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Ukip candidate suspended over Nazi salute

The Telegraph by Melanie Hall | Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Ukip election candidate has been suspended after reports showing a photo of him delivering a Nazi salute. The party decided to suspend Alex Wood, 22, after photos he had posted on Facebook emerged, as well as comments appearing under his name saying that Africans “lived in mud huts” and “kill more...


Anger at Nigel Farage 'coloured people' remark

ITV | Tuesday, 30 April 2013

UKIP leader Nigel Farage caused controversy this morning after using the term "coloured people" during a radio interview. Mr Farage told BBC's Radio 4 Today programme: "The Tory party sacked somebody last week, who was a serving councillor, for talking about coloured people coming into Sussex." The UKIP leader was referring to more...


As Ukip rides high in the polls, an ex-MEP claims the party peddles ‘lies’

The Independent by Rob Hastings , Nigel Morris | Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Marta Andreasen’s comments came as the Ukip leader spoke of his pride that the party was managing to reduce the BNP’s vote share by winning the support of people who had previously voted for Nick Griffin’s party. Ukip, which is riding high in the polls ahead of Thursday’s local elections, has more...


UKIP candidate Martyn Heale will not be asked to stand down despite once belonging to NF

Kent Online by Paul Francis | Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A UKIP candidate standing for the county council election who once belonged to the National Front will not face any sanctions or be asked to withdraw. Martyn Heale is the party's candidate in Ramsgate and was an active member of the National Front more than three decades ago. UKIP rules bar anyone more...


'Hope not Hate' activists campaign in Pendle ahead of county elections

Lancashire Telegraph | Monday, 29 April 2013

Anti-fascist campaigners have redoubled their efforts across Pendle ahead of Thursday’s countywide elections. Thousands of supplements have been delivered by the Hope Not Hate organisation to households in the borough in advance of the county council vote. Borough councillor Brian Parker is standing in Pendle Central for the British National Party, against more...


Ukip's dark night of the soul: Farage hits out at racism allegation

politics.co.uk by Ian Dunt | Monday, 29 April 2013

Nigel Farage hit out at his critics this morning, after a weekend of disastrous press coverage which highlighted racism among members and chaos at the top of the party. Amid several ongoing rows about comments made by candidates standing at the local elections this week, minister without portfolio Ken Clarke yesterday more...


Wickham Market: UKIP turns back on poll candidate over ‘BNP link’

EADT24 by Paul Geater | Monday, 29 April 2013

A UKIP candidate in Thursday’s county council elections in Suffolk has been disowned by the party after it discovered he had once been a member of the BNP. But Alan Ryall will still be on the ballot paper in the Wickham division because the discovery came after the closing date for more...


Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Urged to Act against Homophobic 'Fruitcakes'

International Business Times | Monday, 29 April 2013

A rash of fresh anti-gay slurs by Ukip council candidates fuelled fears about extremism within the party tipped to for a political breakthrough at the local election polls this week. Homosexuals were accused of "being used by the forces of evil" to derail the anti-EU party's progress in a tweet reportedly more...


Ukip MEP blasted after maternity rights rant

Morning Star by Adrian Roberts | Monday, 29 April 2013

Unions condemned UK Independence Party (Ukip) MEP Godfrey Bloom today after he said that women of a child-bearing age shouldn't be employed because maternity rights are "too draconian." The Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire region MEP made the comments to Radio Five Live's John Pienaar today morning. TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: more...


Ukip in chaos: Party hammered by controversy ahead of local elections

Politics.co.uk by Ian Dunt | Sunday, 28 April 2013

Ukip appeared to be the victim of a coordinated political and media attack today, just days ahead of the local elections. Leaked internal emails appeared to show disarray at the very top of the party while new details emerged of extremist views among party candidates. The party hit back at the stories more...


UKIP candidate barred over his far-right links

The Sunday Times by Mark Hookham and Dipesh Gadher | Sunday, 28 April 2013

A UKIP local election candidate was suspended yesterday after The Sunday Times exposed his support for the far-right English Defence League (EDL). Chris Scotton, 24, faces expulsion from the party after repeatedly endorsing the EDL on Facebook and indicating that he has been an activist for the movement, which has gained more...


UKIP Postal Vote Investigation: Allegations Of Electoral Fraud In Blyth

Sky Tyne & Wear by Jenny Wotherspoon | Sunday, 28 April 2013

An investigation is being launched into allegations of postal vote fraud by the UK Independence Party in Northumberland. A Northumbria Police spokeswoman confirmed officers are looking into the accusations concerning alleged electoral fraud in the Cowpen area of Blyth. Detective Inspector David Brown said: "We have received a complaint of possible postal more...


