Tag Archives: Rotherham

News from the United Kingdom, Monday 18th March 2013

Video: ITV News: British National Party and United Against Fascism protest in Rotherham.’The far right group are protesting at plans to re-build a mosque in the town. Anti fascist campaigners have also staged a counter demonstration. Chris Kiddey reports’. BBC News: Dart, Alom and Mahmood plead guilty to terror charges. ‘Three British men have pleaded guilty to preparing for terrorism […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 1st February 2013

BBC News: Family quits Bingham after anti-Muslim attacks. ‘A Muslim family say they have been forced to move from their home after offensive graffiti and a cross wrapped in ham were left outside their house. Murad Alam, 39, said his wife and two sons, aged eight and 10, had moved out of their home in […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 03.01.13

The Spectator: New terrorism control measures under the spotlight. ‘It has not been a very happy start to the new year for Theresa May, who will have to answer difficult questions in the Commons about the disappearance of a terrorism suspect. Ibrahim Magog has been on the run since Christmas eve when police first realised he had […]

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Why Nick Griffin and the BNP are Not Back

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Last week, and aside from the Leveson report, observers of British politics focused on the outcome of three parliamentary by-elections in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and North Croydon. While the bulk of attention focused on Labour wins across all three seats, and a strong performance by the radical right UK Independence Party, another story concerned the extreme right […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 29.11.12

Research: Exeter University: Attitudes towards security threats uncovered. ‘New research has revealed a significant gap between what the government claims are the biggest security threats facing the UK and the fears of the population. Terrorism is not perceived as the most important threat to everyday life despite claims by policy makers. Politics researchers at the Universities of Exeter […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 27.11.12

Analysis: Progress Online: The far-right has splintered but do not ignore the potential for a resurgence, warns Rob Ford. ‘Across Europe, conditions for the far-right appear better than ever. An ongoing financial crisis, lingering public concern over immigration, low levels of public trust in political institutions, and fraying bonds between citizens and the main parties […]

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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 30.10.12

The Independent: Eurozone crisis could provoke violence and push people towards extremism, says Dr Liam Fox MP. According to Dr Liam Fox, the former Defence Secretary: “Hardship and a sense of injustice are the mother and father of extremism and we must be careful – very careful – to ensure that as the Eurozone’s wealthiest push […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 29.10.12

Evening Standard: English Defence League demonstrates in Westminster. ‘Members of the English Defence League held a demonstration outside Parliament today as a protest against the far-Right group took place in Walthamstow. The group, hugely outnumbered by police, held the protest after a series of planned marches were banned amid fears of violence on the streets’. Institute of […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 19.10.12

The Guardian: Nick Griffin investigated by Police: Police in Cambridgeshire have said they are investigating complaints made after the leader of the far-right British National Party, Nick Griffin, posted the address of a gay couple on the internet and appeared to urge his supporters to demonstrate outside their home. “Griffin uses Twitter to say ‘A British Justice team will […]

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