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Extremis Project/YouGov Data and Results

A new poll on public attitudes by the Extremis Project and YouGov suggests that significant numbers of voters remain receptive to a political party that promised to stand up to business and political elites, halt immigration, curb the presence of Islam and prioritise British values over other cultures. The key findings were reported yesterday, in […]

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United Kingdom 12.09.2012

Research: Institute for Strategic Dialogue: Security in an Olympics Year: Reassessing the Threat from Right-Wing Extremism: The recent arrest of a number of individuals suspected of planning a terrorist attack at the 2012 London Olympic Games is a timely reminder of the security threats that face the Games. Confining the original security budget to the paper […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 06.09.12

This is Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent BNP leader Michael Coleman in court over ‘racist’ blogs: “STOKE-ON-TRENT’S BNP leader posted racist articles on a website including claims the city was being ‘flooded with Muslims and blacks’, a court heard. Former city councillor Michael Coleman has gone on trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court accused of racially-aggravated harassment.” The Guardian: The truth about […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 05.09.12

Yorkshire Evening Post: EDL gang in court over Leeds pub attack: “A gang of English Defence League supporters caused terror when they attacked a pub as an anti-racism rock concert was being staged. Nine members of the gang were handed community sentences yesterday (Sept 3) after a court heard how windows and doors were smashed as bricks and […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 31.08.12

The Telegraph: Former soldier jailed for hanging severed pig’s head on mosque gate. The 45 year old man was left angered by the burning of poppies by Muslim extremists on Armistice Day in 2010. ‘Sentencing him, judge Jamie Tabor, QC, told the court: ”Freedom of expression is a much-cherished privilege but it carries with it […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 30.08.12

Waltham Forest Guardian: Waltham Forest Police say they have no intelligence to suggest an EDL march in Walthamstow will result in violence. The march, due to take place this Saturday will go ahead despite opposition from some residents. ‘A meeting of councillors, community leaders and police was held on Tuesday evening (August 28) to discuss […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 29.08.12

The Examiner: Racist graffiti sprayed onto family’s new home in Holme Valley. ‘Andre Bell and his wife Elly were shocked to discover their new home in Scholes, Holmfirth, was pelted with eggs, and had a Nazi swastika and the acronym for a far-right party spray painted on to the doors and walls.’ Birmingham Mail: Men […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 27.08.12

Sunday Mercury: BNP set to field candidate for West Midlands Police Commissioner. ‘With 80 days to go until voters are due to elect the first West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner MPs have hit out at plans being made by the British National Party to put forward candidates.’ Mr Darby, a spokesperson for the BNP […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 23.08.12

The Enquirer: Protest marches hit city centre: “Potentially explosive protest marches by the English Defence League (EDL) and counter groups held on Saturday in Chelmsford city centre finished with minimal disruption, according to Essex Police. The marches held by the English Defence League (EDL) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF)  in the city centre on Saturday, began […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 22.08.12

The Courier: Scottish Defence League organiser tells Dundee to expect big right-wing presence on Spetember 1. “Right wing activists from across central Scotland and parts of England are getting ready to come to Dundee, The Courier can reveal. Graham Walker, regional organiser and spokesman for the Scottish Defence League (SDL), said supporters from a string of […]

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