Liverpool band Bird horrified after BNP leader Nick Griffin praises their music. Far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”

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Liverpool band Bird A Liverpool band were horrified to find out British National Party leader Nick Griffin was endorsing them online. The far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”, and telling people they were “going to be huge”. But their record label hit back … Continue reading

BNP leader Nick Griffin’s bodyguard arrested. Homophobic abuse allegation prompts police visit to BNP fundraiser to arrest the bodyguard of leader Nick Griffin

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Nick Griffin’s bodyguard Martin Reynolds is led away in handcuffs Photo: @hopenothate The bodyguard of British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been arrested by police investigating homophobic abuse allegations. Martin Reynolds, 46, was taken into police custody from a fundraising event for the far-right party in St Helens on Saturday night. Merseyside Police confirmed officers … Continue reading

Cumbrian BNP councillor held over voting probe

A BNP parish councillor has been arrested in connection with concerns over voting in the county council elections. Dawn Charlton Dawn Charlton, 49, was arrested at her Maryport home by Cumbria police in connection with an ongoing investigation into voting at last May’s elections. The Broughton Moor parish councillor was questioned at Workington police station … Continue reading

Green candidate calls for voters to help kick the BNP out of Brussels; Peter Cranie narrowly lost out to BNP leader Nick Griffin by 0.3% five years ago

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Peter Cranie Lead European Candidate for the Green Party in Liverpool and at St Georges Hall as part of their conference. Picture by Gareth Jones Liverpool’s Green Party candidate for the European elections called on voters to kick the BNP out of Brussels this May. Peter Cranie narrowly lost out to BNP leader Nick Griffin … Continue reading

Halton union and BNP leader clash over ‘Holocaust denial’ claim

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BNP chairman and Halton MEP Nick Griffin has denied claiming that the ‘Holocaust’ did not happen. Paula Barker, Halton Unison branch secretary, had accused Mr Griffin of calling the infamous Nazi genocide as the ‘hoax of the 20th century’. Halton Unison is affiliated to the Hope Not Hate diversity campaign, and Mrs Barker made the … Continue reading

Birkenhead man denies mosque blasts terrorist plot

A man has denied making improvised explosives and plotting to blow up mosques and Islamic centres. Ian Forman, 42, of Shavington Avenue in Prenton, Birkenhead is charged with engaging in the conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts on or before 6 June. He appeared via videolink at Kingston Crown Court earlier. He was remanded … Continue reading

Five in court over Liverpool Irish march opposition. Accused were seen “chanting and gesticulating” to marchers, court hears

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 Liverpool Magistrates Court in Dale Street, Liverpool Five people appeared in court charged with a public order offence relating to an Irish and trade unionist march in Liverpool. Paul Harrison, 31, of Windbourne Road, Aigburth; Jason Aspinall, 41, of Cherry Lane, Walton; Jonathan Halvorsen, 22, of Wentworth Drive, Everton; Margaret Anders, 24, of Northumberland Street, … Continue reading

Thousands take to the streets of Liverpool for anti-fascist march

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Trade unions and anti-racism groups led demonstration against the Far Right Liverpool marches against fascism Thousands took part in a march against fascism through Liverpool city centre today. Trade unions and anti-racism groups led the rally, which began on William Brown Street at noon. A central theme of the day was to spread the message … Continue reading

Final far-right thug jailed for beating up anti-fascist demonstrators

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Nathan Smith missed court date yesterday, but was jailed for 14 months today   Far-right thugs attack in Bold Street   The final man out of a group of seven far right sympathisers who beat up anti-fascist demonstrators in Liverpool was jailed after failing to turn up at his original hearing.  Nathan Smith, 21, was … Continue reading

Right-wing thugs locked up after Liverpool city centre attack. Trouble spread to Bold Street bar after gang set upon anti-fascists heading to a fundraising gig

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Far-right thugs attack in Bold Street Seven right-wing thugs who attacked a Liverpool City Centre anti-fascist meeting were jailed after admitting charges of violent disorder. The men, who were either members of or associated with groups including the National Front, the English Defence League or North West Infidels punched and kicked people heading for a … Continue reading