Outrage at BNP’s Ocean Road by-election flyers

Shields Gazette | Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Muslim community in South Tyneside is outraged by racist by-election pamphlets being sent though letter boxes. The British National Party (BNP) has posted a number of flyers to encourage constituents to vote for their candidate Dorothy Brooke in next week’s by-election in South Shields. However, many have been left upset and more...


Council candidate alleges ‘gay folk’ used by ‘evil forces’ against UKIP

GayStar News by Dan Littauer | Sunday, 28 April 2013

UKIP party face fresh allegation of anti-gay slurs - Philip Rose, a council candidate say gay sex is ‘sordid frightfulness’, while councillor Henry Reilly suggests a ‘militant gay lobby’ is trying to impose itself on Christian churches Philip Rose, a UK councillor candidate says ‘gay folk’ are ‘being used by more...


Midland man defends mock KKK lynching as a 'bit of fun'.

Birmingham Mail | Sunday, 28 April 2013

A Midland Ku Klux Klan admirer has defended his mock golliwog hanging stunt as “just a bit of fun”. The man, who the Sunday Mercury has decided not to name, said: “I didn’t realise I was doing anything wrong.” And he stressed that “it wasn’t planned” and that he was “egged on”. The more...


Norfolk election: Police investigate 'malpractice' allegation

BBC | Friday, 26 April 2013

Police have been called in to investigate allegations signatures were forged on a nomination paper for next week's local elections. The inquiry relates to forms for Jonathon Childs, a UKIP candidate in the Norfolk County Council elections. A Norfolk Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that we have received a complaint of more...


Ukip criticised over 'cloud cuckoo' views of candidates

The Telegraph by Rowena Mason | Friday, 26 April 2013

The party is facing questions over its vetting after campaigners criticised the “far-right connections” and “cuckoo conspiracy theories” of some of its potential councillors. Ukip has been surging in polls ahead of local elections on May 2, with the latest survey suggesting it could win 100 seats. However, Nigel Farage, its leader, more...


Staffordshire: UKIP election leaflet mocks bisexuals and warns of explicit ‘Homosexual Sex Education’

Pink News by Scott Roberts | Friday, 26 April 2013

The name of a UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate in Staffordshire has appeared on an election leaflet that mocks bisexuals, blasts the government’s same-sex marriage bill, and warns that it will lead to explicit “Homosexual Sex Education”. The leaflet lists several statements by the Society for the Protection of the Unborn more...


Two men in court on Walsall EDL protest violence

Express & Star | Friday, 26 April 2013

Two more men have appeared in court in connection with an English Defence League protest that descended into violence in Walsall town centre. Last September there were angry scenes in Leicester Street as the EDL protest was held. Yesterday, Douglas Ralston, aged 52 of Alexandra Road, Tipton, and 32-year-old Alan Turnbull, more...


Police probe English Democrats'

Kent on line by by Stuart Woledge and political editor Paul Franci | Friday, 26 April 2013

Allegations of bogus candidates have prompted police to launch a fraud investigation ahead of next week's county council elections, it has been revealed. The right-wing English Democrats are at the centre of the inquiry following a complaint at least one of the nationalist party's candidates does not appear to exist. Officers are more...


Anti-fascists set sights on last Burnley BNP councillor

The Morning Star by Peter Lazenby | Friday, 26 April 2013

Anti-fascist campaigners said today that they hope to kick the last British National Party (BNP) councillor off Burnley Council in next Thursday's local council elections. The far-right party took three seats on the council in 2002, cashing in on the neglect suffered by the former industrial town. The BNP concentrated its attack more...


BNP set for trouncing in local elections

The Jewish Chronicle by Marcus Dysch | Friday, 26 April 2013

The threat of the British National Party stands seriously diminished on the eve of local elections across England, experts have claimed. Unlike four years ago, the Board of Deputies has not felt the need to run a campaign against the BNP, and anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate has predicted widespread more...


East Sussex UKIP election candidate in holocaust storm

The Argus by Tom Ridgway | Thursday, 25 April 2013

A UK Independence Party candidate in East Sussex has denied the holocaust, claiming World War Two was engineered by Zionists hoping to create the state of Israel. Anna-Marie Crampton is representing the eurosceptic party in Crowborough for the East Sussex County Council elections. But, with polling day just a week away, groups more...


Former member of BNP Sue Bowen disowned by UKIP

Cornish Guardian | Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A candidate for the Cornwall Council elections next week has been disowned by her party after they found out she was once a member of the British National Party. The United Kingdom Independence Party made the move on Monday after being told that Sue Bowen from Boscastle, who is standing for more...


