Worksop man remanded in murder case

| Wednesday, 29 November 2006

A Worksop man has appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of Michael John Sanderson on Sunday. John Pakulski, 54, of Carlton Road, went before Retford Magistrates Court at around 10.40am this morning. He will now appear before Nottingham Crown Court on 7th March 2007, he has been remanded in custody until then. Pakulski was wearing a white t-shirt and sporting... Read more

We'll be back next year, pledges BNP

| Wednesday, 29 November 2006

THE BNP has vowed to return to Blackpool for its annual conference in 2007. Members of the far-right group staged a two-day conference at the New Kimberley Hotel on South Promenade last weekend. Anti-fascist demonstrators staged a protest outside the hotel but the conference passed off peacefully. And BNP bosses today promised an "even larger" event in the resort next year. The party said... Read more

BNP tries to polish image at Blackpool

Matthew Taylor | Saturday, 25 November 2006

Among the usual scrum of stag parties and day-trippers bracing themselves against the elements on Blackpool seafront today will be a group of largely unwanted guests. The town, which is used to staging big events for the major political parties, is preparing for the arrival of hundreds of the country's leading far right activists for a British National party conference. BNP... Read more

BNP targeting local schools, say police

Morwenna Blake | Friday, 24 November 2006

A SENIOR police officer has warned right wing groups are targeting schoolchildren following the huge influx of migrant workers into the area. Inspector Glynn Hookings, community safety officer for Wiltshire Police, said the British National Party had been handing out literature to vulnerable youngsters at secondary schools and colleges across west and north Wiltshire, including Trowbridge. He said: "If there are hard-to-place... Read more

Politicians condemn BNP Islam comments

Martin Shipton | Friday, 24 November 2006

The four main parties in Wales have united to condemn the racist British National Party for its comments attacking the National Museum of Wales over the staging of two exhibitions on Islamic culture. The exhibitions explore the contribution of Muslims to world history, science and art. On its website the BNP states, 'You may think that this is rather strange, particularly as... Read more

Extreme graffiti sparks racism fear

| Friday, 24 November 2006

GRAFFITI promoting far-right groups appeared in Buntingford this week, sparking fears that the town is becoming a hotbed of racial intolerance. Vandals daubed 'BNP', in reference to the British National Party, 'NF', meaning the National Front, and 'C18' for Combat 18 - the group who carried out a vicious racist attack in Buntingford in July 1993 - in red paint on... Read more

BNP man 'hijacks' freedom event

| Friday, 24 November 2006

A FUNDRAISING event for The Press's Freedom of Speech Fund has been cancelled after the BNP was accused of hijacking the event for political gain. BNP councillor Colin Auty, who performs with Irish band Red Claire, had offered to put on a concert but BNP official Nick Cass seized the opportunity to fire off an e-mail to Kirklees councillors. Mr Cass set... Read more

Curfew for Norfolk NF activist

| Thursday, 23 November 2006

A 76-year-old "bitter" National Front activist who hurled "gratuitous, ignorant and hurtful" racial abuse while canvassing for votes during a borough council election was yesterday given a six-month curfew. Thomas Holmes, of Reynolds Avenue, Caister, swore and shouted "go home to Pakistan" to a woman of Greek Cypriot origin while delivering National Front leaflets in the Albion Road area of Yarmouth... Read more

Parties hit back at BNP equality attack

| Thursday, 23 November 2006

REDBRIDGE'S three main political parties this week stood united in pledging to consider an equality scheme - despite coming under fire from British National Party councillor Julian Leppert. Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors agreed to consider a draft report on stamping out discrimination against council employees on grounds of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. Speaking at Thursday's full... Read more

BNP man's fury at council move

| Monday, 20 November 2006

MIRFIELD Town Council's only British National Party representative has been kicked out after not attending a council meeting for six months. At the full town council meeting this week, Mayor of Mirfield Coun Kath Taylor said because Roger Roberts (pictured right), who is also a Kirklees councillor for Heckmondwike, had failed to attend any of the council meetings he was automatically... Read more

Web film sparks BNP schools row

Camilla Sutcliffe | Monday, 20 November 2006

A BNP councillor has been accused of "wanting to keep Burnley in the Dark Ages" after she slammed Building Schools for the Future in a video posted on the internet. Coun Sharon Wilkinson's eight-minute video appears on the BNP-led Burnley Right Now website. In it, she claims that the 250million building project is being used as an experiment in integration for Burnley... Read more

Disgust at BNP’s ‘insulting’ race message on wreath

Hugo Daniel | Friday, 17 November 2006

WAR veterans, churchgoers and councillors have told of their disgust at an "offensive" wreath left by the BNP at an Addington war memorial. On Sunday, British National Party members laid poppies after a Remembrance service at St Mary's Church in Addington Village Road. The message on the wreath read: "To those who fell for our race and nation to keep Britain British... Read more

Demonstrate against the BNP annual conference in Blackpool

North West Region UAF | Monday, 13 November 2006

Saturday 25 November at 12 noon North West Region Unite Against Fascism together with Blackpool Fylde and Wyre TUC have called a demonstration to protest against the British National Party holding its annual conference in Blackpool. The demonstration will show the people of Blackpool the strength of opposition to the BNP and other fascist organisations, and make it clear to the BNP... Read more

