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Drummer Lee Rigby’s regiment urges members not to participate in ‘self-serving’ demonstrations

The Metro | Friday, 31 May 2013

The regiment of Drummer Lee Rigby has urged its members not to participate in ‘self-serving’ demonstrations following the soldier’s brutal murder in Woolwich last week. A number of demonstrations have been held since Drummer Rigby’s death last Wednesday, with members of the English Defence League marching through central London on Monday. EDL more...


Soldier 'replacing' EDL's Tommy Robinson on banned sponsored walk for Help for Heroes pulls out afer 'unwanted interest'

The Independent by Chloe Hamilton | Friday, 31 May 2013

A serving army sergeant who came under fire after it emerged he was to stand in for EDL leader Tommy Robinson on a walk on Armed Forces Day, has announced he will no longer complete the walk after his decision drew “unwanted interest”. Sgt Glen Hughes offered to lead the walk, more...


Counter demonstration planned on same day in Lincoln as anti-Islam rally

Lincolnshire Echo | Friday, 31 May 2013

A demonstration calling for 'unity against racism' will take place in Lincoln next weekend. It has been called as a counter march against the already organised anti-Islam protest rally in the city on Saturday, June 8. The relatively-unknown East Anglian Patriots are expecting 400 people at the protest - at the site more...


Far-right groups plan day of demonstrations across England

The Guardian by Matthew Taylor | Friday, 31 May 2013

Far-right groups are planning their biggest mobilisation for 30 years this weekend with more than 50 demonstrations planned in towns and cities across England. Anti-racism campaigners have branded Saturday a "day of hate" after identifying 55 English Defence League (EDL) events as well a BNP march in London. The events are seen more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin: 'Ignore reports of Woolwich march ban. See you there'

This is London by Alan Woods | Friday, 31 May 2013

BNP leader Nick Griffin has urged his followers to ignore a police ban on a planned march through Woolwich tomorrow. The call comes a matter of hours after Met Police Commander Simon Letchford warned of “ugly scenes” and “serious disorder” on the streets if the march went ahead. It was announced yesterday more...


English Defence League demo to close Doncaster town centre pub

Sheffield Star | Friday, 31 May 2013

A Doncaster pub will shut its doors on Saturday morning after discovering it was the planned rendezvous for an English Defence League march. The Gate House on Priory Walk will close on police advice at 10.30am – the EDL’s planned meeting time as advertised on Facebook – and its doors will more...


Newly elected Cambridgeshire UKIP councillor and wife deny benefits fraud charges

Ely Standard | Friday, 31 May 2013

A Newly elected UKIP councillor and his wife have pleaded not guilty to benefits fraud charges today. Councillor Peter Lagoda and his wife Maria Lagoda (formerly Maria Bell), of Cocketts Drive, Wisbech, entered not guilty pleas when they appeared at Peterborough Crown Court charged with one count of fraud. Maria Lagoda also more...


UKIP councillor denies BNP Link

Rotherham Advertiser | Friday, 31 May 2013

Newly-elected UKIP councillor Caven Vines has denied links with the BNP. Cllr Vines, who won the recent by-election in Rawmarsh, admitted to the Advertiser that he attended one BNP meeting at Catcliffe pub The Waverley “about ten years ago” and once worked alongside party organiser, Marlene Guest, but denied any political more...


UKIP alleged forged signatures probe moves into second month

EDP24 by Sam Russell | Friday, 31 May 2013

A UKIP county councillor has told of his embarrassment as a forged signatures probe moves into its second month. Jonathon Childs - now UKIP councillor for East Flegg division - voiced concerns that his nomination papers had been tampered with ahead of the elections on May 2. And five weeks after a more...


The BNP's bid to march in Woolwich shows its desperation

New Statesman by Matthew Collins | Friday, 31 May 2013

Having once implored BNP members to avoid marches, Griffin is losing a race to the bottom. A quarter of an hour before the Metropolitan Police announced they were “preventing” the British National Party's (BNP) proposed march through Woolwich, south east London, tomorrow, Nick Griffin bullishly told his Twitter followers that he more...


Serving soldier Sergeant Glen Hughes to 'stand in' for Tommy Robinson in sponsored walk after Help for Heroes ban on EDL fundraising

The Independent by Chloe Hamilton | Friday, 31 May 2013

Sgt Glen Hughes, a serving Colour Sergeant with 16 years of service, will complete the walk from Westminster to Woolwich on Saturday June 29th, although it is unclear whether he has actually agreed to officially stand in for Robinson. Robinson had planned the 17-mile walk to raise money for Help for more...


