What does the Serbian wife think of her husband ... BNP's biggest donor?

Daily Mail by David Jones | Saturday, 31 October 2009

His family's power and influence may have waned since the days when they owned great swathes of England, and a castle and country estates were named in their honour. In his Suffolk manor, however, Charles Vernon Wentworth, 52, millionaire scion of an aristocratic clan dating back to the Domesday Book, still carries considerable clout. His inherited wealth includes a 660-acre farm... Read more

Speaker John Bercow attacks 'evil' BNP

Metro | Friday, 30 October 2009

Speaker John Bercow won a standing ovation from the UK Youth Parliament today when he launched an extraordinary attack on the "evil" of the BNP. At the end of an historic day's sitting, which had seen the Commons benches occupied by non-MPs for the first time ever, Mr Bercow said the BNP was a "poison which we could well do without". The... Read more

The BNP, migration and the misuse of Christianity

Ekklesia by Vaughan Jones | Friday, 30 October 2009

It is now a week since the infamous edition of BBC TV’s Question Time in which Nick Griffin pitted himself against 'mainstream' politicians. Now, the BBC Director General Mark Thompson has indicated that the BNP may appear annually on the programme. The whole saga was more of a watershed for Question Time than for the BNP’s fortunes. The BBC had a... Read more

BNP refuses to apologise after ‘hijacking’ VE Day party picture

Wales Online | Friday, 30 October 2009

THE BNP was condemned last night for “hijacking” a picture of a VE-Day street party in Wales,... Read more

BNP activist charged with explosives and firearms offence

East Anglian Daily Times by Anthony Bond | Friday, 30 October 2009

A LEADING British National Party activist and Suffolk farmer has been charged by police with a number of explosives and firearms offences. David Lucas, 49, who once caused controversy for building gallows and selling them to African countries with poor human rights records, was charged yesterdayfollowing his arrest in April. Lucas, of South Road in Lakenheath, stood as one of the eastern... Read more

BNP withdraws from campaigning for Glasgow North East by-election

The Times by Charlene Sweeney | Thursday, 29 October 2009

Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, revealed during a visit to Hamilton yesterday that he would support a referendum on Scottish independence. His comments will be regarded as an embarrassment for the SNP, who are unlikely to welcome any suggestion that their referendum plans are supported by the right-wing extremist party. The three Unionist parties at Holyrood oppose the... Read more

We'll set dogs on you: BNP thugs

This is Gloucestershire | Thursday, 29 October 2009

TWO anti-BNP protesters were told they would have their throats ripped out by Rottweilers if they continued to disrupt a fundraising dinner in Ross-on-Wye. Mother-of-five Antoinette Beizsley, 47, said she was also "pushed hard" by BNP-hired thugs at the town's Chase Hotel when she and members of her family breached a police line to enter the hotel's grounds, before being verbally... Read more

BBC chief - BNP will get annual Question Time slot

The Times by Patrick Foster | Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The British National Party will be granted up to one appearance on Question Time each year if it maintains its current level of public support, the Director-General of the BBC said today. Giving evidence to the House of Lords communications committee, Mark Thompson was asked about the controversial appearance of Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, on last week’s instalment of the... Read more

Griffin TV appearance fails to lift BNP support in latest polls

The Times by Peter Riddell | Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The public is more balanced about the British National Party than Peter Hain and other alarmists. Nick Griffin’s appearance onQuestion Time last Thursday has had no effect on the BNP’s rating. There is a big difference between public anxieties that the BNP seeks to exploit and voters’ willingness to back the party. Two polls since Question Time show no evidence of... Read more

BNP Bosses Uncovered

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 27 October 2009

THIS is gun-toting BNP fundraiser Rev James Dowson calmly walking down the street with his toddler son and wife – and a shotgun! The crazed anti-abortion nutter, who has a list of convictions including possessing a weapon, sent the phone photo to a former employee... Read more

BNP supporters call on Nick Griffin to quit as leader

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Supporters of the British National Party have turned on Nick Griffin in the wake of their leader’s much-maligned performance onQuestion Time, and called for him to be replaced. Divisions within the far-Right party were highlighted yesterday by a poll on a white extremist website that has strong links to the BNP: almost 30 per cent of respondents called on Mr Griffin... Read more

Revealed: The BNP's 'secret' Burnley base

Burnley Citizen by Tom Moseley | Monday, 26 October 2009

THE British National Party has been quietly running an office in Burnley town centre for up to nine years, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal. The low-key office, just metres from Burnley town hall, is not mentioned in the far-right party’s literature or on its website – and most residents and even seasoned local politicians were unaware it existed. But it is now... Read more

