Pegida UK: A lacklustre disappointment to its German parents

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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

Pegida UK promoter Matthew Pope wants Islam banned and has far-right links

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One of the Facebook pages of Matthew Pope, an official spokesman for Pegida UK.(Facebook screengrab) The man acting as official spokesman for the Pegida UK group confessed to spreading hate through a Facebook page he ran called “Ban Islam”, claimed there are no peaceful Muslims and has social media ties to the far-right. Matthew Pope … Continue reading

Newport UKIP in turmoil as chairman tries to rid party of ‘EDL sympathisers

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ROW: Newport UKIP chairman Mike Chaffin, left and Newport East parliamentary candidate Donald Grewar NEWPORT’S branch of UKIP appeared in turmoil at the weekend as their chairman appealed for help to “rid this branch of EDL sympathisers”. Mike Chaffin posted on the branch’s Facebook page: “Not in my name, not in my party and not … Continue reading

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen named as latest far-right figure to speak at prestigious Oxford University Union

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Ms Le Pen will be speaking at the famous venue in February But campaigners say they will protest outside the Union if talk goes ahead Described the politician as a ‘Euro-fascist’ who wants to split society   Le Pen is known for her controversial right-wing views Called for surveillance in mosques following Charlie Hebdo massacres  French … Continue reading

Middlesbrough family suffer barrage of ‘disgusting’ racial abuse while on holiday in Blackpool

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Two 23-year-old women targeted Imtiaz Hussain’s family and young men joined in as his daughters were taunted with ‘Ban the Burka’ chants A Middlesbrough family cut its holiday to Blackpool short after suffering a “disgusting” barrage of racist abuse. Imtiaz Hussain, his English wife Barbara and their three daughters had just arrived in the seaside … Continue reading

Support for British far-right groups hits 20-year low

Nick Griffin (left) was expelled from the British National party last October

Hope Not Hate report shows general decline in influence of BNP, EDL and others due to internal splits and rise of Ukip Nick Griffin (left) was expelled from the British National party last October. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian Far-right groups in the UK are at their lowest ebb for 20 years despite the … Continue reading

See EDL members abuse Newcastle book group who wanted to discuss Russell Brand’s ‘Revolution’

The video shows Newcastle EDL supporters gatecrashing the meeting then refusing to leave before chanting and being ushered out by police In a video provided to the Chronicle by EDL regional organiser Alan Spence, EDL members begin to disrupt the meeting at Bar Loco in Newcastle by shouting a chant of: “No surrender, no surrender, … Continue reading

Look: EDL rioters who terrorised Birmingham city centre jailed for more than 75 years

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50 thugs sentenced in marathon court hearings taking almost a month                     English Defence League supporters who brought terror to the streets of Birmingham have been jailed for more than 75 years after violence flared at a protest. Fifty men have appeared before Birmingham Crown Court … Continue reading

Britain First Officer on sex offenders register

Broomfield: On the sex offenders register for seven years The last time we heard of John Broomfield, he was face down in the streets of Bournemouth with a police officer’s gun pointing in his face in 2010. He was with a car load of English Defence League (EDL) activists and others arrested at various addresses … Continue reading

Now Ukip axes councillor over ‘jaw dropping’ TV interview: Party member has links to a ‘far-Right group’

Rozanne Duncan was expelled for ‘associating with a far-Right group’ Allegiance came to light after comments in unbroadcast TV interview  Miss Duncan was dropped while serving on Thanet District Council, Kent Ukip confirmed she was removed for ‘bringing the party into disrepute’ Expelled: Rozanne Duncan, pictured, was dropped with immediate effect for associating with an … Continue reading