Written by Hannah Godfrey
The BNP's website said Adam Walker, a former teacher who this year was struck off the teaching register for life, had been appointed acting chairman after Griffin "stepped aside", two months after he lost the party's only seat at the European parliament in a disastrous set of election results.Add a comment
Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 23:09
Written by Chris York
The irrelevant Mr Griffin will be replaced by the even less relevant deputy chairman, Adam Walker, who will now lead the irrelevant party into further irrelevance.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:09
Written by Tom Watson
Labour MPs did something really dumb yesterday.
They ousted Dennis Skinner from Labour’s ruling body, The National Executive Committee (NEC).
And yet this morning, as the shock of his defeat sinks in around Westminster, you can’t find an MP who says they didn’t vote for him.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 17:41
Written by Martin Dunne
Activists are celebrating a “triumphant campaign” after plans for the English Defence League to return to Stevenage have failed to materialise.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 23:19
Written by Nazia Dewji
A New Maldon councillor says his name appeared on a leaked list of British National Party (BNP) members because he was undercover in the far-right wing group five years ago.
The Surrey Comet was alerted this week to ex-policeman and Conservative Terry Paton’s surname, postcode and mobile phone number on the list originally leaked in 2009, long before he was an elected councillor.
But Coun Paton, 50, says his membership of the BNP was down to his work as a private investigator for his own security company which he ran for 10 years.
He said: “I was employed to get information – to get in and get out. I was paid for that information.
“I was asked to get information about a person. The person I was trying to get to – I was advised the only way to get that information was to join the BNP.
“It is difficult to get into because I am supposed to be sworn to secrecy. Nobody knows other than the people that employed me.”
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:45