UKIP candidate faces investigation over false signatures

Isle Of White County Press by Emily Pearce | Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Police have today (Wednesday) confirmed they are investigating allegations of electoral fraud — following complaints from more than one person. As reported by the County Press last week, UKIP candidate Richard Wilkins, who is standing for election to the Isle of Wight Council in the Newport North ward, became embroiled in more...


Fresh storm erupts over BNP literature

Leyland Guardian by Kay Taylor | Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Councillors in South Ribble say they are appalled and offended after a political activist personally targeted them to ask for their support for a campaign which allegedly blames Muslims for the heroin trade. Tony Bamber has written to three councillors in the area and personally delivered a letter and leaflets under more...


DUP MAN JAILED OVER PIPE BOMB ATTACK ON POLISH FAMILY

Belfast Daily | Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A former DUP council candidate with links to the shadowy ‘Real UFF’ has been jailed for three years in prison for his role in a sectarian pipe bomb attack in Antrim. The incident happened in October 2011 when a device was left at the home of a young Polish couple in more...


'Up to one in 10' English Democrat members were in BNP

BBC | Tuesday, 23 April 2013

He said between 200 and 300 of the English Democrats' members were ex-BNP, most having joined a year or so ago. Mr Tilbrook's party campaigns for a separate parliament for England. Peter Davies, who has served as English Democrat mayor of Doncaster since 2009, recently left the party, saying it was "odd, more...


Sussex Police probe Councillor John Cherry's race remarks

BBC | Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Comments by a former Tory councillor about children from ethnic minorities are being looked into by Sussex Police. The force said it had received two complaints about remarks by Chichester and West Sussex councillor John Cherry. Mr Cherry, 73, resigned from the Conservative Party after claiming Pakistani children would fail to "rise more...


Probe launched by police into Kent County Council elections nomination papers

Kent Online by Stuart Woledge | Monday, 22 April 2013

A police investigation is under way into an allegation of impropriety concerning next month’s Kent County Council elections. Earlier today, a Kent Police spokeswoman said: “Kent Police is investigating after concerns were raised surrounding election nomination papers.” The precise details of what the allegations are about have not been made public. However, it's more...


Bulgaria ambassador hits out at UKIP poll 'propaganda'

BBC | Monday, 22 April 2013

Bulgarian officials have criticised campaign leaflets produced by the UK Independence Party as "hostile propaganda" in a row over immigration. The country's ambassador said material sent to voters ahead of May's council elections, questioning the impact of Bulgarian migrants on UK jobs and social services, was "unacceptable". Restrictions on what jobs Bulgaria more...


Defence League head released without charge

This is Bristol | Thursday, 18 April 2013

THE South West's English Defence League coordinator has been released without charge by police investigating graffiti on a mosque and a Sikh temple. Mickey Bayliss, 47, who lives near Bitton, was arrested on November 14 along with another man believed to have connections with the EDL. Their arrests came after the letters more...


Four 'planned to bomb Territorial Army base' with toy car

BBC | Monday, 15 April 2013

Four British men discussed bombing a Territorial Army base in Luton by driving a toy car beneath its gate, a court has heard. Zahid Iqbal, 31, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, 25, Syed Farhan Hassain, 21, and Umar Arshad, 24, from Luton, pleaded guilty to terror offences in March. They also arranged terrorism training, more...


Immigration row resurfaces at Skegness Town Council

Skegness Standard by Andrew Hirst | Monday, 15 April 2013

Election manifesto leaflets focussing on immigration issues have been criticised by the Mayor of Skegness. Coun Mark Anderson has accused UKIP candidates standing in the upcoming Lincolnshire County Council elections of bringing national politics into local matters and offending foreign nationals living in the town. Speaking at Wednesday’s Skegness Town Council meeting more...


Derby fans warned about fascist salutes

Shields Gazette | Saturday, 13 April 2013

Rival fans have been warned they could be brought before the courts if they make offensive or racist gestures at Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby. Paulo Di Canio makes his first trip to St James’s Park since his controversial appointment as Sunderland boss in the high noon clash. The Italian’s past claims that he more...


English Defence League protesters gather outside Plymouth nightclub over mosque idea

Plymouth Herald | Saturday, 13 April 2013

English Defence League (EDL) and anti-EDL protesters gathered at the Dance Academy, Union Street, Plymouth this afternoon in the wake of the idea to convert the old nightclub into a mosque. Owner Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh said he could hand the former Palace Theatre over to be converted into a mosque after he more...


