Television workers union backs Belfast protest against BBC invitation to BNP PROTEST: 5.30pm Thursday 15th October, BBC Broadcasting House, BelfastCalled by Youth Against Racism The union representing workers at the BBC has backed a protest to be held next Thursday 15th October outside BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast against the […]
Campaigns & Issues
Shut down BNP ‘call centre’
The BNP is operating from a secret office in Dundonald in Belfast. Located at a business park this ‘call-centre’, as they describe it, is used to recruit people. They also use it to distribute their far-right propaganda and spout their racist rhetoric around the Britain.
The BNP has recently made an electoral breakthrough by winning two seats in the recent European elections in England. In recent years the BNP have relied on using far-right populism, and have tried to disguise their fascist past. It would be a mistake to confuse the protest vote the BNP are receiving (as a result of the lack of a genuine mass socialist alternative) with a shift in support for fascism. But it would also be a mistake not to recognise the BNP have been strengthened by these electoral victories.
The real effects of these cuts can be seen with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service cutting 70,000 hours from front line cover. This will affect people across the North, but will particularly hit those in rural areas that have suffered from years of cuts backs including the closure of several hospitals.
As a 16 year old male currently seeking work, I know first hand how difficult it is to find a job for young people. Any sort of jobs are few and far between. But on the rare occasion that I find a job suitable to apply for, I see that several years of previous experience are needed. How can anyone get a first job if all employers are seeking experienced workers?