Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, is pelted with eggs by protestors and forced to abandon a press conference.
- In an appearance before the House of Lords Communications Select Committee, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson denies that the appearance of British National Party leader Nick Griffin on "Question Time" was a bid for ratings.
- In a change of policy, the British Broadcasting Corporation controversially gives a platform on "Question Time" to the far right British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin.
- Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, and activist Mark Collett are cleared of inciting racial hatred after a retrial at Leeds Crown Court.
- Nick Griffin and John Tyndall, the current and previous leaders of the far-right British National Party, are arrested and bailed in relation to investigations by British police into suspicion of incitement to racial hatred.
- The British Labour Party retains the seat of Barnsley Central following a by-election. The Lib Dems, who had come second at the 2010 general election slump to sixth place behind the British National Party and UKIP.