Teen takes gun to bowling alley 'as protection against Muslims'

Gloucester Citizen | Friday, 31 May 2013

A teenager took a handgun to a bowling alley in Barnwood and told colleagues it was 'protection against Muslims'. Armed police burst into tenpin bowling centre on Sunday afternoon after the 17-year-old took the Second World War handgun to his workplace. The boy was arrested and later cautioned for possession of a more...


Hope Not hate in Spalding

Spalding Guardian | Friday, 31 May 2013

Campaigners who sparked a police probe into alleged racism posts on social network pages of three UKIP county councillors will hold a public meeting in Spalding. The anti-race hate group Hope Not Hate published screen-grabs of a series of offensive comments that appeared on the Facebook pages of Spalding businessman Alan more...


BNP talk up links with Ireland ahead of Griffin visit

University Times by Rónán Burtenshaw | Friday, 31 May 2013

Simon Darby, the BNP’s media spokesman, spoke to The University Times about his party’s connections with Ireland ahead of Nick Griffin MEP’s visit to the College in October. Mr. Darby highlighted the “great deal of concern” he felt existed in Ireland at the moment over the issue of immigration. The number more...


BNP leader Nick Griffin urges supporters to ignore police ban on planned march at scene of Drummer Lee Rigby's brutal murder

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Thursday, 30 May 2013

An anti-fascist group, whose own counter-march is not currently subject to any ban, has said that it will go ahead in light of Mr Griffin's comments, which were made on social media sites tonight. Officers announced the decision this afternoon that the BNP's demonstration was too risky and has told the more...


UKIP Norfolk shoplifting councillor 'may resign'

BBC | Thursday, 30 May 2013

A UKIP councillor is considering his future at Norfolk County Council after it emerged he was questioned about a shoplifting incident last year. Peter Georgiou admitted he carried out the offence last May, but said: "I was in a very dark place at the time... and was on anti-depressants." Mr Georgiou later more...


Far right extremist group Britain First threatens to arrest Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary

The Independent by Paul Gallagher | Thursday, 30 May 2013

The creator of a far right extremist group that has promised to ‘arrest’ Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary by 6pm tomorrow if the Met police do not is a Belfast-based anti-abortion militant with close links to paramilitary groups. Jim Dowson founded Britain First in 2011 as a rival to the British National more...


Teen takes gun to bowling alley 'as protection against Muslims'

The Gloucester Citizen by The Citizen | Thursday, 30 May 2013

A TEENAGER took a handgun to a bowling alley in Barnwood and told colleagues it was 'protection against Muslims'. Armed police burst into tenpin bowling centre on Sunday afternoon after the 17-year-old took the Second World War handgun to his workplace. The boy was arrested and later cautioned for possession of a more...


Woolwich attack: Anti-fascist groups plan counter-demos as EDL marches spread across Britain

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Thursday, 30 May 2013

Anti-fascist campaigners are preparing to oppose the English Defence League in up to a dozen towns and cities across the country this weekend, as the far-right group stages a series of demonstrations following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich. The EDL is planning protests in at least 30 locations more...


UKIP leader Nigel Farage says party will investigate claims of ‘racism’ against Lincolnshire councillors

Boston Standard | Thursday, 30 May 2013

The cases of two UKIP county councillors accused of making racist posts will be be debated by the party’s national executive. Councillors Chris Pain, of Wainfleet and Burgh, and Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright, of Boston North West, were labelled racists in a report in the Sunday Mirror. In an exclusive interview, party leader Nigel more...


'I will be cleared' in racism storm, says UKIP chief

Lincolnshire Echo | Thursday, 30 May 2013

Top UK Independence Party officials will discuss racist remarks allegedly made by three Lincolnshire councillors next week. The Echo revealed how police had stepped in to investigate allegations of racism against three newly-elected UKIP politicians on Lincolnshire County Council​ Officers are probing claims of racist Facebook rants by Lincolnshire leader Chris Pain more...


Former Marine FC player in race hate probe after Twitter outburst

Crosby Herald by Jamie Bowman | Thursday, 30 May 2013

A former Marine FC player who encouraged his Twitter followers to “bomb and gas every mosque in England” is being investigated by the police. Shaun Tuck, 26, made repeated suggestions that revenge should be taken on Muslims in the wake of the terrorist killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last more...


Man faces jail after racist Facebook rant over Lee Rigby killing

Manchester Evening News by Charlotte Cox | Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A man who posted a vile racist rant on Facebook after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby is facing jail. David Lee, 48, of Ullswater Drive, Middleton, wrote comments encouraging people to carry out attacks on Muslim businesses. Lee hung his head as his words were read out at Bury Magistrates more...


Woolwich attack: Personal details of EDL members leaked online

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson , Kunal Dutta | Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Personal details including mobile phone numbers purporting to belong to members of the English Defence League have been leaked online by individuals claiming to be part of the international hacking group Anonymous. An audio statement posted on YouTube accused the EDL of using the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby to spread more...


