Aberdeenshire UNISON

Hope not Hate1 May 2010

Branch calls for Hope not Hate as members urge voters NOT to vote for the BNP

Branch members handed out leaflets to voters in Inverurie on Saturday 1st May 2010 and urged them not to vote for the BNP in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 6th May.

Hope not hateKate Ramsden, Branch Chair said, "We are appalled that the British National Party are standing in the North East of Scotland and we urged voters not to be fooled by them. They masquerade as mainstream candidates, but that hides their true colours. They are racists and their policies are racist.

"Their policies say that the only native Britons are white Britons and that they should be given priority for jobs. They say that migrant workers steal jobs. In fact, reports show that immigration to Scotland sustains our economy and supports our public services. Migrant workers are essential people doing essential jobs.

Leafletting against the BNP"Our NHS would collapse if the BNP had their way and sent all our migrant workers home. NHS doctors, dentists and others all include large numbers of overseas workers," she added.

"The BNP is a constant threat to our communities, stirring up hatred and division. UNISON believes in a dynamic and inclusive multi cultural society, one that values all its members equally regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or disability. UNISON represents all of us. The BNP does not."