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‘Our anti-BNP campaign was decisive’

Issue No. 1921

A BROAD campaign in Basildon, Essex, has shown how the BNP can be held back.

Despite making a major effort in the expectation of taking a local council seat in Basildon, the brutes in suits came a very poor third behind Labour.

The ongoing campaign, organised by Unite Against Fascism, involves members of the local Labour Party and the Communist Party,

as well as Respect supporters and local trade unionists.

It has, over the past year, proven decisive in preventing the heirs of Hitler gaining a foothold here.

They were limited to

19 percent of the vote. Our campaign ensured they did not win.

The BNP website stated that “a particularly nasty anti-BNP campaign by the far left” helped “squeeze the BNP vote”.

Paul Topley Basildon Unite Against Fascism

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Sat 2 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1921
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