Updated Wednesday 06 Mar 2024

CASE FILE: “The Bulldog”

Name “The Bulldog”
Tags Anti-Migrant and Anti-Muslim
Categories Independent Activist
Related People/Groups Amanda Smith (“Yorkshire Rose”), Alan Leggett “Active Patriot”
Years Active 2021 – Present
Active Areas Yorkshire and the Humber (England)


A close associate of Yorkshire Rose, “The Bulldog” acts as Rose’s security as the pair travel to film at migrant accommodation, often harassing staff and security in the process. A ferocious racist, The Bulldog uses his social media accounts to post appalling slurs and vitriol, as well as to amplify and promote various antimigrant demonstrations throughout 2023, including those at Rotherham, Skegness and Dover.

Offline, The Bulldog had a busy year, particularly in the first half of 2023, accompanying Yorkshire Rose on 35 visits to temporary migrant accommodation across the Midlands and the North. Most of these events generally consisted of purposeless arguments with hotel staff and multiple failed entry attempts, but the pair (often accompanied by Active Patriot) also regularly posed with banners outside accommodation containing slogans such as “England For The English: Stop White Genocide”.

The Bulldog was also present at an anti-migrant demonstration in Leeds in June organised by Yorkshire Patriots, which featured Alek Yerbury and an assortment of neo-Nazis. In July, following what seemed to be a verbal altercation with a police officer, he was arrested at a demonstration against RAF Scampton’s use as temporary migrant accommodation, which processed through Lincoln town centre. It is notable that there was a decline in his offline activism following his arrest, with only four of his 35 accommodation visits coming in the second half of 2023.



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