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US NewsBritain First fined £40k over multiple law breaches

13:10  16 july  2019
13:10  16 july  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Britain First fined £40k over multiple law breaches © Reuters Britain First has not been a registered political party since November 2017 Far-right group Britain First has been fined more than £40,000 by the Electoral Commission for "multiple breaches of law".

It was ordered to pay £44,200 in total for not keeping accurate financial records, failing to declare donations and not having its accounts audited properly.

Louise Edwards, director of regulation at the Electoral Commission, said Britain First's "inability to meet certain basic requirements led to a disappointing lack of transparency into the party's finances".

She added it was a "serious offence and shows disregard for the law", adding that the regulator saw "little to suggest that Britain First appreciated that if it wants to contest elections, it must meet its legal responsibilities".

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Britain First is a British fascist political organisation formed in 2011 by former members of the British National Party (BNP). A part of the far-right, the group was founded by Jim Dowson

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Britain First fined £40k over multiple law breaches © getty Britain First leader Paul Golding (R) and deputy Jayda Fransen Britain First has not been a registered political party since November 2017.

But it used to have a large following on social media, and was at the centre of a political storm when US President Donald Trump retweeted three videos posted by its deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, denigrating Muslims.

Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman called his action "wrong" when the row blew up in November 2017.

"Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddles lies and stokes tensions," he said.

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"The British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudice of Britain First that is the antithesis of the values of our country."

Fransen and leader Paul Golding, 32, both from Penge in southeast London, were later found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment following an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and online videos posted during a trial.

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