BNP challenge must be met by main parties, says Howard

BBC News | Sunday, 27 December 2009

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard has accused all the mainstream parties of failing to do enough to challenge the British National Party. Mr Howard said it was important for politicians to confront the BNP in the run-up to the general election. But this was not being done to the extent necessary, he told the BBC. Mr Howard said there was no room for... Read more

Archbishop warning as BNP target Christians for support

Wales Online by David Williamson | Saturday, 26 December 2009

ARCHBISHOP of Wales Barry Morgan has led a scathing attack on the British National Party over its claims to represent Christian values. Party leader Nick Griffin has previously said the BNP stands in the tradition of the Crusader knights who fought Muslim armies. He claims the BNP are fighting the “Islamification” of Britain. Writing in the BNP newspaper Voice of Freedom, Mr... Read more

BNP man rapped for ‘murder’ claim

Romford Recorder | Thursday, 24 December 2009

A BRITISH National Party politician has been ordered to apologise in writing to every other council member for accusing ruling Tories of "murdering" a constituent by forcing her to move. Mark Logan, member for Gooshays ward, was hauled before the council's standards committee for the allegation he made at a Harold Hill Area Committee meeting in October last year. There, he blamed... Read more

BNP candidate has no hope in Salford

Manchester Evening News | Wednesday, 23 December 2009

MAINSTREAM politicians have dismissed the selection of a British National Party candidate from Cumbria to fight a controversial Salford seat as ‘an irrelevance’. Last week, the extreme right wing BNP - which has a white-only membership policy - announced that Tina Wingfield will contest the Salford and Eccles seat, held by former Labour minister Hazel Blears, at next year’s general election. Ms... Read more

Is Stoke-on-Trent BNP leader quitting now while he’s ahead?

Stoke Sentinel | Monday, 21 December 2009

THE British National Party has been at the forefront of politics in Stoke-on-Trent for the past seven years, since outsider Steve Batkin stunned sceptical observers by coming third in the 2002 mayoral elections. Since then, while more established political parties have crumbled and lost ground, the BNP has seized upon the slightest sign of weakness in its opponents. Mr Batkin may have... Read more

BNP required to explain ‘inadequate’ accounts

Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 17 December 2009

The British National Party’s former treasurer could face criminal proceedings for delivering “inadequate accounts” to the Electoral Commission. The BNP’s 2008 accounts finally emerged three weeks before the fine for their late submission to the Electoral Commission would have doubled to £2,000. Like the 2007 accounts, the latest financial statements do not give a true and fair view of the... Read more

‘Aryan Strike Force website administrators’ accused of inciting racial hatred

Daily Telegraph | Thursday, 17 December 2009

Two suspected neo-Nazis appeared in court accused of stirring up racial hatred on the internet and encouraging others to commit murder. Trevor Hannington, 58, and Michael Heaton, 42, were "administrators" of the Aryan Strike Force website and used wall posts to encourage others to murder Jews, it is said. The pair face a string of terrorism and public order offences dating back... Read more

Stoke-on-Trent: Shock for BNP as leader quits suddenly

The Sentinel | Thursday, 17 December 2009

THE BNP in Stoke-on-Trent have been thrown into turmoil by the shock resignation of their leader. Councillor Alby Walker, pictured, told his nine-strong group last night that he was standing down with immediate effect. And he is also unlikely to stand for re-election to the council in May. Mr Walker, aged 52, told The Sentinel that he wanted to devote more... Read more

Former Kilmaurs council candidate pleads guilty to domestic abuse

Kilmarnock Standard | Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A FORMER council candidate for the far-right British National Party has appeared in court on domestic abuse charges. At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, Thomas Sweeten, 43, of Glencairn Terrace, Kilmaurs, pleaded guilty to breaching the special bail condition barring him from communicating with his estranged wife. The court heard that on November 20 – just three days after the bail order... Read more

BNP member tried to rig election vote

Express & Star | Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A member of the British National Party who tried to rig votes in local elections held in Cannock is facing jail. Michael Wilding used his friend David Winter’s name to place a vote for the BNP in both the county council and local elections held last June. He appeared at Cannock Magistrates Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to two charges of... Read more

Copenhagen climate conference: Nick Griffin calls world leaders mass murderers

Daily Telegraph by Louise Gray | Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The leader of the British National Party and MEP is at the international summit as a representative of the European Parliament. But he said global warming was a “hoax” designed to impose tax increases on the citizens of the world through putting up the price of energy. He said world leaders and advocates of action on climate change such as Al Gore... Read more

Revealed: the secret links between the Scottish Defence League and the BNP

Sunday Herald by Alison Campsie | Sunday, 13 December 2009

Despite party expulsion threat, some individuals have joined both camps Links between the BNP and the right-wing Scottish Defence League can today be exposed by the Sunday Herald. Both groups have publicly tried to distance themselves from each other, with the BNP claiming it would expel members found to be active in the Scottish Defence League (SDL) and... Read more