Racist messages spark Twitter hate crime probe

The Scotsman | Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Police are investigating reports of racially offensive Twitter messages as they appealed for calm in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack. Officers have moved to reassure faith groups and have made visits to the Capital’s three main mosques at Potterrow, Blackhall and 
Annandale Street. It comes as a number of allegedly more...


Grimsby men charged over mosque petrol bomb

BBC | Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Two men have been charged after a mosque was attacked with a petrol bomb in North East Lincolnshire. The Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre was targeted on Sunday, while a meeting was taking place in the building. Nobody was injured. A Humberside Police spokesman said two Grimsby men aged 33 and 37 had more...


EDL wrong over flag-flyer arrest

The Oldham Chronicle | Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The head of Oldham police division has quashed rumours that a pregnant woman was arrested for carrying a Union Flag through Oldham town centre. Chief Supt Catherine Hankinson said no one was held on Saturday afternoon when the English Defence League (EDL) gathered. A video posted on the internet showed a more...


York mosque counters EDL protest with tea, biscuits and football

The Guardian by Ann Czernik | Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A York mosque dealt with a potentially volatile situation after reports that it was going to be the focus of a demonstration organised by a far-right street protest movement - by inviting those taking part in the protest in for tea and biscuits. Around half a dozen people arrived for the more...


Former soldier admits threatening to burn down Rhyl mosque

Wales Online | Monday, 27 May 2013

John Parkin, of Towyn, Conwy, told police he hated Muslims after stuffing tissue into a beer bottle and attempting to light it at a mosque A former soldier with a hatred of Muslims stuffed tissue into a bottle of beer and attempted to light it at a mosque, a court heard. John more...


EDL activist faces jail for Hastings mosque threat

The Argus by Ben James | Monday, 27 May 2013

An EDL activist who threatened to burn down a mosque in retaliation for the brutal killing of soldier Lee Rigby has been told he could be sent to jail. Adam Rodgers took to Facebook following Wednesday’s killing and called on his fellow EDL members to meet him at Hastings mosque. Brighton Magistrates’ more...


Misread Celtic flag sparks EDL anti-Islam response

The Scotsman | Monday, 27 May 2013

A banner made by Celtic fans at the Scottish Cup Final has caused a stir online after it was misread by some viewers, who took the internet to express their disgust after they mistook it for a pro-Islamic message in the wake of the Woolwich attack. The banner was spotted more...


Police: 13 arrested in Grimsby over mosque attacks

ITV | Monday, 27 May 2013

Humberside Police have made a total of 13 arrests following incidents at a mosque on Weelsby Road in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Two men, aged 33 and 37, remain in custody after they were arrested in connection with a fire at the mosque on Sunday night. Another 11 individuals were arrested last Thursday following more...


Ukip's founder says the party has gone 'completely fruitcake'

The Telegraph by Robert Watts | Sunday, 26 May 2013

Professor Alan Sked, who set up the euro-sceptic party 20 years ago, believes the party has become “anti-immigrant, anti-intellectual and racist”. In an interview with *The Sunday Telegraph* the historian also revealed that he once expelled Nigel Farage, the party’s ebullient leader. Now widely considered a growing force in British politics, Ukip more...


Thousands turn out for EDL rally

Northern Echo by Gavin Havery | Sunday, 26 May 2013

A far right demonstration in the North-East saw dramatically increased numbers following the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich last week. Gavin Havery spent Saturday on the streets of Newcastle with the English Defence League. THE sound of breaking glass from bottles thrown among the crowd of demonstrators squaring up to more...


Labour councillor defects to 'fairer' UKIP

Grimsby Telegraph | Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Labour councillor in North East Lincolnshire has defected to UKIP, saying she wants to be free to represent the people. Councillor Jane Bramley, who represents the South ward, handed in her resignation letter to Labour group leader Chris Shaw yesterday.​ The shock move gives the Eurosceptic party its third councillor in more...


Inquiry into conduct of newly elected UKIP councillor for Thetford

Bury Free Press | Saturday, 25 May 2013

An inquiry into the conduct of a newly-elected UKIP county councillor has been launched. The inquiry will focus on Peter Georgiou, county councillor for Thetford West, who is banned from the town’s branch of Poundstretcher, in Minstergate, after an incident on June 3 last year. When the Bury Free Press asked Cllr more...


Islamophobic hate crimes running at 10 times usual rate after Woolwich murder of soldier Lee Rigby

Belfast Telegraph by Oliver Wright & Nigel Morris | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Islamophobic hate crimes are running at more than 10 times their usual rate, with more than 140 reported to a government-backed hotline in the 48 hours since the Woolwich killing. They include nine attacks on mosques, assaults, racial abuse and anti-Muslim graffiti. An improvised petrol bomb was thrown at a mosque more...


