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No more 'Walter Mittys' allowed in UKIP, says Nigel Farage

The Telegraph by Miranda Prynne | Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nigel Farage has admitted that Ukip made mistakes in its early days by letting in “Walter Mitty” characters who have damaged the party’s reputation. The Ukip leader urged his candidates to “professionalise” ahead of the European elections in May after a string of blunders last week led to widespread ridicule. He said more...


Terry Butkeraitis - a lion of a man and a friend of HOPE not hate

by Graeme Atkinson | Tuesday, 28 January 2014

HOPE not hate was proud to be represented at the funeral, in Worksop last week, of Terry Butkeraitis who died, aged 63, after a short but brave battle against cancer. Terry, the former branch president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Whitwell Colliery in North Derbyshire, was an ex-miner more...


Right-winger defamed as ‘Breivik mentor’ gets €5,000 in damages

Malta Today by Chris Mangion | Tuesday, 28 January 2014

A British far-right activist, Paul Adam Cinato, has been ordered to pay €5,000 in damages to a UK national after publishing three articles in his personal blog in 2012, which were deemed defamatory by the Maltese courts. Cinato - also known as Paul Ray - is a former activist of the more...


Birmingham EDL protest: More suspects identified

BBC | Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Another 16 people have been identified after a Crimewatch appeal for information about an English Defence League (EDL) rally in Birmingham. Images of 57 people were shown on BBC Crimewatch last week, along with footage of last summer's demonstration, where protestors clashed with police. The total number of people named following the more...


Racist groups at work in the suburbs

Herald Scotland by Judith Duffy | Monday, 27 January 2014

THE quiet leafy streets of one of Scotland's most affluent suburbs are not a typical magnet for far-right extremists - yet a battle over a proposal to build a mosque in the grounds of a new "super-school" has split the community and prompted the Scottish Defence League to turn up more...


Farage is showing his dangerous true colours

Herald Scotland by Rosemary Goring | Monday, 27 January 2014

Raymond Chandler, godfather of the hardboiled detective novel, offered a piece of advice to fledgling writers: "If the plot flags, bring in a man with a gun". Nigel Farage, who attended the same school as Chandler - Dulwich College in London - has clearly taken this adage to heart. Perhaps in more...


UKIP councillor Gordon Gillick faces standards hearing over claim he branded children in care 'takers' from society

Cambridge News by Chris Havergal | Saturday, 25 January 2014

Outspoken councillor Gordon Gillick will face a full investigation over claims he branded children in care “takers” from society. A dozen complaints were lodged over comments allegedly made by the UKIP member when three looked-after teenagers were visiting Shire Hall, and the county council’s standards advisors have now recommended that the more...


Extremist nailed Koran to pub wall in protest against Islamic centre plans

Sunderland Echo by . | Friday, 24 January 2014

A MEMBER of a far-right group nailed a copy of the Koran onto a pub which is due to be transformed into a Muslim education centre. Graham French also wrote “EDL” on the wall of former Melrose Arms in Shotton Colliery – which has been the centre of demonstrations by more...


Tommy Robinson: EDL Founder Jailed For Fraud

Sky News by . | Thursday, 23 January 2014

Former English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud. The far-right group's founder - real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of the offence at a hearing in November. Apparently reacting to the sentencing handed down to him at more...


Hate video shows right-wing extremists threatening to destroy Islamic centre in Purley

Croydon Guardian by Robert Fisk | Thursday, 23 January 2014

Police are keeping a constant watch on an Islamic centre in Purley after right wing extremists threatened to “have the place over”. In a YouTube clip English Volunteer Force and English Defence League (EDL) supporters try to get into Anjuman-e-Zaini in Brighton Road by pressing the intercom and rattling the doors. After more...


Locals may fork out for BNP debt

Sunday World by Steve Moore | Wednesday, 22 January 2014

BNP members in Northern Ireland could be liable for massive debts owed bythe race hate party, we can reveal. The Sunday World understands the far right party could be facing a windingup order in the near future and owes over £500,000 to a string of creditors. And because the party is unincorporated more...


Local Nazi reported to Met for making anti-Semitic comments.

The Sunday World by Steve Moore | Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A ridiculous 'Nazi' wannabe from Newtownabbey has been reported to theMetropolitan Police for making anti-Semitic comments.Loony Hitler fan Glenn Briers spends his time posting fawning Fuhrer messageand racist rants on social networking sites - taking a little time toindulge in a little UVF worship.Baby-faced Leeds United fan Briers, from Carnmoney, more...


Jobbik gears up for London outing

by Hnh | Monday, 20 January 2014

The Hungarian nazi Jobbik party which is closely aligned with Nick Griffin’s British National Party and is part of the fascist Alliance of European National Movements is setting its stall out again to promote a party meeting, on 26 January, in London. In a recent statement, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona claimed more...


