BNP are no alternative for working people

In response to the announcement that the BNP are to contest the upcoming elections in Northern Ireland, Socialist Party representatives have stated that the far-right group has nothing to offer working-class people. Paddy Meehan – the Socialist Party’s South Belfast candidate and a key organiser of protests against attacks on Roma families in the area in 2009 – said:- “The BNP attempt to scapegoat immigrants for the lack of jobs, homes and access to services- the blame for which should be laid squarely at the feet of the main parties in Stormont and Westminster. Where the BNP grow, so do attacks on ethnic minorities. The thugs who attacked Roma families in South Belfast in 2009 chanted BNP slogans.”

“They have nothing to offer but hatred which will divide the working-class when we should be uniting to fight the cuts and the failed policies of the main parties. The trade union movement should mobilise workers and the community to stop these fascists in their tracks.”

Tommy Black – the Socialist Party’s East Belfast candidate, who will be standing against the BNP – stated:

“The BNP like to pose as defenders of white working-class communities. However, they have time and again used their positions to support the same policies of cuts, privatisation and backing up the bankers as the main parties. For example, in Kirklees they not only voted for Labour’s £400 million cuts – they actually called for the cuts to be increased!”

“In his first year in the European Parliament, their Führer Nick Griffin claimed over £200,000 in expenses on top of his £82,000 salary! This Cambridge-educated fascist is totally out of touch with ordinary workers.”

 

 

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