Thurrock British National party activists were today, outside the Coryton oil refinery in support of the 850+ workers facing unemployment in the coming days.
Whist raising awareness of the systematic destruction of our country's last remaining industries by Labour and Conservative administrations and putting forward our party's message of hope.
Hope for the future of British industry promoting our re-industrialisation policy, that will create jobs on a large scale whilst installing pride back into the working class and creating a prosperous future for the young generation.
The government hasn't even bothered to consult the European Commission,yet ministers are claiming EU rules are the reason they can’t intervene.
The French Government can step into the breach and provide assistance to keep their refinery open so why cant the British government do the same??
Workers at the plant do not feel the Unite Union have done enough to help secure their jobs and don't feel they are being represented by Thurrock Council or the Conservative government.
This closure will not only effect Thurrock, but for the whole of the south east who will have to pay the price because fuel prices will plummet in the area and obviously add to Thurrock's already ridiculous unemployment figures.
Later on in the day, we attended the trade unionist meeting after being contacted by workers at the oil refinery, during the meeting a member of the Socialist Workers Party,(after a slew of the usual garbage "Racists","Fascists") then requested a show of hands to keep, what he described, as "Neo-Nazi's" in the room, the show of hands was a 50/50 split.
We were still asked to leave the meeting so we did just that to avoid confrontation with the hostile SWP members and to let the workers proceed with their meeting without any interruptions,but thanked those who stood up for free-speech and democracy.
We have just as much right to represent our voters in Thurrock as any of the other party representatives in that room.
After the meeting we were verbally abused by the Socialist Workers Party members as well as threats of violence.