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EX-Bnp boss behind anti-abortion group

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 28 December 2010

EX-Bnp boss behind anti-abortion group FROM ONE EXTREMIST TO ANOTHER EX-BNP mouthpiece Jim Dowson is putting his weight back behind his anti-abortion fundraising. He’s turned the old BNP Belfast bunker into a fundraising office for a controversial anti-abortion pressure group who like to hand-out shocking pictures of aborted foetuses to more...


78 English Defence League fanatics claim whiplash injuries but only 25 were on coach

Sunday Mirror by Nick Owens and David Paul | Sunday, 26 December 2010

Seventy-eight English Defence League supporters are trying to claim for whiplash injuries in a coach crash ... when only 25 of them were on board.The claims were lodged after the coach carrying party members from Gateshead to a rally in Preston, Lancs, was involved in a minor collision.Days later dozens more...


Nikki Sinclaire wins UKIP sex discrimination case

BBC by . | Thursday, 23 December 2010

She claimed some members of the Italian party were "homophobic". A default judgement was made in her favour by Exeter Employment Tribunal after UKIP, which denies the allegations, failed to lodge a defence. The party blamed an administrative error and said it had filed an application for the judgement to be set more...


Killers were known to police for links to far-right group and football violence

Lincolnshire Echo by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 22 December 2010

​TWO murderers of a vulnerable Lincoln man had links to the far-right English Defence League, according to police.Daryll Jones, 17, and Mark Jackson, 21, were two of the top targets in Lincolnshire Police's attempts to ban people from the Sincil Bank area on Lincoln City match days.They were identified by more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin wins court contempt battle

| Friday, 17 December 2010

BNP leader Nick Griffin has fought off a bid to have him declared guilty of contempt of court.The verdict brings to an end an 18-month battle over its membership rules.The Equality and Human Rights Commission had accused him of failing to comply with an order to remove potentially racist clauses more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin to stand in Oldham East byelection

The Guardian by Hélène Mulholland | Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National party, will contest the Oldham East and Saddleworth byelection, the far-right party confirmed today.Griffin, who currently serves as MEP for the North West, is the latest candidate to confirm his bid to enter the race for the seat left empty by Labour's more...


BNP found guilty of 'failing to keep accurate financial records'

24 Dash by Ross Macmillan | Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The British National Party was guilty of a "clear failure" to keep accurate financial records for 2008, the Electoral Commission said today.But the commission said that although this was a breach of the law, no sanctions were available to punish the BNP.After an investigation into the party's affairs for 2008, more...


BNP leader promises ‘increased militancy’ against Islam

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Saturday, 11 December 2010

The British National Party will increasingly start demonstrations against mosques, Nick Griffin has announced. In an after dinner speech on the first day of the BNP’s annual conference the leader of the beleaguered party promised it would “start acting as well as talking about protecting Britain” and become “more militant more...


Nick Griffin stages what may be his ‘last hurrah’ in Leicester

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Friday, 10 December 2010

Leicester anti-fascists are calling for support for a protest at the Best Western Leicester Stage Hotel in Wigston, on the southern edge of Leicester, where the British National Party is holding its annual conference. Over the past two days Leicester Police have been alerting leaders of the city’s communities more...


Weekend marches: Huge operation means it’s business as usual

Peterborough Evening Telegraph | Friday, 10 December 2010

POLICE chiefs hope the £750,000 price-tag to manage two protest marches tomorrow (Saturday) will allow the rest of Peterborough to continue as normal.The figure is the estimated cost of overtime and paying for extra officers who are being drafted in as part of an operation of unprecedented scale in the more...


Weekend marches: Council leader calls for peace

Peterborough Evening Telegraph | Thursday, 9 December 2010

THE leader of Peterborough City Council has called for peace and community unity ahead of the marches this weekend.Councillor Marco Cereste made the plea at a full meeting of Peterborough City Council at Peterborough Town Hall last night.Cllr Cereste also told his fellow councillors that the city council had no more...


Anti-fascists and British National Party members arrested after Liverpool clash

Liverpool Echo by Luke Traynor | Thursday, 9 December 2010

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after anti-fascist campaigners and British National Party supporters clashed in Liverpool.Ten people were arrested following a violent fracas in Church Street on Saturday morning.The far-right party was collecting signatures on the city’s busiest shopping street when trouble flared.At around 10.45am, anti-fascist demonstrators and the BNP more...


Churchmen unite to blast the BNP

Burton Mail by Katie Bowler | Monday, 6 December 2010

CHURCH leaders in South Derbyshire have joined forces to condemn the British National Party (BNP) ahead of its annual conference being held at a secret location in the district at the weekend.The political party is staging the event from December 10 to 12 at an as yet undisclosed, ‘firstclass venue’ more...


Welsh Defence League links with neo-Nazis are unmasked

BBC News | Monday, 6 December 2010

An undercover investigation by BBC Wales into a group campaigning against Muslim extremists has found links with neo-Nazi supporters.Secretly-filmed footage in Monday's Week In Week Out programme also exposes criminal activity among some Welsh Defence League (WDL) supporters.Publicly, the WDL says it is a non-racist organisation.A judge who has examined more...


The impecunious Mr Griffin?

New Europe | Sunday, 5 December 2010

Facing many court cases, Nick Griffin appears to have turned to a charity for his legal affairs; Legal Action, a registered charity in the UK, number 1100780, also has the working name of Charles Henry & Co. Their official registration says that their purpose is to “relieve impecunious persons, by more...


Nuneaton traders call for ban on any more EDL demos

Coventry Telegraph by Mike Malyon | Sunday, 5 December 2010

BUSINESSES in Nuneaton have threatened to “shut up shop” if another rally by the English Defence League is allowed to go ahead in the town on a Saturday afternoon.Calls have already been made by the borough council and the MP for action to be taken by the Home Secretary to more...


Stoke-on-Trent mosque arson ‘was racist attack’

BBC News | Friday, 3 December 2010

Arsonists put a gas pipe into a Stoke-on-Trent mosque before attempting to start a "significant" fire in the building.The incident is being treated by police as a deliberate racist attack.Officers were called to Regent Road at 0630 GMT to reports of a fire inside the building.A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said more...


BNP says election campaign cost under £30,000

Searchlight / HOPE not hate by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 2 December 2010

The British National Party promised to spend nearly half a million pounds on its general election campaign. In the event it paid out a mere £29,460 according to its election expenses return published today. When the BNP launched its general election campaign fund on 10 April, it claimed it more...


Far-right group's meeting cancelled by pub

Kent News | Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A pub landlord has shut the door on the English Defence League after they hired out a function room under a different name.The Kent branch of the EDL – a far-right group set up last year to oppose the spread of Islamic extremism across the country - had made plans more...