Cops candidate fielded by EDL

Luton Today | Monday, 30 July 2012

AN English Defence League leader has been announced as a candidate in the race to become police and crime commissioner for Bedfordshire. Kevin Carroll, who lives in Farley Hill, says he will end “political correctness” and “two-tier policing” in Bedfordshire if he is voted in. Bedfordshire will vote in its first commissioner this autumn, with the winning candidate acting... Read more

BNP chief’s terror in clash with protesters

The Scottish Sun by Irina Nelson and Melissa Clark | Sunday, 29 July 2012

BNP leader Nick Griffin cowers behind his security heavies — as his fanatics clashed with protesters campaigning against the Da Vinci rapist. Hated Griffin and his cronies were accused of hijacking the move to boot sex beast Robert Greens out of their community in Dalkeith, Midlothian. And police were forced to wade in and separate the two groups after furious... Read more

BNP ‘cashing in’ on Da Vinci rapist row as Nick Griffin plans to join protestors

The Scotsman by David O'Leary | Friday, 27 July 2012

BNP leader Nick Griffin has been accused of attempting to “cash in” on local protests against Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens by addressing a rally in Dalkeith tomorrow. Members of the far-right party are due to meet at the Adventure Playground in Dalkeith before heading to the town centre where they will stage a demonstration against Greens being rehoused near... Read more

Greek Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist tweet' | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been expelled from her country's Olympic team over comments she posted on Twitter which were deemed racist. Papachristou was due to compete in the London 2012 Games, which officially start this Friday. But the Hellenic Olympic Committee said her posts mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party went against the Olympic... Read more

Wirral hotel bosses tricked into hosting BNP and European fascist event

Wirral Globe by Stephanie Cureton | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A top Wirral hotel says it was “tricked” into hosting an event for far-right activists. Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa said bosses did not know leading members of the BNP and the French National Front party were among those attending a conference there on Tuesday. They said that by the time the guests’ identities were revealed it was too late... Read more

Men arrested at EDL protest released on bail

ITV news | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Three men arrested on suspicion of committing racially aggravated public order offences at an English Defence League protest in Chelmsford yesterday (Saturday 21 July) have been released on bail. Essex Police say that about 30 people took part in the demonstation outside Shire Hall in the city centre yesterday afternoon. A 35-year-old man from Rochester in Kent, a 19-year-old man... Read more

Dog Man by Nigel Flanagan

Dog Man by Nigel Flanagan by Ben Speroni | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Two old men are living in Leeds. One is a Holocaust survivor, the other the mysterious “Dog Man”. Their paths had previously crossed in Auschwitz, where “Dog Man” was responsible for the vicious guard dogs that patrolled the perimeter. “Dog Man” is hiding his terrible past, while Rudi, the survivor has tried to build himself a new life in England... Read more

English Defence League urged to scrap Keighley sex grooming demo

The Telegraph & Argus | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Businesses and community leaders have been put on alert after police confirmed the far-right English Defence League (EDL) plans a demonstration in Keighley . The EDL’s Yorkshire Division claims it will be joined by other groups from outside the region in a “peaceful demonstration” against allegations of the sexual grooming of white girls by Asian men. The demonstration announcement yesterday... Read more

Girl, 7, Cowered As Woman Hurled Racist Abuse At Her Mum

News & Star | Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The seven-year-old daughter of a Pakistani woman lay curled up on a bed as a neighbour yelled racist abuse at her mother, a court heard. The frightening incident in the Cumbrian village of Warcop this week led to a Carlisle court appearance for the family’s neighbour, 35-year-old Deborah Flannigan. She admitted a single offence of racially aggravated harassment. Prosecutor Pam... Read more

Stevenage BNP candidate jailed for Tottenham Court Road bomb threat

The Comet by Richard Young | Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A failed HGV driver who brought central London to a standstill by threatening to blow up an office block over a £1,000 dispute was jailed for six years this afternoon (Tuesday). Michael Green of Archer Road, Stevenage stormed the offices of Advantage HGV in Tottenham Court Road and took four hostages after claiming he was carrying enough explosives... Read more

Birmingham man attacked schoolgirl for trying to stop racist abuse

Birmingham Mail | Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A 40-year-old Birmingham man who hit a schoolgirl in the face with a can of lager after she complained about his friend’s racial abuse has been jailed for nine months. “The victim, perfectly reasonably, pointed out it was not appropriate for someone to be racially abused,” Judge John Warner told Michael Beesley. He said the 17-year-old girl had been assaulted... Read more

