Unite against Fascism (UAF) is a broad national campaign that brings together cross-party MPS and MEPs, trade unions, the anti-racist and anti-fascist movement, the black and faith communities, lesbian and gay communities, disabled people, students and others, against the British National Party (BNP), which has been receiving high votes in recent elections.
BNP leader Nick Griffin denied the reality of the holocaust, calling it a hoax, and the BNP calls for an ‘all-white Britain.’ In places where the BNP is active, racist attacks have increased dramatically. Many BNP leaders have convictions for violence and other criminal offences. The BNP now has record support, with 46 councillors across 18 councils around Britain, and has increased its local government vote 97-fold since 2000. In the 2008 London elections the BNP gained a seat on the London assembly.
The BNP recently increased its activity on university campuses. There’s never been a more important time for students to get involved in the campaign to stop the BNP and endorse a no platform policy. For instance in spring 2007, a high profile campaign involving UAF, NUS and the University and Colleges Union stopped Nick Griffin from speaking at Bath University.
How you can get involved
- Organise a UAF group in your college/university – contact us for details on how to do this
- Organise anti-fascist nights at your students' union
- Affiliate your students’ union, society or individuals to UAF
- Ensure your union has a ‘no platform for fascists’ policy to stop them from organising in universities.
To contact UAF