Keep the BNP off the BBC

Protest – 5.30pm Thursday 15th October, BBC Broadcasting House, Ormeau Ave, Belfast Download the poster The BBC have offered the BNP a platform on Question Time. The far-right BNP won 2 seats in the recent European elections. This party is attempting to develop a respectable image, but their core is out-right fascism. Their founder called Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ his ‘Bible’ and Nick Griffin, the current leader, regularly denied the Holocaust. Television workers union backs Belfast protest against BBC invitation to BNP Should fascists be allowed free speech? By Mick Barry, Youth Against Racism in Europe (1993)

Paddy Meehan of Youth Against Racism said:
‘It is disgraceful that the BBC is offering the racist BNP a platform from which to put forward their lies. This party’s aim is purely and simply to stoke up racial tensions which they seek to exploit, by scapegoating immigrants and ethnic minorities for the lack of jobs and social housing

‘Where they are given a platform, it gives confidence to racists and fascists to carry out attacks. We must fight to stop them being allowed to speak on Question Time. That is why Youth Against Racism has organised this protest, in solidarity with those campaigning on the same issue in England.’

‘We call on all young people, trade unionists and community activists to mobilise for this demonstration, and send the message loud and clear that we don’t want the BNP on our airwaves.’

The protest is to take place outside BBC Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, at 5.30pm on Thursday 15th October, a week before the BNP are due to appear.

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

Health Feature - Health Service Under Attack

Next Article

Postal workers vote for strike action

Related Posts

Just the beginning

When 50,000 students marched through London on November 10 both the police and student union leaders were shocked at the scale of the mobilisation. This was, however, an indication of the depth of the anger at the Con-Dem coalition's savage cuts and a growing determination to fight back. PETER TAAFFE assesses the significance of this event and the potential to build an all-Britain movement against the government's plans in an article to be published in the December-January 2010/11 edition of Socialism Today.

Read More

Parades – A socialist view

Statement adopted by the Northern Regional Executive Committee of the Socialist Party

The deadlock over parades is unlikely to be broken this summer. There have already been disputes especially over the ‘Tour of the North’ and the Springfield Road. Further confrontation over Drumcree, the Ormeau Road and other contentious routes is certain to follow.