Police to screen EDL rally footage on Crimewatch in fresh appeal to trace 100 thugs

Birmingham Mail | Sunday, 19 January 2014

Smoke bombs, cobble stones, bottles and coins were hurled at police as the EDL and their opponents descended on Birmingham city centre for simultaneous demonstrations. Police are to make a fresh appeal to identify up to 100 demonstrators involved in bloody clashes at an English Defence League march last year. Smoke bombs, more...


Ukip faces 'stitch-up’ claims over 'cosy’ by-election contest

The Telegraph by Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden | Saturday, 18 January 2014

There has been much chatter about the UK Independence Party overtaking the Conservatives at the forthcoming by-election caused by the death of Paul Goggins MP, but many local members are in revolt. Ukip has banned its local party chairman form organising the selection of its candidate for the Wythenshawe and Sale more...


David Cameron shelves migration report amid lack of evidence

Financial Times by By Elizabeth Rigby and George Parker | Thursday, 16 January 2014

Home secretary Theresa May failed to produce evidence to back up her case for curbsDavid Cameron shelved a government report on EU migration, after Theresa May, home secretary, failed to provide evidence to support her case for imposing tighter curbs on immigrants.Ms May, whose department was responsible for drafting the more...


Birkenhead man denies mosque blasts terrorist plot

BBC by . | Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A man has denied making improvised explosives and plotting to blow up mosques and Islamic centres. Ian Forman, 42, of Shavington Avenue in Prenton, Birkenhead is charged with engaging in the conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts on or before 6 June. He appeared via videolink at Kingston Crown Court earlier. He more...


Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson ‘disappointed’ as school cancels talk on tolerance

The Metro by . | Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A school due to host a former far-right extremist has cancelled a talk he planned to give to pupils on tolerance. Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL), was due to embark on a series of discussions on counter-extremism to GCSE pupils and sixth-form students. Robinson – who more...


Violent ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson to give talks to schoolchildren on TOLERANCE

The Mirror by Jeremy Armstrong | Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The violent ex-leader of the far right English Defence League is set to give talks on tolerance to schoolchildren. Tommy Robinson – a convicted thug, fraudster and football hooligan – is due to begin his tour within days. But the decision to let him into the classroom has sparked fury with the more...


Neo-nazi 'mock lynching' shock for sleepy South Wales Valleys community

Wales Online by James McCarthy | Sunday, 12 January 2014

Shaven headed and giving sieg heil salutes, these are the images that show neo-Nazis gathering in Wales’ sleepiest communities. Our snaps were taken from footage filmed in 2012 at the Valley Commandos Motorcycle Club in Abercynon – the venue racist Christopher Philips was snapped in last March hanging a man-sized golliwog more...


English Defence League Still Haunts Tommy Robinson with Fresh Court Date

International Business Times by Dominic Glover | Friday, 10 January 2014

Tommy Robinson may have quit the English Defence League but he continues to be dogged by his activities as leader of the anti-Islam group. Robinson, 31, was back in the dock this week to face charges relating to an EDL event which went ahead in response to the killing of solider more...


Nick Griffin offers strident support to Golden Dawn on visit to Greece

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 10 January 2014

Bankrupt BNP leader uses Athens press conference to describe Greece's crackdown on neo-Nazi party as 'totally illegal' Nick Griffin, the leader of the far-right British National party, appeared in Athens on Friday to pledge his support for Greece's neo-fascist organisation Golden Dawn. Griffin, who was declared bankrupt last week, attended the Golden more...


Marine Le Pen says Front National and Ukip 'closer than they would like to admit'

The Telegraph by Henry Samuel, Paris and Peter Dominiczak | Thursday, 9 January 2014

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French far-Right party, has said that Ukip has far more in common with the Front National than it would like to admit and that the two parties could join forces to bring down the EU's "Berlin wall of Brussels". Speaking from her Paris headquarters, Miss more...


Racist Wolverhampton man jailed over Ku Klux Klan video

Express and Star | Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A racist who admitted posting a video online showing someone in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a life-size golliwog doll was this afternoon jailed for one year. Christopher Philips, from Wolverhampton, who used a series of pseudonyms and even impersonated mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik had pleaded guilty to posting more...


Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

by Matthew Collins | Friday, 3 January 2014

As we predicted in the last issue of HOPE not hate magazine, it appears that Nick Griffin MEP, leader of the British National Party (BNP), has been declared bankrupt. Griffin declared himself as without assets and offered to pay 42p in the £ over 5 years to all his creditors – more...


Carlisle man posted racial messages on city facebook page

News And Star by . | Thursday, 2 January 2014

A former National Front activist was arrested for posting abusive comments on a Facebook page devoted to part of Carlisle. Thirty-year-old Kevin Hartness, of Borland Avenue, Botcherby, wrote messages “of a racial nature with a sinister tone”, Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard. Prosecutor Andy Travis said police were alerted by a member of more...