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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Mark Collette Booted Out of BNP ?

Rumours are circulating that Mark Collette has been booted out of the BNP for an attempted takeover.

But the actual claims coming out of the BNP HQ are

1) Alleged financial irregularities and ‘scamming’ concerning the procurement of print, especially large election print run, leaflets and regular publications including Identity magazine.
2) The leaking onto the internet of sensitive party information.
3) The ongoing, co-ordinated and sustained hate campaign, feeding lies to certain anti-BNP blog sites.

Wow is he getting stitched up or SET UP?
Lets hope the truth will out. .

read the official statment HERE

9remember though its Aprils 1st tomorrow and Nazi's have a very childlike 3yr old sense of humour).

Gordon Brown tells illegal migrants: "You are not welcome" (UK)

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stepped up his pre-election rhetoric on immigration by telling would-be illegal migrants: "You are not welcome."

With Labour facing a challenge in some areas from the anti-immigration BNP, Mr Brown urged a "united front" among the main parties to combat "xenophobia".

But he said it was right for politicians to talk about immigration and address people's "needs and fears".
The Tories said Mr Brown had "failed on immigration" and had no new ideas.

In his third major speech on immigration since becoming prime minister in 2007 Mr Brown said Labour's points-based migration system for workers from outside the EU would reduce the UK economy's dependence on migrant labour as British workers were trained up to meet skills shortages.

But he also stressed the importance of addressing voters' concerns about the impact of immigration on their communities.
He highlighted recent tightening up of restrictions on newcomers and changes to housing rules to allow councils to favour local people and a new fund to help high-migration areas cope with the added pressure on public services, paid for by migrants.

And he delivered a stark message to illegal migrants: "To those migrants who think they can get away without making a contribution; without respecting our way of life; without honouring the values that make Britain what it is - I have only one message - you are not welcome."

Giving his reaction to Mr Brown's speech, Conservative leader David Cameron said: "I'm delighted that the prime minister has converted to the cause of controlled migration, but people will wonder what he has been doing for the last few years."

The Conservatives would broadly continue with Labour's points-based system, which sets criteria immigrants from outside the EU must meet to work in Britain, but would also set an annual cap on the number of work permits issued.
They say they want to cut net immigration - the difference between those coming into the UK and those leaving - from "about 200,000" people a year to the "tens of thousands a year we saw in the 80s and 90s".

The Conservatives say they would achieve this by stopping students transferring automatically from study to work and by capping the number of skilled workers admitted from outside the EU, although they would encourage more high value migrants such as entrepreneurs, doctors and scientists.

They would also introduce a border force to combat illegal immigration and English language test for the spouses of legal migrants.
Shadow immigration minister Chris Grayling said: "We want to continue to attract the brightest and the best people to the UK - but with control on the overall numbers coming here."

In his speech, Gordon Brown called the Tory capping plan a "pre-determined quota" which he said was "misleading" as it will not apply to 80% of migrants, including EU nationals, family members and students.
The Liberal Democrats favour a policy of earned citizenship for illegal immigrants - dubbed an "amnesty" by their opponents.

They also say they would channel skilled migrant workers to parts of the country where there are labour shortages, away from the overcrowded South-East of England.
Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said there was "more consensus than meets the eye" on immigration and that "after many years of chronic mismanagement Labour have now got their act together".

But he said a border force, with police powers, was needed and he called for the reintroduction of exit and entry checks. The BNP, which is seeking to win its first seats at Westminster at the general election, want an immediate end to all immigration to the UK, including from other EU countries, and a programme of "voluntary repatriation".
The UK Independence Party is also focusing on immigration in its election campaign. It is proposing a five year freeze on immigration for permanent settlement.

UKIP wants withdrawal from the EU, like the BNP, and would end the automatic right of EU citizens to live and work in the UK, replacing it with a work permit system.

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP's MEPs, said Britain would have an "open door" to the rest of Europe "while we are a member of the European Union".

"This is the great thing that the Labour and Conservative parties don't want the voters to know," he told the BBC News Channel.

