Tory suspended in ‘vote plot’ probe

The Tory candidate in a key general election marginal has been suspended after allegedly hatching a plot with far-right extremists to win votes by stirring up racial hatred. Afzal Amin is accused of scheming with the English Defence League (EDL) Afzal Amin is accused of scheming with the English Defence League (EDL) to announce an … Continue reading

Tape recording reveals UKIP’s internal war over race row candidate Victoria Ayling


Party activists are heard branding her a racist and withdrawing their support for her bid to represent the party in Great Grimsby Racism row: Victoria Ayling with party leader Nigel Farage  A vicious feud between UKIP members is threatening to derail Nigel Farage’s hopes for taking a key election target. In an explosive 111-minute tape … Continue reading

Scunthorpe UKIP man suspended over harassment complaint


Misconduct charges have been served against barrister Stephen Howd, who is based in Leeds The UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Scunthorpe has been suspended by the party after a complaint of harassment was made against him at work. Stephen Howd, 49, from Hook, East Yorkshire, is a Leeds-based barrister. The Bar Standards Board, which regulates … Continue reading

Scots-based UKIP election candidate quits amid claims of ‘sectarian and racist filth’

A prominent Scots-based UKIP candidate has quit the party claiming it is riddled with religious bigotry and racism north of the border.  Jonathan Stanley, who has contested elections in his home city of Edinburgh and was until recently the party’s head of policy in Scotland, said: “This sectarian and racist filth in Scotland needs cleaning … Continue reading

UKIP candidate says storms which battered Britain are ‘God’s reply’ to gay marriage law change


Prospective MP Ted Strike asked in a Facebook post whether the storms of 2013 were a response to the ‘un-Godly change in the law on marriage?’ Getty / PA / Evening GazetteUKIP has accused political opponents of ‘trawling Facebook’ to embarrass Strike (left) A UKIP candidate has been criticised for saying storms which battered Britain … Continue reading

Tributes paid after death of Crawley woman who bravely took on the National Front

Barbara Martin

A WONDERFUL WOMAN: Barbara Martin stood up to racism at a time when National Front members were holding demonstrations A CRAWLEY woman who spent nearly 40 years standing up to racism in the town has been described as a “wonderful woman” with “a beautiful mind” after her death. Having the courage to speak out against … Continue reading

Australian-themed bar slammed for welcoming EDL protesters claims police asked them to


Hundreds of police were drafted in to maintain order near Walkabout in Manchester – it claims it was not out to make a profit from the far-right demonstrators Walkabout: Hundreds of EDL members flooded into Manchester city centre on Saturday Bosses at an Australian-themed bar slammed for welcoming EDL protesters have defended their actions – and … Continue reading

Public shuns far right gathering

Police at the event FAR-right group Britain First came to Wigan at the weekend but suffered a low turnout for what was billed as a grand event. The political party, which has a strong anti-Muslim agenda, has grown considerably over the last couple of years, using social networking to spread their views and generate support. … Continue reading

Pegida UK: A lacklustre disappointment to its German parents


A man with a swastika on the back of his helmet holds a sign aloft amid the Pegida UK crowd in Newcastle.(IBT) For a new protest group, there is little new about Pegida UK. Its launch in Newcastle on 28 February could barely muster a tenth of the support its parent organisation in Germany drew, … Continue reading

Anti-Ukip group to launch Thanet’s ‘biggest political event’ in years


Nigel Farage March aims to bring people together Bunny La Roche became infamous after she heckled Nigel Farage on Question Time. The campaigner, well-known in Thanet for her political views and flamboyant hair colour is part of a group borne out of the concern that Ukip targeting of the area will lead to an increase … Continue reading