They did not vote for the three- fold increase in racist attacks that Mr Beackon's victory brought in its wake. As workers on the island, we are disgusted that the Independent has not reported on the activities carried out by the majority of people who oppose the Nazis.
Why not report that Mr Beackon has been thrown out of a community centre on the island? Or why not report on the marvellous black and white contingent from the Isle of Dogs that joined the magnificent TUC Unity Demonstration through East London?
If there is a lesson to be learnt from last September, it is this: talking the BNP's chances up only increases its chances.
PAT CARMODY (Civil and Public Services Assocation branch assistant secretary); WENDY LAVINGTON (Trades Union Side Equal Opportunities Officer); SARAH CIRCUS (National Union of Civil and Public Servants ethnic minorities advisory committee secretary)
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