National Front meet in Swansea city centre

South Wales Evening Post | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Members of the National Front held a rally in Swansea city centre this afternoon. Around 20 members from the far right group staged the meeting in Castle Square following the murder of drummer Lee Rigby in London on Wednesday Amid a heavy South Wales Police presence, the hour-long rally passed without incident. One more...


Keep Britain Tidy: If we're kicking out extremists, let's start with the EDL

The Mirror by Fleet Street Fox | Saturday, 25 May 2013

On Monday some people are planning to march on Downing Street. They want to protest about the killing of a soldier in Woolwich this week, and fair enough. It's a free country (and it's even cheaper than that if you're a multinational corporation with a billion-pound turnover). Only they're not going to more...


BNP and EDL accused of attempt to fuel racial hatred after Woolwich terror attack

The Independent by Oliver Wright, Nigel Morris | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Muslim leaders have accused far-right extremists of trying to capitalise on the “sick and barbaric” murder of Lee Rigby to fuel racial hatred. Islamophobic hate crimes are running at more than 10 times their usual rate, with more than 140 reported to a government-backed hotline in the 48 hours since the more...


Thousands of Muslims pray for murdered soldier Lee Rigby

Croydon Guardian by Khaleda Rahman | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Five thousand Muslims gathered at Morden mosque this afternoon to condemn the Woolwich terror attack. Worshippers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community congregated at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in London Road, to offer prayers to Drummer Lee Rigby who was murdered on the streets of south London in broad daylight on Wednesday. Merton’s more...


Two men in court over Mosque vandalism

ITV | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Two brothers have appeared in court in connection with an alleged attack on a mosque in Poole in Dorset. Four windows were smashed at the premises of the Dorset Islamic Cultural Centre on Thursday afternoon. Robert Mullins, 35, of Shaftesbury, and Trevor Mullins, 38, of Poole, have been charged with racially more...


UPDATE: Attack on Bletchley mosque after Woolwich killing

MK News | Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Mosque in Bletchley was attacked last night (Thursday). An area at the Zainabia Islamic Centre in Granby has been cordoned off and police are at the site. Police say they are treating this attack in Bletchley as arson. The President of the mosque has issued a statement regarding the incident at more...


English Defence League blocks busy main Wolverhampton road in protest over killing

Wolverhampton Express & Star | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Dozens of English Defence League supporters – including the group’s main leader – temporarily blocked a busy main road through Wolverhampton in an impromptu protest against the Woolwich terror attack, last night. Around 60 people walked into the middle of Birmingham New Road, at its junction with Spring Road and Rookery more...


EDL march through Grimsby town centre

Grimsby Telegraph | Saturday, 25 May 2013

About 60 members of the English Defence League (EDL) marched in protest through the centre of Grimsby town today. Chanting as they walked along, shoppers came to a standstill both on the streets and in shops to peer through windows. Some people turned their back on the march whilst others applauded. The protest more...


Three arrests ahead of Newcastle English Defence League protest

Newcastle Chronicle by Neil Preston | Saturday, 25 May 2013

Northumbria Police have made three arrests ahead of today's planned protest by the English Defence League in Newcastle Police have arrested three people ahead of planned protests in Newcastle. The English Defence League and Newcastle Unites are both holding marches and demonstrations in the city centre this afternoon. Ahead of the protests, more...


Two bailed after arrest over Woolwich attack Twitter comments

The Independent by Rob Williams | Friday, 24 May 2013

Two men have been released on bail after their arrest for allegedly making offensive comments on Twitter about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich. Complaints were made to police about comments that appeared on the social networking website, which were of an allegedly racist or anti-religious nature. The men, a more...


'I won't resign', says UKIP councillor criticised for provocative Southall blog

This is London by Sophie Alexander | Friday, 24 May 2013

Ealing's first UKIP councillor has been found guilty of writing a blog that opponents say 'smeared' people in Southall. The standards committee met on Wednesday evening and upheld the complaint made by Lib Dem Cllr Gary Malcolm about Cllr Benjamin Dennehy. Cllr Dennehy posted a blog post on March 13 2012 over more...


UKIP leader Nigel Farage's son, 21, receives police caution

Daily Mail by Matt Chorley | Friday, 24 May 2013

UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s son has been given a conditional caution for being drunk and disorderly.  more...


Two arrested after Parkstone mosque attacked

Bournemouth Echo | Friday, 24 May 2013

Two men have been arrested after a mosque was attacked by four men in Ashley Road, Parkstone yesterday. Four windows were smashed at the premises around 3.50pm. The premises of the Dorset Islamic Cultural Centre were understood to be unoccupied at the time. The attack has been condemned by members of the local more...


