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BNP London leader hosts convicted Holocaust denier

| Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Yesterday, with just three days to go until polling day, two leaders of the British National Party took time out from the campaign to attend a secret meeting in London with three leading European neo-fascists, one of whom has a recent conviction for Holocaust denial. Initially billed as a press more...


As he battles to become London's mayor, the bizarre truth about the BNP boss ...

Richard Pendlebury | Tuesday, 29 April 2008

With a distinct sartorial style which worries even his most extremist supporters, and a background as a "visionary" artist whose most notable work was a homo-erotic film, Richard Barnbrook is an unusual Far Right leader, to say the least.But on Thursday, this is the man who hopes to become the more...


Football clubs lend their support to keep out BNP

Lauren Pyrah | Monday, 28 April 2008

TWO of the region's football clubs have joined community leaders to urge people to keep the British National Party (BNP) out of the North-East in this week's local elections.Campaigners from North-East Unites Against the BNP say the BNP is run by "hard-line Nazis" who deny the Holocaust happened.Two of the more...


BNP boss tutu times ballet lover

Amanda Evans | Sunday, 27 April 2008

BNP frontman Richard Barnbrook has been cheating on his ballerina fiancée... with a FOREIGN NURSE.The racist ranter —bidding to be London mayor—was secretly bedding Finn Annika Tavilampi when he proposed to English National Ballet star Simone Clarke.Barnbrook—who studies Hitler—ADVANCED on Annika, 28, after spotting her on an online dating site, more...


Keep death off London’s roads, keep the BNP off London’s bridges

| Friday, 25 April 2008

Desperate for cheap publicity for its flagging campaign for the London mayoral and Assembly elections, the British National Party is now planning some dangerous stunts.The BNP intends to hang banners over a series of bridges over London roads. The banners are likely to distract and enrage motorists, putting them and more...


‘Nazi’ jibe BNP man says sorry

| Friday, 25 April 2008

A SENIOR BNP councillor issued a grovelling apology today after he had launched a foul mouthed attack on a Recorder reporter, branding her a "Nazi".Cllr Robert Bailey, deputy leader of the BNP group on Barking and Dagenham Council, yesterday launched the unprovoked verbal assault on news editor Sally Lowe, complaining more...


BNP man arrested in ‘gun’ drama

Julian Thorpe and Steph Johnson | Friday, 25 April 2008

A BARNSLEY BNP candidate was thrown out of the police force in disgrace and conned an 80-year-old woman out of £1,000 as he awaited trial for perverting the course of justice.This week, after the Chronicle tried to ask Simon Goodricke, 45, of Darton, about his past, he was arrested on more...


Bishop of Blackburn urges voters to shun far right parties

Ben Briggs | Friday, 25 April 2008

A RELIGIOUS leader has called on voters in this May's local elections to reject political parties that spread racial hatred.The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, has made the rallying cry against extremism in a letter to the county's Anglican churches, which will be published this weekend.The Rt more...


Foul-mouthed BNP attack Recorder

| Thursday, 24 April 2008

A COUNCILLOR launched into a foul-mouthed tirade of abuse today, branding Recorder news editor Sally Lowe "a Nazi".Cllr Robert Bailey, deputy leader of the British National Party (BNP) group on Barking and Dagenham Council, was unhappy over the Recorder's coverage of the London Assembly elections. MOVE ALONG NOW: A police more...


Barbaric BNP calls for birching

| Thursday, 24 April 2008

The BNP in Scotland has called for the restoration of the birch as punishment for minor vandalism. A story posted today shows a picture of a graffiti-sprayed phone box on which someone has scrawled, with several words double-underlined: "You lowlife scum should be birched". The writer comments: "Spotted on a more...


BNP slammed over “disgraceful” faith comments

David Jackman | Thursday, 24 April 2008

British National Party district councillors have been slammed as a "disgrace to the council and the community" after condemning a multi-faith forum representing various religions which has been set up in the district.BNP councillor Rod Law told Tuesday's council meeting: "Forums like these are an absolute waste of resources for more...


Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising and Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

Leonard Zeskind | Wednesday, 23 April 2008

On April 19, 1943 – the day of the first night of Passover sixty five years ago – the Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto launched an armed revolt. Faced with little material help from the non-Jewish populations surrounding them, as well as open opposition from Polish anti-Semites, these Jews more...


Searchlight Cymru calls for BNP candidate to back up ‘extraordinary’ claims, or resign

| Wednesday, 23 April 2008

A campaigning organisation, dedicated to challenging racist and fascist bodies in Wales, has called on a Carmarthenshire candidate for the county council elections to back up claims he has made in his election campaign, or resign. Searchlight Cymru is asking Kevin Edwards, BNP candidate for the ward of Penygroes in more...


