British National Party

Anti-extremism activist will take on foe of BNP

By Marcus Dysch, July 25, 2013

A leading anti-extremism campaigner has been selected to stand for the Liberal Democrats in a key marginal seat at the next general election.

Maajid Nawaz is a former Hizb ut-Tahrir activist who now chairs the Quilliam Foundation, which works to challenge radicalism.

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Nazi propaganda on show at the British Library

By Jennifer Lipman, May 23, 2013

Antisemitic Nazi posters have gone on show in London this week as part of a British Library exhibition on propaganda.

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BNP loses only county council seat

By Zoe Winograd, May 3, 2013

The British National Party has lost its only county council seat.

BNP candidate Paul Robinson polled only 358 votes in defence of his seat in the Padiham and Burnley West division in Lancashire, trailing last behind winner, Labour's Marcus Johnstone , in this week's local elections.

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Far-right drops its mask

By Matthew Goodwin, May 3, 2013

The British National Party could once put up more than 400 candidates, and attract national media attention. As yesterday's local elections showed, today the BNP is very much a shadow of its former self, and can barely contest 100 seats.

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BNP set for trouncing in local elections

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2013

The threat of the British National Party stands seriously diminished on the eve of local elections across England, experts have claimed.

Unlike four years ago, the Board of Deputies has not felt the need to run a campaign against the BNP, and anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate has predicted widespread defeat for BNP candidates.

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Leave Holocaust in the past, BNP Griffin tells radio station run by JFS students

By Sandy Rashty, April 4, 2013

British National Party leader Nick Griffin gave an interview to a small digital radio station run by JFS students last weekend — and told the interviewer that the Holocaust “needs to be left in the past”.

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Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation 'a mistake'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 14, 2013

The Oxford Union has rescinded an invitation to Nick Griffin

The BNP leader had been sent a letter asking for him to take part in a debate this week titled: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents".

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Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation criticised

By Jennifer Lipman, January 14, 2013

BNP leader Nick Griffin may be set to speak at an Oxford Union debate this week.

The far-right MEP has been invited to argue over the motion: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents".

Although it is unclear whether or not Mr Griffin has accepted the invitation, anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate urged students to say no "to Griffin spreading his vile hatred.

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Far-right British MEP resigns from BNP

By Sandy Rashty, October 16, 2012

Andrew Brons, the MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, has resigned from the British National Party (BNP).

Mr Brons, who led the National Front in the 1980s, resigned after a dispute with current BNP chairman and MEP, Nick Griffin.

Mr Brons, 68, said: “The current chairman of the rump BNP has described me in a text to his attack dogs as ‘vermin’.

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Tragedy of a serious split between anti-fascists

By Martin Bright, August 9, 2012

For more than two decades, the magazine Searchlight has been synonymous with the fight against the extreme right in the UK. Its founder, Gerry Gable, deserves his place in the pantheon of British anti-fascist heroes.

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