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The fringes of politics Apr 08

Two people I knew in Leeds in very different ways were both in the news yesterday.

The National Agent for Veritas was on Channel 4 News. I recognised him immediately – but when I knew him he was a LibDem council candidate in Leeds. (Before which he was in the Referendum and Labour parties. More a Horam than a Marsden then.)

A rather less pleasant character I was acquainted with at uni was in court in Leeds yesterday. The former chairman of the Young BNP (sacked for going off message) was active on campus when I was a student union officer. He’s been charged with eight race hate offences following the BBC’s Secret Agent documentary.

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    Sacked for going off message? You mean he suddenly announced that some foreigners weren’t so bad???