Tag Archives: UK police commissioner elections

United Kingdom Tracker 25.10.12

Mmegi Online: Somalia Al Shabaab militants threaten British attack: In a series of eleven posts written by Al Shabaab’s Press Office on its Twitter page, the radical group threatened to inflict on Britain its worst-ever attack.”The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined,” said one […]

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More Problems for the English Defence League

Yesterday, the leader of the English Defence League appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a false identity document with improper intention (contrary to Section Identity Documents Act 2010). He has been remanded in custody and will remain incarcerated until January 2013 when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court. It […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 23.10.12

BBC News: Men ‘planned mass suicide attack’: Three Birmingham men have gone on trial accused of planning a bomb campaign prosecutors say may have been bigger than the 7 July London attacks. The men are accused of planning a mass suicide bomb campaign that could have led to eight rucksack bombs being used against multiple targets in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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