April 29, 2009

Leafleting at Corsham and Braintree

Corsham - May 9th

Anti-BNP Leafleting of Corsham. Meet 10:00 am Saturday 9th May at Corsham Fire Station, Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9DN Organised by Wiltshire Trade Unions.

Corsham is the local hot spot for the BNP in the West Country
  • they have a town councillor there (elected unopposed)
  • they have a relatively large and active branch
  • Corsham resident Mike Howson is national youth officer for the BNP
  • they have announced their intention to stand in the new Chippenham constituency for the general election (which includes Corsham), where the Tories have a black candidate
  • in March this year, they held a regional meeting of 90 BNP activists in Corsham Community Centre
We are hoping to leaflet as much of the town as possible on Saturday May 9th. Please pass this message on, and encourage other trade unionists to attend.

The BNP do have a base there, but it is very fragile and we hope to isolate and demoralise them
  • in a by election last year they got only 7% of the vote
  • key BNP activists are barred from many of the town's pubs
  • the extremism of Corsham BNP has driven more moderate members of the BNP out of the organisation
Braintree - May 2nd

Also, we will be leafleting against the BNP in Braintree on Saturday 2 May. From 10am until 1pm at Bank Street

Please come along and help

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