Tag Archives: UKIP

News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Huffington Post: EDL march with Muslims in Ipswich in memory of Lee Rigby. ‘It might seem a provocative pairing, but when the English Defence League marched with Islamic charity Jimas to pay tribute to Lee Rigby, the protest was peaceful. Since the Woolwich attack, the far-right group has clashed with anti-fascist organisations in marches organised in response to the killing.’ The […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 24th May 2013

EUROPE BBC News: Europe’s stance on Hezbollah hardens. ‘The attitude towards Hezbollah in Europe is changing markedly. In part, this is a response to the growing body of evidence from investigations in Bulgaria and Cyprus that indicate Hezbollah’s role in carrying out or planning attacks. But equally it reflects a growing frustration with the Lebanese Shia […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 20th May 2013

ITV News: Four arrested in Dumfries protests. ‘Four people have been arrested during protests between the Scottish Defence League and the Trade Union Council in Dumfries. The SDL said it was demonstrating against plans to expand the use of a local mosque. Trade Union members and the group Unite Against Fascism held a counter protests against […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 6th May 2013

EUROPE Hope Not Hate: Populist movements ride wave of resentment against EU. ‘By seizing a quarter of the vote in local elections this week, the UK Independence party has stamped its image on British politics in a manner comparable to populist, anti-establishment movements across continental Europe. There is a rising possibility that Ukip and like-minded parties […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 1st May 2013

The Guardian: Six plead guilty to plotting attack on EDL rally. ‘Six would-be terrorists have pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a far-right English Defence League demonstration with a home-made bomb, guns, knives and a machete. The men, all from the West Midlands, had planned to target EDL supporters who were holding a rally in Dewsbury, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 29th April 2013

Shields Gazette: Outrage at BNP’s Ocean Road by-election flyers. ‘The Muslim community in South Tyneside is outraged by racist by-election pamphlets being sent though letter boxes. The British National Party (BNP) has posted a number of flyers to encourage constituents to vote for their candidate Dorothy Brooke in next week’s by-election in South Shields. However, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 26th April 2013

New Statesman: Farage admits there are some UKIP candidates “we’d rather not have”. ‘Nigel Farage is one of the most assured media performers in British politics, so it’s worth noting a rare slip by the UKIP leader. After the party was forced to expel a county council candidate who turned out to be a former BNP activist, Farage […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 5th April 2013

Huffington Post: EDL’s Tommy Robinson endorses Ukip: ‘They are saying exactly what we say in a different way’. ‘The leader of far-right group, the English Defence League (EDL), has urged supporters to vote for the UK Independence Party in the next election, arguing: “they are saying exactly what we say, just in a different way”. Stephen Yaxley Lennon, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

The Telegraph: Chris Grayling: let’s join forces with Labour to deport Abu Qatada. ‘Mr Grayling says the system has gone “badly wrong” when the UK cannot deport a man “who so obviously despises what we stand for”, and said Conservative attempts to change human rights laws have been thwarted by their Liberal Democrat Coalition partners.’ The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Analysis: Matthew Goodwin: Parliamentary Affairs: Forever a False Dawn? Explaining the Electoral Collapse of the British National Party (BNP). ‘Assessing the performance of the BNP at the 2012 elections, and the extreme right more generally, this article charts the decline of the former and examines the increasing fragmentation of the latter. After providing an agency-based explanation for […]

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