Griffin’s agent made false election return

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The British National Party’s election agent for Barking in last year’s general election could face prosecution for falsely stating a printing bill for election leaflets had been paid after he accepted a brazen lie from the party’s treasurer. Richard Barnbrook, who at the time was the BNP’s London Assembly member, included bills from Newton Press in the return of election... Read more

Gants Hill: Racist attack on mosque

Waltham Forest Guardian | Sunday, 27 March 2011

Racist abuse was shouted at worshippers at a busy mosque. Police were called to Eastern Avenue in Gants Hill after reports of a group of men causing damage to parked vehicles in the road. Six men were seen heading in the direction Redbridge roundabout towards Redbridge Islamic Centre, also in Eastern Avenue. As they reached the mosque they shouted racial... Read more

The end of a reign of terror

The Sun by Mike Sullivan | Saturday, 26 March 2011

FOR decades the mere mention of their name struck fear and terror into football fans across the UK and Europe. They revelled in being the most notorious hooligans on the planet. They were the Chelsea Headhunters - dishing out their savage brand of football violence on rival fans at grounds across the country in the Seventies and Eighties. They disappeared... Read more

BNP protest attack in Aberdeen: former member fined

BBC News by Sonia Gable | Friday, 25 March 2011

A former British National Party member has been fined for repeatedly punching a protester who vandalised a party poster in Aberdeen. Steven Thomson, 42, was found guilty of assaulting Stefan Knust in March 2010. Thomson, of Shetland, claimed he had been putting his victim under a citizen's arrest in Aberdeen. Sheriff Malcolm Garden, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, fined him £300... Read more

Mansfield man gets eight weeks in jail for role in EDL protests

Nottingham Post | Friday, 25 March 2011

A MANSFIELD man has been jailed for eight weeks for causing criminal damage during English Defence Leagueand Unite Against Fascism protests in the Leicester. John Kavanagh, 22, of Fritchley Court, pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates' Court to two charges of criminal damage. The incidents happened on October 9 last year, when damage was caused to windows at Fabrika Bar at... Read more

Party’s over as BNP disappear

The Shields Gazette by Paul Kelly | Thursday, 24 March 2011

FAR right political party the BNP will not field a single candidate in South Tyneside in May. A spokesman for the party said the move was a political decision in a bid to persuade national leader Nick Griffin to stand down. Martin Vaughan, fundholder for the party in South Tyneside, said the party was “finished” under Mr Griffin’s leadership.... Read more

The final countdown

by Matthew Collins | Monday, 21 March 2011

A tired and rather bloated Nick Griffin has looked better; as a fresh-faced fascist in the 1980s he projected a suave, revolutionary image as he and other middle class and university educated young men took control and strangled the life out of the moribund and predominantly working class National Front. The years of ideological neglect which saw the once mighty... Read more

Loyalists target BNP boss’s girl over £40K debt

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 20 March 2011

The BNP has fallen foul of a gang of loyalist heavies over a £40,000 debt, we can reveal. Last week a handful of the gang – who come from east Belfast – travelled to England and Wales where they called at a number of addresses connected to BNP leader Nick Griffin. One of those visited was Nick Griffin’s daughter Jenny,... Read more

BNP points finger at Labour MP as manifesto launch is cancelled in Falkirk

STV News | Saturday, 19 March 2011

The British National Party has accused Labour MP Eric Joyce of scare tactics after its election manifesto launch was called off. The party had been due to hold a press conference at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel near Falkirk on Saturday, including a speech from Nick Griffin, but the hotel cancelled the booking at the last minute. The BNP said Mr... Read more

Granny pornstar defiles the Cenotaph

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by David Williams | Friday, 18 March 2011

Among the handful of BNP activists who turned up to support Nick Griffin as he handed in his “Bring Our Boys Home” petition at 10 Downing Street was one individual who at first glance was unrecognisable. This was probably because she had her clothes on. Standing shoulder to shoulder with the BNP leader was none other than “granny pornstar” Linda... Read more

‘Never again’ says EDL pub landlord

Staffordshire Newsletter by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 17 March 2011

THE landlord of a pub which hosted a meeting of the far-right protest group the English Defence League has vowed it will never happen again. Shane McDonald, from the Princess Royal pub on Sandon Road, said he had no idea his premises had been booked by local members of the movement, which stages demonstrations about the spread of Islam, until... Read more

BNP’S secret union

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 13 March 2011

A SHADOWY trade union run by a former National Front leader is causing strife at Shorts, it has been claimed. But new members don’t realise they are getting into bed with the BNP. Solidarity – a right wing union run by Edinburgh based activist Patrick Harrington – is targeting members of other trade unions to get them to jump ship.... Read more

