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).
The Communist Party of Britain (and other Communist and Socialist Movements) in the UK are opposed to the tyranny of continued EU Membership, because the progressive left completely rejects racism, and seeks to represent the best class interests of the working masses.
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.
I informed Mr Slater that the UKIP participant was photographing and filming – but took no action. Given the circumstances, I did not want any violence on the protest and so I tried to get between my family and the UKIP participant to spoil his ability to get a clear shot. This person left us briefly alone only when the TV cameras showed-up. As we are obviously Socialists – the BBC kept well away from us – but they did approach Mr Slater – indeed there is a video on Youtube of Mr Slater being interviewed by the local BBC Spotlight programme and right next to him – clearly in-shot – is the UKIP participant. Below are a number of photographs I took of the UKIP participant harassing my partner and three year old daughter, and a brief selection of the racist comments that Nick Slater, his family, friends and Green Party colleagues uploaded onto his personal Facebook page attacking my family – whilst defending the presence of the UKIP participant.