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Herts police investigate UKIP hacking claims

Hertfordshire Mercury by . | Friday, 27 September 2013

Herts Constabulary were called in to investigate the alleged hacking of emails sent among UKIP’s upper echelons. UKIP activist Sean Howlett and Nigel Farage’s PR advisor Annabelle Fuller have both claimed that their email accounts have been hacked. Excerpts of messages purporting to have been sent between the pair discussing fellow party more...


Final far-right thug jailed for beating up anti-fascist demonstrators

Liverpool Echo by Gary Stewart | Friday, 27 September 2013

The final man out of a group of seven far right sympathisers who beat up anti-fascist demonstrators in Liverpool was jailed after failing to turn up at his original hearing. Nathan Smith, 21, was jailed for 14 months after admitting violent disorder and given an extra month for breaching his bail more...


UKIP leader saga is a ‘storm in a teacup’

Spalding Today | Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A councillor has said its “business as usual” after the former Lincolnshire UKIP leader was kicked out of the party. Richard Fairman, who represents Spalding East and Moulton on Lincolnshire County Council, was one of six councillors to breakaway from the main UKIP group after Chris Pain was deposed as more...


Tulisa driven from her home after she is targeted by right-wing extremists

The Mirror by Ben Griffiths | Monday, 23 September 2013

Terrified Tulisa Conto-stavlos has been driven out of her country home after being targeted by right-wing extremists, the Sunday People can reveal. The former X Factor judge dialled 999 when she saw English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and a cameraman in a car outside her remote £6million spread late at more...


Torquay 'Knights Templar' were inspired by Breivik murders, court told

Torquay Herald Express by PaulGreaves | Saturday, 21 September 2013

TWO friends obsessed with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik plotted a far-right hate campaign in Torbay, a court was told today. John Roddy, 20, and Tobias Ruth, 18, daubed racist graffiti on a mosque and spray painted Brixham police station. The pair styled themselves as Knights Templar in homage to Breivik and more...


EDL thug spared jail for violent attack on anti-fascist protester

Hull Daily Mail by Kevin Shoesmith | Saturday, 21 September 2013

A thug who repeatedly punched an anti-fascist protester in front of children during an EDL march in Hull city centre has walked free from court. John Claydon, 46, was caught on CCTV punching David Harding, who was part of a small group of men and women taking part in a more...


Ukip's Nigel Farage denies 'singing Hitler Youth songs'

The Guardian by Rowena Mason | Friday, 20 September 2013

Nigel Farage will insist that Ukip voters are "mostly in the middle" of the political spectrum as he seeks to brush off allegations of "shouting Hitler Youth songs" as a schoolboy. At the party's conference on Friday, the Ukip leader will challenge David Cameron to reject uncontrolled immigration from Bulgaria and more...


Ukip leader Nigel Farage puts threat of immigrant crime wave at centre stage for European elections

The Independent by Nigel Morris | Friday, 20 September 2013

Nigel Farage will vow today to put the expected influx of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to Britain from January at the heart of the UK Independence Party’s campaign in next year’s European elections. The Ukip leader, speaking at his party’s conference in London, will claim the capital is already suffering a more...


Far right EDL distances itself from armed robber and paedophile on the run in Exeter

Exeter Express & Echo by Simon Cressy | Friday, 20 September 2013

The far right EDL has distanced itself from a dangerous armed robber and paedophile who has gone on the run. Police have launched a manhunt for Mark Sleman, who also uses the name Archie Sleman, who once kidnapped and tried to rape a 10-year-old child after he left an Exeter bail more...


Fracking opponents are 'eco-freaks', says Ukip

The Guardian by Damian Carrington | Friday, 20 September 2013

The UK independence party will accuse anti-fracking "eco-freaks" of trying to kill off "the greatest new economic opportunity for our country in our lifetimes" on Friday. In a speech at the Ukip party conference in London, energy spokesman Roger Helmer will say: "I have absolutely no sympathy for the rent-a-mob protesters, more...


Selfridges reinstates suspended shop worker who refused to serve EDL leader and friend

The Drum | Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Selfridges has reinstated a shop assistant who was suspended after refusing to serve EDL leader Tommy Robinson’s friend following a Twitter storm over the incident. Robinson visited a branch of the clothes shop on Monday with a friend but was refused service from an assistant that Robinson described as “a more...


EDL leader told to leave new city casino

Milton Keynes Citizen by Simon Cressy | Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The leader of the English Defence League was asked to leave the city’s newly opened casino after he was identified as a national troublemaker. Tommy Robinson’s undignified exit from the Casino MK at Xscape had nothing to do with his far right politics though. The only reason sharp-eyed staff recognised him was more...


