Following their disastrous electoral results and splits widening within the BNP, massive discontent is growing between Nick Griffin and the rest of the far right. Richard Barnbrook sees himself as the new unifier of Britain's fascists. He is calling for a new coalition of the BNP, EDL and other groups. This is what Hitler did in the 20's in Germany and what Mosley tried to copy in the 30's. So much for the EDL stating that they are not racist but just anti- militant Islam!In the meantime, up and down the country, there are further events that show up their true colours of hatred, Islamaphobia, racism and street violence against those who oppose them and stand up to defend multi-culturalism. Last month a meeting in Brighton was attacked and only last week violence was committed against a meeting in Barking.
The anti-racist and anti-fascist movement needs to remain vigilant, united and organised to ensure this is nipped in the bud before it attempts to become a mass populist movement. They are not interested in defending the interests of workers but of promoting division and hatred. Whilst unions are busy building campaigns in defence of pensions, jobs,the NHS and the Welfare State, fascists use scapegoats to blame the crisis on the innocent victims of Capitalist exploitation. We must ensure that their vile message is countered with that of workers unity against the austerity measures of the Con Dem government.
In Spain, Greece and the Middle East, millions are on the march for freedom and democracy, saying loudly and clearly that there is an alternative. Do not let these fascists get the foothold they aspire to. The report on Barking makes it clear.
EDL teams up with BNP to attack antiracist meeting