Britain First: Chances of High Court bid to appeal ban from Luton looking bleak

Britain First leader Paul Golding (centre) and other members in Bury Park
Britain First leader Paul Golding (centre) and other members in Bury Park

Britain First may not be able to afford a High Court challenge to appeal its leaders’ temporary ban from Luton, the far-right group has admitted.

On Friday Britain First’s Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court, in an attempt to have bail conditions against them removed.

The terms – imposed after the pair were arrested over a contentious march through Bury Park – prevent them from entering Luton and state that they must report to a police station every Saturday. until May 30.

The decision leaves Golding and Fransen with just the High Court to appeal to, but the five-figure sum for such a challenge is proving prohibitive.

Fransen said: “I have to say it is not looking great.

“It will cost us at least £10,000 to get us into the High Court and this couldn’t have come at a worse time.”

She added: “If we lost that case we could be looking at paying their (Beds Police) costs and it is really scuppering us.”