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Posted on 11 May 2009 at 0:00 GMT

Press release from North West NO2EU:

"We've got the BNP on the back foot"

- former Mayor and north-west union leader

Speaking after clashes in Carlisle on Saturday between union-based left-wing Euro-elections party No to EU - Yes to Democracy and the far-right racist British National Party, Carlisle-based No2EU - Yes to Democracy candidate Craig Johnston said:

"We've got the BNP on the back foot and they have come out screaming. Their racism and the pro-millionaire policies of the main parties face a real challenge from No2EU - Yes to Democracy.

"BNP members hurling abuse at me shows we've got them rattled. We'll be stepping up our campaign to keep the BNP out and win a seat on behalf of the majority sick of all the main parties."

No2EU - Yes to Democracy is standing a full slate of candidates in every constituency in England, Scotland and Wales. Mr Johnston, former Carlisle Mayor and member of the RMT union national executive for Manchester & the North-West, added:

"I have lived and worked in and loved the city of Carlisle for 45 years. No one is going to intimidate and harass me off the streets of my home town. I urge all those opposed to the BNP to join us next Friday when we rally for Hope not Hate, and continue our campaign saying No2EU - Yes to Democracy."

North-West NO2EU campaign

North-West NO2EU campaign


Rally

Hope Not Hate - smash the BNP and derail the EU gravy train

Friday 15th May, 11.30am, Carlisle station
12 noon Carlisle Cross
Carlisle City centre

North-west NO2EU - Yes to Democracy

North-west NO2EU - Yes to Democracy: Craig Johnston first left in picture

No2EU - Yes to Democracy is standing in every constituency in the country, in London headed by rail-workers' union leader Bob Crow. Campaign website www.no2eu.com

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