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Doubts over BNP man's title claims

Norwich Evening News 24 | Tuesday, 30 June 2009

There was confusion last night over whether Norwich North's British National Party (BNP) candidate has the credentials to call himself “reverend”.The Rev Robert West is at the centre of a row over his ministerial moniker, which he claimed was genuine - even though he admitted he had no current connection more...


Prosecutors press for action against BNP leaflets

The Observer by Afua Hirsch and Matthew Taylor | Sunday, 28 June 2009

Senior prosecutors are calling for the laws on race hate crimes to be strengthened to counter the threat posed by the British National party.The threshold for securing a conviction is so high that far-right activists are able to evade prosecution for material that many people would consider to be threatening more...


Croydon Council looks to take action over BNP member's sick boast

Croydon Advertiser by Dave Burke | Friday, 26 June 2009

Croydon Council is looking to see whether it can take a BNP member to court after she boasted about mounting a hate campaign against a family of immigrants living in the flat above her.Charlotte Lewis, who earlier this year stood as a candidate in the Waddon by-election, told a meeting more...


Election agent for BNP candidate in Sutton byelection is convicted criminal

Sutton Guardian | Thursday, 25 June 2009

The election agent for a Nonsuch by-election candidate is a convicted criminal who sent death threats to a drugs company involved in animal testing.Charlotte Lewis was jailed for six months in 2001 for her ongoing harassment of staff at the Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) centre in Cambridgeshire.Now Miss Lewis, of more...


Black Welshmen condemn BNP leader Nick Griffin’s controversial TV comment

Western Mail by Ben Glaze | Thursday, 25 June 2009

ANTI-RACISM campaigners last night condemned British National Party leader Nick Griffin for claiming there was “no such thing as a black Welshman”.The newly elected far-right MEP sparked anger after saying: “There is no such thing as a black Welshman. You can have a black Briton; you can’t have a black more...


BNP to stand in Norwich by-election

Norwich Evening News 24 by Sarah Hall | Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The controversial British National Party has confirmed that one of its members will bid to become the next Norwich North MP.Robert West, founder of the Christian Council of Britain and who describes himself as a “reverend” on the BNP website, will officially stand to replace Ian Gibson.He was the lead more...


BNP dismisses legal action threat

BBC News | Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The British National Party has dismissed threats of legal action over its membership policies by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.The commission said it had written to the party over possible breaches of the law in the BNP's constitution, membership rules and recruitment.It asked the BNP to pledge to comply more...


BNP supporters cheer Nazi military medal winner

Sunday Mirror by Will Payne and Gary Anderson | Sunday, 21 June 2009

British National Party supporters cheered for one of their candidates to be awarded a Nazi military medal at a Euro election after-party.A member of the crowd made the call after learning that Charlotte Lewis had travelled to Calais to lead a protest against the refugee camp there, taking placards reading more...


Teachers' body won't stop BNP working in schools

The Guardian by Polly Curtis | Saturday, 20 June 2009

The General Teaching Council for England is today accused by members of its governing body of failing to act to prevent British National party members from teaching in schools.The GTCE has refused to write a clause into its new code for teachers barring BNP members from working in state schools. more...


Euro far-right rejects the BNP

Politics.co.uk by Ian Dunt | Friday, 19 June 2009

The British National party's (BNP) efforts to form a coalition with other extremist groups in Europe have ended in failure.Party leader Nick Griffin had hoped to form a grouping with parties such as Italy's Northern League and France's Front National.Parliamentary groupings require 25 MEPs from at least seven countries, which more...


BNP event may move to Dales

Matlock Mercury by Danny Carden | Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A landowner who has hosted the British National Party's controversial Red, White and Blue event since 2007 is considering moving to the Peak District – and says the festival may come too.BNP member Alan Warner wants to move after repeated vandalism at his home at Codnor Denby Lane near Denby, more...


