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General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England has backed draft legislation paving the way for a ban on clergy membership of the BNP – in spite of warnings about creating ‘martyrs’ to free speech.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BNP leader Nick Griffin wins court contempt battle – BBC News

“BNP leader Nick Griffin has fought off a bid to have him declared guilty of contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BNP leader Nick Griffin faces contempt of court ruling – The Guardian

“BNP leader Nick Griffin will learn today whether he has been found guilty of contempt of court. The Equality and Human Rights Commission accused him at the high court of failing to comply with a county court judgment ordering the removal of potentially racist clauses from his party’s constitution.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BNP in high court showdown over ‘racist’ party constitution – The Guardian

“The British National party faces having some or all of its assets seized in the high court today as part of a showdown with the equality and human rights watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phil Woolas awaits court ruling on election victory – Daily Telegraph

“Phil Woolas faces being thrown out of parliament when two High Court judges rule on whether to overturn a general election result in his Oldham constituency and order a re-run.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BNP members to be barred from teaching – The Guardian

“Headteachers are to be given the power to dismiss teachers who are members of the BNP or other groups which have an ‘extremist tenor’.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening)

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening) [2010] UKSC 40; [2010] WLR (D) 211

“Where the Electoral Commission brought forfeiture proceedings under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 against a registered political party in respect of its acceptance of an impermissible donation the court had a discretionary power under s 58(2) to order partial forfeiture of the value of the donation if, in the particular circumstances, it was proportionate to do so.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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