Election postponed after candidate dies

Julian Whittle | Wednesday, 23 April 2008

THE Carlisle city council election in Upperby ward has been postponed following the death of a candidate.Les Griffiths, who was standing for the British National Party, died in hospital on Saturday.Upperby will now not be contested when local elections take place in 16 wards across the city on May 1.Instead, more...


Exposing the BNP lies: part 99

| Tuesday, 22 April 2008

What is it about the BNP, that they can never tell the truth? Reporting on the BNP's election efforts in Loughton, Essex, Martin Wingfield, editor of the BNP newspaper The Voice of Freedom writes: "Pat Richardson is defending her Loughton Broadway seat".No she is not. She is standing in Loughton more...


Kick out the BNP for good, says David Lammy

David Lammy, Skills Minister | Monday, 21 April 2008

It's time for Britain to wake up. Have we really begun to imagine how we might feel on May 2 with BNP councillors in our towns and cities?A poison in politics, spreading hatred and division. In the London elections, the BNP needs only five per cent of the vote to more...


Barking residents’ thumbs down to BNP St George’s day stunt

| Sunday, 20 April 2008

A very big disappointment for Richard Barnbrook, BNP mayoral candidate, this morning. After going to all the expense of hiring armour, horse and a green fluffy dragon suit, at 11.00am the man who hopes to get elected to the London Assembly on 1 May got on his horse (well pony) more...


Football clubs in fury at BNP website

Kevin Core | Saturday, 19 April 2008

EVERTON and Liverpool have united to condemn Merseyside BNP for using their grounds on the front page of its website.The local site of the far right party has used the clubs’ stadiums as part of six images summing up Liverpool in the run up to the local elections on May more...


How the angry eight fought to keep racism out of their paper

Howard Hannah | Thursday, 17 April 2008

Howard Hannah recalls how north London journalists won a landmark ruling which effectively kept racist political advertisements out of their newspapers for more than 30 years – until last week...HE was the lead British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials and when Hartley Shawcross made his entrance to take more...


Archant to give BNP ad income to charity

| Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Guardian reported today that Archant will donate revenues generated from the controversial British National party ads published in its London weekly newspapers to charity.The company issued a statement after some of its papers, including the Hampstead & Highgate Express, provoked controversy by publishing BNP ads for the 1 May more...


People like him voting BNP

Searchlight | Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Arguments have raged over the decision by local newspapers in London to accept an advertisement from the British National Party last week. Searchlight is more interested in the “wholesome” white family that featured in the ad alongside the slogan “People Like You Voting BNP”. For a start the adults of more...


Duncan Campbell's Diary

| Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Yesterday we noted that the Green Arrow Forum, the bloggers' website that supports the British National party, was running a rather surprising ad for singlemuslim.com, a leading marriage service for Muslims. It transpired that the ads were placed by Google, which offers a service of "contextually relevant ads"; the many more...


Backing for Bishop's BNP warning

| Wednesday, 16 April 2008

TRADE Union officials and politicians have backed the Bishop of Durham's call for increased vigilance to prevent the British National Party gaining a foothold in the region.The Northern Echo reported yesterday how The Right Reverend Tom Wright had warned many voters were disillusioned with mainstream politics and were in danger more...


Hope not Hate holds successful march and rally in Wrexham

| Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Over two hundred anti-fascists supported the Wales TUC and Wrexham Trades Council march and rally through Wrexham on Saturday. Searchlight Cymru, as well as a number of organisations, politicians and supporters joined local citizens to give a loud message that the racist politics of the BNP was not welcome in more...


BNP picks psychic and a gay porn director as candidates

Andrew Gilligan | Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The extraordinary collection of individuals standing for the British National Party in the London Assembly elections can be revealed today.One candidate, Nick Eriksen, was sacked this month after the Evening Standard reported that he had described rape as a "myth" and said that "some women are like gongs - they more...


Bishop joins fight against nationalists

Jule Wilson | Tuesday, 15 April 2008

THE Bishop of Durham is courting controversy by calling on clergymen and parishioners in the North to oppose the British National Party in May’s local elections.In a message in the Durham Diocesan email Forum, the Right Reverend Dr Tom Wright highlighted “splendid work” done by several clergy in the region more...


Landlady’s anger over BNP publicity pictures

Alex Ellis | Sunday, 13 April 2008

AN award-winning pub has been pictured on a BNP leaflet prompting an angry response from its landlady.Margaret Orman, who is landlady at the family-run Whitmore Arms in Orsett, was livid when a copy of the leaflet came through the pub door.The leaflet entitled Orsett Patriot' shows the British National Party more...


Hats off to the BNP

Matt Withers | Sunday, 13 April 2008

HATS off, as ever, to the British National Party, who last week were able to trumpet a number of local election candidates in North Wales, many of whom were guaranteed election as they were running unopposed.One of these was Neil Hughes who, as one of eight candidates to fill eight more...