Welsh UKIP MEP John Bufton announces he will not stand in next year's European elections

Wales Online by Martin Shipton | Friday, 24 May 2013

UKIP MEP for Wales John Bufton has announced he will not be standing as a candidate in next year’s European elections. Mr Bufton, 50, a former councillor in Rhayader, Powys, became UKIP’s first MEP for Wales when he took a seat from Labour at the last European Parliament more...


Man charged over Braintree mosque incident

Essex Chronicle | Thursday, 23 May 2013

A man will appear in court tomorrow in connection with an alleged incident at a mosque in Braintree yesterday. Geoffrey Ryan, 43, of Brick Kiln Way, Braintree, has been charged with two counts of possession of offensive weapons and affray.​ The incident took place at the Al Falah Braintree Islamist Centre in more...


Man charged after 'incident' at mosque

ITV | Thursday, 23 May 2013

Andrew John Grindlay, 45 from Rochester has been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage and burglary. Police say it follows an incident at a religious building in Canterbury Street, Gillingham at 8.40pm on Wednesday, May 22. He will appear in court tomorrow more...


Message of hate daubed on bridge in wake of Woolwich slaughter

Wimbledon Guardian by Khaleda Rahman | Thursday, 23 May 2013

A message of hate was painted near Mitcham Junction station in the aftermath of yesterdays brutal murder of a soldier in Woolwich. While English Defence League supporters were rioting in Woolwich, it appears the graffiti, which read “Hell 2 Muslims EDL” appeared overnight in Carshalton Road. @ReubenPinder tweeted: "Pretty disgusted to hear more...


Woolwich: The EDL were camped outside my house

The Independent by Emily Jupp | Thursday, 23 May 2013

Woolwich has been my home for six years. It has always felt safe. Even during the riots, I wandered down the high street past smashed windows, past looters in hoodies. Yes, it was unsettling, there was a sense of anger and frustration, but it was directed at property, and sometimes more...


Two mosques vandalised, far-right group attack police

Herald.ie by Neil Lancefield | Thursday, 23 May 2013

Two men have been arrested after separate attacks on mosques following the Woolwich terrorist attack. A 43-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of attempted arson after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife in Braintree, Essex, UK. No one was thought to have been injured. Essex Police said a 43-year-old from more...


UKIP removes Italian MEP for racist insult at black Italian minister

The Telegraph by Nick Squires ,Rome and Bruno Waterfield in Brussel | Thursday, 23 May 2013

The UK Independence Party ordered the suspension from the European Parliament of an MEP who delivered a racist tirade against Italy's first black government minister, it emerged on Thursday. Mario Borghezio said Congolese-born Cecile Kyenge, who was recently appointed minister for integration, would be more suited to being a “housekeeper” or more...


Police probe 'racist' Facebook UKIP councillors in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Echo by Mark Williams | Thursday, 23 May 2013

Police have now stepped in to investigate allegations of racism against three newly-elected UKIP politicians on Lincolnshire County Council. Officers will probe claims of racist Facebook rants by leader Chris Pain and two colleagues. The authority referred the case to police following 'several' complaints from members of the public. All three councillors more...


UKIP donor Demetri Marchessini quits after controversy over views on women

BBC by Ross Hawkins | Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A UKIP donor who said unmarried mothers should be "given a good smack" has said he will give no more money to the party because of the controversy about his views. Demetri Marchessini, who has made two donations totalling £10,000 to the party, wrote a book arguing women who wear trousers more...


By-election date to replace race row councillor Eric Kitson

Wolverhampton Express & Star | Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A by-election will take place next month to find a replacement county councillor for Stourport following the resignation of shamed UKIP councillor Eric Kitson. Worcestershire County Council officials say an election will take place on June 27 with a formal notice being sent out in due course. Mr Kitson stepped down more...


Nigel Farage: I won't expel members who call gay sex 'disgusting

The Telegraph by Rosa Silverman and agencies | Tuesday, 21 May 2013

He was responding to reports of a Ukip online forum in which one of the party's candidates allegedly used the word to describe gay sex and said that homosexuals were not "normal". Mr Farage said that racist comments allegedly made by a Ukip councillor were "over the top" and would be more...


Ukip Councillor Alan Jesson Accused Of Racist And Homophobic Rants On Facebook

Huffington Post by Felicity A Morse | Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A second Ukip councillor from Lincolnshire council appears to have made racist and homophobic remarks on Facebook, suggesting he is about to take the law into his own hands "to rid the country of foreigners." A Facebook account appearing to belong to Ukip's Alan Jesson, who was voted in as councillor more...


Doubts expressed over UKIP councillor’s ‘racist rant’ hacking defence

Skegness Standard by Andrew Hirst | Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The freelance journalist investigating ‘racist’ Facebook posts allegedly made by a newly elected UKIP county councillor has expressed doubts over his hacking defence claims. Colin Cortbus’s expose of several UKIP councillors’ ‘racist rants’, including those posted under the account of Burgh and Wainfleet ward-holder Coun Chris Pain, featured in last weekend’s more...


