Posted: 28 May 2019
Around the world and here in the UK, the racist right-wing is on the march with its project to raise borders and attack migrants’ rights. In the face of the Tory Hostile Environment and their new Immigration Bill threatening a massive expansion of border controls, of the gains by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, and of Fortress Europe policies killing refugees in the Mediterranean, Labour must stand for solidarity, equality and freedom.
The Labour Campaign for Free Movement brings together Labour members and supporters – whatever our views on Brexit – to defend and extend free movement and migrants’ rights. To tell the truth, loud and clear: stagnant wages, unemployment, crumbling services and the housing crisis are not caused by immigration but by the rich and powerful – exploitative employers and the successive governments that have looked after their interests. And in place of scapegoating, to demand real solutions – jobs, rights, homes and services for all of us.
Some on the left think we need to accommodate the anti-migrant agenda – we say #BuildUnionsNotBorders!
Join us for a day of workshops, discussions and planning to shape the campaign’s next steps. There will be opportunities to get involved by standing for our Steering Committee or volunteering for a working group.
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You can reserve a place completely free. When you register you can make an optional donation – please consider doing so if you can afford it – this helps us keep the event open to everyone, and sustains the campaign.
No, the meeting’s welcome desk will have your name. If you forgot to register, you are also free to attend if we’re not over capacity – but registering in advance helps us organise.
We will run a creche according to demand and will do our best to meet any access requirements – please just let us know in advance by giving details in the registration form.
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