NF boss quits for his lover

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 13 March 2011

THE National Front in Ulster has taken a massive knock after their leader quit – because his girlfriend dumped him. The notorious NF leader – nicknamed ‘The German’ – has stepped down after his heart was broken by the love of his life. Portrush man Mark Brown – who has been the most senior National Front figure in Ulster for... Read more

Accused extremists face court over affray

Evening Chronicle by Joanne Butcher | Friday, 11 March 2011

TEN suspected right-wing extremists have appeared in court charged with violence. The men, from across Tyneside, are accused of attacking doormen at the Tyneside Irish Centre during a rival political meeting. The alleged attack is said to have happened on September 22 last year, when the left-wing Socialist Workers’ Party were meeting at the centre on Gallowgate, Newcastle city centre. The SWP had... Read more

English Defence League racist gets criminal Asbo after abusing Asian family

Lincolnshire Echo | Friday, 11 March 2011

A far-right racist from Lincoln has been given a 10-year criminal ASBO after hurling abuse at an Asian family. Shane Overton, 38, a member of the English Defence League (EDL), was given the Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order, known as a Crasbo, at Doncaster Crown Court. It bans him from going to any public meeting organised by the far-right EDL and from travelling... Read more

Policing costs for two West Yorkshire protests top £1m

BBC News | Thursday, 10 March 2011

The cost of policing two demonstrations by the English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) topped £1m for West Yorkshire Police. Police authority chairman Mark Burns-Williamson revealed the cost of policing the events in Leeds in October 2009 and Bradford in August 2010. He said he has written to the Home Office suggesting a limit on the numbers allowed at... Read more

BNP's wacky provo support

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Sunday, 6 March 2011

FAR right nutters are going to war with each other after we revealed the BNP were supporting convicted Provo Gerry McGeough. Civil Liberty – which is a BNP front group – bizarrely sympathised with IRA gunman McGeough who was convicted recently of the attempted murder of former UDR soldier Sammy Brush. The group is fronted by a BNP activist called... Read more

Far-right group ‘to become a political party’

The Independent on Sunday by Paul Bignell and Chris Atkins | Sunday, 6 March 2011

The leader of the far-right English Defence League last night confirmed that the group would be holding talks with a view to becoming a legitimate political party. Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, said last night: “We’re having a meeting this week with politically minded people and we’re discussing the options. We know the support we’ve got from one... Read more

BNP ‘unlikely’ to fight to replace councillor after resignation

Kent News | Saturday, 5 March 2011

The British National Party has lost its only council seat in Kent after Paul Golding resigned from Sevenoaks District Council. And it seems likely there will be no attempt to replace him at the upcoming May local elections. The far-right party sprang a shock when it comfortably won Swanley St Mary’s ward in a 2009 by-election after a Labour councillor resigned. In doing... Read more

BNP member’s pro-Gaddafi Facebook group snares politicians

The Telegraph by Christopher Williams | Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Conservative housing minister Grant Schapps, and the shadow libraries minister Goloria de Piero, are both among the almost 700 members of the "Colonel Gaddafi Support Group". Celebrities including John Cleese, Alan Titchmarsh and the Jewish comedian Sasha Baron Cohen are also falsely listed as backing the embattled Libyan dictator. On learning he had been added to the group against his wishes,... Read more

Fascist group’s secret Irish bank account

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Thursday, 3 March 2011

THE BNP is funnelling all its cash through a secret Northern Ireland bank account, we can reveal. And we can further reveal the party – which has debts of around £500,000 – is busy setting up phoney groups to channel money and assets through in case the party folds under the financial strain. The party’s ‘Doomsday Scenario’ is... Read more

The BNP's Irish problem

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Matthew Collins | Wednesday, 2 March 2011

When Patrick Harrington and Nick Griffin ran the 1980s National Front there were quite a few immediate and striking anomalies. The old “Butcher’s Apron”, the Union Jack, was one of the first things to go as their revolutionary zeal took an uncontrollable hold over the shrinking organisation. The national flag was left to the “reactionaries” who broke away from them... Read more

BNP scores own goal by backing IRA man

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Wednesday, 2 March 2011

RACE hate party the BNP has scored an election own goal after a front group pledged support for IRA gunman Gerry McGeough. The shock move could damage their chances in the upcoming elections as the far right party plans to stand candidates in Ulster seats for the first time in its history. Indeed last week BNP leader Nick Griffin... Read more