Mosque plan dropped but EDL protest to ‘go ahead’ in Sheffield

Sheffield Star | Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Proposals to turn a Sheffield pub into a mosque have been dropped –but the English Defence League still plans to hold a protest at thesite.Firth Park Cultural Centre had made enquiries about buying the formerPheasant pub at Sheffield Lane Top, which is for sale, and rename itFirth Park Masjid.But the more...


EDL leaders deny Lee Rigby march charges

BBC | Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Two English Defence League leaders accused of trying to go to the scene of soldier Lee Rigby's killing have denied charges of obstructing police officers. The men allegedly tried to defy a ban on marching to the scene in Woolwich, south-east London, via a major mosque. Tommy Robinson, 30, whose real name more...


EDL leader's Oxford Union appearance cancelled

BBC by Kevin Rawlinson | Wednesday, 11 September 2013

English Defence League founder and leader Tommy Robinson's planned appearance at the Oxford Union has been cancelled amid security concerns. The institution, which had faced criticism over the event, said it could not afford the security to welcome him. Mr Robinson said the union had bowed to "threats of violence" but provided more...


Police arrest 300 in east London EDL and UAF demos

The Wharf by Rob Virtue | Monday, 9 September 2013

Saturday's English Defence League demonstration and the counter-protest organised by United Against Fascism saw police arrest 300 people. Among them was Stephen Lennon - otherwise known as EDL leader Tommy Robinson who was taken into custody by officers for a public order offences. The Met Police said 286 of the arrests - more...


Statement on Court of Appeal judgement on donations to UKIP

The Electoral Commission by . | Monday, 9 September 2013

The Electoral Commission has welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold an appeal in relation to the acceptance of impermissible political donations by the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). In 2007, the Commission sought forfeiture of £367,697 in impermissible donations accepted by the United Kingdom Independence Party. Westminster Magistrates Court more...


Police Statement In Relation to Alleged Racist Comments

Lincolnshire Police by . | Monday, 9 September 2013

Lincolnshire Police can confirm that over the last few months they have been carrying out investigations which involved Lincolnshire based members of UKIP, including their leader in Lincolnshire, Chris Pain. The allegations against these people have included complaints that they posted comments, including those of a racist nature, on to social more...


Gaffe-prone ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom in case of mistaken identity on Twitter

The Independent by Majid Mohamed | Monday, 9 September 2013

Godfrey Bloom, the Ukip MEP who sparked controversy by claiming British foreign aid should not be sent to “Bongo-Bongo land” and claimed that women are better at finding “mustard in the pantry” than driving cars, has embarrassingly confused Channel 4 News’ Faisal Islam for Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Replying to a post on more...


EDL Leader Tommy Robinson Charged Over March

Sky News | Sunday, 8 September 2013

He has been bailed and will appear in a magistrates court on October 22. The far-right organisation had wanted to hold the rally in an area in Tower Hamlets, east London, which it says is "subject to Sharia law". The Met Police allowed the protest to go ahead on Saturday, but under more...


Sussex anti-racist groups say they will not be gagged by Parliament

The Argus | Sunday, 8 September 2013

Anti-racist campaigners have warned an MP they will not be gagged. Charities claim spending limits proposed in the Lobbying Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament, will restrict their work. To show their concern, members of anti-racism group Hope Not Hate door-stepped Hove MP Mike Weatherley at his constituency office in Church more...


EDL leader Tommy Robinson held on east London march

BBC by . | Saturday, 7 September 2013

On Friday the group lost a court battle after police cut short its plans to march through the Tower Hamlets area. Hundreds others gathered at a park in Aldgate to protest against the march. By 18:00 BST, 14 people had been arrested for offences including violent disorder, criminal damage and possession of more...


Protests over new anti-lobbying law

Lancashire Evening Post | Saturday, 7 September 2013

Protests are to be held today against a new Bill which campaigners say will gag charities in the run up to the 2015 General Election. The Transparency of Lobbying, non-Party Campaigning, and Trade Union Administration Bill would set a £390,000 cap on the amount any organisation - excluding political parties - more...


Police called to EDL demo at Charminster bar

Bournemouth Echo | Friday, 6 September 2013

Police were called to a Bournemouth bar last Thursday night where English Defence League supporters were holding a demonstration. Officers attended the Havana Bar on Charminster Road at 10.50pm and spoke to a group of around ten people, with EDL banners, who were distributing leaflets. According to the group’s Facebook page the more...