In his speech, Mr Brown sought to differentiate between the position of parties such as the BNP and UKIP and "mainstream parties" who he said share a consensus that immigration is a positive force in British society and a necessary contributor to economic growth.
But he told the audience "how we conduct this debate is as important as the debate itself".

And he called on mainstream parties to unite against "those who want to end immigration not because of the pressures it places on our communities but simply because they don't like migrants".
Mr Brown announced changes to the points system, which will see two occupations - care workers and chefs - on the shortage list removed.
An aide said this would only reduce numbers entering the UK from outside the EU by about 2,500 and would not come fully into effect until 2014.
Mr Brown said he wanted to encourage young British people to take up social care and catering as careers to reduce the need to employ people from outside the EU.
BBC News

Hackney mayoral candidate cleared over BNP complaint

Hackney mayoral candidate Andrew Boff has been cleared by the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Standards Board following a complaint about remarks he made about the British National Party and its members.

Andrew Boff, who is a Member of the London Assembly’s Conservative Group, highlighted the issue of the BNP’s intention to stand Mayoral candidates in Hackney and a number of other London boroughs at Mayor’s Question Time last month.
Boff said, “I hope that the various organisations are alert to the effect that the BNP will have of the British National Party deciding to stand for the mayoralties of Hackney, Lewisham and Newham, and that the communities are alert to any of the issues that may take place amongst the communities in these particular areas.
“I view their decision with some trepidation, because where they go, there are always problems.”

But Richard Barnbrook BNP London Assembly Member made an official complaint, saying that Andrew Boff was claiming that “BNP members and associates are problematic by nature.”

The GLA Standards Board ruled that Boff made the comment in his official capacity (as a London-wide Assembly Member).

Andrew Boff said, “I’m pleased that the [GLA] Standards Board has refused to allow the BNP to silence me and that my comments about them are vindicated.

“The good community relations that exist in Hackney will only be damaged by the the BNP’s decision to stand a candidate for Mayor.
“They get their votes by stirring up the kind of hatred which can lead to violent attacks. Hackney residents and the authorities need to be reminded of that I want as many people as possible to vote on Thursday 6 May to show the BNP that they are not welcome here.”

Hackney Citizen

Teenage girl poses with machine gun on Facebook as she fulfils dream of being a gangster's moll

These shocking images show a teenage girl posing with a replica of one of the world's most powerful machine guns as she fulfils her dream of becoming a gangster's moll.

Chloe Goodman was 17 when she posed with the replica Mac 10 in what looks like a school locker room as a friend stands back-to-back with her brandishing a similar firearm.
In a second photo Goodman poses with a gun in a lavatory and in a third holds a toy gun as she plays an arcade game.
A court heard how Goodman thought it would be 'cool' to hang out with hoodlums but the pictures were found on her Facebook page when she was arrested for taking £300 to hide a loaded gun for a thug from a vicious crime gang.
Today Goodman, now 18, sobbed as she began three years in jail after the impressionable youngster was said to have got a 'buzz' out of associating with gangsters.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Goodman, wept as she appeared with another girl of 17 and two cousins from the South Manchester-based Lostock Crew, which has brought misery to the suburbs of Flixton and Urmston.
She was given a mandatory three years for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after claims she 'embraced' gang culture.

Judge Timothy Mort told Goodman: 'A gun is used to reinforce a culture of territory or drugs and therefore it has no place in our society.
'That is why Parliament brought in mandatory sentences. The reason for that is because everybody is so concerned about the availability of guns in the community.
'From access to your computer it is clear that at the time you saw it was cool to be associated with lads who were on the fringes of gun culture in the area.
'Various images show that it was something that gave you a buzz.
'And it does seem to me that when you were asked to take this gun you were not that reluctant because it was seen as cool.