Things get heated at mayoral debate

Doncaster Free Press | Friday, 12 April 2013

Tempers flared at a heated mayoral debate where the candidates were grilled by members of Doncaster’s business community. The event, organised by Doncaster Chamber, gave businesses the chance to question the candidates on their proposals and actions which will impact on business and the local economy if they were to be more...


UKIP blunders hit election hopes in county

Worcester News by Tom Edwards | Friday, 12 April 2013

The UK Independence Party has lost several would-be election candidates across Worcestershire amid chaotic scenes in the county. One candidate filled in the forms incorrectly and is listed as an independent, a fellow contender fell ill and dropped out, while another two failed to get their forms in on time after more...


Violent disorder at Walsall English Defence League rally admitted

Express & Star | Thursday, 11 April 2013

Another two men have admitted charges of violent disorder in relation to violent scenes which erupted during an English Defence League protest in Walsall. Fighting broke out at the EDL rally in Leicester Street on September 29 last year and some stewards, EDL supporters and police suffered injuries. Stephen Bennett, aged 23, more...


Seven admit playing a part in Walsall EDL protest violence

Express & Star | Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Seven men have admitted being involved in trouble that broke out during an English Defence League protest in Walsall town centre. Trouble flared at the EDL rally in Leicester Street on September 29 last year, while Unite Against Fascism held a separate event elsewhere in the town centre. Hundreds of EDL supporters more...


Racists ‘hang’ golliwog at nazi music gig

Daily Star by John Ward | Tuesday, 9 April 2013

BRITISH racists in Ku Klux Klan outfits carried out a mock hanging of a black doll at a far-right music gig.  more...


Fascists target Sunderland Muslims on Facebook

by Crime Correspondent | Monday, 8 April 2013

ANTI-FASCISTS claim Far Right extremists are establishing roots in Sunderland and spreading racial hatred across the city via Facebook. Activists from Hope not Hate claim a Wearsider using the alias “Angel United Patriots” is playing a central role in organising Far Right demonstrations against Muslims living in the city. The organisation also more...


70th Anniversary of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

by Steve Silver | Friday, 5 April 2013

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It is the most symbolic and well-known act of anti-fascist resistance ever to take place. The Ghetto fighters have entered the annals of Jewish martyrdom, but the lesson of their courage is universally inspiring and timeless. This is an more...


Leave Holocaust in the past, BNP Griffin tells JFS radio

The Jewish Chronicle by Sandy Rashty | Thursday, 4 April 2013

British National Party leader Nick Griffin gave an interview to a small digital radio station run by JFS students last weekend — and told the interviewer that the Holocaust “needs to be left in the past”. During the heated hour-long interview on Wizard Radio, which attracted 3,700 listeners, Mr Griffin said more...


Neo-Nazi racist dubs woman 'a grass' in 'horrifying' revenge act

Wales Online by Suzanne Evans | Thursday, 4 April 2013

A woman was dubbed a “grass” and left fearing for her life after the Hitler-loving alcoholic she befriended on a website published her personal details on the internet. Lynsey Seagrim-Trinder had given a witness statement against self-proclaimed neo-Nazi Trevor Hannington, who called himself “The Fist”, as he faced trial for offences more...


Durham miners arrive at Stadium of Light to ask for banner back from Sunderland

Sunderland Echo | Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Pitmen have demanded back their banner in protest of Paolo Di Canio’s appointment at Sunderland AFC. Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) has called for the Monkwearmouth Miners’ Banner to be taken down from the reception of the Stadium of Light and handed over to its members, as it makes a stand against more...


Local dean weighs into Di Canio fascism row

Politics.co.uk by Ian Dunt | Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Dean of Durham weighed into the debate on Paulo Di Canio's selection as manager of Sunderland today, as the row over the self-professed fascist continued. The former Lazio player failed to quell speculation about his far-right politics yesterday when his first press conference as manager saw him refuse to more...


Paolo Di Canio at bomb fascist’s funeral

The Sun by Robin Perrie | Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Controversial football boss Paolo Di Canio grieves at the funeral of an Italian fascist linked to a terrorist bombing massacre. The new Sunderland manager was paying his last respects to extremist pal Paolo Signorelli, who spent eight years in jail after a 1980 attack which killed 85 people. Fascist mourners made straight-armed more...


Anti-racism chief is "worried" by Di Canio appointment

The Northern Echo by Scott Wilson | Monday, 1 April 2013

Paolo Di Canio must clarify his current political beliefs and distance himself from fascism, according to Football Against Racism in Europe director Piara Powar. Di Canio was announced as a replacement for sacked Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill last night and is due to take his first training session at the club more...