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Sunday 08 May 1994
IN LAST Sunday's Review ('Voting for an island state'), it was reported that Anti-Nazi League leaflets carrying the words 'fuck off Beackon Nazis' were pushed through letter- boxes in the Isle of Dogs. We now accept that there was no evidence for this statement, which arose from a misunderstanding of local complaints about similar slogans appearing on road surfaces. We apologise for the error.
The real racists do not wear swastikas: 'Stop the BNP' campaigns ignore greater dangers in everyday British life, argues Kenan Malik
Wednesday 04 May 1994
'DON'T vote for Nazis,' shout the posters plastered all over Brixton High Street. It seems highly unlikely that anyone in Brixton would vote Nazi, but even if someone wanted to, the posters would make no difference, for there are no far right candidates standing anywhere in the area. So what is the point of them?
Sunday 01 May 1994
CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 8 MAY 1994) APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE
Saturday 23 April 1994
Sir: Your misleading article 'Lib- Dems ready to block BNP' (Politics & Policy, 22 April) was written without checking any of its statements with this council's political leadership. To put it simply, Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats are committed to maintaining the current decentralised boundaries. We will not fix the system just because residents might decide to elect the BNP.
Local Elections: Lib Dems ready to block BNP: Tower Hamlets boundaries could change to avert racist threat - Lambeth disorder continues
Friday 22 April 1994
LEADERS of the Liberal Democrats are planning to avoid handing power to the BNP under their policy of devolving power to the grass roots in Tower Hamlets.
Tuesday 05 April 1994
Sir: It is well known that publication of selective and misleading canvass figures and polls can be used to create a bandwagon effect in by-elections, and this probably helped the BNP in Millwall last September. Your reporting of the findings of the recent Institute of Community Studies poll under the headline 'Local people 'expect BNP win' in east London' (1 April) could well have an equally damaging impact.
Monday 04 April 1994
Sir: Your correspondents (letters, 31 March) who criticise John Torode's article about the British National Party on the Isle of Dogs have little to offer but a minor reworking of last year's left-wing Easter Parade of evasions and half- truths.
Friday 01 April 1994
LOCAL people believe the British National Party will win the crucial Millwall ward of Tower Hamlets in next month's local elections, according to an opinion poll published yesterday by the Institute of Community Studies.
Thursday 31 March 1994
Sir: John Torode's article on the Isle of Dogs 'Dogfight in the Docklands', 29 March) made my blood boil. He claims that as he canvassed the Barkantine estate 'from nobody is there any principled criticism of the BNP'. His canvassing must have been amazingly selective. There is a large, active and growing opposition to the British National Party both on the Barkantine and every other local estate. On the very day the BNP canvass he talks about took place, the area was covered in anti-racist posters put up by local people.
Dogfight in the Docklands: John Torode joins the 'islanders' of the British National Party as they campaign to take over a traditional Labour stronghold
Tuesday 29 March 1994
'ALL RIGHT, Del boy?' yells a thickset bloke with a spectacular beer belly, pushing a pram across the crowded pedestrian precinct in the middle of the Barkantine council estate. Councillor Derek Beackon, a short, stocky, Alf Garnett lookalike, waves his team to a halt, blinks from behind heavy glasses, identifies the caller among the shoppers and shouts back a long drawn out, triumphal 'All right]' accompanied by a thumbs-up sign.
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