UCU and NUT statement on the BNP

UCU and NUT | Thursday, 27 November 2008

The policies and positions of the BNP are incompatible with the ethos and values of teaching. Racism and fascism are the antithesis of the aims of education which strives for the liberation of every learner's potential, irrespective of age, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion. In common with the mainstream political parties, NUT and UCU find the policies of... Read more

Reverting to type

The Spectator by Melanie Phillips | Thursday, 27 November 2008

The supposedly more sophisticated British National Party reverted to type last night when it fielded its ‘legal director’ (sic) Lee Barnes to take part in BBC Radio Four’s Moral Maze on which I am a regular panellist. The subject was whether people’s political views should ever disqualify them from a job, an issue that had arisen in the context of... Read more

BNP attacked for 'using' heroine

Yorkshire Evening Post by Vicki Robinson | Wednesday, 26 November 2008

THE far-right British National Party has been condemned for claiming that the murder of West Yorkshire policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky was a racial attack. In a leaflet distributed across the country, the BNP lists 160 claimed racist incidents – including the shooting of PC Beshenivsky during a bungled robbery at a Bradford travel agent's in 2005. But her widower, Paul, said: "Sharon's murder... Read more

Anger over BNP’s ‘white history month’

New Statesman by Tim Lezard | Wednesday, 26 November 2008

In the wake of publication of the BNP's membership list, Tim Lezard reports on the anger over the far right party's bid to promote 'white history month' Teaching unions have attacked BNP plans to promote White History Month in schools, colleges and universities across England. As the party reels from the leaking of its membership list, its youth and student wings have... Read more

Army Sack Cadet Officer After He Is Exposed As Leader Of BNP In Scotland

Sunday Mail | Sunday, 23 November 2008

AN army cadet officer who trained teenagers was drummed out after he was exposed as the leader of the BNP in Scotland. A shocked mum complained to top brass after learning Company Sergeant Major Gary Raikes was the racist political party's top man. Raikes trained boys and girls aged between 12 and 18 as a part-time officer at the Army Cadet Force's... Read more

Four arrests across Lancashire over race hate leaflet probe

Lancashire Telegraph by Sally Henfield | Wednesday, 19 November 2008

FOUR men have been arrested by detectives investigating the distribution of leaflets in Lancashire which claim Muslims are responsible for the heroin trade. A 41-year-old man from Burnley, a 43 year-old man from Blackburn, a 53-year-old man from Preston and a 57-year-old man from Nelson were all arrested today. They will be questioned by detectives at Burnley police station today... Read more

Neo-Nazi in 'racist' firm fight

The Sun by Tom Wells | Tuesday, 18 November 2008

A NEO-Nazi leader exposed by The Sun is suing his old firm -- for RACE discrimination. Hungarian Zoltan Fuzessy, 35, has launched a claim for tens of thousands of pounds from his ex-employers accusing them of racism and unfair dismissal. The Sun told last week how he promoted the far-right Jobbik party, which hates Jews and immigrants, from a house in... Read more

BNP planning to seize control of police through direct elections

Times Online by Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor | Monday, 17 November 2008

The British National Party is drawing up plans to win control over policing when the Government introduces direct elections for police authorities. Leaders of the far-right party believe that their hardline message will chime with voters when, as expected, crime rises during the recession. They can be expected to exploit fears of crime caused by migrant workers in places where... Read more

Denying Griffin a visa would start a race riot!

Sunday Morning Herald by Connie Levett | Saturday, 15 November 2008

DENYING a visa to British fascist leader Nick Griffin, who has a conviction for inciting racial hatred, would only increase the likelihood of Cronulla-style racial conflict, his supporters say. Mr Griffin, head of the right-wing British National Party, has applied to visit Australia to address the issue of "the demographic genocide ... caused by large-scale immigration of people from the Third... Read more

Bexley Liberal Democrats call for help to defeat BNP

Bexley Liberal Democrats | Saturday, 15 November 2008

This weekend the BNP will be holding their second consecutive Action Weekend in the East Wickham ward of Bexley. You can read the details on their website here: http://london.bnp.org.uk/?p=1240 Last weekend the BNP hit team from across London, Kent and Essex delivered the whole ward, they will do it all over again this weekend. East Wickham is a ward that the... Read more

