BBC News: Millfield mosque opponents call for peace. ‘Residents opposed to a mosque in Sunderland have accused far right groups and counter-demonstrators of bringing violence into their area. Earlier this month, police arrested 13 people when the English Defence League and anti-facist groups clashed at the site in St Mark’s Road in Millfield. The Northern Patriotic Front is planning a rally on 17 November saying it wants to give locals a “voice”. But residents said the protest rallies were bringing fear to the area’.
The Star: Rotherham MP Denis MacShane claims the town’s economy has lost £1 million due to demonstrations by far right groups. ‘The English Defence League and National Front have each marched through the town in protest after authorities were accused of ignoring the ‘grooming’ of girls by Asian men. Mr MacShane, who has called on the EDL to compensate affected businesses, said: “The total cost of policing and loss of business to Rotherham by hate groups parading through the town centre may be as high as £1 million”.’
Bedfordshire News: Far right candidate Kevin Carroll calls for the death penalty. ‘A Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate has called for the death penalty for police murderers and paedophilic child killers. Kevin Carroll, the British Freedom party candidate for Bedfordshire, issued a strongly worded call for saying offenders of such crimes must “swing for it”. He was referring to the deaths of Greater Manchester Police constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone who were killed in the line of duty in a gun and grenade attack in Thameside, Greater Manchester on September 18’.