UKIP's membership surges towards 30,000

New Statesman by George Eaton | Tuesday, 21 May 2013

While David Cameron reassures his party's dwindling membership that he would never employ anyone who "sneered" at them, UKIP is attracting thousands of new recruits. A spokesman told me today that the party now has 27,517 members after gaining 2,000 this month and 6,000 since March. Once the backlog is more...


UKIP councillors: “We’re not racist”

Boston Standard | Monday, 20 May 2013

Two new county councillors have defended themselves against a national press report which branded them racists. Yesterday’s Sunday Mirror newspaper featured an article ‘Racist Rants of the UKIP Councillors’ which highlighted Facebook posts from councillors Chris Pain and Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright. The pair both firmly stressed to The Standard that they are not more...


Council admits mistakes over Ukip foster parents storm

The Guardian by Ben Quinn | Monday, 20 May 2013

A council that sparked outrage after taking three eastern European children away from their Ukip-supporting foster parents has apologised over its handling of the case after a review concluded that mistakes were made but the decision was taken in the children's best interests. Rotherham borough council said it accepted that the more...


Norfolk UKIP councillor at centre of malpractice inquiry

BBC | Monday, 20 May 2013

A newly-elected UKIP councillor, at the centre of an investigation into a forged electoral nomination paper, has said he has not "done anything wrong". Jonathon Childs, who won a seat on Norfolk County Council, reported ahead of the 2 May election that the signature on his form was not his. The Conservatives more...


Former Merton Conservative leader and deputy confirm defection to UKIP

This is London by Lauren May | Monday, 20 May 2013

The former deputy leader and leader of the Merton Conservatives have confirmed they will be joining UKIP. Four Conservative councillors shocked Merton's council chamber by resigning from their party at the annual Mayor Making meeting on Wednesday (May 15) over claims of "backstabbing and duplicity" in the party, with Coun Evans more...


UKIP says Eric Kitson 'deceived' the party

Halesowen News by William Tomaney | Monday, 20 May 2013

The chairman of Wyre Forest’s UK Independence Party says the group was “deceived” by race-row former councillor Eric Kitson, who has now been thrown out of the party. Neil Jukes, Wyre Forest branch chairman, defended UKIP’s vetting process but admitted a “small number” of the party’s candidates had “let themselves and more...


UKIP councillor for Burgh and Wainfleet defends name against ‘racist rant’ allegations

Skegness Standard by Andrew Hirst | Monday, 20 May 2013

The UKIP councillor accused of making racist Facebook comments has protested his innocence, claiming the account was hacked in a ‘concerted’ and ‘malicious’ attempt to discredit him and his party. Chris Pain, the newly elected county councillor for Burgh and Wainfleet, was reported by the Sunday Mirror to have labelled ‘illegal more...


UKIP face fresh right-wing row

Sunday Herald by Paul Hutcheon | Sunday, 19 May 2013

UKIP have suffered another blow after it emerged that their by-election candidate in Aberdeen is linked to a group that has denounced Islam as a "brutal theocracy". Otto Inglis has attended meetings of the right-wing Letter Writers' Guild (LWG) – a forum for people of a conservative bent who correspond with more...


UKIP councillors' racist rants: More of Nigel Farage's troops exposed as bigots

The Sunday Mirror by Ben Glaze, Colin Cortbus | Sunday, 19 May 2013

A Sunday Mirror investigation has discovered sickening rants on the Facebook pages of party officials. Nigel Farage’s UKIP party is still riddled with racism... despite his claim of a crackdown. A Sunday Mirror investigation has discovered sickening rants on the Facebook pages of party officials. Details of their vitriol emerged only days after more...


Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Huffington Post by Felicity A Morse | Sunday, 19 May 2013

Ukip's leading councillor for Lincoln, Chris Pain, has been embroiled in a second scandal over his Facebook page, with another posting that appears to show him suggesting that asylum seekers are benefit-scrounging terrorists. The post, made last August, is made in the style of game show, mocking the government for being more...


Second man arrested over Muslim prayer centre Facebook comments

Shropshire Satr | Saturday, 18 May 2013

A second man has been arrested for alleged race hate comments made on the internet over the proposed Muslim prayer centre in Shrewsbury, it was revealed today. The man in his 20s, who lives in the town, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of using words or carrying out behaviour likely to more...


Plymouth UKIP man quits after calling Scots 'workshy addicts' in Twitter rant

Plymouth Herald | Saturday, 18 May 2013

A UKIP politician has “fallen on his sword”, after abusing Scots people on the social media site Twitter. Ron Northcott, a former election candidate in Plymouth for the UK Independence Party, resigned from the party yesterday. Mr Northcott had earlier been involved in an exchange on Twitter about the hostile reception more...


