“March for England” is a racist organisation which will be marching in Brighton next weekend. They have adopted the tactic of pretending that they are not racist but this ruse falls apart on a simple examination of the facts. (See yesterday’s post.)
Why Brighton? There are two reasons:
- To provoke the local people, whom they perceive as being anti-English, because of our peace loving social culture.
- To get drunk.
They have a legal right to protest their views. Permitting them to exercise that right is a democratic duty. Like many people in Brighton, I would prefer them not to bring their hateful message to our streets. The question is how to achieve this?
We can and will be lining the route of their march to drown them out with noise. They will not manage to enjoy Brighton’s hospitality in the way that other visitors do. We will also be filming them so that they can be prosecuted if they engage in hate speech or other forms of criminality.
Their future visits to Brighton will be a lot less attractive to them if they cannot get into any pubs. We can collate mugshots of all those who attend and circulate these photographs to pubs before next year’s march. We can ask the pubs to ban these people. Pubs can ban anyone they wish, without reason. If a pub declines to ban these people, they will have a lot of explaining to do. Literally. We can spend the next year constantly asking them why they have supported the racists by hosting them. Likewise, with any shop selling alcohol. We can publicise the details of any pub or shop which declines to join the banning process.
Please bring your cameras into Brighton on Sunday. Please meet on Queens Road, at the top of Gloucester Road at 11.30am on Sunday 22 April. If you would like more information, there is a public meeting this evening at 7pm, South Wing Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton.