|Stop the BNP - Vote|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 13:37|
[From Sadiq's regular e-newsletter - sign up here]
On Thursday June 4th it is the elections for the European Parliament.
In this week’s email, I’m going to ask you to do something I don’t think I’ve ever done before. That is, I am asking you to vote on Thursday even if you do not vote Labour; instead I’m asking you to vote for a mainstream party to stop the BNP winning any seats in the European Parliament.
The European Parliament is
elected on a proportional representation (PR) system. This means that the 8 seats in
Let me be clear – BNP candidates
might now wear suits, and look reasonable. They may not use overtly racist, anti-semitic, xenophobic, Islamophobic
or homophobic language – but as Sunday’s Observer highlighted – scratch the surface and they’re still the
same nasty far-right extremist party they always have been.
the BNP win a seat in the
European Parliament, this will give them credibility, hundreds of thousands of
pounds of tax payers money and an opportunity to build links and form coalitions
with other fascist parties in
Do we really want the BNP to be
sharing best-practice and getting ideas from other far-right fascist parties
Labour has a good record in
However, I am not asking you to necessarily vote Labour on Thursday – please just vote for any one of the mainstream parties, and make it as difficult as possible for the BNP to win a seat in the world’s most diverse and brilliant city.
Until next time.
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