ANTI-NAZI campaigners in outer east London are mobilising against a British National Party (BNP) candidate standing in a council by-election in Barkingside on Thursday of next week. The Nazis are trying to gain publicity in the run-up to local council elections in England and national elections in Scotland and Wales on 1 May.
Much of the national media has presented the BNP as a 'respectable' party, which has helped the Nazis to get five councillors narrowly elected. Debbie Jack from the Anti Nazi League's national office says, 'The BNP have boasted about plans to stand up to 200 candidates on 1 May. We are urging supporters not to let them get away with their campaign. That means organising events like door to door leafleting in mass numbers in areas where they plan to stand. It is vital that we approach members of the local tenants' association, teachers, postal workers and the like for their help. We want to make it as uncomfortable as possible for the BNP to organise anything in any ward. We should also bombard the local media with letters and press releases about our activities.'
Door to door leafleting in Barkingside this Sunday, 6 April, 10.30am, The Party Shop, Gants Hill, Redbridge.
Send details of any activities planned in your area to the Anti Nazi League on 020 7924 0333 or go to www.anl.org.uk