British National Party

Police failed us over imam racism

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 23, 2008

The authorities’ reluctance to pursue Islamic radicals has been a boon to the BNP

The apologies given in the High Court last week by the West Midlands police and the Crown Prosecution Service to the makers of an extraordinary documentary have thrown a welcome light upon that species of malign political correctness that is eating away at British tolerance and respect for minorities. 

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Just 19 — and helping beat back the BNP

By Dana Gloger, May 9, 2008

Jewish candidates gained council seats across the country in last week’s local elections, often in wards where they fought off the BNP.



Rebecca Cohen, the youngest Tory

In Epping Forest, Brian Sandley (Conservative) took the Chigwell Row ward, and 19-year-old Rebecca Cohen won Loughton Forest for the Conservatives. Ms Cohen became the youngest person ever to win a seat on Epping Forest District Council.

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Relief as extremists fail to make big gains

By Dana Gloger, May 9, 2008

The British National Party won one seat on the London Assembly in last week’s elections, but did not make the large-scale gains nationally or in the capital that some had feared.

Richard Barnbrook, 47, the party’s mayoral candidate, took 5.3 per cent of the vote, giving him a seat on the assembly. Candidates needed five per cent of the overall vote to win a seat.

There had been fears that the BNP could win two or even three seats on the London Assembly.

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The BNP victory is a calamity

By Daniel Finkelstein, May 9, 2008

The election of the BNP to the London Assembly threatens clear thinking across the political board

‘Blimey.”

I sent this one-word text message to a member of the Tory high command as the results from the local elections came in and it became apparent that what had seemed almost impossible a few months ago had come to pass — Boris Johnson would be the next mayor of London.

“I think you mean cripes!” came the reply.

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Comment is free, but can be dangerous

By Alex Brummer, May 2, 2008

The Guardian blog gives a prestigious platform to enemies of Israel and friends of the BNP

Among Britain’s newspapers, The Guardian enjoys the lead on the web, although it is closely pursued by rivals. Among the intriguing features of the Guardian site is the Comment is Free blog, open to all-comers, including its own staff, who think they have something sensible to say.

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Holocaust denier is BNP special guest

By Dana Gloger, May 2, 2008

A convicted Holocaust denier was one of the guests invited to speak at a British National Party meeting this week about how the party could make further progress in Europe.

Bruno Gollnisch, a French MEP and vice-president of the far-right National Front party, spoke at the Rembrandt Hotel in Knightsbridge, Central London.

The meeting came three days before Britain was due to vote in local elections. He appeared with Austrian MEP Andreas Mölzer, expelled from the country’s Freedom Party for being too extreme, and Georg Mayer, an Austrian Freedom Party officer.

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Stars back ‘stop BNP’ campaign

By Dana Gloger, April 25, 2008

A host of celebrities have joined a campaign urging members of the Jewish community to vote in next week’s local and mayoral elections, to stop the British National Party making gains.

Singers, actors and TV presenters joined the Hope not Hate campaign by anti-fascist magazine Searchlight, which is travelling the country encouraging people to vote so that the BNP does not win seats in the May 1 elections.

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Papers faces backlash over BNP election ads

By Dana Gloger, April 18, 2008

One of the country’s biggest media groups has caused outrage by printing British National Party advertisements in its London newspapers.

Archant London published the adverts, which urge people to vote for the BNP in the May 1 elections, in all its newspapers in the capital.

One of these is the Ham & High, which covers several North London areas with large Jewish populations, including Hampstead and Golders Green.

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Reject the support of Islamists

By David Toube, April 18, 2008

Labour and Lib-Dem politicians should condemn endorsements from radical Muslims

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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.

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