Peace and Justice Project says Tories have corrupted politics

  • Post last modified:March 14, 2024
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The below is an opinion piece from the Jeremy Corbyn-founded Peace and Justice Project.

The Tory Party has corrupted our politics, says the Peace and Justice Project – pandering to hate and increasing division as a last-ditch attempt to reduce the damage it is predicted to face at the next General Election.

At the beginning of the week, Lee Anderson joined Reform UK, the latest incarnation of UKIP just weeks after he was in post as Conservative Party vice-chair, and on Monday 11 March it was revealed that Diane Abbott was racially abused by a major Tory donor for being a black woman in public life.

We can’t let the politics of hate and division take hold in this country, especially during a general election year.

Peace and Justice Project: eliminate racism

Saturday 16 March is the UN’s Day for the Elimination of Racism.

Thousands will come together in central London to call out this government’s rhetoric and policies that systematically discriminate against people of colour, whether that be through demonisation of refugees seeking a place of safety, police violence against black communities or the numerous systematic challenges that disproportionately impact migrants in the UK:

a flyer which reads "national demonstration stop racism home office london sw1p 4df sat 16 march 12pm stop the hate"

The Peace and Justice Project is proud to be supporting this demo alongside campaigning trade unions like the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT), National Education Union, (NEU), and Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), as well as community organisations including Muslim Council of Britain, Jewish Socialist Group, and Disabled People Against Cuts.

Unite to stop hate

Join our founder Jeremy Corbyn, Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union general secretary Fran Heathcote, John McDonnell MP, Shami Chakrabati, NEU General Secretary Daniel Kebede, and more for the rally and march organised by Stand Up To Racism and the Trades Union Congress.

After the march there will be an anti-racist music event dubbed House Against Hate in Whitehall with speakers, DJs, and special guests.

And if you can’t wait until Saturday, join the pre-rally gig at Grow in Hackney on Friday 15 March – find out more and get your tickets here.

Let’s come together to tell our politicians that we stand against racism in all its forms and we will unite to stop the hate – now and always.

Thanks for your support.

Feature image via the Peace and Justice Project

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