Injunction on ex-BNP man for bullying

Steve Bagnall | Saturday, 12 April 2008

A COUNCILLOR who harassed council staff has been given an anti-social behaviour injunction (ASBI).At Llangefni County Court, Circuit Judge Dafydd Lloyd Hughes upheld an application by Conwy County Borough Council for the order against Llysfaen community councillor Patrick Pattison.Now the former BNP member – he claims he resigned from the more...


Preston BNP man in leaflet probe at University of York

Nazia Parveen | Friday, 11 April 2008

A member of the British National Party from Preston has been accused of infiltrating a university campus to distribute "offensive" material.An investigation has been launched into BNP member Tony Bamber, who has previously been accused of distributing anti-Muslim leaflets across Preston.Police have been contacted and campus security tightened, after Mr more...


BNP launches election campaign

| Thursday, 10 April 2008

This Saturday as the clock strikes 1pm the BNP will launch their national and London election campaigns and the party's manifesto in the less than salubrious meeting room at the Eastbrook public house in Rainham Road, Dagenham.Journalists who have nothing better to do are being corralled at noon at the more...


BNP leaflets delivered through internal mail

Raf Sanchez | Thursday, 10 April 2008

Police are investigating allegations that a British National Party campaigner posed as a member of University staff in order to distribute leaflets through campus’ internal mail system.A University spokesperson confirmed that two leaflets, one of which describes Muslims as Britain’s “greatest enemy”, had been received by a number of staff more...


Bomber: find me a teenager

| Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Exclusive: Nazi's sick plea to conNAZI nail bomber David Copeland has been writing to Scottish prisoners begging them to find him teenage girls as pen pals. Copeland is serving six life sentences for murdering three people and injuring 139 in a reign of terror nine years ago. The more...


Leafleting in Croydon this Saturday

| Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The PCS is organising leafleting in central Croydon this Saturday 12 April from 11:00 to 13:00, to encourage people to register to vote, use their vote and to stop the far right getting elected. There is a very real danger that the far right will get 2 or 3 more...


Griffin seeks the Midas touch

Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Far-right activists posting on a popular nazi forum recently got hot under the collar about whether it was right for the British National Party to put on a management training course in Spain rather than in Britain, until the site administrators pulled the discussion thread. But as usual they did more...


Campaign to stop votes for far-right party

| Tuesday, 8 April 2008

SPORTS stars have joined politicians speaking out as part of a campaign launched in Sheffield against the British National Party before the local elections.Boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, current and retired world champion boxers Junior Witter and Johnny Nelson, plus representatives from mainstream political parties voiced their opposition to the far-right more...


Usborne children’s books and the BNP

| Monday, 7 April 2008

Usborne is a major independent UK publishing company that publishes almost every type of children's book for every age from baby to teenager. As such, it has a well-deserved reputation for delivering top-quality books and it is rare to find a home or nursery that doesn't have several well-thumbed Usborne more...


BNP strikes a sour note with Katherine

Richard Kay | Thursday, 3 April 2008

When the up-and-coming singing star Katherine Jenkins posed innocently in a Welsh rugby strip five years ago to promote the Wales anthem Bread Of Heaven, she could have had no idea the image would one day be used in a hate campaign by the extreme British National Party.Now the acclaimed more...


Bragg sounds a warning over mayoral elections

Hannah Kuchler | Thursday, 3 April 2008

MUSICIAN Billy Bragg was in Camden Town on Saturday to urge voters to go to the polls in the mayoral elections.He gave a free concert to leafleters in the Trinity United Reform Church in Buck Street.Mr Bragg is signed up to the Hope Not Hate campaign which aims to stop more...


Public perception was reason for sacking BNP ‘rape lie’ candidate

Sonia Gable | Thursday, 3 April 2008

The BNP dropped its number two candidate from its London Assembly list only because his belief that “rape is simply sex” might have lost the party votes. An official statement by the party avoided stating that Nick Eriksen’s comments about women in his own Sir John Bull blog were actually more...


Application lodged by BNP for festival

| Wednesday, 2 April 2008

An application to hold the British National Party's Red, White and Blue festival in Denby has now been submitted.An Amber Valley Borough Council spokesperson said: "Interested parties now have a minimum of 28 days from today to submit any representations."If no representations are received the application will automatically be granted." more...


BNP candidate in rape shame

Nick Lowles and David Williams | Tuesday, 1 April 2008

“Rape is simply sex." That is the appalling view of the BNP London election candidate Nick Eriksen. Writing on his own blog, under the name John Bull, Eriksen claims “men have allowed themselves to be brainwashed by the feminazi myth machine into believing that rape is such a serious crime”. more...


Church leader ‘stupid’ to sign up to the BNP

John Geoghegan | Tuesday, 1 April 2008

A FORMER council chairman and church leader who joined the British National Party as a local organiser has dramatically turned his back on the far-right party.The Rev John Stanton, who was Lib Dem chairman of Rochford District Council in 1997, admitted he was "stupid" for not knowing what the BNP more...