Two BNP candidates standing in today's local election have been photographed recently brandishing replica firearms at a BNP St George's camping trip in Yorkshire.
Gary Tumulty, candidate in Irwell Riverside, and Keith Fairhurst, candidate in Langworthy, were both caught on camera posing with the guns, while Tumulty was also photographed with his pants down showing his arse.
David Exley, a former BNP councillor for Heckmondwike, is among those who have quit the party. On seeing these photos he said:
"When I joined the BNP, I joined what I thought was a serious political party with serious aims and people who wanted to achieve those aims by democratic means.
"But all the people who have tried to do that have been got rid of by Nick Griffin. All the quality people have now gone and, as you can see in these pictures, we're left with a bunch of idiots. I'm glad I'm out of the BNP."
Meanwhile, a letter purporting to come from the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain has been circulating around Salford in an effort to stir up racial hatred. The fake letter says that white students and "desperate white single women are easy converts to the Muslim cause", and quotes extracts from the Koran about "the enemies of Alah".
Matt Bradley, of Salford 6, was horrified when he received the letter…
"I found it grossly offensive, a blatant attempt to inflame racial tensions" he says "It's abhorrent that someone would stoop so low as to use such underhanded tactics. I've no idea why the letter was sent to me but they've definitely picked on the wrong person."
Greater Manchester Police stated that it had not received any reports of the letters circulating in Salford... "However, if members of the community receive these letters, they should report it to police."
We asked Salford City Council's election officer, Barbara Spicer, for a comment but she failed to respond.
There is no suggestion that there is a link between the fake letter from the Muslim Parliament and the BNP standing candidates in Salford.