Complaint to Searchlight.


This month’s Searchlight is up to the usual high standards.

There’s a fascinating, though deeply worrying, summary of politics in Hungary where extreme nationalist and anti-semitic discourse is becoming mainstream. The article on the latest antics of the National Front also provides some good comedy value. The most useful piece in the magazine is the report on the situation in Barking and Dagenham – the London borough where the BNP are optimistic about increasing their electoral success.

However, I’m slightly annoyed by this month’s front cover. It depicts Barking and Dagenham as a monopoly board with all the properties being wards in the borough. The wards with BNP councillors have Union Jack houses on them.

Surrendering the symbolism of the British flag to the far-Right is self-defeating for anti-fascists. We should be reclaiming the flag from these morons.

A minor quibble, but I’m evidently still in a pedantic mood.


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