A Kingston UKIP candidate has been exposed as a sympathiser with the Nazi BNP, as the local campaign against the party steps up.
Anthony Perham, the candidate for Alexandra ward, has a deep hatred of migrants and his Facebook profile screams, “GET RID OF THE IMMIGRANTS AND STOP ANYMORE COMING IN!!” He also calls for for a proportional representation system because “it might give parties like the BNP a fighting chance”. He repeatedly calls for anyone born outside the UK to be “ousted”.
Unite Against Fascism is working with trade unions, migrant groups and others to expose UKIP as a party of the establishment that is trying to force racism deeper into our communities.
In Kingston, we’ve already started the process of standing up to UKIP and laying down a marker against their racist narrative, which attempts to blame migrants for the problems caused by the economic crisis. Trade unionists, migrants, socialists and Greens confronted UKIP’s message of hatred in Kingston town centre yesterday after Mr Perham and his friends sent up their stall – signing up 130 people up to the Stand Up To UKIP campaign, giving out loads of leaflets and talking to hundreds of people angry at UKIP’s attempts to divide ordinary people against each other.
Now it’s time to escalate the campaign to expose UKIP.
Protest at Farage’s big London meeting this Wednesday 7th May
Nigel Farage is due to appear at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminister to launch the next phase of his anti-migrant election campaign in front of the national media. Activists are organising a pro-migrant demonstration outside to show that there is opposition to his racist message. Meet 6pm and bring placards and banners!
Stand up to UKIP in Kingston on Saturday 10th May
Meet at 1pm outside the Bentall’s Centre for leafleting, petitioning and other activities to expose UKIP as a racist party of the rich and powerful.