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UKIP accused of 'hypocrisy' for holding conference at The Sage Gateshead

Northern Chronicle by Adrian Pearson | Monday, 24 February 2014

The Sage music venue in Gateshead is at the centre of a UKIP row as the North gears up for the European elections. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, is set to speak at the landmark centre on the banks of the Tyne when his party gathers there for a mini more...


Stockton councillor said he was simply "acting in the interests of electors"

Darlington & Stockton Times by Chris Webber | Monday, 24 February 2014

A COUNCILLOR who believes he has been found guilty of breaching his authority's code of conduct said he “was simply acting in the interests of my electors". Coun Mark Chatburn, the only Ukip councillor on Stockton Borough Council, is being investigated for publishing confidential legal advice circulated to councillors on the more...


Crawley UKIP councillor threatens legal action after Tory rival suggests he could be living in Los Angeles

Crawley News by Chris Ballinger | Monday, 24 February 2014

CRAWLEY'S only Ukip councillor has vowed to take legal action against a Conservative rival who suggested he could be living in Los Angeles. In an online blog written last week, Tory Duncan Crow called for Ukip's Karl Williamson, who works as a flight attendant, to resign. He accused his former Crawley Borough more...


Private Eye hits back over UKIP candidate’s criticism

Yorkshire Post by James Reed | Saturday, 22 February 2014

Satirical magazine Private Eye has hit back over criticism by a UK Independence Party candidate for printing his mobile phone number - arguing it is on the party’s own website . Mike Hookem complained he had received death threats after his business card was printed in full in Private Eye including more...


Twenty due in court accused of disorder at Birmingham EDL protest last year

West Midlands Police by . | Saturday, 22 February 2014

Twenty men are due to appear in court, accused of violent disorder when the English Defence League staged a protest in Birmingham last year. The defendants have been arrested as part of a nationwide operation to trace and identify people involved in violence in the city centre in July 2013. more...


Neo-Nazi teenager admits posting racist comment on Facebook about tragic toddler

Daily Record by . | Sunday, 16 February 2014

A teenager yesterday admitted posting a racist comment on Facebook about the death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular. Warren Butler, 19, pled guilty to improper use of a communications network in a hearing at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court. Butler, of Carlisle, is understood to be a member of the Grenadier Guards and his vile more...


Former council leader agrees to pay back cash

Hinckley Times by Karen Hambridge | Sunday, 16 February 2014

Disgraced former Leicestershire County Council leader David Parsons has agreed to pay back almost £2,400 for using the authority’s official limo on non-civic excursions. The Blaby councillor who recently joined the UK Independence Party will pay the money back in installments up to September. The first installment of £285.93 due on February more...


Daily Mail and Ukip lambasted for 'disgraceful' attack on overseas aid

The Guardian by Arthur Neslen for EurActiv, part of the Guardian d | Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A campaign by the UK Independence party (Ukip) and the Daily Mail newspaper to divert Britain's overseas aid budget into domestic flood relief has been condemned as "disgraceful" by Lord Deben, the former Conservative environment minister. Aid agencies, MEPs and officials from the EU and UN also told EurActiv that more...


EDL member sentenced for nailing copy of Koran to Muslim centre

Sunderland Echo by Jamie Diffley | Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A MEMBER of a far-right group nailed a copy of the Koran to a proposed Muslim education centre. Graham French, 28, also sprayed EDL, which stands for English Defence League, on the former Melrose Arms in Shotton Colliery, in December. It was after planning permission for a change of use, which has more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin’s comment about Bradford on Twitter attacked

Telegraph & Argus by Julie Tickner | Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The leader of the British National Party should be investigated by police over offensive comments made about Bradford, according to a city MP. A Tweet from Nick Griffin’s “official Twitter page” said people “having retarded offspring with their cousins” was regarded as “perfectly normal in Bradford”. The comment was posted to 27,300 more...


Explosives expert is bombed out of UKIP

Daily Record by Gregor White | Saturday, 8 February 2014

A Balfron author who was also the former Scottish chairman of UKIP this week vowed to fight a decision to suspend him from the party for 100 years. Paul Henke was thrown out of UKIP in a row over a letter of complaint signed by him and nine other party members. It more...


Chard north county councillor leaves UKIP

This Is The West Country by Hannah Green | Friday, 7 February 2014

The Somerset County Councillor for Chard north has left the UK Independence Party. Nigel Pearson, who was voted in to represent the division at 2013's elections, will continue in his role as an independent councillor. He said: "Due to irreconcilable differences between myself and the chairman of the UKIP Somerset more...


UKIP manifesto was ‘500 pages of junk’ says new head of policy

Express & Star by . | Friday, 7 February 2014

UKIP’s last manifesto was nearly 500 pages of ‘junk’, but it plans on becoming the main opposition on at least one West Midlands council, its new head of policy has said. In an interview with the Express & Star, Tim Aker said he expected the party to win three of the more...


Yeovil man Joshua Bonehill-Paine due in court tomorrow charged with posting offensive Facebook message about UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Western Gazette by W.G.Sherborne | Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Yeovil man is due to appear in court on Friday charged with posting an offensive Facebook message about UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Earlier this week the Western Gazette reported Leicestershire Police detectives had charged Joshua Bonehill with making malicious communications. According to Somerset Magistrates documents, the defendant, listed as Joshua Bonehill-Paine, more...


Ukip MEP says British Muslims should sign charter rejecting violence

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A Ukip MEP believes that British Muslims should sign a special code of conduct and warns that it was a big mistake for Europe to allow "an explosion of mosques across their land". Gerard Batten, who represents London and is member of the party's executive, told the Guardian on Tuesday that more...


Halton union and BNP leader clash over ‘Holocaust denial’ claim

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News | Tuesday, 4 February 2014

BNP chairman and Halton MEP Nick Griffin has denied claiming that the ‘Holocaust’ did not happen. Paula Barker, Halton Unison branch secretary, had accused Mr Griffin of calling the infamous Nazi genocide as the ‘hoax of the 20th century’. Halton Unison is affiliated to the Hope Not Hate diversity campaign, and Mrs more...


Aberdeen man posted ‘burn the mosque down’ on far-right Facebook page

Aberdeen Express by Karen Roberts | Sunday, 2 February 2014

A man faces being locked up for posting that a mosque should be burned down on a far-right group’s Facebook page. Derek Phin, 46, put the comment on the Scottish Defence League’s social media site because he was angry over what he thought was a lack of action over Lee Rigby’s more...


EDL demonstrator who shouted racist abuse in Farnworth loses appeal

Bolton News by . | Sunday, 2 February 2014

AN ENGLISH Defence League demonstrator has lost an appeal against a conviction for shouting racist abuse at a rally in Farnworth last year. John Banks was among the EDL supporters who congregated at Farnworth Park on August 26 last year where there was also a counter demonstration staged by Unite Against more...


Neo-Nazi thug jailed for 10-year campaign of violence towards women

Daily Record by Janice Burns | Sunday, 2 February 2014

A NEO-NAZI race hate thug was jailed yesterday for a horrific 10-year campaign of violence against women. But two of James Boyd’s five victims were left furious after being locked out of court as he was being sentenced. They were forced to stand outside because all the seats were taken by Boyd’s more...


Ukip's rise threatens the left as well as the right

The Observer by Nick Cohen | Sunday, 2 February 2014

The British centre-left has been tempted to ignore Ukip – the most powerful movement of organised stupidity in recent British history – even to welcome it in a quiet way. Conventional wisdom holds that Labour's hopes of winning the next election depend on the rightwing vote splitting. Ukip are the more...