Police investigate knife attack on anti-BNP student

| Saturday, 31 May 2008

The fascist BNP and their far right friends have stepped up their intimidation of trade unionists and political activists in Kirklees. On Friday morning a young female student was attacked on her way to work by three armed members of the far right. They pulled her to the ground, kicked her repeatedly in the ribs and slashed at... Read more

LEYTONSTONE: Racist hate mailer faces jail

Jonathan Moyes | Thursday, 29 May 2008

A RACIST BNP supporter who sent a councillor an abusive letter is facing jail. The letter included a bigoted rant against 'immigrants' and abused Cllr Marie Pye directly. Author Kevin David, who lives close to Cllr Pye in Fairlop Road, Leytonstone, signed the malicious mail 'Nick Griffin' - the leader of far-right BNP. The 38-year-old was snared when police found traces of his... Read more

Good cash return for the absent councillors

| Tuesday, 27 May 2008

POOR attendance means that some councillors are raking in more than £1,600 for every council meeting they attend. Some have only been to six meetings since last May. When that is divided by their annual £9,810 allowance, it works out at £1,635 a time. The situation has got so bad that the council's Remuneration Panel is looking at steps to recoup part... Read more

Richard Barnbrook shunned by London's youth

| Tuesday, 27 May 2008

The British National Party's most powerful serving politician was stood up today by 100 young people he had arranged to meet at City Hall. Last Sunday Richard Barnbrook visited Sidcup to recruit young people affected by the murder of Robert Knox. After returning from the visit he wrote on his Telegraph hosted blog that:... Read more

Muslim cleared of murdering BNP man

Dominic Kennedy | Saturday, 24 May 2008

A Muslim elder who stabbed his neighbour in the back was dramatically cleared of murder yesterday after a court was told that he had endured a living hell of racism, threats and violence. Habib Khan, 50, of Stoke-on-Trent, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Keith Brown, 52, a BNP activist and an alleged friend of the BNP... Read more

Clergyman’s concern over far-right party

| Thursday, 22 May 2008

A LEADING South Yorkshire clergyman has told of his concern following the election of the region's first British National Party councillors. Archdeacon Richard Blackburn says community relations and social cohesion could be at risk after the success of the far-right organisation in the local elections. John Gamble snatched a seat for the BNP on Rotherham Council in... Read more

BNP in new homes row

John Phillips | Thursday, 22 May 2008

THE British National Party is at the centre of a housing row after voting against the first phase of a massive 600-home development. Barking and Dagenham Council leader Cllr Charles Fairbrass criticised the far-right party during last week's assembly meeting for registering its opposition to the development at Lymington Fields, Lymington Road, Dagenham. The project, spearheaded by regeneration group English Partnerships, moved... Read more

The fearless moderate

Danny Lockwood | Friday, 16 May 2008

Painter and decorator and part-time BNP councillor Colin Auty shocked his party last week when announcing he would challenge Nick Griffin for the leadership. It's caused a rift in the local and national BNP, but does it signify high ambition from the candidate or frustration at a fading political movement? DANNY LOCKWOOD spoke to him. On the Friday lunchtime, two years... Read more

Councillor kicked out for BNP jibe

Dominic Wiggan | Friday, 16 May 2008

DRAMA erupted at last night's full council meeting when Cllr Harold Moth was kicked out for labelling Jewish council leader Alan Weinberg a "covert member of the British National Party". The independent councillor refused to withdraw his outburst, which came during a debate over Cllr Weinberg's ability to lead the council after he revealed suggestions for a new cabinet line-up and... Read more

BNP three quit party after local elections

Owen R Hughes | Tuesday, 13 May 2008

BRITISH National Party members elected to a town council have resigned from the party. BNP North Wales organiser John Oddy and party members Paul Harley and Susan Harley were elected unopposed to Bay of Colwyn Town Council this month. Yesterday it emerged the three tendered their resignations to the party after the election. This follows a clash between Mr Oddy and higher ranking... Read more

BNP in hot water over 'Millionaire' promotion literature

| Sunday, 11 May 2008

CAMPAIGN literature by the BNP that used images from the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? fell foul of copyright rules. A leaflet to promote BNP hopeful Alan Girvan in Dewsbury East was withdrawn after Carl Morphett of the anti-fascist group Kirklees Unity highlighted the breach. The leaflet featured Labour councillors Paul Kane and Eric Firth above the... Read more

Ousted BNP man vows: I’ll be back

Olivia Midgley | Friday, 9 May 2008

DAVID Exley was left licking his wounds this week after being defeated in the local elections – but has vowed he will be back. Mr Exley, who was the first BNP councillor to be elected onto Kirklees, was beaten into second place by Labour's Steve Hall, with a majority of 194 votes. Mr Exley, who has been a councillor for five years... Read more

Dewsbury: new capital of the BNP?

| Friday, 9 May 2008

DEWSBURY BNP councillor Colin Auty has launched a claim for the party's leadership in a bid to save the town from being "swamped by immigration". Coun Auty, who has represented Dewsbury East since 2006, said he would bring a more moderate approach than that of current BNP leader Nick Griffin. But one anti-BNP campaigner told the Reporter that Coun Auty was still... Read more

BNP quick off the mark with new lies

Sonia Gable | Sunday, 4 May 2008

The British National Party is claiming that 400,000 ballot papers in the London election were officially declared “spoilt” because of “massive and organised ballot box tampering”. According to a statement on the BNP website, this went unreported by the media “because the most likely target of said suspected vote tampering or ‘ballot box stuffing’, would be the BNP”. Overlooking the fact that... Read more

Scotland’s new counter-terrorism chief: neo-Nazis as much of a threat as al-Qaeda

John Bynorth | Saturday, 3 May 2008

SCOTLAND'S new terror tsar has warned that the threat from right-wing extremism is as damaging to community relations as the menace posed by al-Qaeda. In an exclusive interview on his first day as the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland's counter terrorism co-ordinator, Allan Burnett said forces should not ignore the latent neo-Nazi presence across the... Read more

Medway by-election: help needed Sunday

| Saturday, 3 May 2008

After the campaign against the BNP in the elections of 1 May, the fight continues. The BNP is standing in a Medway Council by-election in Rochester South and Horsted ward. Local anti-fascists have organised anti-BNP leafleting for Sunday 4 May, meeting at Chatham Station at 11.30am. The by-election takes place next Thursday so we have very little time to... Read more

Why it matters

| Thursday, 1 May 2008

Despite appearances, a vote in local elections is well worth casting The prospect of casting a ballot in the local elections today will strike many people as less than compelling. Most of the major issues facing Britain now – the credit crunch, rising food and fuel prices, the threat of higher unemployment – are beyond the command of national government, never... Read more

BNP alert as voters head for the polls

Michael Youds | Thursday, 1 May 2008

PEOPLE in Wrexham and Flintshire are being urged to vote in today's council elections to prevent the BNP winning any seats. Politicians from the major parties have united in a last-minute plea to voters to stop the far-right party making gains at county and community council level. The British National Party came within 2,580 votes of gaining a North Wales regional seat... Read more

Church says boycott ‘fascist BNP’

Beth Catley | Thursday, 1 May 2008

VICARS are urging Christians not to vote for the far-right British National Party in the London mayoral and Assembly elections today (Thursday). Rev Jonathan Evens of St John's Seven Kings, High Road, Seven Kings, said the Church of England in the Barking Episcopal area believes the BNP's "racist policies and fascist philosophy" are "incompatible" with Christianity. During a speech to the Redbridge... Read more