Former Tory peer calls Jewish climate campaigner 'Hitler Youth'

The Telegraph by . | Friday, 11 December 2009

Viscount Monckton, the former Conservative peer, has branded a Jewish member of a sustainable development organisation a 'Hitler Youth' in an angry exchange at a fringe Copenhagen event. The peer, an ardent climate change sceptic, called Ben Wessel a "Hitler Youth" several times despite the young American telling him that his grandparents had fled Nazi Germany. Viscount Monckton, 57, who was an... Read more

BNP loses another Loughton seat

by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 10 December 2009

The BNP failed to hold a seat on Loughton Town Council in its strongest Loughton ward today. The Loughton Residents’ Association (LRA), which had not previously contested the ward, took the Loughton Broadway seat by 23 votes in a by-election caused by the resignation of a BNP councillor. In a four-way fight, Katie Nicholson for the LRA won 257 votes against... Read more

Racism among white supremacists is getting worse, John Denham to warn

Daily Telegraph by Christopher Hope | Tuesday, 8 December 2009

John Denham, the Communities secretary, will give warning that Muslims are not the only group which can breed extremism. Pointing to recent convictions of white supremacists, and a broader rise in overt racism, Mr Denham will say: “It is important that local Muslim communities do not feel that are being singled out if other forms of extremism are a threat in... Read more

Watchdog rejects BNP activist’s ‘ridiculous’ complaint

Hold the Front Page by holdthefrontpage staff | Monday, 7 December 2009

The Press Complaints Commission has thrown out a complaint by a British National Party activist against a regional daily. Mark Walker, of Spennymoor, County Durham, objected to coverage of BNP leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on the BBC’s Question Time by his local paper, the Northern Echo along with four national titles. He complained that the Echo together with The Times, Daily Express,... Read more

BNP links to Troubles charity

Sunday Life by Aaron Tinney | Sunday, 6 December 2009

A fundraising expert for the far-right BNP helped head a charity for Troubles’ victims that has raked in taxpayers’ cash. Fanatical anti-abortionist James Dowson was trustee of Solas NI — which has received more than £130,000 from Government and European Union peace grants. There is no suggestion that the money intended to help victims was misused. Dowson confirmed his... Read more

Midland hospital snubs BNP donation

Sunday Mercury by Ben Goldby | Sunday, 6 December 2009

A MIDLAND hospital which treats hero soldiers wounded in Afghanistan has refused a donation from the British National Party. Bosses at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham turned down money from the far right party after its members made the collection, claiming it would be donated to build a burns unit for injured squaddies. The BNP, whose leader Nick Griffin is MEP for... Read more

Hungarian far-right party Jobbik sets up London branch

The Times by Fiona Hamilton | Saturday, 5 December 2009

Jobbik, a far-right Hungarian party accused of anti-Semitism and racism, is setting up a branch in London. The nationalist party, which has its own uniformed paramilitary wing, will stoke fears about the extending reach of the far Right into Britain. It comes just weeks after Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party and one of its two MEPs, secured an... Read more

BNP hijack Mitcham Remembrance Day

This is local London by Ben Thompson | Friday, 4 December 2009

The BNP hijacked Mitcham’s Remembrance Sunday event, parading a party banner in front of the War Memorial and duping residents to appear in a photograph. The propaganda shot has since appeared on London Patriot - an extreme right-wing website - sparking fury among those in the picture who believed it was a photocall for the local newspaper. Witnesses to the event, which... Read more

Residents hit back at BNP’s Wembley video

Harrow Observer by Tara Brady | Thursday, 3 December 2009

BRENT residents have helped to make a film hitting back at the British National Party for using Wembley as an example of how Britain's immigration policies have failed. The video was uploaded on to YouTube last week after the South Wales BNP uploaded its own clip, called The True Face of Immigration, using shots of black and Asian people shopping in... Read more

Salutes at BNP event ‘racist act’

Derby Telegraph | Wednesday, 2 December 2009

NAZI salutes given by two men to people protesting against a British National Party festival were a hostile act referring to genocide, a judge has found. Deputy District Judge John Miller made the point as he found Saville Davies and Hayden Gough guilty of racially aggravated harassment yesterday. He accepted that the pair were provoked by protesters at the party's annual Red,... Read more

Kray twins admirer is big BNP donor

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 1 December 2009

A close friend of the murderous Kray twins is one of two major donors to the British National Party in the third quarter of 2009. Eileen Sheridan-Price, a former beauty queen, gave £5,105 to the BNP in September. Sheridan-Price says the East End of London was “a much... Read more

BNP ‘would abandon 30,000 Gibraltarians’

Gibraltar Chronicle | Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Just months after lobbying for local votes for European elections British National Party Leader Nick Griffin has sparked furious criticism after he reportedly told a rally of Spanish fascists that the BNP would hand Gibraltar to Spain against the wishes of nearly all its 30,000 inhabitants. “Griffin hoped to make a quiet sop to Spanish extremists, but was exposed by anti-BNP... Read more