BNP could be 'very serious force'

BBC News | Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tory Party chairman Eric Pickles has said the BNP is set to become a "very serious force in British politics".He told a Westminster lunch he did not expect the party to gain MPs but the mainstream parties still had to "get their act together" to take them on.He also said more...


Racist rants of elected BNP man, Andrew Brons, revealed

The Observer by Jamie Doward | Sunday, 14 June 2009

One of the British National party's first MEPs' attempts to play down his past links to the extreme right as "silly" teenage posturing are today exposed as a sham after it emerged that for many years he played a crucial role in shaping the National Front's most overtly racist policies.In more...


The shower behind the BNP throne

News of the World by Ryan Sabey | Sunday, 14 June 2009

THE henchmen behind vile BNP leader Nick Griffin have their thin veneer of acceptability stripped away today.His minders and hangers-on wore smart suits and ties as they leaped to shield their party leader from a barrage of eggs and anti-fascist taunts this week.But the News of the World can reveal more...


BNP’s secret belfast lair

Sunday Life by David O'Dornan | Sunday, 14 June 2009

The British National Party is peddling its vile fascist propaganda from a secret Belfast bunker. The BNP’s national call centre is tucked away in an industrial estate in Dundonald – right under the nose of First Minister Peter Robinson, who lives just minutes away.The man who runs it is Ballygowan-based more...


Kelly Holmes is not fully British, says BNP MEP Andrew Brons

Daily Telegraph by Patrick Sawer | Saturday, 13 June 2009

Andrew Brons, the BNP's first MEP, sparked outrage on Saturday after he said double Olympic gold medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes cannot be regarded as fully British.Mr Brons, who became the first member of the British National Party to be elected to the European Parliament, has said that the athlete's more...


White supremacist gunman James W. von Brunn had links to BNP

The Times by Kaya Burgess | Thursday, 11 June 2009

The white supremacist gunman who shot dead a guard at the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. had attended meetings of the American Friends of the British National Party, it emerged today.James W. von Brunn, an avowed anti-Semite, burst into the museum in the American capital and fired a rifle, killing more...


BNP's 'apartheid' constitution to be outlawed under new legislation

24 Dash by Jon Land | Thursday, 11 June 2009

The BNP's "apartheid" constitution will be outlawed under legislation before Parliament, Commons leader Harriet Harman told MPs today.Ms Harman said she was "shocked and horrified" by the election of BNP leader Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons to the European Parliament last week.She said there was "no place" in Britain for more...


BNP deputy suspended for blog attack

London Evening Standard by Paul Waugh | Thursday, 11 June 2009

British National Party deputy leader Simon Darby has been suspended by City Hall for attacking the Archbishop of York as "anti-British".Mr Darby now faces a disciplinary hearing and could be issued with a warning or even be dismissed by the Greater London Authority for bringing it into disrepute.Mr Darby, whose more...


Bogus voter arrested in Cannock

Express and Star | Wednesday, 10 June 2009

A man has been arrested on suspicion of impersonating a voter during elections in Cannock Chase.He allegedly cast a vote in another person’s name at the Staffordshire County Council and European Parliament elections last Thursday .Two hours later the real voter arrived at the polling station to cast his vote, more...


BNP gains two MEPs

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Monday, 8 June 2009

The British National Party has two MEPs. Nick Griffin, the party leader, was elected in the North West with 8% of the vote and Andrew Brons, a veteran nazi, took a seat in Yorkshire and The Humber with 9.8%. Both won the final seats allocated in their regions with the more...


BNP win is tragic

Daily Mirror | Monday, 8 June 2009

The depth of the crisis in our politics is no longer in doubt now the extremist British National Party is to be represented in the European Parliament.The Brussels breakthrough for this hate-filled racist organisation is a tragic day for our country, a victory for an odious group that peddles lies more...


Far right make gains in ten member states

EU Observer by Leigh Phillips | Monday, 8 June 2009

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Across Europe, the far right is on the march, claiming increased numbers of seats in ten different member states. However, in Belgium, France and Poland, the far right saw some significant losses as well.In total, the far right is up eight seats on the 2004 European more...


