'Too many migrants are bad for the UK': poll sparks far-right fear

by Daily Star | Monday, 28 February 2011

ALMOST two-thirds of white Brits say immigration has been bad for the UK, a shock survey has revealed. Half the people quizzed in the study said they believed Muslims "create problems" here. And a similar number would consider voting for a far-right political party. The survey, conducted by polling firm Populus, will be unveiled today by former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband. Left-leaning politicians... Read more

Insecurity is fuel for the far right's hate

by The Guardian | Monday, 28 February 2011

A century of democratic politics teaches that economics and identity are the two most compelling calls to action. Their interplay can produce a dangerous brew. As Britain contemplates a parliament of austerity, we need to understand what makes for the politics of division, and fight it. Compared to some other European countries, we in the UK can consider ourselves relatively lucky... Read more

Half of Britons could vote for the far-right

by Daily Express | Monday, 28 February 2011

NEARLY half of voters would back a new Right-wing party promising to tackle immigration and Islamic extremism if it shunned ­violence and "fascist imagery", a ground-breaking study shows today. The poll, one of the largest of its kind, found there was widespread unease across Britain over immigration. Anti-racism campaigners said their findings also revealed new factors such as economic insecurity underpinned people's... Read more

Migration is about economics, not politics

guardian.co.uk by Lynsey Hanley | Monday, 28 February 2011

The racists' complaint has always been the same: I'd have a great life if it wasn't for that person over there I have a suggestion to make to 48% of the British population who, according to the anti-fascist organisation Searchlight's new report, would support an anti-immigration party: what if the party was also anti-emigration? Seeing as we have an ageing population,... Read more

Poll: Half Could Vote For A Far-Right Party

by Sky News | Monday, 28 February 2011

Almost half of voters could back a far-right political party that did not promote violence and nearly two-thirds of white Britons say immigration was bad for the UK, a survey has found. A significant minority want immigration to the UK halted until the economy recovers Anti-racism campaigners the Searchlight Education Trust, which commissioned... Read more

Half of Britain 'would vote for far-Right parties if they gave up violence'

by Daily Mail | Sunday, 27 February 2011

Almost half the country would back a far-Right party if they gave up violence, an astonishing new poll revealed today. A total of 48 per cent said that they would support a group that vowed to crack down on immigration and Islamic extremists. They would also restrict the building of mosques and order the flag of St George or the Union Jack... Read more

Immigration poll 'disturbing' say anti-racism campaigners

by The Independent | Sunday, 27 February 2011

Almost two-thirds of white Britons think immigration has been bad for the UK, according to a survey which anti-racism campaigners called a "disturbing picture" of society's attitudes. Research commissioned by the Searchlight Educational Trust also found that Asians were most likely to back a halt to all immigration, at least until the economy had recovered. ... Read more

Fortnight of Turmoil Boils Over

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Saturday, 26 February 2011

The English Defence League (EDL) claims it has discharged with the services of the far-right English Nationalist Alliance. The ENA, a tiny but vocal group centred around Bill Baker and Roger Firth in London, has taken the lead in EDL demonstrations in the capital. Antagonism between the two groups has been evident for some time and not just over Baker's lack... Read more

Searchlight poll finds huge support for far right 'if they gave up violence'

by The Guardian | Saturday, 26 February 2011

Huge numbers of Britons would support an anti-immigration English nationalist party if it was not associated with violence and fascist imagery, according to the largest survey into identity and extremism conducted in the UK. A Populus poll found that 48% of the population would consider supporting a new anti-immigration party committed to challenging Islamist extremism, and would support policies... Read more


HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Tuesday, 22 February 2011

It would appear that the EDL are intent on bringing their terror closer to home. Not content with Jewish extremists who like to blow things up, here is the West Midlands Division of the EDL standing in front of the flags and paraphernalia of the outlawed Ulster Volunteer Force and what appear to be imitation firearms for the purpose of... Read more

BNP chief keeps the faith

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Monday, 21 February 2011

This evening's London Evening Standard reports that Libya is "Ablaze" and further reports of "massacre" fears and sniper mercenaries' opening fire on the funerals of dead protestors. There is turmoil, and a difficulty of getting an accurate picture of exactly what is going on in the country. The leader of Libya is at best described as erstwhile, a law unto himself;... Read more

