Despite all of this disorganisation and chaos on the left, however, it does seem that the British working class decided for themselves and delivered a truly ‘crushing’ blow to the capitalist establishment that is still wheeling from its effects. It seems that Labour MP Peter Shore’s message from 1975 finally sank-in!
To conflate white racists with their victims is a purely rightwing political ideal perpetuated by such entities as the British National Party (BNP), Britain First, National Front (NF) and the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). The purpose of this rightwing offensive is to ‘normalise’ racism within mainstream society, so that white racists can attack whomever they wish in pursuance of their warped political ideology as formulated in Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf (which presents ‘lying’ as a legitimate political policy as a means to achieve racial purity).
How the far-right lurks in the shadows of Croydon and Sutton.
As a consequence, the George Cross and the Union Jack flags are symbols of English racism, nationalism and hate. Like the Nazi German swastika of WWII, these flags denote a very clear ‘belonging’ and ‘exclusion’. As English (British) nationalism has its basis in race-hate and racial segregation, it is in fact a form of ‘National Socialism’, or ‘Nazism’.
Three months since the General Election – what is the situation today? Well, the hotel whose manager supports the far-right and anti-migrant UKIP is still quite happy to take money from unsuspecting ‘foreign’ tourists who are coached into the area. These tourists (from all over Europe and the world), bring their hard-earned money into Torbay and unknowingly give it to a hotel manager who then uses it to fund a far-right and racist political party.
However, the racism of UKIP and the Green Party aside, (I have written elsewhere about this), we were able to short-circuit the far-right love-in that the Herald Express has in the area, by turning-up with our Red Flag and representing the truly leftwing politics that has given rise to, and sustained the anti-austerity movement across the length and breadth of the UK. It is the far-right supporting people of Torbay that are out of step with the rest of the country (and with history). The insularity of the place has produced centuries of apathy in the minds of the majority of primarily good local people, as they are continuously abused and oppressed by the local government and its media. The Red Flag of Socialism was flown proudly throughout the 8.29 miles of the march from Brixham to Torquay.