Dead Men Left

Thursday, April 21, 2005

"Communalism" and "playing the race card" in Bethnal Green

Like a dog returning to its vomit, New Labour are sniffing around the sort of tactics they played so well in the Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election. Remember "SMASH TEEN GANGS" and "...the Lib Dems are on the side of failed asylum seekers..."? Here's the East London equivalent:

"The Scottish MP George Galloway is stirring things up, especially in the Bengali community. He is a threat to us all."

Emphasis added. This text is on leaflets that New Labour, as far as can be told, has distributed solely to the largely white areas around Bow, at the north end of the Bethnal Green constituency. Their racist message is clear.