Massive police operation keeps rivals apart at James Larkin march

Liverpool Echo | Saturday, 21 July 2012

A massive police operation prevented clashes between far right protesters and anti-fascist demonstrators in Liverpool today. Members of the James Larkin Society gathered in the city, flanked by an enormous police presence to ensure that any trouble was kept to a minimum. A number of counter protest groups turned out as a result of the march in parts of South... Read more

The British National Party target suntans

NEWEUROPE by Andy Carling | Friday, 20 July 2012

The far right British National Party, appear to have diversified their policy spread, previously restricted to attacking foreigners and Muslims, to protesting against tanning salons. Almost a dozen members turned out for a protest in Sunderland yesterday, but not the party leader, Nick Griffin MEP, whose abscence was explained with the excuse that he was in Brussels, working on behalf... Read more

Couple planned anti-Jewish attack

Yahoo News | Thursday, 19 July 2012

A woman hairdresser has been convicted of planning a terror attack in the Jewish neighbourhood of a city. Shasta Khan, 38, and her husband, Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, bought substances and equipment from supermarkets to assemble an improvised explosive device. Police found a cache of terror-related material after being called to a domestic dispute at the couple's home in Oldham,... Read more

HOPE not hate secure EDL conviction

HOPE not hate by Sam King | Wednesday, 18 July 2012

This is the moment Steven Crispin, a 23-year old EDL member, fractured the jaw of a Muslim man during an un-policed English Defence League (EDL) march in Dagenham last year. Two brothers, Mohammed and Aftab, were walking near their house in Dagenham when a group of EDL thugs, on an EDL march, attacked them. The two brothers had been unaware... Read more

SDL member posted racist messages on Facebook as he promoted group

STV | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A man who used his Facebook account to post racist messages has been given community service. Raymond Strachan, 21, used the social networking site to promote his support of fascist group, the Scottish Defence League. On Tuesday, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how Strachan visited various pages on Facebook and left various messages on them in an attempt to stir up... Read more

A right scandal

New Europe by Andy Carling | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The security of the European Parliament has been questioned after the leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was invited to speak at a “clandestine” meeting inside the parliament. The meeting was organized by Philip Claeys, the Vlaams Belang MEP and was unadvertised, being listed only as “Non Inscrit meeting”. It claimed to be about human rights and free... Read more

Far-right politician to sue Merseyside police for flying the rainbow flag

Liverpool Echo by David Bartlett | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A far-right politician is to sue Merseyside police for flying a gay rights flag above a police station. English Democrat Paul Rimmer, who recently failed in his bid to become mayor of Liverpool, was arrested in May after an argument in Toxteth’s Admiral Street police station over the flying of the iconic rainbow flag. He answers police bail later this... Read more

Send a message of support to the Remploy workers

Unite the Union by Sally Kosky | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

You may have already heard the dreadful news that the government have decided to shut down 27 Remploy factories. This means thousands of disabled and non-disabled people will lose their jobs. These workers take great strength from the fact that although the government doesn’t care - the people of Britain do. That's why we are delivering... Read more

Youths assaulted at Hull's Paragon Station by man 'wearing EDL top'

Hull Daily Mail | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

HULL: British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after several youths were assaulted at Paragon Station. The large group were at the front of the station at about 6.30pm on Saturday when a man wearing a Grimsby English Defence League (EDL) top launched an assault on them. British Transport Police officers are asking anyone who was in or around... Read more

Return of anti-Irish prejudice in Britain?

by Brian Whelan | Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Last week saw the announcement of an “anti-IRA” march in Liverpool by hardline English Defence League splinter group the North West Infidels (NWI), a far-right street protest movement. The march is an anachronism, a feeble attempt by the far-right to relive past ‘glories’ – but if you scratch beneath the surface of English society anti-Irish prejudice still... Read more

BNP Supporter Attacks Former Girlfriend.

by Simon Cressy | Monday, 16 July 2012

A BNP supporter has pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex partner at their home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Shaun Carter appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court after he admitted assaulting Susan Purdy in the Thornhill area of Dewsbury last August. Prosecutor Marina Hunter-Grey told the court that Carter threw a child's toy at a window causing it to smash and attacked... Read more

MSP fury over race hate rant

The Scottish Sun | Monday, 16 July 2012

A Muslim MSP has hit out at yobs who hurled racist abuse at him — and then reported HIM to cops. Humza Yousaf was targeted by far-right activists as he joined some of Glasgow’s top officers on a police tour of the city. The Scots-born politician was told to “go back home” and branded an “Islamic fascist” at a demo... Read more

