Over the last few days there have been continued reports of some deeply disturbing scenes around the country.
Today the Society for Labour Lawyers released a statement condemning the recent xenophobic and racist attacks. Christians on the Left along with other socialist society affiliates of the Labour Party strongly support this statement.
"The Society of Labour Lawyers condemns the racist and xenophobic attacks which have been reported to have taken place across the United Kingdom. Racially motivated violence has no place in our society. Incitement of racial hatred and racially aggravated assault are criminal offences. We call on our members to stand united and undeterred against such xenophobia and racism and we call on the government to condemn these attacks”.
The Labour Party and the Labour movement has a long history of fighting racism and bigotry and we must continue to fight any prejudice and campaign for a fair, equal and just society.
Jonathan Reynolds MP on behalf of the Executive Committee of Christians on the Left.