New council leader excludes BNP

BBC News | Saturday, 6 June 2009

The new leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council has pledged not to include the British National Party in his cabinet.Ross Irving, a Conservative and Independent Alliance councillor, said the far right party's national policies were a "total anathema" to him.Mr Irving defeated City Independent candidate Brian Ward to replace Labour's mayor more...


The BNP: costing council taxpayers money

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 4 June 2009

While HOPE not hate campaigners were getting their vote in early, the BNP were sleeping off their night's efforts of tying placards up dozens of lamp posts. BNP posters have been spotted in Epping, Loughton, Debden and Waltham Forest, and reports have come in from Bristol of sightings of BNP more...


Stars plead: Don't vote for BNP

Manchester Evening News | Thursday, 4 June 2009

STARS of screen, music and sport have called on voters to shun the extremist British National Party in the European election today.The north west region is being targeted by the neo-Nazi group which hopes to win a place for its leader, Nick Griffin, in the European Parliament. The BNP needs more...


East Midlands BNP officer on nazi night out

HOPE not hate / Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Meet Martyn Page on a night out in a Nottinghamshire pub with his mates in May. Page (front, left) is fundholder (treasurer) of the BNP’s active Broxtowe group. With him in dark jacket is Benny Bullman, lead singer with the Nazi band Whitelaw and activist in the openly nazi British more...


Exclusive: BNP's Scots fundraiser is criminal with links to Loyalist killer

Daily Record by Donna Watson | Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The BNP's top fundraiser is today exposed as a militant anti-abortion campaigner with links to a Loyalist killer and a string of criminal convictions.Jim Dowson is a former Orangeman who featured on a tape of flute band music supporting murderer Michael Stone.He was also the face of a hardline pro-life more...


BNP picket Cathedral

Manchester Evening News by Chris Osuh | Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The Dean of Manchester Cathedral has condemned the British National Party after the extremists picketed a service at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday.Members of the far right wing group - whose followers have been branded 'Nazi thugs' by political leaders - gathered outside the cathedral on Sunday with loudhailers, playing tunes more...


Gordon Brown meets Holocaust survivors and condemns the British National Party

Daily Mirror by Ros Wynne-Jones | Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Gordon Brown got on board with the Mirror's Hope not Hate bus yesterday, where he met Holocaust survivors and condemned the British National Party.The Prime Minister warned: "There is no answer to our problems in parties that practise policies of prejudice or racism or anti-semitism."The unfortunate thing about the BNP more...


Dorset veterans angry at BNP Euro election campaign

Dorset Echo | Tuesday, 2 June 2009

CONTROVERSIAL leaflets for the British National Party’s European election campaign have provoked a backlash from Dorset military veterans. The BNP literature for the up-coming June 4 election dubs their cause ‘the new Battle for Britain’ and uses a picture of a Spitfire, as well as drawing parallels with momentous British more...


Racist campaigning for BNP

Manchester Evening News by Chris Osuh | Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A CAMPAIGNER touring the north in a bid to drum up support for the BNP is a convicted racist.Roy West, from Dukinfield, has been promoting the right-wing party in the run-up to Thursday's European Parliament elections.The M.E.N can reveal that in February Mr West pleaded guilty to racial harassment after more...


BNP Euro candidate to face court after being arrested for drink driving

Daily Mail | Monday, 1 June 2009

A British National Party candidate for this week’s European elections is to appear in court over drink driving.Robert Bailey, 43, who hopes to represent London, was stopped by police in his car in Romford, Essex.He allegedly twice refused to give a breath test and was arrested.He also refused tests at more...


Licensees hit out at "abhorrent" BNP

The Publican by James Wilmore | Monday, 1 June 2009

Far-right group targets pubs as part of European campaignLicensees have hit out the British National Party (BNP) for targeting pubs as part of its campaign for this week’s European elections.The BNP claims it has written to 32,000 pubs setting out its policies on how to “Save the Great British Pub”.Its more...