The UAF leadership, namely one Weyman Bennett , has once again claimed that his organisation is the leading light in the tradition of militant anti-fascism in Britain today.
Just days after a UAF march led to some of the marchers succesfully chasing Griffin away from a press conference outside the Houses of Parliament, Bennett wasted no time in publicly declaring that the UAF stand firmly in the tradition that previously saw Moseley's Blackshirts smashed of the streets of London in the 1930's.
Bennett is an opportunist and an outright liar. As a member of the Socialist Workers Party, who have a history of 'self declared leadership' of popular struggles this is hardly surprising.
While eggs may have been thrown last week, in itself hardly a 'militant' act of much pedigree but an act newsworthy enough to prompt a media frenzy, those involved were most likely not themselves members of the UAF, and the lack of media footage of Bennett himself getting 'stuck in' is noticeably absent as always.
The truth is that the SWP and all their political front groups have contributed far more to actually boosting BNP membership than they have to confronting it.
One of the leading groups in the 1980's physically confronting the BNP were Red Action, whose founding members were themselves originally from the SWP and their front group the Anti Nazi League.
These members were expelled for 'Squadism', or put simply, using violence and intimidation to break up meetings, marches and other gatherings of far right groups such as the National Front and the British Movement.
The idea behind the tactic was to intimidate groups seen as fascist, without generating media publicity for the far right. In short they were expelled for being part of the tradition of militant anti-fascism that Bennett is today claiming he and the UAF belong too.
Bennett is happy to co-operate with the state while declairing himself a militant.
So much so that a UAF march in Leeds yesterday led by Bennett himself, was halted by the UAF on the request of the police, so that the first Orange Order parade in 40 years could go ahead on time in the same location.
Now that's Bennett's 'militant anti-fascism' for you!
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The police should be ordered to put an immediate halt to the violent attacks on Griffin whenever he pokes his nose above the parapet.
One glance at these thugs shows them to be the same old Trotskyite rabble who have infested British politics for a generation: the same gang who used to shout down Denis Healey during Labour's deputy leadership contest.
Their latest stunt is to offer £200 to anyone who throws Indian food at Griffin. Masterminded by the subversive Socialist Workers Party, they cluster around every controversial issue like maggots on rotten meat.
They were behind the anti-police campaign after the shooting of the young Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes and they ran the Respect Party which put George Galloway into Parliament until he quarrelled with them. The BNP's success is music to their ears.
You will not see them standing for election because they know the voters have no time for them. So they operate like parasites. Their biggest success was setting up the Anti-Nazi League, which was just a SWP front but managed to fool many well-intentioned people.
Now they see the BNP as their next big chance. By inflicting damage on the Labour Party with their "entryism", they are a bigger menace than the BNP ever could be. They are the mirror image of the BNP. A plague on both their houses.