I’ve had an excellent morning, leafletting the Oliver Close estate, in Leyton ward, with local historian and anti-racism campaigner, Peter Ashan (pictured with me above), to support Unite Against Fascism’s anti-BNP campaign.
As most people will be aware, next Thursday 4th June 2009 is the day that countries all over the European Union will hold elections to decide whom we wish to represent us in the 2009 – 2014 European Parliament.
Having shadowed a leading British MEP, out in Brussels, and also interned with a European Commissioner, I know what absolutely amazing work is done out in Brussels – by both the European Parliament and the European Commision – particularly on strengthening the social and economic rights of ordinary people that British governments of both our main parties have been appalling in trying to block or water down.
I am absolutely horrified that the BNP might actually win a seat in the European Parliament and so I couldn’t sit indoors when I could be out, leafletting in Leyton, to raise awareness of the BNP and their fascist views.
The text of one of UAF’s leaflets (see pic above) says it all.
Do British people really want to be represented by a gang of fascists who’ve been quoted as saying “We’d be better off in Nazi Germany“, “Civil war is coming“, “Rape isn’t so bad” and “Aids is a friendly disease“?
I don’t care who anyone reading this website chooses to vote for next Thursday (I cast my postal vote for Labour) but I would urge you to make sure you do go out and vote for any party that’s not the BNP.
Well done to Unite Against Fascism for running such a strong campaign.
Let’s hope it helps make a difference on the 4th of June.