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Council now BNP-free as couple quit

Yorkshire Post | Sunday, 19 June 2011

BRADFORD Council no longer has any British National Party representation after husband and wife team Paul and Lynda Cromie declined the party whip. Both the BNP and the Cromies were anxious to stress their decision to become Independents was “personal” and not the result of any rift. In a more...

Revealed: True cost of Preston’s EDL march

Lancashire Evening Post | Thursday, 16 June 2011

Huge police operations put in place to control English Defence League marches in Lancashire have cost taxpayers more than £1m. Force chiefs have revealed the EDL and rival Unite Against Facism (UAF) marches which took over the city centre last November cost the force £350,000 to police. That comes on more...

EDL leader Stephen Lennon faces Blackburn assault charge

BBC News by Sonia Gable | Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The founder of the English Defence League (EDL) has been charged with assault following an altercation at a rally in Lancashire. Stephen Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, was arrested in connection with a brawl at the EDL demonstration in Blackburn on 2 April. On Wednesday, he was charged with more...

BNP ups councillor numbers

Searchlight by Sonia Gable | Thursday, 9 June 2011

The British National Party has come up with an imaginative ploy to boost the tiny number of its local councillors. As well as writing about its parish councillors as if they sat at district councillor level, the BNP has now created a new category of “acting” BNP councillor. On 8 more...

Former BNP Councillor Paul Golding heads Britain First nationalist movement

News Shopper by Sophie Maden | Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A FORMER BNP councillor who was accused of “doing nothing” for his constituents is launching his own nationalist party. Paul Golding, who stepped down as a Sevenoaks District councillor for the Swanley St Mary’s ward in February, is now director of Britain First. Mr Golding, whose latest venture is run more...