BNP list leaked on internet
PUBLISHED: 15:14 01 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:07 11 August 2010
PERSONAL details of dozens of British National Party members living in the borough have been posted on the internet. Seventy one people from Barking and Dagenham were among the 12,801 names put onto the web last Monday (November 20). The list, including
PERSONAL details of dozens of British National Party members living in the borough have been posted on the internet.
Seventy one people from Barking and Dagenham were among the 12,801 names put onto the web last Monday (November 20).
The list, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and in some cases jobs and hobbies, is thought to have been posted by a disgruntled ex-member of the party.
A14-year-old boy from Dagenham is listed as a member of 'YBNP Sup Club' (Young BNP Supporters' Club) next to his email address.
Of the total listed, 58 members live in Dagenham, with only 13 coming from Barking. Out of the 71 names 13 describe themselves as 'activists.'
Professions of local members include a carpenter, an air conditioning engineer, and an ex-serviceman. One gives his hobby as shooting
Cllr Robert Bailey, leader of the opposition group on Barking and Dagenham Council, said he had received abusive calls since the list was posted.
He said: "I think it's absolutely terrible that this list has been put in the public domain by somebody who has acted illegally.
"I have had abusive phone calls from people threatening to follow me around and attack my house. Quite a few other members have received them as well.
"We threw some people out of the party who were linked to illegal activities, and the list was leaked by them.
"There are lots of people on there who don't have much to do with the party. The list is over a year old and a good proportion of them are no longer members."
The website which originally posted the names had removed it by Wednesday morning, but at least one other was carrying the full list on Thursday.
The issue has sparked national controversy because it appears to contain the names of serving police and prison officers.
These occupations are barred from joining the BNP because of the risk of harming race relations.
None of the names from Barking and Dagenham appear to come from those professions.
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