'I am satisfied that there was no intention to use that gun. You probably didn't give much thought to the fact that it was intended to shoot people.
'Although you clearly know lads on the fringes of that.'
Earlier the court heard how Goodman, from Urmston, had been friends with gangster Daniel Brown, 21, and regularly communicated on MySpace with a senior thug in the Lostock Crew.
Brown had served jail terms for robbery and drug dealing and was renowned for racketeering and demanding protection money from locals.
In May last year Brown drew up outside Goodman's house in a car with four friends and handed her a Smith and Wesson double action 0.44 revolver containing five bullets and wrapped in a white sock.

Mr Ian Metcalfe prosecuting said Goodman took the gun and told the younger girl she was 'looking after some heat for Danny B'.
She said Brown had told her it could 'blow her head off if she handled it' and described her situation as a 'load of pressure'.
But just hours later police raided Goodman's house following a tip off and the gun was stuffed in the 17-year-old's handbag and tossed out of a back window and landed on a hedge.

Officers found Goodman in the living room making calls on her mobile phone and the 17-year-old girl was found hiding in a storage area over a loft space.
Inquiries revealed how in the run up the arrests Goodman had sent a text message to Brown saying: 'Hiya Danny, Make sure you shout us whenever you need a favour. Hold it safe yeh.'
And three days before the gun was handed to Goodman she sent a text to Brown saying 'I'm gonna watch Shameless, but ru going to bring it me tomorrow?'

Brown replied saying 'I can bring it.'

The court heard that Goodman's computer was also examined and police found pictures of Goodman 'in a series of poses which seemed to corroborate gun or gang culture' going back to 2008 which 'embraced' gun culture.
She was also found to have a photo labelled 'Lostock Boys' which shows a group of youths holding weapons.
In mitigation, Goodman's counsel Miss Sarah Johnston said: 'The photograph of the Lostock boys was not taken by her but was posted on her Facebook.
'She has suffered panic attacks during her period in custody.'
Brown, from Stretford, was jailed for five years for possessing a firearm with ammunition and unrelated offences of conspiracy to blackmail.
His cousin, Michael Brown, 22, from Davyhulme got 16 months after the cousins threatened a man who owed them money.

The 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing ammunition and was jailed for two years.
Det Chief Insp Chris Packer, of Greater Manchester Police said after the case: 'This case highlights the very real dangers young women face when they are persuaded by either their boyfriends or male friends to store guns.

'These sorts of criminals coerce young and impressionable girls, asking them to stash weapons and take the heat off them.

'In many cases they probably have little or no regard for these women, but simply use them to hide weapons or drugs and try and stay under the police radar.

'However, as this case has proved, hiding a gun is tantamount to hiding a crime and as these young women can now testify, the consequence of that is a stint behind bars.
'It is important to stress that some women find themselves caught up in this cycle and are pressured into hiding the guns, to the extent where they are physically threatened if they do not do as their boyfriend's ask.

'I would urge anyone who is in this position to think carefully - is it worth getting a criminal record for this man? Do not let these men ruin your life.

Missouri hatemonger runs racist radio ads... to get elected to U.S. Senate (USA)

A Missouri man is counting on write-in votes - and racist radio ads - to catapult him into the United States Senate.

69-year-old bigot Glenn Miller, a leader of the White Patriot's Party during the 1980s, has paid for a series of offensive advertisements to be played on a local station. And there apparently is nothing the radio station can do about it.
“The company is required by federal law to run these spots and to do so without any edits,” Neil Larrimore, KMBZ program director, told the Kansas City Star. “Our hands are tied.”

One of the statements Miller makes in his ads includes, "Jews control the federal government and the media. Surely you don't still believe white men are in control, do ya? It's the Jews, stupid."

In another, he states:

"The future of white children will be a nightmare."

Many of his ads actually call white people "stupid," mixed in with an assortment of racist slurs directed at minorities.
This isn't the first time Miller has run for office. He made a similar bid in 2006, during which time he got only 40 votes, according to The Associated Press.

Another white supremacist, this one in Indiana, has been making a similar bid. Tom Metzger, 71, is using ads in local papers to support his write-in candidacy to get elected into the House of Representatives.

Like Miller, he has several failed attempts to get elected to public office under his belt.

