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Racist attack man ‘had nazi artefacts’

| Tuesday, 28 August 2007

POLICE found a collection of Nazi artefacts at the Ipswich home of a man who had carried out a racially aggravated attack, a court heard.Earlier Mark Brunning, 38, had abused and pushed off a wall a man who was waiting with a friend outside the town's railway station.When his victim, more...

Councillor quits BNP over leadership row

| Wednesday, 15 August 2007

A suspended Black Country BNP councillor has resigned from the party following an "internal" disagreement.Coun Simon Smith, who was suspended from Sandwell Council earlier this month, walked out of the far right party as he could not accept the re-election of Nick Griffin as leader, it has been claimed.The local more...

UKIP forced to forfeit donations

BBC by . | Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The UK Independence Party must forfeit £18,481 in "impermissible" donations, a court has ruled. The party had feared it would face financial ruin after the Electoral Commission said it should be forced to pay back as much as £367,697. But it was told it only had to hand over £14,481 in donations more...

Another one bites the dust

Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The British National Party now has fewer councillors than when it went into this year's local elections, following the resignation of one of its Epping Forest district councillors. Terry Farr threw in the towel on 10 July saying he did not have time to do the job properly. Farr was more...

Christmas gifts broke rules

Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Another BNP councillor has got into trouble with the Standards Board for England for bringing his office into disrepute. But no action will be taken against Paul Cromie, who represents Queensbury ward on Bradford Council. Cromie was reported to the Board for sending 5 notes in Christmas cards to pensioners more...

School governor appointment ‘a disgrace’

Sonia Gable | Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Anti-fascists in Stoke-on-Trent have condemned the appointment of a BNP councillor as a school governor. Ellie Walker, who was elected a councillor in May this year, has become a local authority governor at Carmountside Primary School. NorSCARF, the North Staffordshire Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, said it was "a disgrace".Governors more...