Nigel Farage blasts 'fascist' protesters after Edinburgh confrontation

BBC | Friday, 17 May 2013

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has described protesters who besieged him in an Edinburgh pub as "fascist scum". Mr Farage had to be escorted from the Canons' Gait pub in a police van after angry confrontations on Thursday. He told BBC Scotland the incident was deeply racist and displayed a total hatred of more...


UKIP members of Lincolnshire County Council refuse to back anti-racism pledge

Lincolnshire Echo | Friday, 17 May 2013

All 16 UKIP councillors on Lincolnshire County Council have refused to sign an anti-racism declaration. Labour’s Rob Parker presented the document to ensure all Lincolnshire residents are treated equality and have access to the same services. But Chris Pain, leader of the county council’s UKIP group, the official opposition, told today’s annual more...


UKIP should pay for by-election, not the public

Worcester News by Tom Edwards | Friday, 17 May 2013

Calls are being made for UKIP to fund the cost of a by-election triggered by the farcical resignation of a former Worcestershire councillor embroiled in a race rant. Politicians want the UK Independence Party to meet the bill for a new count following Eric Kitson’s departure after just 14 days in more...


Police question UKIP councillor Eric Kitson

Wolverhampton Express & Star | Thursday, 16 May 2013

Police have quizzed shamed UKIP councillor Eric Kitson and have now handed an evidence file to prosecutors after he admitted publishing offensive and racist comments online. Lawyers for the Crown Prosecution Service will now decide if the 59-year-old will be prosecuted in court over his Facebook posts. Mr Kitson quit his more...


Second man arrested over Muslim prayer centre Facebook comments

Shropshire Star | Thursday, 16 May 2013

A second man has been arrested for alleged race hate comments made on the internet over the proposed Muslim prayer centre in Shrewsbury, it was revealed today. The man in his 20s, who lives in the town, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of using words or carrying out behaviour likely more...


Outrage at fascist activitst's claims

Burton Mail | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Reports of a far-right political activist living in a sleepy South Derbyshire village have drawn condemnation from community leaders and residents. Sudbury resident Matthew Gill, who recently stepped down as policies officer for the New British Union, has ruffled feathers after being quoted in the national press defending Italian dictator Benito more...


UKIP's Eric Kitson resigns as Stourport councillor after 'racist' comments row

Worcester News by William Tomaney | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Stourport UKIP councillor at the centre of a “racist” facebook comments storm has resigned from the role, his party has announced. UKIP spokesman Gawain Towler tonight said: “We believe Eric Kitson is an honest man who has made, by his own admission, some serious mistakes by posting or reposting offensive more...


Teenager locked up over Walsall EDL disorder

Wolverhampton Express & Star | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

A teenager has been locked up for his role in a riot that saw demonstrators clash with police in Walsall town centre. The 16-year-old from Brownhills, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke wooden pieces of pub garden furniture which thugs then hurled at police during a march by more...


Labour Party urges police to ban EDL's march through Tower Hamlets this summer

The Wharf by Rob Virtue | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Politicians have condemned an English Defence League march planned for Tower Hamlets this summer and urged the police to intervene. The borough's Labour Party responded after the right-wing group announced on Monday it would hold a demo in east London on August 24. Planned marches in 2011 and 2012 were banned and more...


UKIP race row fury: Councillor faces sack as Facebook rants are exposed

The Mirror by Vincent Moss | Sunday, 12 May 2013

A new UKIP councillor has sparked outrage amid allegations he unleashed racist abuse online. Newly elected county councillor Eric Kitson triggered a furore over a cartoon of a Muslim being spit-roasted on a fire fuelled by copies of the Koran – which was posted on his Facebook profile. It has also shown more...


Police confirm pig’s head was brandished during far right Leeds protest

Yorkshire Evening Post by Sam Casey | Wednesday, 8 May 2013

West Yorkshire Police have now confirmed that a pig’s head was brandished during a far right demonstration in Leeds. As reported on the YEP’s website, the severed head was allegedly carried by English Defence League supporters during a rally outside the derelict Lingfield pub in Alwoodley on Saturday. That part of the more...


Muslim leaders back campaign against street grooming gangs

Yorkshire Post | Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Muslim organisations and civil rights groups are to meet in West Yorkshire to launch a community campaign against sexual grooming by gangs. Led by the Islamic Society of Britain and civil rights movement Hope not Hate, the Community Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) is being launched in Bradford on Friday. Speakers from more...