The Olduvai Defence League

New Europe by Andy Carling | Monday, 16 July 2012

Many were appalled by the sight of the leader of the English Defence League speaking to a bunch of dangerously deluded nutters in the European Parliament, more so when some of those invited to join were basically the Breivik fan club, although they are trying to walk the fine line of agreeing with his beliefs, indeed many attendees influenced the... Read more

Drunk EDL supporter butted man at festival

Leicester Mercury | Sunday, 15 July 2012

A supporter of the English Defence League head-butted one of the group's opponents during an anti-racism music festival. James Lee Elliott, 20, was drunk when he attacked a member of Leicester Unite Against Fascism during the festival last year. The assault took place during a free music festival called Love Music, Hate Racism in Leicester's Market Corner in October, Leicester... Read more

Two in court after Dewsbury EDL demo

Dewsbury Reporter | Sunday, 15 July 2012

Two men who were arrested during a demonstration in Dewsbury have appeared in court. Police made five arrests when the English Defence League held a demonstration outside Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday June 30. On Wednesday, 20-year old Gary Wellings, of Dudley, was convicted of using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He was given a... Read more

Wallsend race hate attacker Simon Southern is jailed

Newcastle Chronicle by Garry Willey | Saturday, 14 July 2012

Hobbling on crutches Simon Southern seemed an unlikely attacker. But the walking aid the blood clot victim used had been adapted to hold a hidden dagger. Southern also had a bottle full of ammonia in the hope of finding a fight. And he used both during a race hate assault which left Sadar Ahmad fearing he had been blinded, Newcastle... Read more

Clashes as EDL and anti-fascist groups march

This is Bristol by Emily Koch | Saturday, 14 July 2012

The EDL march and counter-protests in Bristol went ahead as planned today – with only a few clashes between the two sides and police. There had been safety fears in the weeks leading up to the event, but police say they are pleased with the Bristol community for their “good behaviour”. Police say there were 11 arrests during the... Read more

Blackmail attempt on BNP leader Nick Griffin: Man jailed

BBC | Friday, 13 July 2012

A businessman who attempted to blackmail BNP leader Nick Griffin and targeted his family has been jailed. David Sloan, 33, threatened the politician's parents and daughter in an attempt to recover a debt of £44,000. His now-defunct firm, Romac Press, had produced election leaflets for the BNP, but Mr Griffin refused to pay, saying there were too many errors. The... Read more

Charity ‘with links to BNP’ is warned off

The Scotsman by Dawn Morrison | Friday, 13 July 2012

A veterans’ charity which allegedly has links to the far-right BNP has been warned to stay away from the Capital after organising a “weekend of action”. Soldiers off the Street Scotland (SoS) is staging a two-day event in August, spending 
the night on the streets to “raise awareness of homeless ex-service personnel” 
and holding a collection the following day. The... Read more

Bristol Labour MPs line up to condemn EDL march

Bristol 24-7 | Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dawn Primarolo, Kerry McCarthy and Marvin Rees say there is “no place for the EDL in Bristol”, but urge peaceful counter-demonstration Bristol’s two Labour MPs, and the party’s candidate for elected mayor, have issued a joint statement condemning Saturday’s march by the English Defence League (EDL) in the city. Dawn Primarolo (Bristol South), Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) and Marvin Rees... Read more

‘Breivik’s mentors’ in European Parliament

New Europe by Andy Carling | Wednesday, 11 July 2012

There was a strange gathering in the European Parliament on 9 July, in a meeting that was unadvertised, listed simply as “Non Inscrit meeting”. It claimed to be about human rights and free speech, but was populated by hard line Islamaphobes, some of whom were singled out for praise by Anders Breivik. The meeting echoed with the unreality of Breivik’s... Read more

Man arrested after demo by South Wales National Front in Swansea

South Wales Evening Post | Monday, 9 July 2012

A 21 year old man has been arrested during a demonstration by Far Right campaigners in Swansea. Police intervened during the demonstration in the city centre on Saturday organised by the South Wales National Front in Union Street. Officers made the arrest for an alleged racial public order offence. They also confiscated banners and posters to ensure there was no... Read more

CofE to vote on BNP membership ban

Google | Saturday, 7 July 2012

The Church of England is being asked to give final approval to legislation banning clergy from being members of the British National Party. Members of the Church's national assembly, the General Synod, will be asked to back an amendment to discipline measures making it "unbecoming" or "inappropriate" conduct for clergy to be members of a political party with policies... Read more

Byker EDL firework thug gets suspended sentence

Newcastle Chronicle | Friday, 6 July 2012

An EDL thug who stormed a peaceful protest before hurling a lit firework has walked free from court. Anthony Crawford sparked pandemonium when he lobbed the explosive at anti-jubilee protesters as they gathered for a rally in Newcastle city centre. It landed in the hood worn by Barnaby Drew, from Byker, Newcastle, who was left with burns after... Read more

