Resolution of the UCU London Retired Members Branch – 29th June 2018
UCU Retired Branch notes the ﬁfteen thousand strong demonstration of the far right wing on June 9th in central London which chanted racist and islamophobic hate messages, made Hitler salutes, violently took over a tourist bus, attacked and injured police and attempted to break the gates of Downing Street. We recognise that there is a dangerous far right mass movement growing, which unites elements of UKIP, the EDL, its former leader Tommy Robinson, the BNP and the expanding Democratic Football Lads Alliance. It has international far-right support from, for example, the USA (Steve Bannon), Holland (Geert Wilders), Germany (Alternative fuer Deutschland), Belgium (Filip de Winter). We resolve to protect our multiethnic, multi-faith, democratic society and to support the broad anti-racist and anti-fascist alliance being built to counter this threat. We resolve to encourage members to join the anti racist demonstration on July 14th, to take our banner on the march and to support the ongoing campaign to counter the threat of the extreme right in this country.