Tag Archives: BNP

News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BULGARIA Balkan Insight: Bulgaria’s Ex-PM Apologises for Nationalists’ ‘Insults’. ‘Former prime minister and head of the GERB party Boyko Borisov apologised to foreign diplomats for the behaviour of Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov. “As a Bulgarian, I want to apologise for being in the same room with people who insulted you, and for having some members […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Territories: , , , , , , | : | Comments closed

Party campaigns matter, including for those on the extremist fringe

It is widely accepted that the manner in which a party campaigns will shape its overall performance. Yet Matthew Goodwin observes that this has failed to translate into detailed research on party campaigning by parties on the radical and extremist fringe. In a recent project which focused on the 2010 general election campaign by the […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , | Territories: , | : | Comments closed

Do Extremist Party Campaigns have an Impact?

It is widely accepted that the manner in which a party campaigns will shape its overall performance. Yet Matthew Goodwin observes that this has failed to translate into detailed research on party campaigning by parties on the radical and extremist fringe. In a recent project which focused on the 2010 general election campaign by the extreme right […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

Why Nick Griffin and the BNP are Not Back

Last week, and aside from the Leveson report, observers of British politics focused on the outcome of three parliamentary by-elections in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and North Croydon. While the bulk of attention focused on Labour wins across all three seats, and a strong performance by the radical right UK Independence Party, another story concerned the extreme right […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

The rise and fall of the BNP in one graph

The 2012 UK local elections saw a further drop in public support for the extreme right-wing British National Party (BNP), which at one point could rally over 200,000 voters at the local level. Given the party’s recent shift toward non-electoral demonstrations -or more accurately its return to the original strategy of ‘march and grow’- we went […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

United Kingdom Tracker 19.10.12

The Guardian: Nick Griffin investigated by Police: Police in Cambridgeshire have said they are investigating complaints made after the leader of the far-right British National Party, Nick Griffin, posted the address of a gay couple on the internet and appeared to urge his supporters to demonstrate outside their home. “Griffin uses Twitter to say ‘A British Justice team will […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Territories: , | : | Comments closed

United Kingdom Tracker 17.10.12

The Guardian: BNP divisions exposed as Andrew Brons resigns: Divisions that may spell the end of the far right British National Party exploded into the open with the departure from the party of one of its two MEPs. Andrew Brons announced his departure with an angry statement claiming that up to 90% of the party’s membership, activists and former officials have already […]

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

A fatal blow? The latest split within the British National Party #BNP

Yesterday, one of the two British National Party Members of the European Parliament resigned his membership of the flagging extreme right group. The resignation of Andrew Brons -a veteran and influential activist within the far right- leaves Nick Griffin as the only BNP voice in the European Parliament. More broadly, the split reduces the total […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

Are elected police commissioners an opportunity for extremists?

With the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner Elections fast approaching, it appears the planned democratisation of the police in England and Wales has failed to catch the public’s imagination. With the stated purpose being to reconnect the public with the police, it currently looks as though apathy could undermine the project from the very […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed

The police commissioner elections raise an awkward question for the BNP

Today, the leader of the British National Party -Nick Griffin- confirmed on Twitter that his party would boycott the forthcoming elections for police commissioners in 41 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. Griffin’s rationale is that low turnout would undermine the legitimacy of the posts – a rather odd explanation given that […]

Posted in Analysis | Also tagged , , , , , , | Territory: | : | Comments closed
  • Navigate to regional portals

    North America Middle East South Asia Europe
  • Latest analysis from our experts

    Paul Kamolnick · United States
  • Get our Extremism Tracker Email

    * indicates required