NY Daily News

Holocaust survivor fights apathy on final trip home (Romania)

Hedi Fried was never supposed to return home. Packed into a cattle truck in 1944, she was deported to Auschwitz with the other 17,000 Jews in Sighet, now Sighetu Marmatiei in Romania.

But like her town's most famous son, the Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, she survived and has often returned to the town to bear witness to what happened with talks and lectures.

Now, aged 85, she's made an emotional final journey there.
The rain streams down as we draw up outside Sighet's Jewish cemetery.
"This is my pilgrimage, the last one," says Hedi, stepping over a large brown puddle.

Hedi Fried was never supposed to return home. Packed into a cattle truck in 1944, she was deported to Auschwitz with the other 17,000 Jews in Sighet, now Sighetu Marmatiei in Romania.

But like her town's most famous son, the Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, she survived and has often returned to the town to bear witness to what happened with talks and lectures.

Now, aged 85, she's made an emotional final journey there.
The rain streams down as we draw up outside Sighet's Jewish cemetery.

"This is my pilgrimage, the last one," says Hedi, stepping over a large brown puddle.

"At first I thought I could never return to Auschwitz, but I did and since then my nightmares are not as strong. I still have them but I no longer wake up in a damp sweat."

But Hedi is also concerned that new generations are not learning the truth about the Holocaust.
"My aim to come to Sighet was that the children understand what their great-grandparents have done, because when I lived here as a child I was a 'damned Jewess','' she says.

"They don't know what their grandparents have done: some have been perpetrators, a few rescuers, the majority bystanders. And that's what they have to learn: never, ever be a bystander."

Teenage ignorance
At the Elie Wiesel museum in Sighet, schoolchildren perform a folkdance for Hedi. She gives a talk - but the event is disorganised.
While she sits behind a table, teenagers stand huddled in front of her looking embarrassed.
Others are outside in the corridor. They couldn't hear a word even if they were trying to - which they're not.

I ask one 17-year-old boy why he is here.
"I don't know why, we've been told to come," he says, laughing.
"What do you know about the Holocaust?" I ask.
"Nothing, we haven't done it at school yet."
A 15-year-old girl who was inside is a little more forthcoming. She says Hedi spoke about her childhood in Sighet and what happened to her family.

"Were you surprised?" I ask.

"Yes," she replies.

"Have you ever heard what happened here in your town before?"


Fading traces
Monosyllabic answers are common to teenagers. But the local schools clearly did not see Hedi's visit as an opportunity to teach their pupils about this town's horrific recent history.
Of the 17,000 Jews who lived here before the war, there's hardly a trace - just a few families and a single surviving synagogue.
After the talk, Hedi joins in the folkdance, drawing on enviable reserves of energy for an 85-year-old.
But back at the hotel afterwards, she's clearly tired when asked about the lukewarm response that her testimony drew from the local youth.
"People don't want to talk about it, especially what happened in their own community. The bystanders are ashamed of it," she says.

"But tomorrow I am going to another school."
BBC News Special


France's top administrative body has advised the government that any total ban on face-covering Islamic veils could be unconstitutional.
The State Council also said a ban could be justified in some public places. Prime Minster Francois Fillon had asked the council for a legal opinion before drawing up a law on the subject. However, an MP from President Nicolas Sarkozy's party was quoted as saying that those drafting the legislation might ignore Tuesday's ruling. In the ruling, the council said any law could be in violation of the French constitution as well as the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. "It appears to the State Council that a general and absolute ban on the full veil as such can have no incontestable judicial basis," it said.

'Clear message needed'
But it added that rules requiring faces to be uncovered in public places such as schools, hospitals and law courts could be justified for security reasons, to combat fraud and to meet the needs of some public services. The State Council is required to give an opinion before any major piece of legislation is drafted in France. However, Jean Leonetti, the deputy parliamentary leader of Mr Sarkozy's UMP party, said a ban "needs to be complete or else it is misunderstood". "We still are of the view that a message needs to be sent that is clear and does not waver in terms of its implementation," he said. President Sarkozy has said more than once that the face-covering veil is not welcome in France, and that he wants a law restricting it. In January, a French parliamentary committee recommended a partial ban on Islamic face veils that could be imposed in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport. There are several types of headscarves and veils for Muslim women - those that cover the face being the niqab and the burka. In France, the niqab is the version most commonly worn. The interior ministry says only 1,900 women wear full veils in France, home to Europe's biggest Muslim minority.

