Even though the British National Party’s ‘bring our troops home’ campaign has officially ended, our hard working Shropshire and Stoke activists were out once again over the past weekend, reports south Shropshire organiser Phil Spencer.
The target area chosen this time was the town of Wellington, which has never seen a BNP tabletop campaign before.
“The Shropshire team manned the table-top in Market Street, while Stoke-on-Trent Councillor Mike Coleman headed the team which distributed literature to local households in the area,” said Mr Spencer.
“As this was our first ever stall in Wellington, we were unsure what the response would be like.
“To our great delight, the public was very warm and welcoming. The government and the Labour Party have clearly seriously underestimated the undercurrent of dislike and disgust with the illegal wars into which they have plunged Britain, as evidenced by the public’s willingness to be associated with an anti-war effort like this,” he said.
“Several times during the day, large crowds gathered to sign the petitions, ask questions and voice their concerns over the war in Afghanistan.
“Many people were also clearly delighted to see the BNP campaigning on this vital issue, and said they were grateful that at last one political party had taken up the anti-war campaign in this manner,” Mr Spencer said.
“With the help of our friends from Stoke, last Saturday’s event was the most successful day for us yet in the campaign.”