Monday Action: Oppose the BNP

Monday, 9th April 2007 at 9:00 UTC 7 comments

(See also the Monday Action page)

Council elections will soon be upon us, and so its time to get active to prevent the BNP from taking more seats. Alarmingly, they’re standing for the first time in York, with 9 candidates. While its unlikely that they’ll be putting much effort into some of those 9, this means leafleting 35,000 houses. And thats just York…

Now would be about the right time to start getting some kind of act together, through whatever groups are active in our local area. For York, that means Unite Against Fascism: for all their problems, they’re all we’ve got and we need to get things moving fast. There’s a crucial public meeting next Monday at Priory Street. For places like Bradford, Leeds and so forth, you’ll find more of a mix of experienced campaigns, ranging from Hope Not Hate and Unite Against Fascism, to some more interesting groups.

Anyhow, there’s not much time and lots going on, but please spare even an afternoon for the task of leafleting against this hateful mob of fascists. If we keep their votes in the low hundreds, we’ll have shown that places like York, and even Bradford, are not the closed minded, racist-filled places the BNP want to make them.

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Entry filed under: democracy, Elections, Monday Action, Politics, York.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Neil T.  |  Monday, 9th April 2007 at 19:06 UTC

    Do you know what areas the BNP are targeting in York? I heard The Groves was one.

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  • 2. Graham Martin  |  Tuesday, 10th April 2007 at 0:48 UTC

    First, let me say I’ve done the ‘usual’ thing and created a Facebook group for this: http://bradford.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2265214330

    Second, for those who can’t see the group, the answer to this question is:
    The wards that the BNP are standing in the City of York Council Elections 2007 are:
    Acomb – Ian Dawson, Local Branch Secretary
    Clifton, Fishergate, Haxby & Wigginton, Heworth, Holgate, Hull Road, Skelton-Rawcliffe-&-Clifton-without, West Field.

    Either Clifton or Heworth includes the Groves, don’t know which.

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  • 3. Helen B  |  Friday, 13th April 2007 at 22:04 UTC

    Well, we’ve received leaflets. I have not yet decided how to destroy them.

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  • 4. Betty  |  Thursday, 19th April 2007 at 11:58 UTC

    I’ve missed the deadline for a postal vote by a day.

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  • 5. Betty  |  Thursday, 19th April 2007 at 11:59 UTC

    But surprise surprise there is no BNP standing in the Pocklington Provincial Ward.

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  • 6. Betty  |  Saturday, 21st April 2007 at 17:32 UTC

    Apparently, in my keen-ness, I registered for a postal vote back in September, so I may go forth and exericse my democratic rights for the first time, woo!

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  • 7. The Mystery of Popularity « Graham’s Grumbles  |  Tuesday, 18th September 2007 at 17:18 UTC

    […] Monday Action: Oppose the BNP. At 231 views this was inflated by its being featured as Post of the Minute or something on WordPress.com. Really wasn’t my best post ever, but sometimes popularity comes through random luck, and I’m not complaining about this decision. […]

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