BBC News


Final results from Italy's regional and local elections have confirmed a surge in support for the anti-immigrant right, mirroring similar gains recently seen in the Netherlands and France. With Silvio Berlusconi and his allies taking four regional governorships from the left, Umberto Bossi's Northern League has emerged as the undisputed winner. The League was expected to take 13% of the national vote, up from 8% at the last general election in 2008 when it used a poster of white sheep kicking out a black one. Bossi's party won two important governorships – Piedmont, the region around Turin, and the Veneto. In the Veneto it received a 10% higher share than the prime minister's Freedom People movement. The League also continued its expansion into areas outside its Po valley homeland. In "red" Emilia-Romagna it won almost 14%. The party's success fitted an emerging pattern. Earlier this month the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, who has compared the Qur'an to Hitler's Mein Kampf, made big gains in local elections. In France Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front won nearly 10% of the vote in regional ballots. The League's platform in the campaign leading up to the Italian poll on Sunday and Monday was less overtly racist than the NF's or that of Wilders' Party for Freedom. But Bossi's party is in government and, with control of the interior ministry, it has been able to implement many of the policies it sought to introduce, including the turning back of would-be clandestine immigrants at sea and the setting up of "centres for identification and expulsion".

Welcoming the results, Bossi called his party "unchained". He gave a hint of what that could mean when he clashed with another minister, loyal to Berlusconi, after declaring that he wanted a Leaguer to be the next mayor of Milan. There was another spat after Berlusconi's public sector minister, Renato Brunetta, was defeated in a bid to become mayor of Venice. He said "friendly fire" from Bossi's followers had brought him to grief. In the main election the governorships of 13 of the country's 20 regions were up for grabs. Six went to the right and seven to the left – a relative victory for Berlusconi, who entered the campaign handicapped by the economic crisis and the rank incompetence of his own officials who failed to submit on time the list of his party's candidates in the key region of Lazio. Berlusconi, who controls a daily newspaper, a weekly news magazine and three television channels, said he had survived a "terrible campaign of slander and defamation". He added: "Once again, love has conquered envy and hate." He said the result would enable his government to enact "the reforms necessary for the modernisation and development of our country". The reform at the top of his agenda before the poll was an overhaul of the judiciary intended to draw the claws of the prosecutors who have been trying to put him in jail for more than 20 years.

The Guardian


Juventus defender Jonathan Zebina claimed he was the victim of racism after being hit by a fan on Sunday. Zebina was slapped on the back of the head by a Juve supporter as he was about to enter the team's bus ahead of their home Serie A game against Atalanta. A group of Juve fans were protesting outside the team's hotel in Turin when the incident took place. "It is a racist act,'' Zebina said. "I believe one has the right to criticise the team. We, players, are fortunate. We have an important responsibility considering the social climate in which we live, where people are losing their jobs. "Hence, those that pay for a ticket to watch a game can protest as long as it is done with civility.'' This is not the first time this season Juve fans have been accused of racism. A section of Juve fans were banned earlier this year by the Italian football league from attending a game after racial taunts against Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli. However, Zebina believes authorities should take more action. "The institutions should send out more signals of condemnation,'' he said. "I don't think Italy is racist but I am saddened that the image of this country is stained by incidents like this one. I believe these acts also take place in France, England and the United States. "These episodes, however, do not tarnish the image that I have of Italy having lived here for 12 years.''