EDL forges link with terrorist

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Thursday, 17 February 2011

The English Defence League’s claim that it is nothing more than a peaceful “human rights” organisation was left in tatters yesterday following its decision to announce it has linked up with a convicted terrorist. Roberta Moore, leader of the EDL’s Jewish division, announced on her Facebook page that the EDL would be working with the far-right American group the Jewish... Read more

Man killed by train after Dagenham demo

Barking and Dagenham Post by Safira Ali | Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A MAN who had been protesting against a Dagenham mosque died on his way home after he was hit by a train at Chadwell Heath Station. The 19-year-old, who has not been formally named by police, was struck by an oncoming train at around 3pm on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man had been at an English Defence... Read more

BNP councillor quits party in protest over assault row

South Wales Guardian | Wednesday, 16 February 2011

THE Welsh wing of the far-right British National Party is said to be in turmoil after a Llandybie community councillor tore up his membership following the Guardian's coverage of an assault carried out by a party member. According to Cllr Kevin Edwards, the Guardian's reporting of BNP member Roger Phillips' attack on Adam Margetts in Cross Hands on December 20 has... Read more

Five in battle for Burnley by-election

Lancashire Telegraph by Peter Magill | Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A FIVE-way fight is in prospect as the first Burnley Borough Council by-election since the new coalition Government came to power is contested. The Liberal Democrats are defending a 57-vote majority in Rosegrove with Lowerhouse, in a by-election prompted by the resignation of Julie John-son last month. Kate Mottershead, the wife of Neil Mottershead, the borough’s community safety cabinet member, will stand... Read more

EDL - not in my name says hero

Daily Star Sunday by Neil Chandler and Dominik Lemanski | Sunday, 13 February 2011

A hero Marine has slammed far- right extremists who claim they will be marching in his name at an anti-Muslim demonstration. The English Defence League say they will parade on behalf of George Cross winner Matt Croucher in Birmingham next month. They claim to be outraged after Muslim councillors failed to join in a standing ovation for the Royal Marines Reserve. Matt was... Read more

Hard-core porn star to run BNP “family festival”

HOPE not hate by Matthew Collins | Friday, 11 February 2011

With the Barnsley by-election set for 3 March, the British National Party appears increasingly uninterested in promoting its faux family image and the party’s diminishing number of members in Yorkshire are once more calling into question the judgement of their leader, Nick Griffin. The surprise appointment of Ian Kitchen as a replacement for the highly regarded Chris Beverley as the... Read more

Police confirm Shotton club fire being treated as arson

The Flintshire Chronicle | Tuesday, 8 February 2011

NORTH Wales Police has confirmed a fire at Shotton Lane Social Club - which was set to become an Islamic cultural centre - is being treated as suspicious. Community leaders condemned what they believe is a 'hateful' attack by racist arsonists on the disused community club, which happened at around 4am on Friday (February 5). About 100 people in the surrounding area... Read more

General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP

Daily Telegraph | Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Members of the General Synod voted to press ahead with an amendment to discipline procedures making it ''unbecoming'' or ''inappropriate'' conduct for clergy to be members of a political party with policies and activities declared ''incompatible'' with Church teaching on race equality. Under the proposals, Church of England bishops would make a declaration on parties or organisations deemed incompatible with Christian... Read more

EDL protest attracts European far-right activists

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor and Rowenna Davis | Friday, 4 February 2011

Far-right activists from across Europe will join thousands of English Defence League supporters tomorrow for the biggest rally in the group's 20-month history. Police expect up to 7,000 demonstrators will descend on Luton, the Bedfordshire town where the EDL started in spring 2009, amid evidence of the group's growing influence among young people. The organisation has staged more than 30 protests since... Read more

COLNE: Pair banned from takeaway after ‘BNP’ jibe and insults

Pendle Today | Thursday, 3 February 2011

Two louts who caused trouble in a takeaway and racially insulted the owner have been spared immediate jail- but got a serious ticking off from a judge. Burnley Crown Court heard how Terry Graham (30) and Thomas Duerden (18) left the victim, who runs the Tandoori Nights shop in Colne, scared and intimidated by their behaviour. A drink was thrown over... Read more

Friston: Landowner and BNP donor facing court on dog charge

East Anglian Daily Times by Jonathan Barnes | Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A LANDOWNER who was one of the biggest individual cash donors to the British National Party is facing court action accused of failing to keep his dog under control after it is alleged to have bitten a woman. Charles Wentworth, 53, who lives at Friston Hall, near Aldeburgh, had his case listed before magistrates in Lowestoft on Monday following the incident... Read more