BNP man's racist vow

The Scotsman by Eddie Barnes | Monday, 26 October 2009

THE BNP candidate in the Glasgow North East by- election has said he will "go to his grave" wanting his party to remain racist and white only. Charlie Baillie said "brown, black, and yellow" people should continue to be barred from joining, claiming that whites needed a party that represents their views alone. His position appears to put him at... Read more

BNP leader ‘paid for UKIP member list’

The Sunday Times by Daniel Foggo and Jon Ungoed-Thomas | Sunday, 25 October 2009

NICK GRIFFIN is to be investigated by the privacy watchdog after the BNP leader was accused of paying for a database containing the names and addresses of thousands of members of a rival party. The database, which belonged to the UK Independence party and contained the details of about 3,500 of its members from London and the southeast, was passed to... Read more

Oddballs who bankroll BNP

Sunday Mirror | Sunday, 25 October 2009

The BNP is funded by an eccentric band of supporters. Sheila Butler, the 83-year-old great-niece of First World War hero General Kitchener, has boosted its coffers by £11,072 over the past two years. She said: "I don't believe in mass immigration and would send them all back. Nick Griffin is a patriot and has come in our hour of need like Churchill." Fruit farmer... Read more

500 celebrate fascist no-show

Searchlight Cymru | Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Secretary of the leading anti-fascist organisation Searchlight Cymru has congratulated the people of Newport for the support they gave to yesterday’s anti-fascist rally in the City’s John Frost Square. The English Defence League (EDL) intended to hold a rally in the city protesting at Islamic fundamentalism but in doing so targeting the whole city Muslim community. They cancelled... Read more

Queen fury at BNP

News of the World by Robert Jobson | Sunday, 25 October 2009

THE QUEEN has declared WAR on the BNP. She's furious at the party for using Winston Churchill to promote its racist image and has ORDERED all the royals to join forces with her to unite Britain against hated BNP leader Nick Griffin. A senior royal aide told us: "The Queen thinks it is a disgrace that the name of such a... Read more

Joel Weiner, 17, tells how he seized the chance to catch out Nick Griffin

The Times by Patrick Foster | Saturday, 24 October 2009

The schoolboy from northwest London who prompted laughter at Nick Griffin’s response on Holocaust denial told yesterday how he grabbed his chance to challenge the British National Party leader. Joel Weiner, 17, whose father is a Rabbi, told The Times that he applied for a seat in the audience a year ago, before he knew that Mr Griffin was going to... Read more

Hate comes to Herefordshire

Searchlight by Simon Cressy | Friday, 23 October 2009

A plush country house hotel in Herefordshire will knowingly host a fundraising dinner for the British National Party, Searchlight can reveal. This weekend the great and the bad who support the BNP through its Trafalgar Club will try to swell the party’s severely depleted coffers at The Chase, near Ross on Wye. The annual dinner, held on the weekend... Read more

YouGov verdict on BNP's Question Time

UK Polling Report by Anthony Wells | Friday, 23 October 2009

YouGov have a poll in tomorrow’s Telegraph, the first since Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time. It was carried out late yesterday and all day today. There isn’t actually very much detail in the Telegraph’s report, but there’s more at ConservativeHome. The topline voting intentions, with changes from the poll last weekend, are CON 40%(-1), LAB 27%(-3), LDEM 19%(+2),... Read more

BNP: Thank you Auntie for giving us such a boost

The Tmes by Fiona Hamilton and Tom Baldwin | Thursday, 22 October 2009

Nick Griffin has thanked the BBC and praised the “hysterical” reaction of the political elite for giving his far-right British National Party unprecedented publicity. In an interview with The Times, he said that the bitter row over the decision to invite him on to this evening’s Question Time had attracted record donations for the party. Peter Hain, the Welsh Secretary, understood... Read more

Non-whites barred from 'open' BNP meeting

Evening Standard by Peter Dominiczak | Thursday, 22 October 2009

Two senior BNP figures have been secretly filmed barring non-whites from entering one of their meetings on the day the party was forced to admit black and Asian members. Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's representative on the London Assembly, and Bob Bailey, the party's London organiser, were filmed stopping 10 non-whites entering a branch meeting in the Eastbrook pub in Dagenham. The meeting... Read more

Commission urged to tackle BNP fake charities

Charity Finance by Vibeka Mair | Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Charity Commission has been urged to clamp down on “BNP organisations masquerading as veterans charities” by a group of former senior army generals. The call came in a letter signed by General Sir Mike Jackson and General Sir Richard Dannatt, former heads of the army; Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, former chief of defence staff, and Major-General Patrick Cordingley, commander of... Read more

Surprise resignation of BNP councillor

Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A British National Party councillor in Nuneaton has resigned 17 months after he was elected, leaving the party with only one representative in the borough. Darren Haywood cited “job commitments” as the reason he could no longer represent Camp Hill ward. The resignation means there will be a by-election on 10 December, which the BNP is expected to contest. Haywood’s... Read more