Germany's Jewish community on Monday warned of an "alarming" rise in anti-Semitic violence by Arab and Turkish immigrants after Berlin police reported two unrelated attacks against Jews at the weekend. "There's an urgent need to fight the roots of anti-Semitism, especially coming from young Turks and Arabs, and to effectively counter it," the Jewish Community in Berlin said in a statement. "That the violence from the immigrant community is being increasingly aimed at Jews or people they assume are Jews is alarming," it added. A sensitive issue in Germany because of its Nazi past, even relatively minor reports of anti-Semitic violence make the news. Police reported at the weekend that two women and a man were beaten, struck on the head with beer bottles and insulted by a gang of immigrants in an underground station. Local media reports said the three were first asked if they were Jewish. The attack started after they said yes. Police said they were searching for the assailants. In a separate incident, a 61-year-old German was detained after shouting anti-Semitic slogans at two 10-year-old girls at a train station. He threatened to beat a 28-year-old man who tried to protect them with a beer bottle. He was detained and faces charges of inciting racial hatred and attempted bodily harm.


US 'Christian militants' charged after FBI raids (USA)

Admin Comment: With the Southern Poverty Law Centre giving the number of active hate groups in America at around 840+ incidents like this will obviously start to become a regular event.

Nine alleged members of a radical US Christian militia group have been charged with conspiring to kill police officers and wage war against the US.

The suspects were detained in a series of FBI raids across the Mid-West, while one remains at large.

Prosecutors say the eight men and one woman belonged to the Hutaree group.
It is alleged they planned to kill a police officer in Michigan and then stage a second attack on the funeral, using landmines and roadside bombs.

Preparing for the Antichrist
The FBI raided properties in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana over the weekend in the belief that the group was planning a reconnaissance exercise.
"The indictment... outlines an insidious plan by anti-government extremists to murder a law enforcement officer in order to lure police from across the nation to the funeral where they would be attacked with explosive devices," said Attorney General Eric Holder.
"Thankfully, this alleged plot has been thwarted and a severe blow has been dealt to a dangerous organisation that today stands accused of conspiring to levy war against the United States."
A website in the name of the group shows video footage of military-style training exercises and describes Hutaree as "Christian warriors". It is edited to a backing track of rock music.

A statement on the website says the group are preparing to defend themselves upon the arrival of the Antichrist.
The website says Hutaree is "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive".
In the indictment, Hutaree is described as an "anti-government extremist organisation" advocating violence against the police.
BBC News

BNP hires security guards for Poster (UK)

FURIOUS BNP chiefs have drafted in security guards - to protect a POSTER.

The far-right party splashed out £2,000 on its first billboard campaign in Scotland.
But just hours after the massive sign was unveiled, it was targeted by outraged protesters and torn down.

And since being replaced, the poster has been pelted with paint, covered in graffiti branding the BNP "nazi scum" and even set on fire.
The party has now hired two security guards to keep an eye on the Aberdeen billboard round the clock.

Barry Scott, the BNP's north east organiser, said: "We thought we might get a problem with graffiti but we never expected the poster would be destroyed.
"If people have a problem with the BNP we would rather they emailed us."
On their website, the BNP boasts that the poster on Aberdeen's Great Northern Road is "yet another breakthrough" for the party.
But local Labour councillor George Adam said: "There are certainly people who are extremely concerned about this, who think the poster is offensive."

And Ken Ferguson, of the Scottish Socialist Party, added: "It's not surprising that a poster for the BNP has attracted hostility. Their racist views are repugnant to the vast majority of people in Scotland."

Grampian Police said four men aged between 20 and 25 have been charged in connection with three incidents involving the billboard.

The Sun

Man Sets Fire To BNP Poster in Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)

A MAN set fire to an Aberdeen a billboard displaying a BNP poster.
First offender Ewan Ross, drank alcohol to build up the “Dutch courage” to set fire to the poster in Aberdeen’s Great Northern Road, which advertised the policies of the British National Party.

The 25-year-old was seen walking backwards and forwards in front of the billboard on Aberdeen’s Great Northern Road before setting it alight at 10.50pm on Friday.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard the blaze had put the BNP £200 out of pocket in damages. Ross, whose address was listed in Aberdeen Sheriff Court papers as 33 Bonnyview Drive, Aberdeen, was admonished of the charge.


