Guess who prints the BNP's 'anti-Muslim' newspaper ... a firm owned by Saudis

By Daniel Foggo and Peter Zimonjic | Sunday, 27 March 2005

The far right British National Party, whose leader Nick Griffin was recently arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after he denounced Islam as a "wicked, vicious faith", is secretly using an Arab-owned company to print its monthly newspaper, The Telegraph can reveal. The Voice of Freedom, the BNP's official publication, which regularly describes Islam as a "dangerous" religion, is published... Read more

BNP Member Loses Damages Claim

By Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent | Sunday, 27 March 2005

A member of the far right British National Party has lost his bid to win £60,000 in compensation for being expelled from one of the country's biggest trade unions, it was learned today. John Walker, from Mancot, Flintshire in North Wales, was seeking damages from the Transport & General Workers Union, which expelled him that year for expressing views which were... Read more

Don’t mention the war!

| Thursday, 24 March 2005

POSTERS for a stage version of the comedy show 'Allo 'Allo in Whitehaven have been withdrawn after complaints about the inclusion of a swastika. The appearance of the Nazi symbol on posters had upset some people, causing Whitehaven Amateur Operatic Society to dump the posters and print a replacement. Now new posters are being hurriedly distributed around town in time for the... Read more

BNP will not fight Cumbrian seats

| Wednesday, 23 March 2005

THE right-wing British National Party has scrapped plans to field a candidate in Carlisle at the general election, expected on May 5. It had selected Tina Wingfield, of Silloth, to contest the seat held by Labour's Eric Martlew. But Mrs Wingfield's husband Martin, who edits the BNP's newspaper Voice of Freedom, confirmed the party would not be standing in Carlisle or any... Read more

Union welcomes move against BNP in Gloucestershire

| Monday, 21 March 2005

The Fire Brigades Union has "warmly welcomed" and given "full support" to the position that Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service have taken in proposing to discipline and possibly dismiss, employees who are members of far-right political parties including the BNP. As Gloucestershire rightly point out, these people have no place in a public service and as public authorities now have extensive... Read more

BNP activist to keep job as community care worker

Rob Waugh | Friday, 18 March 2005

A British National Party Parliamentary candidate will be allowed to keep her job as a community care worker in Leeds after her clients said they had no problems with her work. The Leeds City Council Tory member responsible for social services, Peter Harrand, said Julie Day would continue in her job with a company contracted to provide community care for the... Read more

Racist firefighters to be sacked

| Friday, 18 March 2005

FIREFIGHTERS who belong to the British National Party will be dismissed because brigade chiefs fear that they may discriminate racially in a life and death blaze. Gloucestershire Fire Service is the first in the UK to say that it will ban BNP members from joining, and expel those proved to belong to the extreme-right political group. The Fire Brigades Union,... Read more

Racist graffiti shock

| Thursday, 17 March 2005

RACIST graffiti inciting hatred against the Pakistani community has blighted an Isle of Dogs estate with residents now fearing that it may result in violence. The slogan "Kill all Pakis", written under a swastika and the initials BNP, has been scrawled in the stairwell of Tower Hamlets Council's Quarterdeck housing estate, off Westferry Road. The British National Party has distanced itself from... Read more

Five years for BNP man who attacked Asians' property

By David Sapsted | Tuesday, 15 March 2005

A member of the British National Party was jailed for five years yesterday for attacking Asians' property in a year-long campaign. One of the families living in the seaside resort of Eastbourne was forced to move out of their home after attacks by Terry Collins, 27, a former Territorial Army soldier who claimed he had been "brainwashed" by the BNP into... Read more

Dagenham Together off to a flyer

| Sunday, 13 March 2005

Searchlight kicked off its campaign to drive the BNP out of Barking & Dagenham yesterday when 124 people delivered a staggering 36,000 tabloid newspapers across the borough. With another team of 40 people going out today, a total of 50,000 newspapers will have gone out by the end of the weekend. The event, organised by Dagenham Together, united people of different political... Read more

Last again

| Friday, 11 March 2005

The British National Party is nothing but imaginative in the way it tries to turn an election flop into a victory. A by-election for two councillors in the Wingate ward of Easington District Council in Durham on 11 March saw Dave Walton of the BNP as the sole opponent to two Labour candidates. Naturally he lost by a substantial margin,... Read more

Shock over BNP woman with city care job

Rob Waugh | Thursday, 10 March 2005

A BRITISH National Party Parliamentary candidate is working as a community care worker for a company contracted to Leeds City Council, the Yorkshire Post has learned. Julie Day, who has been announced as BNP candidate for the Leeds West seat, works as a care assistant for Yorkshire Careline, which is contracted to provide community care services for the council. Mrs Day said... Read more

Methodists ban BNP

| Saturday, 5 March 2005

Members of the British National Party will be excluded from hustings on Methodist Church property before the next general election, it emerged this week. The Methodist Church has advised congregations not to invite "extremist" parties to election hustings on church premises. Anthea Cox, the Church's co-ordinating secretary for public life and social justice, said: "People worry that they have to... Read more

BNP loses again

| Friday, 4 March 2005

The BNP's campaign for Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent was dealt a heavy blow after the party finished third in the East Valley by-election. The BNP had predicted victory and had bussed activists in from across the country during the campaign. So confident was the BNP of gaining another councillor in Stoke that party leader Nick Griffin and elections officer Eddy Butler... Read more

BNP "Dirty Dozen" named and shamed

| Thursday, 3 March 2005

The GMB - Britain‚s General Union - is building its campaign against the fascist BNP. Across the country, activists from the GMB are preparing to campaign against BNP candidates in the coming General Election. 3 Mar 2005 GMB General Secretary Kevin Curran today exposes the BNP's "dirty dozen", twelve more BNP "politicos" who have criminal records for offences ranging from violent assault... Read more

Civil Service plans to exclude the far right

| Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Members of the British National Party (BNP) and other far-right groups would be banned from working in the civil service, under radical plans being considered by the government. Personnel Today has learned that high-level discussions involving Sir John Gieve, permanent secretary at the Home Office, and other senior civil servants have taken place to discuss the move. Currently, the prison service and... Read more

Scottish MSP backs Gleeson

| Tuesday, 1 March 2005

A SCOTTISH Parliament member is defending an Oldham TUC official charged with damaging a British National Party wreath. MSP Tommy Sheridan, a member of the Scottish Socialist Party, has put down a motion calling for the charge of criminal damage against Martin Gleeson to be dropped. Gleeson is also being supported by Plaid Cymru in Wales, which has sent him a letter... Read more

Kilroy on the ropes after bid to woo black voters backfires

Guy Adams | Tuesday, 1 March 2005

An attempt to counter claims that Robert Kilroy-Silk's new political party is a racist organisation has rather gloriously backfired. When he launched Veritas a few weeks back, Kilroy - who was sacked by the BBC for describing Arabs as "suicide bombers, limb-amputators, women repressors" - appointed a black former boxer, Winston McKenzie, as his spokesman for sport. By way of a sop... Read more