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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 6th May 2013

The Guardian: BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster. ‘The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday. The BNP fielded 99 candidates but did not win a seat. It lost the one county council seat it […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Research: Political Studies: Geoffrey Evans and Kat Chzhen: Explaining Voters’ Defection from Labour over the 2005–10 Electoral Cycle: Leadership, Economics and the Rising Importance of Immigration. ‘We examine the significance of leadership, economic problems and immigration for defection from voting Labour over the period 2005–10. Vote switching at different points throughout the electoral cycle is estimated using discrete-time […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 11th March 2013

The Telegraph: Abu Qatada to return to prison after ‘bail breach’. ‘UK Border Agency officials arrested Qatada on Friday, days ahead of the Government’s latest deportation bid in court, following raids by the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism unit. Mr Justice Irwin, chairman of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), today refused to grant Qatada bail […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 22nd February 2013

The Guardian: Three would-be suicide bombers found guilty of terror plot. ‘Three would-be suicide bombers have been convicted of plotting to carry out terror attacks in the UK which would have been more deadly than the 7/7 bombings in 2005. The men were key figures in a Birmingham-based terror cell which planned to detonate eight to 10 suicide […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 23rd January 2013

BBC News: Birmingham terror suspects ‘told outlandish lies’. ‘Three men accused of planning suicide bombings told “outlandish lies” to escape justice, a jury has heard. Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, all of Birmingham deny conduct in preparation of terrorist acts. But prosecutor Brian Altman QC said the three-month trial had exposed their “manufactured […]

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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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South Asia Tracker 27.09.12

Pakistan: Pakistan Tribune: The national leadership of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UK reaffirmed their commitment to eliminate terrorism in the South Asia region at the UN summit on Wednesday. “During the second round of trilateral summit of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UK held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, President Asif Zardari, […]

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