On the march

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The anti-Nazi march in June was a great start to building resistance to the British National Party (BNP) (Feature, Socialist Review, June 2008).

There was a good mood on the coach we brought from Bristol. We came with a call centre worker, the head of English from a local comprehensive school, an old Labour trade union officer and many other trade unionists and students.

We also had banners from Unite Health, the National Union of Teachers and the Fire Brigades Union.

These links are a good start to the campaign, but in order to smash the BNP we will need to redouble our efforts to broaden its base.

On the demo we were selling Chris Bambery's new pamphlet, How to Stop the Nazi BNP. Everyone got stuck in, and there was a definite thirst for a higher level of politics.

Simon Guy
Bristol