Brighton is a brilliant and vibrant city where many people of different cultures, backgrounds, abilities and faiths come together. It has a positive and unique character which its residents enjoy and embrace. Brighton people live here in the knowledge that they will be valued and that the things which make each individual different are celebrated here – not despised. We take great pleasure and pride in being surrounded by humanity in all its exciting diversity.
Because of this it is very saddening to discover that the far right group March for England, which is a division of the violent and racist organisation the English Defence League, is to march in Brighton next year. (April 2013)
When groups like this come to Brighton it is because our multicultural city in all its diversity proves that their own doctrine of hate is wrong, and they want to damage our unity. That is why we stand together: black, white and Asian; people of all faiths and of no faith; trade unionists; people of different political persuasions; University, school and college students; people of all abilities; whatever our sexuality.
In Brighton we all stand together. And when someone tries to threaten our community we must stand together even more firmly.
Brighton Trades Council
Brighton and Hove Unite Against Fascism
Brighton University UCU
Brighton and Hove NUT
University of Sussex Students Union
Sussex Labour Representation Committee.
Brighton Love Music Hate Racism
Caroline Lucas, Green MP Brighton Pavillion
Itch – King Blues
James Ledward –editor Gscene.
Jason Kitkat, Green Party Councillor, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council
Ollie Sykes, Green Party Councillor, Brunswick and Adelaide Ward
Les Hamilton, Labour & Co-operative Councillor, South Portslade
Liz Wakefield, Green Party Councillor, Hanover & Elm Grove
Pete West, Green City Councillor for St Peter’s & North Laine Ward
Warren Morgan, Labour & Co-operative Councillor for East Brighton
Phélim Mac Cafferty, Green Party Councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide
Alexandra Phillips, Green Councillor for Goldsmid ward
Rob Jarrett, Green Party Councillor for Goldsmid
Ian Davey, Green Party councillor for St Peter’s & North Laine
Simon Burgess, Labour, former leader, Brighton and Hove council.