- 2009 National LGBT Conference
- 18 September 2009
Conference is concerned at the rise of the BNP and other far-right groups and that they are organising throughout the UK claiming to be the voice of British people.
Conference affirms that we will not sit back and be complacent which is what has led to the successful organisation of the far-right into mainstream politics in other parts of Europe.
Conference believes that the BNP are fascist, racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, sexist and also target their hate towards disabled people
Conference notes that Jeffrey Marshall, the BNP, London organiser in the Euro elections is quoted as saying in relation to Ivan Cameron’s death:
“We live in a country today which is unhealthy, dominated by an excess of sentimentality towards the weak and unproductive. No good will come of it”
“There is not a great deal of point in keeping these people alive after all”.
Conference is aware that the members of the BNP have denied that the holocaust happened. Many disabled people were murdered in the holocaust. Disability organisations have already expressed concerns about the eugenics politics of the BNP. The BNP policies on a wide range of issues – not just the ones that get media attention – have far ranging implications for us all, such as their support of the Workfare scheme, their reform of the tax credits system let alone their repeal of anything to do with equality, anti-discrimination and human rights.
1.Calls on all regional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups to work with other regional self-organised groups to become active in vigorously campaigning (in solidarity with other anti-fascist organisations such as Unite Against Fascism) against the BNP in every part of the UK;
2.Urges individual members to affiliate to anti-fascist organisations such as Unite Against Fascism and Searchlight;
3.Requests the National LGBT Committee to work with the other national self organised committees on joint campaigning work against the BNP and far-right.