UCU Congress Votes to Stand Up To UKIP

Last week, UCU congress passed the motion below by an overwhelming majority in direct opposition to UKIP, and sounding a warning about the rise of the far right in Europe.

UKIP successes – National Executive Committee

Congress

Notes:

  1. UKIP’s Euro-election winning 27.5 percent vote, and 160 council seats
  2. all the main political parties have responded by pandering to UKIP’s anti-immigrant propaganda
  3. other European far-right successes: the French Front National win and Greek Golden Dawn Nazis winning 9.5 percent.

Believes:

  1. UKIP is a racist party
  2. anti-immigrant racism must have no place in colleges and universities
  3. UCU must campaign against any of the main political parties’ attempts to bend to UKIP’s racist┬ápopulism
  4. government, bankers and big business are responsible for low pay, privatisation, unemployment and lack of workers’ rights, not immigrants.

Supports:

  1. UAF’s 14 June conference
  2. the lobby of UKIP’s 27 September conference, and aday of action on June 1st
  3. initiatives called by the broadly-based Stand Up to UKIP organisation
  4. production of a UCU poster on immigration celebrating multiculturalism and diversity and briefings systematically rebutting UKIP policies.

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