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Former Labour MP Phil Woolas's hopes of regaining his seat were dashed today after he failed in a High Court bid to overturn a decision stripping him of his Commons seat.

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Contempt proceedings launched against BNP leader Nick Griffin

More than 100 members and supporters of the British National Party demonstrated outside the Royal Courts of Justice today as contempt of court proceedings were launched against party leader Nick Griffin.

BNP establishes 'social networking' branch in America

The British National Party has set up a branch in the United States – nine years after it abandoned a fundraising drive across the Atlantic amid controversy over its links with American white supremacists.

By-election boost for Tories

The Tories were boosted by a council by-election gain in Ed Miliband's first conference week as Labour leader and ahead of their own.

Pre-conference voting boost for Labour

Tories and Liberal Democrats swapped seats with each other in the latest council by-elections but the vote share surge was to Labour on the eve of its conference and the declaration of a new leader.

Griffin's 'Question Time' inspires Bonnie Greer opera

It was one of the most controversial programmes in television history. When Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, was invited on to BBC 1's Question Time, it sparked massive protests. The programme, earlier this year, had extra edge because Mr Griffin was next to the black academic and playwright Bonnie Greer.

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A move to jail British National Party leader Nick Griffin was adjourned today at the High Court.

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