Brent Trades Council, Brent Central Labour Party and Stand Up To Racism organised a demonstration in solidarity with Dawn Butler MP (Brent Central) after she and her staff received racist threats and windows were broken in her Walm Lane office contributing to her decision to close it down. She has also been attacked relentlessly on social media.
Brent Green Party, Green Party Trade Union Group and Green Left supported the demonstration and I spoke on their behalf about the importance of challenging racism and sexism and the need for democratically elected representatives to work unhindered for their constituents. It is about democracy.
I went on to warn about the need for opposition to fascism as well as racism in a new era of 'strong men' in Europe, South America and the USA as we face possibly the worst ever econonic recession.
We have our political differences with Dawn but it is essential that unite across parties to challenge these threats,