CCTV review of EDL march could lead to more arrests

The Shields Gazette | Friday, 6 September 2013

POLICE are reviewing CCTV footage of a controversial protest march in South Shields in which seven people were arrested. About 350 members of right-wing groups the English Defence League (EDL) and North East Infidels (NEI) took part in the march through the town on Saturday. They set off at Fowler Street and more...


Stop the Gagging Bill now

by HOPE not hate | Friday, 6 September 2013

DON’T LIMIT OUR FREE SPEECH! – Stop the ‘Gagging Bill’ now 6 – 7 September – HOPE not hate Action Days As you know, dozens of MPs’ surgeries up and down the country will be targeted today and tomorrow, by you, our supporters and many of our partner organisations. Together we hope to more...


BNP PAIR DENY PUBLIC ORDER OFFENCE

Times & Star | Thursday, 5 September 2013

Two BNP councillors have denied a racially-aggravated public order offence relating to leaflets distributed during an election campaign. Dawn Charlton, 49, of Ewanrigg Road, Maryport, and Clive Jefferson, 46, of Slatefell Drive, Cockermouth, are accused of causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by displaying writing, a sign or visible representation more...


EDL marcher 'punched man repeatedly in face in front of Hull shoppers'

Hull Daily Mail by Kevin Shoesmith | Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A man repeatedly punched an anti-fascist protester in front of children during an EDL march in Hull, a court has heard. John Claydon, 46, was pictured by the Mail being dragged away by police officers seconds after the attack. He was one of four men who appeared before city magistrates yesterday in more...


BNP's Nick Griffin claims he 'influenced' Syria vote

BBC by Brian Wheeler | Wednesday, 4 September 2013

British National Party leader Nick Griffin claims he played a "small part" in ensuring the UK will not be part of US-led military action in Syria. Mr Griffin said he advised senior Assad regime officials about the best way to appeal to British MPs ahead of a crucial Commons vote. The speaker more...


EDL Thug smashed man in face with ceramic mug

The Bolton News by Miranda Newey | Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A thug who smashed a man in the face with a ceramic mug has been jailed. Joseph Guite caused a 5cm “deep laceration” to victim Gary Costello’s face on December 7 last year. George Matthews, prosecuting, said the attack happened in the street in Breightmet. Guite then fled towards Bury Road. Mr Costello had more...


Malala Yousafzai opens new Birmingham library

The Guardian by Press Association | Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A teenager who was shot by the Taliban after campaigning for women's rights in Pakistan declared herself an honorary Brummie as she officially opened a new £188m civic library. Malala Yousafzai was warmly applauded by a 1,000-strong crowd outside the Library of Birmingham as she thanked the people of the city more...


UKIP pair undecided about their future

Shields Gazette by Terry Kelly | Tuesday, 3 September 2013

TWO South Tyneside councillors have revealed they are “undecided” about standing as UK Independence Party candidates at future local elections – after a party colleague quit less than three months after joining. Coun George Elsom, official opposition leader on South Tyneside Council, last week announced he was leaving UKIP, which he more...


Internet hoax from far right-website being investigated

The Northern Echo by Julia Breen | Monday, 2 September 2013

A hoax story about a baby beating in Teesside which has swept across the Internet – and appears to be racially motivated – is being investigated by police. Cleveland Police said there was no truth in a report - which has gone viral on social media networks - that said a more...


Five Merseysiders face sentence for Liverpool attack on anti-fascist group

Liverpool Echo by Gary Stewart | Monday, 2 September 2013

Four Merseyside men and a teenager will be sentenced for their part in an attack on an anti-fascist demonstration on Bold Street. The men, who are associated with a far right political group, attacked demonstrators on June 6 last year and left marchers with minor injuries. Those in the dock, along with more...


Campaign under way in Dudley to battle EDL message against Islam in schools

Halesowen News by . | Monday, 2 September 2013

A massive campaign is under way across Dudley to counter a right-wing group's message against school lessons about Islam. The campaign by the Halesowen-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Association has been launched amid fears that parents will take up the call from the English Defence League (EDL) which could divide communities. The EDL posted more...


Is Griffin heading for bankruptcy?

HOPE not hate magazine by Matthew Collins | Monday, 2 September 2013

Matthew Collins on a legal bid that that prevent the BNP leader from standing for re-election in next year’s European Elections Notorious for his shaky grip on finances – his own and those of his party – BNP leader Nick Griffin is being pursued for the courts for bankruptcy. And it more...


Seven arrests at English Defence League march in South Shields

The Northern Echo by Gavin Havery | Sunday, 1 September 2013

Seven people were arrested during a protest by the right wing group the English Defence League (EDL) in the North-East on Saturday. Northumbria Police said around 450 people took part in the demonstration in South Shields, with around 350 marching through the town. The event, which started at around 1pm, was also more...