British Broadcasting Corporation Home. A fight broke out between a British National Party parliamentary candidate and some Asian men as party members were out campaigning in east London. Some men earlier swore at leader Nick Griffin and threw fruit at him and he was taken away from the scene. The candidate for Romford, Bob Bailey, was filmed shouting at a group of men in Ripple Road before punching a man who spat at him. At the time Metropolitan Police said they were called to the incident but no-one had been arrested at the scene. Later however, police said an year-old man attended Barking police station and alleged common assault against another man. When asked about the fight Mr Griffin told BBC London the fight was the result of a "campaign of hatred and dehumanisation against any group of people, in this case us".
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Lancaster Unity: Asian men and BNP candidate Bob Bailey clash in Barking
Robinson has been active in far-right politics for many years. Robinson led the EDL from until 8 October He continued as an activist, and in became involved with the development of Pegida UK , a British chapter of the German-based far-right organisation Pegida. Robinson has accumulated several criminal convictions and has served three terms of imprisoment. His criminal record includes convictions for violence, financial and immigration frauds, drug possession and public order offences.
BNP fight in Barking as Bob Bailey and Asian group clash
This article just highlights the appalling journalistic standards at the BBC. If any other electoral candidate from another party assaulted a member of the public even if provoked, remember Prescott they would carry a statement from an opposition party denouncing them. When it comes to the Nazi's they are allowed to spout their bile unchallenged.
A BNP candidate's campaign descended into an ugly street brawl as he traded blows with Asian youths while canvassing. In scenes more suited to pub closing time than doorstep campaigning, former Royal Marine Bob Bailey punched and kicked a teenager on the ground. The year-old, who has boasted about his moves to 'professionalise' the far-right party, got into the fight after he was confronted by hecklers in Barking, East London. Row: The group of Asian youths are filmed approaching Mr Bailey as he campaigns in the neighbourhood.