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'BNP text threat' man spared jail

| Wednesday, 15 September 2004

A man who admitted sending an abusive message to a "mole" who helped expose the activities of the British National Party has been spared a prison term. Jeremy Oakley, from Dewsbury, had been warned he could be jailed for sending the text to Andrew Sykes, who took part in the more...

BNP vow to protest at stadium over flag ban

By Alan McEwen | Friday, 10 September 2004

THE British National Party is planning a protest at Tynecastle against a ban on flying the Union flag inside the ground in a bid to recruit new members. Anti-Nazi protesters have pledged to oppose the plan by BNP activists to target football fans with 3000 leaflets at a rally outside more...

BNP threatens newspaper's advertisers

By David Ward | Thursday, 9 September 2004

A British National party official has threatened a boycott of traders who advertise in an evening newspaper that has criticised BNP policies. Mick Treacy, the far-right party's organiser in Oldham, has written to advertisers demanding to know if they support the stance of the Oldham Chronicle. He says that BNP more...

NF leader race case dropped

By Alison Shaw | Monday, 6 September 2004

Law chiefs have dropped a criminal case against the man behind the proposed National Front march in Aberdeen. NF organiser Dave Macdonald had been due to stand trial today at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. He was accused of sending a distressing e-mail to the city council's chief executive Douglas Paterson. The more...

BNP’s Griffin gets Islamic ‘Oscar’

| Wednesday, 1 September 2004

Right-wing leader of the British National Party Nick Griffin beat the home secretary for the title of the most Islamaphobic British politician of the year award. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, US President George Bush, and French President Jacque Chirac were also named as the world's worst 'Islamophobes' of 2004 more...