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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat May 16th, 2009 at 06:29:35 AM EST
Telegraph: BNP could be at heart of far-right EU group

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, is poised to become a key figure in the creation of a new far-right group in the European Parliament.

Fears are growing he will be at the centre of a wave of victories in next month's elections that would give nationalist parties a firm foothold in Europe.

Searchlight, the international anti-fascist magazine, has suggested they could pass the threshold of 25 MEPs from seven countries necessary to form a European Parliament grouping entitled to public funding worth up to £1 million per year.
by Sassafras on Sat May 16th, 2009 at 10:09:51 AM EST
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Timesonline: Postal workers refuse to deliver BNP leaflets

Postal workers are refusing to deliver British National Party election leaflets because they object to its "right-wing rubbish".

About 100 workers in the West Country have told union leaders that they will not carry the leaflets, which bear an anti-immigration message.

They have accused Royal Mail chiefs in Bristol and Somerset of "bullying", with one office allegedly threatening workers with dismissal if they do not comply.

The Communication Workers Union says that Royal Mail is breaking a "conscience clause" agreed four years ago that allows staff to refuse to deliver literature they find offensive.
by Sassafras on Sat May 16th, 2009 at 10:12:15 AM EST
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BBC: SNP European campaign kicks off

The SNP has launched its European election campaign with a pledge to protect Scottish jobs and boost economic recovery.

Party leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond set out his stall at a renewable energy company in Edinburgh's Leith area.

He said his was the only party offering a strong voice for Scotland in Europe.

by Sassafras on Sat May 16th, 2009 at 10:46:36 AM EST
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BBC: Greens offer UK voters 'alternative'

The Green Party offers voters an alternative to parties which are "mired in sleaze", it has said at the launch of its Euro election campaign.

The party is promising to create a million new jobs in green industries...[as well as]...an £44bn investment programme to boost employment in sustainable industries.
by Sassafras on Sat May 16th, 2009 at 10:51:54 AM EST
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