May 08, 2007

Protest against Nick Griffin speaking at the University of Bath

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, will be speaking at the University of Bath at 7pm on May 14th. The campus trade unions are organising a protest outside the venue.

We are calling for letters and emails from trade unions to be sent to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, to register objections to this event.

You can contact her at:
Post: Vice-Chancellor's Office, The University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: 01225 385048; fax: 01225 386626

Please copy your emails to and your letters to Searchlight, PO Box 1576, Ilford IG5 0NG.

The event is ticketed and by application open to staff and students of Bath University only. Anti-fascist staff and students will attend and protest inside the venue. SearchlightSW is calling for the largest possible demonstration outside the venue.

It is vital that the BNP is not allowed to misuse academic freedom to stir up hate in our places of education.

SearchlightSW is calling for solidarity from all trade unionists and appealing to your union to stand with us at our demonstration as well as write letters/emails of protest to the Vice Chancellor. Please tell us if you are able to send banners and members to join us on Monday 14 May at 5pm.

On the same date at 7.30pm Corsham Town Council will hold its first meeting since the election. Mick Simpkins, the BNP councillor elected unopposed, has announced that he will attend. We urge trade unions to organise a presence at this meeting to ensure that the BNP get the message that we will not tolerate them or their racist policies in our region.


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