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So there will be a by-election in Primrose, forced no doubt by the BNP, but all of us who oppose their racist, fascist ideology must now work together to prevent them winning. It is clear that people angry and disillusioned with Labour, who really have failed the North East, will want to protest. But we must make it clear that a vote for the BNP will not bring any real change for the better. On the contrary, the evidence is clear that whenever the BNP have won a council seat, racist violence goes up in that area.

We must urge voters in Primrose to cast their vote for people who offer hope not hate. There will be candidates other than Labour and Tory to choose from. Our Green candidate will be officially selected on Monday, so more news then.

There will be crucial work done in this by-election by Unite Against Fascism, Hope Not Hate and Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascist Action TWAFA.

No pasaran! We must not let the BNP win their first council seat in the North East!

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out.

Pastor Martin Niemoller

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2 Comments

    • Dan
    • Posted February 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm
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    thankyou for standing a Green candidate and taking votes from Labour that wont vote for the BNP and giving the BNP even more of a chance of winning… you’s really dont think about things do you?

    • shirleyford
    • Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm
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    We had a long discussion about that very danger and decided that we would not stand a Green candidate in the by-election. We are out on the stall and leafletting and asking people to vote tactically against the BNP. Because whatever Labour’s faults, the BNP is not the answer.


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