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Standing up for refugees

Issue No. 1741

Standing up for refugees

SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees. Despite William Hague's promise not to play the race card in the election, the Tories were this week exposed for making an anti-refugee election broadcast. It features caricatures of Eastern European refugees and suggests they are to blame for problems in Britain.

New Labour publicly condemned the broadcast. But home secretary Jack Straw was trying to outdo the Tories by chartering private planes to deport asylum seekers.


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Sat 31 Mar 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1741
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