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The party leader described the scandal over the Oxfordshire councillor’s repeated media appearances as a ‘storm in a teacup’

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Dean of Durham calls on Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio to 'renounce fascism'

New Black Cats boss has made inflammatory remarks in the past

The English Defence League has seen its support splinter

Far-right vacuum could trigger 'lone-wolf' attacks

Warning about potential for a 'British Breivik'

Nigel Farage

Ukip are by no means libertarian

"Right-wing" is the only appropriate description for Nigel Farage's party

Nick Griffin revealed his address on a Buckingham Palace press pack in 2010 and the picture has resurfaced on social media websites

Nick Griffin’s home address shared on Facebook after BNP leader’s tweets address of gay couple who won landmark discrimination trial and calls for 'a bit of drama' outside their home

Nick Griffin’s home address has been shared on Facebook less than a week after the BNP leader tweeted the address of a gay couple at the centre of a landmark discrimination trial and called for “a bit of drama” outside their home.

Rats leave Nick Griffin behind on the BNP’s swiftly sinking ship

Rats leave Nick Griffin behind on the BNP's swiftly sinking ship

First the party's only other MEP quit – then the embattled leader found himself under investigation

MEP quits BNP, saying Griffin destroyed party

One of the two British National Party Euro-MPs has left the far-right movement and made claims that he has been "constructively dismissed".

EDL members demonstrate behind police in Bristol

English Defence League 'to become political party and stand candidates in European elections', says 'Tommy Robinson'

Exclusive: Robinson announces that far-right party will stand in elections as he abandons British Freedom Party after only five months

Church closer to banning BNP clergy

The General Synod of the Church of England has cleared the way for a ban on clergy membership of the British National Party.

Phil Wilson: Big Society? My party has a prior claim

We must not let the Tories hijack what should be ours

Three held after northern far-right protest over child grooming case

Three people were arrested as far right-groups were accused by police of using diversionary tactics to promote their message.

Voters shun BNP in local elections

The British National Party suffered a major setback in the local elections, losing six council seats.

Lord Heseltine predicted low turnouts for today's elections

Lord Heseltine braced for low turn-outs in ten city mayor referendums

Lord Heseltine said yesterday he was braced for low turn-outs in ten referendums today on creating a new wave of elected city mayors as he admitted there was very little interest in the issue among the public.

Vigilantes: Author Toni Morrison’s Home recalls a childhood packed with imperatives

DJ Taylor: Scratch a neo-fascist and find despair

Support for the far right in the French presidential election – and here in Britain – is more about disillusion than dogma

François Hollande in Quimper, western France, yesterday after taking the lead in the first round of the presidential election

Dominic Lawson: France rejects globalisation

If the far left and far right were as distinctively different as we are given to believe, then Nicolas Sarkozy would now be short odds to retain the French presidency when he goes head-to-head in the second round of the election against the Socialist candidate François Hollande. If you add the first-round votes gained by the Front National candidate Marine Le Pen to those for Sarkozy, the total would put him six points ahead of the aggregate of Hollande's first-round votes combined with those of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the hard-left candidate backed by the Communists.

The National Front is staging a comeback amid a rising tide of Islamophobia

National Front aims to revive 70s 'glory days'

In the febrile politics of the 1970s the National Front (NF) ruthlessly exploited working-class fears over immigration to create a far-right threat unseen in Britain since Sir Oswald Mosley.

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