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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 8th May 2013

The Independent: White Britons ‘in retreat’ from racially mixed areas, reveals study by think-tank Demos. ‘A “retreat” of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, the think-tank Demos has found. Analysis of the 2011 census figures shows that 45 per cent of ethnic minorities in England and Wales live in areas where […]

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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, Friday 3rd May 2013

Jewish Chronicle: Far-right drops its mask. ‘The British National Party could once put up more than 400 candidates, and attract national media attention. As yesterday’s local elections showed, today the BNP is very much a shadow of its former self, and can barely contest 100 seats. While the party is retaining its focus on areas that […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 29th April 2013

Shields Gazette: Outrage at BNP’s Ocean Road by-election flyers. ‘The Muslim community in South Tyneside is outraged by racist by-election pamphlets being sent though letter boxes. The British National Party (BNP) has posted a number of flyers to encourage constituents to vote for their candidate Dorothy Brooke in next week’s by-election in South Shields. However, […]

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The rise and fall of the BNP in one graph

The 2012 UK local elections saw a further drop in public support for the extreme right-wing British National Party (BNP), which at one point could rally over 200,000 voters at the local level. Given the party’s recent shift toward non-electoral demonstrations -or more accurately its return to the original strategy of ‘march and grow’- we went […]

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