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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 […]

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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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Racist Violence in Greece: New Findings

In light of the increase in recent months of racially motivated violent attacks in Greece, The Racist Violence Recording Network presents figures on the violence and has examined some of the identifiable trends. Here are some of the key findings: During the period January-September 2012, the Racist Violence Recording Network documented, after interviewing victims, 87 […]

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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 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 15.10.12

The Star: Arrests at EDL demo in Rotherham: South Yorkshire Police confirmed that one man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence, a second on suspicion of affray and another man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon as members of the far-right group took to the town in a protest march on saturday. […]

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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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