BNP: Gen Lord Guthrie backs hijack claims

Daily Telegraph | Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The SAS Colonel Commandant accused the British National Party of promoting "the pernicious politics of racism" and said their claim to be walking in the footsteps of military heroes such as Malborough, Wellington and Montgomery was "rubbish". He joined some of the military's most distinguished generals, including General Sir Mike Jackson and General Sir Richard Dannatt, who have signed a letter... Read more

Analysis of a party - what the BNP list says about its members

The Guardian by Robert Booth, Simon Rogers and Paul Lewis | Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The leak of a British National party membership database provides a detailed anatomy of an organisation whose growing public profile means that this week it will enjoy the most prominent platform in its history when Nick Griffin, its leader, appears on Question Time on BBC1. The BNP's constitution states it is "committed to stemming and reversing the tide of non-white immigration... Read more

Generals attack BNP for seeking to 'hijack' Armed Forces

Daily Telegraph | Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Some of the military's most distinguished generals have united to condemn the British National Party's attempts to "hijack" the Armed Forces. General Sir Mike Jackson and General Sir Richard Dannatt, both former heads of the Army, are among the figures to have signed a letter stating that the values of far right groups are "fundamentally at odds" with those of the... Read more

BNP hit by second leak of ‘members database’

The Guardian by Robert Booth, Helen Pidd and Paul Lewis | Monday, 19 October 2009

The BNP is bracing itself for potentially fresh embarrassment tomorrow when details of the party's UK-wide rank and file membership are expected to be posted on the internet. The list, which purports to be a snapshot of the party's support in April this year, includes the names, addresses, postcodes and telephone numbers of people who have signed up to the far-right... Read more

Taxpayer foots bill for BNP minder

The Sunday Times by Daniel Foggo | Sunday, 18 October 2009

NICK GRIFFIN, the BNP leader, has put his personal bodyguard on the European Union payroll as his party becomes the latest to exploit the political expenses system. A dozen senior figures from the party make up a BNP entourage of publicly funded assistants. As MEPs, Griffin and Andrew Brons are entitled to claim a combined £382,000 a year to pay for... Read more

The BNP won’t go away if we ignore it

The Sunday Times by Martin Ivens | Sunday, 18 October 2009

How should an open society like ours respond to those who try to whip up hatred between races or classes? For many, the BBC’s invitation to the racialist British National party leader, Nick Griffin, to join the panel on Question Time this week stretches tolerance too far. It’s a hard call. Peter Hain, the secretary of state for Wales, last... Read more

How the BNP's far-right journey ends up on primetime TV

The Observer by Nick Cohen | Sunday, 18 October 2009

Nine years ago BNP leader Nick Griffin set out plans to cleanse the party's image in his bid to win over the media. On Thursday he joins BBC's Question Time, an appearance that has already caused controversy – will his views be rebuffed, or will he flourish in the media spotlight? Two impressions strike visitors stepping off the commuter train at... Read more

Holocaust survivors will confront BNP on Question Time

The Sunday Telegraph by Patrick Sawer | Sunday, 18 October 2009

The question has split the world of broadcasting and divided opinion across the country: should the BBC have invited the far-right British National Party to take part in this week's edition of Question Time, its flagship panel programme? Views are polarised. While supporters of the decision say that it is the price Britain pays for free speech, and that the BBC... Read more

BNP to consider non-white members

BBC News | Thursday, 15 October 2009

BNP leader Nick Griffin has agreed to ask his party to amend its constitution so it does not discriminate on grounds of race or religion, a court heard. The UK's equalities watchdog had argued the BNP broke the Race Relations Act by restricting members to "indigenous Caucasian" people. The court heard Mr Griffin had agreed to use "all reasonable endeavours" to revise... Read more

Death Threats Against Anti-Fascist Campaigner

Sky News by Gerard Tubb | Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Police are guarding an anti-fascist campaigner who has received dozens of death threats following a right-wing rally in Manchester. The anti-fascist campaigner has been subjected to a torrent of hate on Facebook Julie Keller has been wrongly accused of disrupting a two-minute silence in honour of UK troops and is now receiving... Read more

Face of Hate

Sunday World | Wednesday, 14 October 2009

THIS is the mouthy BNP chief who spreads race hate across Ulster and had the cheek to complain about the Sunday World. Today we unmask Kieran Dinsmore – or should we say Kieran Devlin which is his real name – as the British National Party’s regional organiser. On the infamous BNP list which was leaked last year, he... Read more

The looming threat of terror that comes from the far right

The Independent by Johann Hari | Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Britain is facing the real risk today of a bombing campaign that targets random civilians for death – but it is being virtually ignored. When its supporters step closer every day to mass murder, nobody notices. When its perpetrators are caught, there is (at best) a little flick of information in News in Brief, before everyone goes back to talking... Read more

