British National Party

Far right targets Essex with 625 candidates

By Dana Gloger, April 11, 2008

The British National Party is fielding around 150 candidates in South East constituencies in next month’s local and mayoral elections. It also has 10 candidates seeking election to the London Assembly, as well as a mayoral candidate, Richard Barnbrook.


‘Watch your back. You’ll get burnt’

By Dana Gloger, April 11, 2008

The British National Party’s legal adviser is claiming that he has received death threats after the JC exposed his views on various Jewish communal bodies and on the JC itself — which he described as “racist”.

Lee Barnes, writing his blog, had criticised Searchlight magazine and the Board of Deputies, and accused the JC of “funding terrorism” following its support for a campaign to stop the BNP making gains in the May 1 elections.

Last week, the JC reported these comments, along with the news of the resignation of a senior BNP candidate.


Students urged to use votes to keep out BNP

By Rachel Fletcher, April 4, 2008

A Union of Jewish Students campaign urging students to register to vote in the May 1 elections was launched at the National Union of Students’ conference in Blackpool this week.

The Your Voice Not Theirs campaign aims to prevent the British National Party from gaining a foothold in the local and London Assembly elections by ensuring that students are aware of their voting rights while away from home.


BNP man quits after JC exposes views on rape

By Dana Gloger, April 4, 2008

A senior British National Party candidate in next month’s elections has resigned following a row over his views on rape, first revealed by the JC, in which he claimed that it could not be “such a terrible physical ordeal”.

Two weeks ago, we linked Nick Eriksen, the party’s London regional organiser, who was second on its candidate list for the London Assembly elections, to the Sir John Bull weblog.


New bid to target BNP vote on May 1

By Dana Gloger, March 21, 2008

The Jewish Chronicle today gives its backing to a community-wide campaign to prevent the British National Party from winning seats in the May 1 local and London elections.