Tag Archives: English Democrats

News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 24th April 2013

The Guardian: Abu Qatada: court rejects government’s appeal bid. ‘Theresa May’s legal battle to deport the radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada has suffered a further setback with the court of appeal turning down her attempt to take the case to the supreme court. The home secretary is now expected to try the last remaining legal avenue open to […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 5th March 2013

The Guardian: Northern Ireland police hail ‘major coup’ after foiled IRA mortar plot. ‘The Police Service of Northern Ireland has dealt a huge blow to the new IRA with the capture of five primed mortar rockets that were to be fired within minutes at a Derry police station. Security sources told the Guardian on Monday that two of the […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 19th February

Daily Echo: Former Lib Dem to stand for English Democrats at Eastleigh by-election. ‘A former Liberal Democrat will be representing the English Democrats at the upcoming by-election. Michael Walters has been announced as its candidate for the contest on February 28. A committed Anglican and Royal British Legion member, Mr Walters is the English Democrats’ current […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 6th February 2013

BBC News: Doncaster mayor quits English Democrats ‘because of BNP‘. ‘Peter Davies, the mayor of Doncaster, has resigned from the English Democrats claiming there has been a big influx of new members joining from the British National Party. Mr Davies, who was elected to the post in 2009, had planned to stand for a second […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 05.11.12

Extremis Project: Andrew Brons MEP forms new far right political party. Having resigned last month from the British National Party, following disagreements with leader Nick Griffin, Andrew Brons has now created ‘True Brits’. More to follow. BBC News: Terror documents-accused Umer Farooq admits charges. ‘A man from Greater Manchester has admitted possession of terrorist documents containing details […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 18.10.12

The Telegraph: British doctor charged over double kidnap in Syria to appear in court. ‘A trainee NHS doctor appeared in court today accused of kidnapping a British photographer in Syria. Shajul Islam, 26, who had studied at St Bartholomew’s and a University of London hospital, was arrested last week at Heathrow Airport and charged yesterday. He […]

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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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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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Where now for the British far-right?

The British far-right should be having a ball. With the economy faltering, austerity biting and economic pessimism growing, the conditions for racism and racist scapegoating could hardly be better. But, as Nick Lowles reports, racist groups are contracting and morale is dropping. Will it always be like this? In May, the British National Party (BNP) […]

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