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Burnley BNP councillor tried to defraud insurance company

Burnley Express | Thursday, 30 July 2009

A SERVING Burnley councillor could face criminal charges after a civil court judge ruled he tried to defraud an insurance company.Coun. Derek Dawson, the British National Party councillor for Gannow, made a claim against Zurich Insurance which would have initially been worth up to £30,000. The claim related to an more...


Leeds police worker sacked over 'BNP links'

Yorkshire Evening Post by Bruce Smith | Friday, 24 July 2009

A WEST Yorkshire Police employee has been arrested and sacked over his alleged association with the British National Party and for using work time to compile right-wing CDs and DVDs.Gary Marsden I'Anson, a controversial right wing singer-songwriter who has worked for the police for 23 years, is claiming unfair dismissal more...


'How taunts of a racist bully nearly destroyed me,' reveals schoolgirl driven to the brink of suicide

Daily Mail by Andrew Levy | Friday, 24 July 2009

A schoolgirl who tried to commit suicide after another pupil waged a campaign of racist abuse against her yesterday described how he almost destroyed her life.The 14-year-old was tormented by the BNP supporter, who called her a 'w*g', 'gorilla' and 'golliwog'.Though she was born in Britain, to a white mother more...


BNP supporters 'beat man who clashed with Griffin'

The Independent | Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Supporters of the British National Party were accused last night of operating like "a private army" after they set upon a man who poured a drink on the group's leader.David Drew MP told the House of Commons last night that a "totally upstanding" constituent was given "one hell of a more...


Secrecy row as BNP man attends a party at the Palace

Daily Mail | Thursday, 16 July 2009

Buckingham Palace and the Greater London Authority are under pressure to explain why a BNP member was last week allowed to attend a garden party hosted by the Queen.The original invite to Richard Barnbrook, a member of the London Assembly for the far-right group, caused a storm of controversy but more...


MEP refuses to sit next to BNP duo at opening of European Parliament

The Times by David Charter | Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The British National Party's two MEPs took their seats in the 736 member European Parliament this morning just one row behind David Cameron's new Conservative group.Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, and his party colleague Andrew Brons were allocated seats 780 and 781 and immediately ran into controversy when Democratic Unionist more...


Our man on the plinth

HOPE not hate / Searchlight | Monday, 13 July 2009

Pete, a supporter of HOPE not hate, took part in the One & Other live art installation on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square between 10ppm and 11pm on Sunday 12 July.Pete told Searchlight: "This is supposed to be a portrait of Britain now, so I have decided to do more...


BNP 'does not want all-white UK'

BBC News | Sunday, 12 July 2009

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has said he no longer wants to see an all-white United Kingdom.Mr Griffin, who is due to take up his seat as an MEP for the North West, said the idea of a UK without ethnic minorities was "simply not do-able".Speaking on the BBC's more...


BNP's Griffin: Islam is a cancer

Channel 4 News by Cathy Newman | Friday, 10 July 2009

As the BNP struggles for right-wing support in the European Parliament, leader Nick Griffin tells Cathy Newman he believes there is "no place in Europe for Islam".The BNP leader Nick Griffin has described Islam as a “cancer” that should be removed from Europe by "chemotherapy".In an interview with Channel 4 more...


The neo-Nazi 'asylum seekers'

BBC News by Jon Kelly | Friday, 10 July 2009

They looked like a pair of cranks straight out of a Louis Theroux documentary.One was an unrepentant woman hater whose racist and anti-Semitic views were too hard-line even for the British National Party.The other, his long-haired sidekick, sought the protection of a pseudonym that he used to make extremist rants.Their more...


Youth Council criticised over BNP article

The Press and Journal by Cameron Brooks | Friday, 10 July 2009

A group of aspiring politicians have come under fire for using taxpayers’ money to promote the British National Party, it emerged last night.Aberdeen City Youth Council, which receives £5,000 a year from the local authority to cover operating costs, has been criticised for giving over a full page in its more...


UK diplomats shun BNP officials in Europe

The Guardian by Ian Traynor | Thursday, 9 July 2009

The government is to single out Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons, the British National party's two newly elected representatives in the European parliament, for special treatment, denying them some of the access and information afforded to all the other 70 UK MEPs.Under new guidelines drafted in Whitehall and in the more...


Croydon BNP candidate leaves offensive messages on web

Croydon Guardian | Thursday, 9 July 2009

A British National Party candidate who claims she is not racist left discriminatory comments on a social networking site, the Croydon Guardian can reveal.Charlotte Lewis, who stood as a BNP candidate in the recent Waddon byelection, left the disasteful comments on stories relating to ethnic minorities.On the website Digg.com Miss more...


Sink immigrants' boats - Griffin

BBC News | Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The EU should sink boats carrying illegal immigrants to prevent them entering Europe, British National Party leader Nick Griffin has told the BBC.The MEP for the North-West of England said the EU had to get "very tough" with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.Pressed on what should happen to those on board, more...


BNP Leader: 'Don't Say That You're With Us'

Sky News by Gerard Tubb | Wednesday, 8 July 2009

British National Party members have been accused of being ashamed of themselves after their leader told them to hide their support for the controversial group.In an email to members and supporters, party chairman Nick Griffin told them to "try and avoid" owning up to being BNP supporters when writing to more...


East Lancashire BNP activists won't be charged over leaflets

Burnley Citizen by Tom Moseley | Tuesday, 7 July 2009

THREE British National Party activists arrested last year in connection with campaign leaflets have been released from police bail.The three, a 41-year-old man from Nelson, a 44 year-old man from Darwen, and a 57-year-old man from Nelson were all arrested in November on suspicion of the publication and distribution of more...


Police fear far-right terror attack

The Guardian by Vikram Dodd | Monday, 6 July 2009

Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command fears the extreme right will stage a deadly terrorist attack in Britain to try to stoke racial tensions, the Guardian has learned.Senior officers fear the attack will be a "spectacular" that is designed to kill people. The counter-terrorism unit has moved officers to beef up its more...


EU fascists to attend RWB

Daily Star Sunday by Leah Simpson | Sunday, 5 July 2009

FASCISTS from across Europe are gearing up to attend the British National Party’s annual summer bash.The far-right group will hold its Red, White and Blue festival for a third year this August.And this time they hope to attract the support of Nazi groups from overseas after their recent gains in more...


Head of Islamic community group at Murray Hall sent threatening letter and subject to arson attack

Epping Forest Guardian by Edmund Tobin | Friday, 3 July 2009

THE head of a recently formed Islamic community group has received a threatening letter and had his house targeted by arsonists in an apparently racist campaign against him.Noor Ramjanally, of Valley Hill, Loughton, said his family had been very shaken by the incidents which started after he hired the Murray more...


UK police probe race gangs’ arms supply

Financial Times by Andrew Bounds and James Boxell | Friday, 3 July 2009

Police are investigating a global arms ring supplying white supremacist groups who are becoming a serious terrorist threat to Britain, a senior officer revealed on Thursday.“There is a growing right-wing threat, not just Al-Qaeda,” Sir Norman Bettison, chief constable of West Yorkshire police, told a security conference in London, stressing more...


Far-right MEPs form group in European Parliament

Euractiv | Thursday, 2 July 2009

A new far-right Eurosceptic group was formed in the European parliament yesterday (1 July), vowing to provide a "much-needed voice of opposition" and play an active role in the 'No' campaign ahead of the second Irish Lisbon Treaty referendum. Speaking at the new group’s launch in Brussels, the new Europe of more...