BNP leader Nick Griffin to face Bonnie Greer on Question Time

The Times by Patrick Foster and Fiona Hamilton | Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The black playwright and author Bonnie Greer is to take on the British National Party leader Nick Griffin on the BBC One programme Question Time next week. Greer, who was born in America but became a British citizen in 1997, told The Times that she would appear on the panel on October 22. It is understood that the programme is to... Read more

BNP threatens to boycott News Shopper's advertisers

News Shopper by David Mills | Monday, 12 October 2009

THE BNP is calling on its supporters to threaten to boycott businesses which advertise in News Shopper. Following an article we ran about Paul Golding, a BNP councillor in Swanley St Mary’s, supporters of the party have contacted three of our advertisers saying they would have no further dealings with them if they continued to use your favourite paper to promote... Read more

Sentamu joins backers of campaign against racism and fascism

Ekklesia | Saturday, 10 October 2009

Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has thrown his weight behind the Hope Not Hate campaign against racism, following the example of many other civil and faith groups. Hope Not Hope was established by the anti-racist campaigning magazine Searchlight, which has a long history of exposing groups like the British National Party - and predecessors in the neo-fascist movement like... Read more

BBC storm as two of BNP's most notorious activists are invited on Radio 1 to insult Ashley Cole

Mail on Sunday by Jason Lewis | Saturday, 10 October 2009

The BBC is facing demands for an investigation after allowing two leading BNP activists to make unchallenged 'racist' statements on a flagship news broadcast. Radio 1's Newsbeat programme introduced the interviewees as 'two young guys who are members of the BNP' – but a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered that they were, in fact, key members of the far-Right party's... Read more

Labour confirms date of Glasgow North East byelection

Guardian by Severin Carrell | Thursday, 8 October 2009

Gordon Brown is being tipped to join Labour's campaign to retain Glasgow North East in an attempt to prevent another Scottish National party victory in the city. Labour confirmed that the byelection for the seat vacated in June by former Commons speaker Michael Martin will take place on 12 November, 16 months after the SNP won... Read more

Redbridge councillor saddles up with Irving

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 8 October 2009

A row has broken out in Redbridge after the council’s sole BNP member was made vice-chair of a minor committee. Julian Leppert was nominated by a Labour councillor and seconded by a Liberal Democrat for the role on the cycling liaison group amid confusion over whether anyone else’s name could have been put forward. The councillors involved cannot have known that... Read more

STUC Black Workers Conference pass motion on SDL

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Cathy Pound | Monday, 5 October 2009

Campaigning against racism and the BNP was at the top of the agenda this weekend in Glasgow at the 13th Scottish TUC Black Workers' Conference. Speaking before the conference Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said: "With the next general election quickly approaching, the STUC will ensure, in the light of increased BNP activity following the European election, that combating racism and... Read more

Extremists hijack Newcastle United’s crest

Sunday Sun by Katy Simpson | Sunday, 4 October 2009

AN ANTI-ISLAMIC football group is being investigated by Newcastle United lawyers. The club is taking legal advice after their black and white crest was used by English Defence League Newcastle - a right-wing group which campaigns against Muslim extremism. The EDL has made its first steps to infiltrate football in the North East by setting up a Facebook group on the internet. It... Read more

BNP liar to stand for target constituency

by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 3 October 2009

Fresh from being proved a liar, Richard Barnbrook has announced that he intends to contest the Barking constituency in the general election. Barking is a top BNP electoral target. Strangely, however, neither the BNP’s national website nor its London Patriot site, nor even Barnbrook’s own official blog, which has not been updated since May, mention the launch of the... Read more

Blood and Honour: Johnson pressed to act

Jewish Chronicle by Leon Symons | Thursday, 1 October 2009

Shadow security minister Baroness Neville-Jones has called on home secretary Alan Johnson to proscribe the extreme right wing group Blood & Honour. Only last week the group was reported to the police for distributing racially offensive CDs. Now the baroness has written to Mr Johnson, complaining that as well as the CDs, the group has a “field manual” that talked of “die-hard... Read more

Drunk, paranoid - and a BNP council leader

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 1 October 2009

The leader of the BNP’s largest council group in the country has been found guilty of failing to provide a breath specimen. Robert Bailey, who heads the 12-strong BNP group on Barking and Dagenham council in east London, claimed a drink driving charge was a conspiracy by a “higher order”. Police stopped Bailey, 43, on 28 May near his home in Chadwell... Read more

BNP exploits plight of former soldiers

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by David Williams | Thursday, 1 October 2009

The decorated SAS veteran Andy McNab has condemned the British National Party after it tried to associate itself with his heroism by auctioning two signed copies of his books to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity that helps wounded soldiers. “I was sick to the stomach,” stated McNab, whose works include Bravo Two Zero, when he was told about... Read more