AROUND 30 people joined the Anti Nazi League leafleting campaign in the Mixenden ward in Halifax last Sunday and they received a good response. The BNP Nazis are standing a candidate in a council by-election on Thursday 23 January. Some residents said our leaflets were 'brilliant' and offered to get some copied for friends and colleagues. Some said they were shocked and frightened when BNP materials came through their doors.
Several BNP supporters had been seen leafleting after dark. Their material mainly concentrated on having a go at asylum seekers. The Nazis are trying to exploit issues such as the widespread disaffection at cuts in services.
And they are trying to feed off anger with councillors who awarded themselves a 43 percent rise. This has been a good start to the campaign, but there is no room for complacency and lots of campaigning to do.
The recent BNP gains in Blackburn and Burnley are a warning of how the Nazis can con people into voting for them.
Further ANL leafleting is set for the next two Sundays. Phone the ANL for details on 020 7924 0333 or go to www.anl.org.uk