UNITE AGAINST Fascism (UAF) activists across Yorkshire are gearing up to see off the threat posed by the BNP at the forthcoming general election.
The BNP has announced it is standing in 29 seats across the region in the hope of regaining the ground they lost after their failure to breakthrough in the European elections last year. They are standing their leader, Nick Griffin, in the Keighley seat close to Bradford. This was the only part of Yorkshire in which they managed to make gains last year, when they won four council seats.
The BNP attempted to hold a press conference with Griffin last week, in a pub situated in an area of Keighley where they have a BNP councillor.
At extremely short notice, local UAF activists from Keighley and the surrounding area called a protest. When they arrived the BNP had gone, leaving UAF members to celebrate and hold their own impromptu press conference, which received coverage in the local and regional press.
At the recent Yorkshire UAF steering committee the intention was clear — to unite the widest number of individuals and organisations in a campaign of mass publicity and activity, and expose the fascist heart of the BNP.
For information about how to get involved and details of the forthcoming UAF national conference visit the website www.uaf.org.uk