As Nick Griffin announced his Parliamentary candidacy in Barking and Dagenham, Solidarity spoke to Dave Landau, an independent socialist and anti-fascist campaigner active in the Redbridge & Epping Forest Together campaign.
The BNP is very strong in this part of London; they really believe they’ve got a chance of winning control of the council. I’m not sure they will, but they could certainly become a stronger opposition.
They’ve said they’re going to target Margaret Hodge and John Cruddas [local Labour MPs]. Nick Griffin will be standing against Hodge, but they haven’t decided who they’ll