White Muslim one of six arrested over ‘terror plot'

The Telegraph by Tom Whitehead, Martin Evans and Sam Marsden | Friday, 6 July 2012

White Muslim convert Richard Dart and a former police community support officer were among six people arrested for allegedly plotting a terror attack in Britain. Richard Dart, who was radicalised by the cleric Anjem Choudary, was held following police raids in east and west London. A former PCSO and two of his brothers, who were living just over... Read more

Mosque protest leader guilty

Milton Keynes Citizen | Thursday, 5 July 2012

The leader of a racist BNP protest has been found guilty of disturbing public order outside a former councillor’s house. Kieren Trent pleaded not guilty to four counts of public disorder when he appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court for his part in causing former Councillor Mike Galloway ‘undue distress and alarm’ as he and a group of others protested... Read more

Nurse who wore golliwog doll wrote race relations policy

The Telegraph | Thursday, 5 July 2012

A nurse who clipped a golliwog doll to her uniform to mock black colleagues went on to draft council policy on race relations, a hearing was told. Susan Horton branded a junior nurse a "gorilla" and made monkey noises while discussing a doctor at St Mary's Hospital, in Kettering, Northants. Her colleague Sarah Cullum also made racist... Read more

'Son who pelted Jews with eggs is no racist'

London Evening Standard | Thursday, 5 July 2012

The parents of a Muslim university student convicted of a religiously motivated attack on young Jews said: “Our son is no racist.” Mohammad Khalifa, 19, was fined for hurling eggs and yelling “Oi, Jews” and “f***ing Jews” at passers-by while driving his father’s BMW through Golders Green with three friends. But his father, a paediatrician, today claimed the victims had... Read more

Hackers take down BNP leader Nick Griffin's website again

Blottr | Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hackers have for the second time in as many days taken down the website of British National Party leader Nick Griffin. Earlier this week, members allegedly from the internet activist group Anonymous took down websites of far-right organisations after twice targeting the British People's Party and the Ku Klux Kan's websites in the last week. In a... Read more

Ex-BNP candidate Roy West given two-year restraining order

Manchester Evening News by Kate Weir | Thursday, 5 July 2012

A former BNP candidate has been barred from contacting a prominent Labour councillor. Roy Kevin West, 47, had been charged with pursuing a course of harassment against the deputy leader of Tameside council for a period of more than 18 months. Mr West, of Glenmore Grove, Dukinfield, denied the charge and was due to stand trial at Oldham magistrates’... Read more

BNP activist could face jail after chasing 11-year-old boys

The Northern Echo by Bruce Unwin | Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A BNP activist and former teacher could be jailed for driving in pursuit of three boys on bikes who he believed had been cheeky. The warning was made to Adam Walker after he admitted dangerous driving following the incident involving three 11-year-old boys in the wake of a St George’s Day march in Spennymoor, County Durham, last year. Walker,... Read more

Hackers take down BNP leader's website

Blottr | Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Members allegedly from the internet activist group Anonymous have taken down websites of far-right organisations after twice targeting the British People's Party and the Ku Klux Kan's websites in the last week. In a message posted online they said: "The government has failed to take action against people, organisations and websites promoting racial hatred". One of the... Read more

BNP planning to make comeback in Stoke on Trent.

Stoke Sentinel | Monday, 2 July 2012

BNP activist Michael Coleman is among nine candidates vying to win a city council seat vacated by the shock resignation of the authority's former finance chief. The party's leader in the city, who will stand trial later this year after denying a charge of racially-aggravated harassment, lost his seat along with four other BNP councillors in last year's... Read more

Police praise for community after EDL demo

Yorkshire Evening Post | Monday, 2 July 2012

Police have praised members of the community in Dewsbury after a demonstration by the English Defence League (EDL) right-wing campaign group passed off without serious incident. Around 450 supporters of the EDL took part in Saturday’s (June 30) protest outside Dewsbury Town Hall. A counter-demo in Foundry Street organised by the Unite Against Fascism (UAF) group was attended by... Read more

Police response to right-wing protest probed

The Herald by Stewart Paterson | Monday, 2 July 2012

Police are investigating allegations that officers allowed an extreme right wing racist group to protest illegally in Glasgow city centre after it hijacked an organised demonstration backing asylum seekers. Green MSP Patrick Harvie raised the issue with Alex Salmond, branding the Scottish Defence League (SDL) "obnoxious and disgusting". Mr Harvie said the allegations centred on a council-approved protest... Read more