The Nazi BNP have been smashed in the Grove ward by-election. Fascist David Child polled a miserable 23 votes, or 1.1%.
Unite Against Fascism ran a brilliant campaign against the fascists, giving out about 3000 leaflets telling people about the BNP’s connections to violence and terrorism, getting posters into shop windows in the ward and being featured in the Surrey Comet after winning support from the local vicar and rabbi, as well as many other key figures from Kingston area.
Their derisory vote has shaken the confidence of the fascists, with former BNP Sub Regional Organiser posting online to bemoan the awful result and say that “any remaining members really should examine what they are doing and hope to achieve, because they are just wasting time and money”.
But there is no room for complacency. David Child is a sick Nazi: he’s featured on the BNP website, handing out racist filth about “black muggers” in Ealing, and doing a BNP stall in Feltham high street with Chris Hurst, who was forced to resign from the BNP after being pictured in national newspapers throwing Nazi salutes at a fascist music festival in Hungary. The very fact that he lives and operates in Kingston is worrying.
And we have to be vigilant and organised in order to guard against a repeat of the English Defence League attack on Kingston mosque in 2010.
Kingston Unite Against Fascism wants to continue to cooperate with religious, political and community groups in order to combat the fascist BNP and EDL. We invite everyone who participated in the campaign against David Child to join us in Waltham Forest on Saturday 1st September, when we’ll be joined UAF groups and others from around the country to oppose the EDL marching in London.