'I WANT to express our very, very strong support for the new united campaign against the BNP. We are encouraging our activists to get involved.' So said Brendan Barber, head of the TUC, at the press launch of Unite Against Fascism in London on Tuesday.
On 10 June European, London assembly and council elections are due. Unite aims to stop the BNP getting a breakthrough. Dave Prentis from Unison, Britain's biggest union, added, 'Our union is committed to Unite Against Fascism.' Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Racial Equality, supported the launch.
So did London mayor Ken Livingstone, along with three Labour MPs-Louise Ellman, Diane Abbott and John Cryer. Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, urged people to 'take away the message of hope that an organisation has been launched to take on the BNP'.
Unite Against Fascism London rally
Wednesday 25 February, 7pm London Astoria, 157 Charing Cross Road (Tottenham Court Road tube) With speakers, special guest stars, comedians and musicians For more information phone 020 7833 4916 or go to www.uaf.org.uk