BNP not racist claim

Sonia Gable | Monday, 13 November 2006

Councillor David Exley has said that the BNP supports the Kick Racism out of Kirklees campaign and that his party is not racist. However neither he nor the other two BNP members on Kirklees council spoke up after a group of young people addressed the council and handed over a petition demanding that racism be kicked out of Kirklees, although all... Read more

Barking councillor supports Grey Wolves

Sonia Gable | Monday, 13 November 2006

A BNP councillor in Barking and Dagenham has said that if he lived in Turkey he would vote for the Grey Wolves. Lawrence Rustem, who is half Cypriot, also told London's Turkish press that the BNP would pay people up to 150,000 to encourage "voluntary repatriation". When one journalist pointed out that Britain's population was aging and the country might... Read more

No shame

| Sunday, 12 November 2006

EXCLUSIVE BNP thugs plotted to befriend family of tragic Kriss to fuel race hate on Scotland's streets THE BNP slimeball who tried to exploit the grief of tragic Kriss Donald's family can be exposed today. Businessman Walter Hamilton, 45, set out to befriend relatives of the murdered schoolboy after his racist killing in March 2004. The far-Right extremist wanted to drum up... Read more

BNP leader celebrates acquittal outside race hate trial

Philippe Naughton | Friday, 10 November 2006

The leader of the far-Right British National Party attacked Tony Blair and his "toadies in the BBC" today after being acquitted on two charges of stirring up racial hatred. Addressing supporters outside Leeds Crown Court, Nick Griffin also demanded the resignation of Colin Cramphorn, the Chief Constable of the West Yorkshire police, for wasting police time and money pursuing the case... Read more

Verdict not an endorsement of BNP’s politics

Gary Slapper | Friday, 10 November 2006

It is acutely difficult to balance our democratic right to freedom of speech against the requirement of a peaceful civilisation that destructive menace and violence is not generated by hate-mongers. The trial of Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, was a test of that balance. The jury today acquitted Mr Griffin on all charges of inciting racial hatred, but that should not... Read more

Racists failed to cash in on Kriss

| Thursday, 9 November 2006

KRISS'S murder increased racial tensions in Pollokshields. And there were fears the killing would make the situation on the multi-cultural south side of Glasgow boil over. The ultra-right British National Party were quick to try to cash in on the situation, moving party members into the area. They believed they could drum up support as it was widely known a gang of Asians... Read more

BNP jury considers its verdict

| Thursday, 9 November 2006

The jury in the retrial of British National Party leader Nick Griffin, on race hate charges, has retired to consider its verdict. Mr Griffin, 47, of Powys, mid Wales, denies using words or behaviour intended to stir up racial hatred. The charges relate to speeches made in Keighley which were secretly filmed for a BBC documentary on the party in 2004. Party activist... Read more

BNP and leader ‘no longer racist’

| Tuesday, 7 November 2006

The leader of the British National Party (BNP) has told a court that neither he nor his party are racist. Nick Griffin, 47, told Leeds Crown Court that in the early 1990s "the party could be described as racist" and himself "to a certain extent". But he said this was no longer the case and said a speech in which he described... Read more

BNP speech intended to ‘motivate’

| Monday, 6 November 2006

A senior British National Party activist told a crowd that people in Bradford were living in a "multi-racial hell-hole", a court has heard. Mark Collett, 26, head of publicity for the BNP, also told supporters asylum seekers were like cockroaches. Mr Collett, of Rothley, Leicestershire, denies intending to stir up racial hatred and claims he was trying to encourage democratic campaigning. BNP leader... Read more

BNP sets sights on town after dairy unrest

| Friday, 3 November 2006

THE BNP is targeting Windsor after widely reported unrest resulted in a petrol bomb being launched at a Muslim-owned dairy. The British National Party has started a campaign to sign people to the party after last month's troubles around Vale Road. The far-right party distributed leaflets last weekend to homes throughout Dedworth and Clewer entitled 'Welcome to the front line'. The leaflet urges... Read more

MP: 'I won't debate with racist BNP'

| Friday, 3 November 2006

BROXBOURNE MP Charles Walker says he categorically WILL NOT waste his precious time debating "loathsome policies" with the BNP - after being challenged to a face to face meeting with leaders of the far right party. A war of words between the Tory MP and members of the British National Party (BNP) has erupted following a recent article in the Mercury... Read more

Jury hears of BNP's 'multiracial hell' speech

| Friday, 3 November 2006

The British National party leader, Nick Griffin, told a crowd that Islam was a "wicked, vicious faith" and Asian Muslims were turning Britain into a multiracial hell as they tried to conquer the country, a court heard today. Mr Griffin urged the gathering in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to vote BNP to ensure "the British people really realise the evil of what... Read more

BNP race-hate trial kicks off

Elsa McLaren and agencies | Wednesday, 1 November 2006

The race hate trial of the British National Party leader Nick Griffin got under way amid chaotic scenes at Leeds Crown Court this morning. Surrounded by police, camera crews and minders wearing dark glasses, Mr Griffin, 46, kissed and shook hands with BNP supporters during an extended walkabout outside the front of the court. Protesters chanting "smash the BNP" and "black and... Read more

Press Release: Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Trades Union Council opposes BNP conference in Blackpool

| Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Delegates to Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Trades Union Council, drawn from trades unions in Blackpool and the surrounding districts, met on 31 October 2006 and unanimously opposed the British National Party's plans to hold a conference in Blackpool. Everyone present resolved to work with the national and regional trade union organisations to campaign against the BNP and other racist, homophobic... Read more