Category: Far right

British tabloid hypocrisy shocker

The Sun today featured the story of a former British soldier whose image was featured in a British Nazi Party election leaflet, in uniform next to the words, “we’re fed up with being sent...

Public interest

Moving on from health fascists to real fascists, the news yesterday told us that the entire membership list for the British National Party from 2007, complete with addresses and phone numbers, had been published...

Letter from me in the New Statesman

New Statesman - Letters My letter, regarding the portrayal of Croydon in Brendan O’Neill’s article “What’s Driving the BNP?” last Friday, got printed in this week’s New Statesman. The letters pages seem only to...

The only white woman on the bus?

Brendan O’Neill interviews the British Nazi Party trying to win hearts and minds in Stanmore (with all the Jews!) and runs into a chick from Croydon bleating about how out of place she is...

Review of “This is England”

This is England is a film about skinheads in the English Midlands in the early 1980s, written and directed by the British director Shane Meadows (interviewed here) and set mostly on a council estate which turns out to be in Nottingham, although no reference to Nottingham is actually made anywhere in the film; some scenes are shot in Grimsby, an east coast port and seaside resort. It mainly revolves around the character of Shaun, a 12-year-old boy who has recently lost his father in the Falklands war, and who is partly based on Meadows (and some of the other characters are also partly based on people Meadows knew).

2001 riots “fuelled by racist propaganda”

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Report says riots product of racist propaganda The Burnley race riots of 2001 were fuelled by racists exploiting the perceived imbalances in council spending on different communities, according...

Always helping police with their enquiries

Pickled Politics: Deport BNP council tax cheats! Pickled Politics reproduces a report from last week by Andrew Gilligan from the Evening Standard on the latest scandal involving the British National Party’s notoriously incompetent, criminal...

How the BNP tried to butter up Evangelicals

Guardian Unlimited: God is the God of all Dr Giles Fraser (vicar of Putney and Oxford philosophy lecturer) on how the BNP tried to build up an alliance with evangelical Christians, but balked at...

The vast left-wing conspiracy

Something I’d been meaning to blog on as part of my “Melanie Phillips soundbite of the week” series, now that she’s started blogging again, but Stuart Jeffries in today’s Guardian has pretty much beaten...

Same old Nazis …

The Guardian today has a feature on the British National Party and its threat to appeal to working-class white voters disillusioned by Labour (and with their heads filled with exaggerated stories about asylum seekers)....