Ukip toughens checks on candidates ready for next year's European elections

The Independent by Nigel Morris , Andy McSmith | Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ukip candidates will for the first time face tough checks by party chiefs in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing publicity that dogged it throughout the local election campaign. Nigel Farage publicly laughed off a series of disclosures about the views of several candidates, admitting that Ukip did more...


BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster

The Guardian by Conal Urquhart | Saturday, 4 May 2013

The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday. The BNP fielded 99 candidates but did not win a seat. It lost the one county council seat it held in Lancashire, leaving Nick Griffin's party with more...


CUMBRIA POLICE INVESTIGATE BNP ELECTION LEAFLET

News & Star | Friday, 3 May 2013

Police are investigating complaints about a British National Party election leaflet in Maryport. The leaflet, issued ahead of yesterday’s Cumbria County Council poll, claims that Labour candidates paid Polish people small amounts of cash to deliver election propaganda. Beside this paragraph is a drawing of a monkey delivering Labour leaflets. The leaflet says: more...


UKIP candidate who published homophobic and biphobic flyers defeated in Staffordshire contest

Pink News by Scott Roberts | Friday, 3 May 2013

UKIP candidate David Nixon, who distributed leaflets claiming legalising same-sex marriage would lead to explicit “Homosexual Sex Education”, has failed to be elected as the councillor for Stone Rural in Staffordshire. A copy of the leaflet, which was sent to PinkNews by a reader last Friday, listed several statements by the more...


Ukip Candidate Laurence Keeley Jailed For Burning Pig Heads And Spinal Cords Wins Council Seat

The Huffington Post by Felicity Morse | Friday, 3 May 2013

A UKIP candidate who was jailed for dumping pig carcasses in a wood has won a local council seat in East Sussex. Laurence Keeley, who was standing for UKIP in the Hailsham and Herstmonceux ward, is a former butcher who was jailed for 31 days after burning pigs’ heads, cows’ lungs more...


Ukip canvasser suspended over racist comments and images

Darlington & Stockton Times by Joe Willis | Thursday, 2 May 2013

A Ukip canvasser was last night suspended from the party pending an urgent investigation after posting sickening anti-Muslim comments and racist pictures on-line. North Yorkshire pensioner Tony Nixon made jokes on Facebook about destroying mosques, setting Muslims on fire and running over people from Pakistan with a bus. The profile of the more...


Winchester UKIP candidate criticised for call to scrap NHS

This is Hampshire by Rachel Masker | Thursday, 2 May 2013

UKIP Hampshire County Council hopeful Bradley Monk is in favour of abolishing the NHS, it has emerged as campaigning climaxes with voting today. The candidate for Winchester Eastgate posted on Twitter: “The welfare state is massively bloated. I’d scrap the NHS personally, but that is political suicide.” His comment comes after Tory more...


Di Canio Update - Durham Miners reply to Sunderland AFC

by Graeme Atkinson | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Durham Miners' Association today issued a further statement on Sunderland AFC's handling of the appointment of self-declared fascist Paolo Di Canio as the club's "chief coach". From the statement, it is evident that now the club is in a hole, its chief executive Margaret Byrne and club owner Ellis Short more...


UKIP candidate in Photoshopped Hitler picture row

Evesham Journal by Tom Edwards | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A UK Independence Party election candidate in Worcester has published a doctored image of himself on the internet standing behind Adolf Hitler. Richard Delingpole, who is standing for county council election in the Riverside ward, posted the image on Twitter. One political rival has branded the picture “sickening and abhorrent”. But the businessman, more...


Ukip: Nigel Farage defends candidate over alleged Nazi salute

The Telegraph by Peter Dominiczak | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has defended a candidate who was pictured apparently making a Nazi salute, insisting the man was reaching for a mobile telephone whilst “imitating a pot plant”. Alex Wood, a Ukip candidate in Thursday’s local elections, was suspended from the party after the photo appeared in a more...


St Albans UKIP candidate comes clean after allegations of male escort sting

Herts Advertiser by Samantha Lewis | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

UKIP has suffered another embarrassment this week after it has come to light that a candidate standing in tomorrow’s county council elections allegedly worked as a male escort while he was a member of the police force. Christopher Thorpe, who is the party’s candidate for The Colneys, had to resign as more...


Farage denies urging tabloid reporter to stand for Ukip

Channel 4 by Michael Crick | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

In my Channel 4 News report from South Shields last night I was unable to include a series of exchanges I had with Nigel Farage about the controversial former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan, who has frequently in public defended the use of phone hacking. Mr McMullan had planned more...


Confusion as BNP candidates fail to declare their party

The News Portsmouth | Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Two British National Party candidates are standing in the local elections tomorrow – and haven’t officially declared their party. Concerns have been raised by community leaders as Gene Cann and Christopher Gould are recorded on the notice of poll as having no party. The election notice was made public on April 9 more...