By Joana Ramiro in Britain:
Monday 23rd February 2015
Ms Levy recounted how her parents resisted the nazis and how the upsurge of the fascist Front National in France is a “shame.”
And Ms Levy said: “What is needed in France is unity of the left and anti-fascists to Le Pen.”
She also drew comparisons with Nigel Farage’s Ukip and how the British left could not afford to be “complacent.”
“Le Pen’s Front National started small — we must be vigilant and mobilise,” she said.
“A strong peace movement needs to be built too, not just a big demo once in while but regular demonstrations.”
Ukip and the Front National both came out top of the polls in France and Britain respectively in last May’s European elections.
UAF national secretary Weyman Bennett described the results as a “warning to all of us.”
“The European elections were the filthiest, most racist election I’ve ever seen and the danger is the next election campaign is exactly the same,” he warned.
Former shadow minister Ms Thornberry urged campaigners to resist dog-whistle racist rhetoric, saying: “Immigrants aren’t responsible for lack of jobs and housing. Let’s stick together.”
Small band of fascist thugs threaten campaigners
FASCIST thugs attempted to disrupt an anti-racist conference this weekend by threatening violence against activists at TUC Congress House.
Britain First bullies “warned” people attending the conference that they had been pictured for identification and later reprisals.
Unite Against Fascism members and supporters dismissed the protest as they piled into the conference, with comedian Ava Vidal labelling the protesters “saddos” on Twitter.
And activists inside made plans to step up UAF’s work with a major demonstration before the general election.