If you believe the Daily Mail, then a European election candidate has been arrested “for quoting Winston Churchill”.
Category - bnp
May 1, 2014
November 24, 2012
Members of the United Kingdom Independence Party must be rubbing their hands with glee today. They're the subject of the day's leading news story. The Education Secretary has described them as “a mainstream party”. The Leader of the Opposition has effectively defended them. They are being portrayed as victims of discrimination, despite their own discriminatory policies.
April 14, 2011
January 26, 2011
Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at a conference on racism, religion and public policy and so I thought I would do a quick blog on why the Alternative Vote (AV) will help to tackle extremist politics. (Ekklesia has been examining/exposing the links between religion and the BNP/extremism in politics/public policy, since 2004. For a list of articles, reports etc... see here ).
May 6, 2010
April 25, 2010
The BBC is not doing well on its reporting of religion this election. Firstly it wrote a highly speculative article about the role of religion in influencing the election - completely ignoring the substantial evidence on the subject.
Now it is reporting the 'news': 'BNP banned from Lichfield Diocese church hustings'.
The BBC headline is misleading for two reasons. As the BBC article itself makes it clear, the diocese has not in fact "banned" the BNP. Rather the diocese has just issued 'guidance' to its churches. It is up to individual churches to decide whether to act on the guidance.
Secondly, the headline should really be 'Diocese follows Church of England guidance'. The C of E issued this guidance through the Archbishops’ Council Mission and Public Affairs Division on 1st February. This advised churches not to invite extremist candidates to their hustings.
Gavin Drake, the diocesan communications officer quoted in the article, doesn't seem to have realised this, or, if he has, told this to the BBC. That or the message just didn't get through to the Beeb.
Anyway, this is neither a 'ban'. Nor is it news.
April 22, 2010
April 19, 2010
March 26, 2010
There are signs that The Daily Telegraph are beginning to get the relationship between what some Church of England bishops have been saying, and the BNP.
March 24, 2010
It comes as little surprise that Nick Griffin has finally come out and expressed his support for the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, and retired Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir Ali.