive? Yes, very! The learned Dr Phill from the BNP provides an object lesson in public re

Paul Stokes | Sunday, 1 October 2006

SAY what you like about the BNP - no really, say what you like about them - but you cannot fault them on their media relations. Last week I made a passing, and I thought fairly uncontroversial, reference to the likelihood a BNP member would hold racist views. I based this on a few things, including the definition of racism which... Read more