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‘Let him speak his evil, poisonous bilge’

| Wednesday, 31 May 2006

A VETERAN councillor stepped in to demand controversial BNP member Julian Leppert be allowed to speak then condemned him in a lacerating speech.Liberal Democrat Richard Hoskins denounced the far-right party's anti-immigration views as "bilge" and "evil", but defended newly-elected Cllr Leppert's right to address the council.A heavy police presence more...


Barking race attack: a correction

| Tuesday, 30 May 2006

The June issue of Searchlight reports the vicious racial attack on an Afghan immigrant near Barking station, east London, some two hours after the BNP's new councillors in Barking and Dagenham had attended a council meeting at the Town Hall five minutes' walk away.The victim, who was stabbed in the more...


BNP's new councillors owe thousands in rent

Andrew Gilligan | Friday, 26 May 2006

Three of the BNP's new councillors in Barking and Dagenham have been taken to court for owing thousands of pounds in rent and council tax.The local authority has secured county court judgments against two, a third is being threatened with bailiffs, and a fourth is involved in a council probe more...


Redbridge and Epping Forest Together statement

| Thursday, 25 May 2006

Dear Sir At a well attended meeting of Redbridge and Epping Forest Together last week, those present decided to issue a statement through the Ilford Recorder on the election of Redbridge's first ever fascist councillor, Julian Leppert of the nazi British National Party, who won a seat in Hainault ward more...


BNP race sacking claim dismissed

| Thursday, 25 May 2006

Appeal judges have blocked a claim of race discrimination by a member of the BNP who was sacked by a Bradford bus company on health and safety grounds.Arthur Redfearn was dismissed in 2004 after winning a seat on Bradford Council, when Serco said they feared the possibility of reprisal attacks.An more...


Abrupt end to BNP election wins

| Thursday, 25 May 2006

After gaining 32 new councillors on 4 May, the BNP reverted back to its usual form by losing two by-elections. In Scarborough's Stepney ward on 11 May, Patricia Scott gained 154 votes (12.5%) for the BNP, coming fifth out of six candidates in an election won by the Green Party. more...


Ex-BNP councillor is arrested over newsletters theft

| Thursday, 25 May 2006

FORMER BNP councillor Adrian Marsden has been arrested in connection with the theft of 2,500 anti-BNP newsletters.The 45-year-old was picked up by police on Tuesday morning and questioned for several hours by detectives at Halifax police station before he was released on police bail.He has been asked to return to more...


BNP stand for Skerton West

| Thursday, 25 May 2006

THE British National Party has put up a candidate for the vacant Skerton West ward on Lancaster City Council.Christopher Lawrence Hill, of Thirlmere Road in Lancaster, will stand for the BNP in the by-election on June 22.It is believed to be the first time a candidate for the right-wing party more...


Picket against the BNP

| Wednesday, 24 May 2006

THURSDAY 25th MAY from 6.30pm ILFORD TOWN HALL; Clements Road. Off Ilford High Road The recent election of BNP candidates locally signals a rise of racism and fascism in our Community based on lies ,ignorance and prejudice. We call on local residents and community organisations to voice more...


‘I rejected bribe offers’

Richard Balls | Tuesday, 23 May 2006

A glimpse into a violent criminal underworld emerged in a Norfolk courtroom as a man who was severely beaten outside a pub told how he was offered 20,000 to drop the charges he had laid against his assailant.And when associates of the accused man realised that his victim would not more...


‘This BNP racist should go now’

| Monday, 22 May 2006

A BURNLEY British National Party councillor today faced calls to resign after being convicted of racially abusing a group of Asian men.On Saturday, Coun Brian Turner, 43, declared that he would be carrying on as a councillor because he had been "found guilty of something I have not done".But today more...


Couple are horrified by BNP ‘name use’

Fiona Evans | Saturday, 20 May 2006

Police are investigating complaints that a British National Party member used a couple's names without their permission to qualify as an election candidate.Katy Ostick said she was horrified to discover that the names of her and her partner, Alex Szarko, were listed among the assentors on the nomination form for more...


Racists stab man after BNP’s Barking success

Kiran Randhawa | Friday, 19 May 2006

An Afghan immigrant who fled the Taliban regime has been stabbed in a racially motivated attack in Barking days after the BNP won 11 seats on the council.The mechanic in his thirties was set upon by four white men, who reportedly shouted f***ing Pakis" before stabbing him in the more...


Union boss slashed in face

Neil Hodgson | Friday, 19 May 2006

A LEADING trade unionist was slashed in a knife attack in front of his two young daughters in their Merseyside home.Anti-racist campaigner and left wing activist Alec McFadden was almost blinded in the attack, and was cut in his head, arms and wrists as he tried to fend off the more...


BNP man banned from Orient ground says boss

| Thursday, 18 May 2006

FAILED far-right election candidate Jason Douglas had already been banned from Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road ground for violence when he was pictured during a scuffle on the front page of last week's Recorder, the club revealed this week.The British National Party hopeful, who polled the lowest share of the vote more...


BNP laughing stock at council meeting

| Thursday, 18 May 2006

NEW BNP councillors were shouted at outside and inside the town hall, when they attended the first Barking and Dagenham Council assembly since the elections.During the explosive first full council meeting on Wednesday, with anti-Nazi demonstrators chanting outside, the BNP were mocked as they failed to vote for an amendment more...


Councillor defects to BNP

| Tuesday, 16 May 2006

DISTRICT councillor and church leader Robert West has defected to the controversial British National Party.Coun West, who represents Holbeach on South Holland District Council, walked out on the Conservative Party on Sunday saying he was seeking "refuge from political correctness by applying for asylum with the BNP".Unless he resigns Coun more...


BNP men fail in libel claim against magazine

| Friday, 12 May 2006

Two members of the British National Party have lost a High Court libel claim against a magazine over allegations they threatened to kneecap, torture and kill two fellow party members and their families.Christopher and Barry Roberts, brothers who both stood as parliamentary candidates for the BNP in the last General more...


Defeated BNP candidate in football fracas

| Thursday, 11 May 2006

DEFEATED Redbridge local election candidate Jason Douglas was caught up in a violent pitch invasion at a football match over the weekend.Mr Douglas, 39, who played down past convictions for hooliganism to take part in the party's local election campaign, says he regrets getting caught on camera, yards from an more...


Former BNP councillor fined £200 for resisting arrest

Robert Sutcliffe | Thursday, 11 May 2006

A FORMER British National Party councillor abused police when they tried to break up a drunken row between her and another woman a court heard.Angela Clarke, who stood down from Bradford Council in February, admitted resisting arrest during the incident in September, last year.Her behaviour was branded "unseemly" by District more...


The gay porn movie past of BNP’s leader on Barking council

Andrew Gilligan | Wednesday, 10 May 2006

A GAY porn film produced and directed by the BNP's leader in London can be revealed for the first time today. Richard Barnbrook takes up his post as leader of the opposition on Barking Council this week after the BNP won 11 seats at last Thursday's local elections. As the more...


It was the media that won it

| Saturday, 6 May 2006

The local election results showed a disappointing rise in support for the British National Party. The racist party gained 32 new councillors and one re-elected across 14 local authorities, bringing its total number to 48. The largest gain was in Barking & Dagenham where the party took 12 seats (one more...


Don’t do it

| Tuesday, 2 May 2006

MANY grumpy ex-Labour voters will stay at home on Thursday or vote for another party in protest.They have plenty of choice at the local elections the Tories, Lib Dems, Greens and independents.Or the British National Party.We have a word of warning about the BNP. Don't be tempted by this more...