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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 15th January 2013

The Independent: Joint leader of English Defence League Kevin Carroll arrested on suspicion of race hate crime. ???The joint leader of the far-right English Defence League has been arrested on suspicion of a race hate crime. Kevin Carroll, cousin of the anti-Islam group???s founder Stephen Lennon, was arrested on Saturday morning by officers investigating allegations […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 20.11.12

Luton Today:??British Freedom votes ???regrettable???.?????Luton MPs have voiced their disappointment at the number of people who voted for the British Freedom Party candidate in Thursday???s Police and Crime Commissioner election. Senior English Defence League figure Kevin Carroll came in fourth place with 8,675 votes. Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins said it was ???very regrettable??? that […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 19.11.12

BBC News: Umer Farooq jailed over terror material.?????A man from Greater Manchester has been jailed for two years for having files on his computer with details of how to make explosives, poisons and mines. Dr Umer Farooq had an interest in manuals on explosives, guns, poisons and unarmed combat “beyond that of curiosity”, the Old […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 14.11.12

This is Derbyshire: UKIP’s David Gale rejects ‘extremist slur’ after ban by students.?????The UKIP candidate in Thursday’s Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner election has condemned a student union for banning him from a campaign event. David Gale was told he was not welcome at a question-and-answer session for candidates staged by the University of Derby’s […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 1/11/12

BBC News:??Arrested??PCC??candidate??Kevin Carroll denies any crime.?????A police and crime commissioner candidate for Bedfordshire, arrested just over a week ago, has denied committing any offence. British Freedom Party candidate Kevin Carroll was arrested after about 50 English Defence League (EDL) supporters were stopped by police on 20 October. Police said officers arrested 53 men on suspicion […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 31/10/12

BBC News:??Millfield mosque opponents call for peace.?????Residents opposed to a mosque in Sunderland have accused far right groups and counter-demonstrators of bringing violence into their area. Earlier this month, police arrested 13 people when the English Defence League and anti-facist groups clashed at the site in St Mark’s Road in Millfield. The Northern Patriotic Front […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 24.10.12

New Europe: British far right collapses.?????The fortunes of the EDL have faded over the last year, to a point where they can no longer bring people to demonstrations in significant numbers. A high turnout now is around 10% of their peak. They have also failed to transform themselves into a political force. Not only have […]

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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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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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