BNP sees 99.7% drop in votes in 2015 general election, party all but wiped out

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Somehow they claim their ‘efforts paid off’ The British National Party has received just 1,667 in the 2015 UK general election, a vast drop from 2010 when it garnered 563,743. The far-right party fielded just eight candidates this election, securing zero MPs and being beaten by Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol and Monster Raving Loony … Continue reading

Nick Griffin faces legal threat for using photo of kilted black men to mock SNP

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Photographer Daniele Tamagni was furious that Mr Griffin had used one of his pictures without permission for the purposes of ‘disgusting racist propaganda’ Nick Griffin is facing possible legal action from an award-winning Italian photographer angered at the former British National Party leader’s use of one of his images in a tweet. Daniele Tamagni, who … Continue reading

BNP unveil Dagenham candidate for general election 2015

Tess Culnane The far-right British National Party (BNP) have unveiled a parliamentary candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, five years after ex-leader Nick Griffin was soundly beaten in the borough.   Former BNP leader Nick Griffin (left) failed to take (right) Margaret Hodge’s Labour seat in Barking at the 2010 general election. Mother of four, and … Continue reading

UKIP absorbs Britain’s far-right

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  English Defense League march. Newcastle, 2010. [Gavin Lynn/Flickr] Sparsely attended far-right rallies in Britain highlight the decline of a movement in disarray, but experts say that some of its ideas have found new expression in the Eurosceptic UKIP ahead of elections in May. Anti-fascist demonstrators outnumbered the roughly 400 people at a raucous English … Continue reading

European far-right politicians in Russia to support Putin

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A Cossack argues with an Russia’s anti-fascist activist, right, during protest near the venue of the the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, March 22, 2015. The poster reads ‘ To each fascist his Nuremberg’. Nationalist supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin brought together controversial far-right politicians from across Europe on Sunday … Continue reading

BNP fall complete: Racist party can’t find enough candidates to qualify for BBC election broadcast

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In 2010, the BNP won 563,743 votes at the General Election, but this year they are struggling to even find candidates BNP leader Adam Walker took over from Nick Griffin to 2014 The far-right British National Party is set to lose the right to an election broadcast as it cannot find enough parliamentary candidates, an … 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

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

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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

BNP expels Griffin’s youth wing

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Mark James: Naughty nazi Much ado is often made about the group National Action which is partly the alternative name for when the British National Party’s (BNP) youth wing (YBNP) want to behave like Nazis. For the last couple of years the former and currently expelled leader of the BNP, Nick Griffin has been encouraging … Continue reading

Britain’s most racist election: the story of Smethwick, 50 years on

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In 1964, the West Midlands constituency of Smethwick was the most colour-conscious place in the country, and the scene of a Tory campaign that successfully exploited anti-immigrant sentiment. How has the town changed in the years since Malcolm X was inspired to visit in solidarity with its minorities? Malcolm X visiting Smethwick in February 1965, … Continue reading