Brown to focus on 'fair' immigration system in speech (UK)

Gordon Brown is to urge all parties to show a "united front" against those opposing immigration out of prejudice.

In a speech in London, the PM will say it is right for politicians to talk about the issue and address people's concerns about immigration levels.
But he will say debate must be measured and talk that immigration is "out of control" plays into extremists' hands.
The speech comes as a number of leading politicians challenged the main parties to toughen pledges on immigration.
The parliamentarians, including Labour MP Frank Field, have written an open letter challenging all the main parties to toughen their manifesto pledges.
The British National Party (BNP), which wants a stop to all immigration, except in exceptional cases, and to deport all illegal immigrants, won its first seats in the European Parliament last year.
Some Labour and Tory politicians blamed the BNP's breakthrough on the failure of their parties to address concerns about the impact of immigration on jobs, housing and social services.

'Right to talk'

Labour says the points-based system governing the amount of people that can come to work in the UK based on different criteria - introduced in 2008 - is fair, flexible and has contributed to a fall in immigration.
But the Tories say the current system is not working and have urged an annual cap to be set on immigration to reflect the UK's economic needs.

Conservative leader David Cameron has said net immigration levels - the difference between those coming into the UK and those leaving - have been too high in the past 10 years and need to be reduced.

In his second major speech on immigration in the past six months, Mr Brown will say people have a right to talk about the issue.
"As politicians in the mainstream of British politics, we have a duty to listen and engage with them - because if we don't people will listen to whoever does," he is expected to say.
 "When we talk of fairness, it is right to talk of immigration and address people's worries and concerns.

"The question of who comes to Britain, and what they have to do to earn that privilege - it is something that should be the subject of open and responsible debate.
"But how we conduct this debate is an important as the debate itself."

'Standing together'
Mr Brown will say there is a consensus among mainstream parties in favour of immigration as a positive force in British society and a necessary contributor to economic growth.
"So I call on all those in the mainstream of our politics to stand together in the coming weeks and present a united front against those who don't value the diverse and outward-looking Britain that we stand for."
In November, Mr Brown announced plans for a points-based test for permanent residence and citizenship and more recently pledged to tighten the rules on student visas. The Lib Dems have said immigrants should be encouraged to go to parts of the UK with specific skills shortages and which have the "will and resources" to accommodate them.

They have also called for improved border controls and for exit checks at all ports to be reinstated.

BBC News


Thanks to SRC for letting us know about this.

Wikileaks' German team member Daniel Schmitt stated in a podcast interview 37,000 internal emails of Germany's far right extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) are on the verge of being released. Wikileaks is currently in the process of designing a tool which will allow people to browse and comment on individual emails. It will be similar to The Guardian's MP expenses site - Wikileaks actually talked to The Guardian about using the platform the newspaper had developed. Different tools however will be required for the NPD emails. Daniel Schmitt also commented on the decrypted US military video which will be released during a press conference this coming Monday. Julian Assange, Wikileaks' spokesperson, twittered last week he and his colleagues were being observed by agents with US State Department IDs and members of an Icelandic security company. Wikileaks still has no clue who the people that were tailing them actually work for and what their intentions are - althought it is plausible they are interested in the video Wikileaks will present in order to prepare a concerted PR action to counter its effects. Mr Schmitt would give no further information, as he had returned to Germany from Iceland before the events took place. He did however state that letters which were sent to the team during their stay in February in Iceland arrived opened and missing their content. Neither the hotel staff nor the Icelandic postal service were able to state how on earth that could have happened. One question raised during the interview concerned editorial control of the 37.000 emails pending release. Asked whether it were ethically responsible to present them to the general public, as a good bunch of the emails will concern private matters with people not related to the party in any way. Wikileaks believes the general interest outweighs the interest of third parties to stay exempt from disclosure. Apart from that, Wikileaks' adheres to the "information wants to be free" viewpoint and also does not have the manpower to sift through the entire database in order to decide what to release, or not.