British National Party

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’.


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.


Hotel was 'duped' on far-right MEPs' event featuring BNP's Nick Griffin

By Marcus Dysch, July 26, 2012

A hotel which advertises itself as “the ideal venue for your Jewish wedding” says it was duped into hosting an event featuring BNP leader Nick Griffin.

The Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa on the Wirral, Cheshire, went ahead with the conference despite a campaign from anti-fascist activists to encourage it to cancel the booking.


Britain’s fascists in a right state

By Gerry Gable, June 14, 2012

Andrew Brons, the BNP MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has heavily criticised his party leader, calling him dictatorial. At a meeting of party "dissidents" last month, he said voters would be entitled to ask whether, if Nick Griffin were elected, he would run the country like he runs his party.


Investigation after BNP accused of fraud

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

The British National Party has been accused of fraud.

The allegations were made on the BBC documentary show Panorama. According to the programme, the party treasurer submitted false invoices during the last general election campaign.

BNP leader Nick Griffin was said to have misled the Electoral Commission by encouraging a former colleague to alter an invoice involving EU money.


BNP leader Nick Griffin given debate platform at Trinity College Dublin

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

Nick Griffin has been invited to speak at a Trinity College Dublin event.

A university spokeswoman confirmed that the British National Party leader is set to appear at a Philosophical Society meeting on October 20.


Hall of Infamy: Nick Griffin

August 8, 2011

"Riot footage shows it a joint black/Jewish affair.

"Now that is strange. Wonders of multi culturalism."


Nick Griffin re-elected as leader of fractured BNP

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

The leader of the far right British National Party has been re-elected by a narrow majority.

Nick Griffin won nine more votes than his opponent, MEP Andrew Brons, in what the BNP called "a contest between two party heavyweights".


Ex-BNP man joins new party

By Jessica Elgot, July 14, 2011

The BNP's former legal director, Lee Barnes, has joined a new far-right political party, the British Freedom Party.

Mr Barnes, known for his vocal anti-Zionism, is the BFP's legal and policy officer. It now has more than 1,000 members on Facebook, stating plans to "end all immigration and economic migration and reverse the colonisation of Britain under multi-culturalism."


'Appalling' result for BNP at local elections

By Jennifer Lipman, May 6, 2011

The British National Party has suffered defeats in council seats across the United Kingdom.

The far-right party lost all of its five city council seats in Stoke-on-Trent, and both of its seats in North West Leicestershire.

In the Barpool ward on Nuneaton and Bedworth borough council, where the party already had one councillor, the BNP failed to win a second seat.