BNP celebrate by-election victory

BBC | Friday, 14 November 2008

The British National Party has elected its first district councillor in Lincolnshire after winning a by-election in Boston. David Owens won the seat by a 138-vote margin over Carl Smith of the Boston By-pass Independent Party. Mr Owens, who won the Boston Fenside ward with 279 votes, said the people of the town wanted a change. The council is controlled... Read more

BNP attempt to meet in Heckmondwike

Kirklees Unity | Tuesday, 11 November 2008

It has been brought to our attention that the BNP in Kirklees intend to hold a meeting in the Heckmondwike area on Wednesday 12th November. The meeting which is due to start at 7.30pm is to be held at The Royal Hotel public house which is located on High Street Heckmondwike WF16 0AL The guest speaker for the night is... Read more

Top Euro Nazi's hate site run from terraced house ... in Gravesend

The Sun by Tom Wells | Monday, 10 November 2008

A TOP Euro neo-Nazi leader has secretly set up home in Britain, The Sun can reveal. Hungarian Zoltan Fuzessy, 35, uses his terraced house in Gravesend, Kent, as an HQ to promote his far-right movement. Fuzessy is vice-president of the Jobbik party, whose members freely boast of their hatred towards Jews and make sick jokes about the Holocaust. The party, called “the shame... Read more

BNP plan to attend Remembrance event

| Thursday, 6 November 2008

Councillors and an MP have reacted angrily after members of the British National Party boasted they have been “formally invited” to a Remembrance Sunday service. BNP party members are planning to line up alongside veterans at the service in Horsham town centre. The party’s claim of an official invite was made on the BNP website. The BNP website reads: “Next speaker was the... Read more

Murder accusation shocks meeting

| Tuesday, 4 November 2008

ACCUSATIONS of murder slung at Havering Council by a BNP councillor caused outrage at a Harold Hill Area Committee meeting. Committee member Cllr Mark Logan (BNP, Gooshays) shocked both fellow councillors and attending residents when he blamed the Conservative administration for the death of an elderly constituent.Cllr Logan said: "I do not mince my words. A week ago they found her... Read more

Unions have a right to say who can join them

Stephen Pollard | Monday, 3 November 2008

It is no business of the State to say who should belong to private organisations Tomorrow the Employment Bill reaches its final stages in the House of Commons. Section 18 of the original Bill would have allowed trade unions to exclude members of the British National Party and other racists. The Bill that will be presented to MPs tomorrow, however, has... Read more

BNP voters have lowest IQ

| Monday, 3 November 2008

THE brightest children go on to vote Liberal Democrat or Green, according to a survey. The study by Edinburgh University researchers has found that childhood intelligence is linked to voting preferences and political involvement in adulthood.The study – which looked at voting patterns in the 2001 general election – found that those with higher IQ ratings were more likely to vote... Read more

UKIP rejects BNP electoral offer

| Monday, 3 November 2008

UKIP says it has "unanimously rejected" an offer from the British National Party for an electoral pact at next year's European elections. It says ex-tennis star Buster Mottram, a UKIP member who claimed to represent the BNP, made the "astonishing offer" at a meeting in London on Monday. Under the deal the BNP would fight seats in the north while UKIP would... Read more

BNP targets young people in hate drive

Sonia Gable | Monday, 3 November 2008

It will be "the biggest and most ambitious strategy that this Party has ever undertaken," promised a British National Party fundraising letter in September. The "Racism Cuts Both Ways" initiative will detail "the crimes against our people - rape, murder and discrimination". The conspiracy nuts of the BNP have long claimed that, in the words of party leader Nick Griffin, "the... Read more

MP’s concern at BNP Remembrance Day plans

| Monday, 3 November 2008

Horsham MP Francis Maude has condemned British National Party plans to attend the Remembrance Day parade in the town. In a statement on its website, the BNP said it had been 'formally invited' to attend the official procession in Horsham on November 9 and lay a wreath. But the Royal British Legion said this week that it had not invited the... Read more

Unions call for right to expel BNP members

Toby Helm | Sunday, 2 November 2008

Fear of election gains sparks a bid to alter the law Trade unions want the right under UK law to expel British National Party activists - and deny them membership - as part of Labour plans to check the electoral advance of the far right. Labour backbenchers, supported by all the biggest unions, will unveil the plan on Tuesday when they put... Read more