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.”