By Paul Borg-Saturday 30th June, a week after returning to Basildon for a successful leafleting session,the Party continued its rebuilding of the Essex borough.
A dozen party activists from East and West London,Dagenham and Havering joined local activists for a tabletop in the Town Centre.
A warm but windy day made it difficult to set up the brightly coloured display but we soon had shoppers queuing keen to learn more about the party and snap up the literature on offer as concern grows about the dispersal programme that is boosting the towns’ immigrant population.
Hundreds of leaflets about the collapse of the Coryton oil refinery and another on the subject of convicted paedophiles in the Labour Party were handed out and proved most popular along with dozens of copies of Freedom.
Of course there was the customary ‘you can’t put that there’ from council jobsworths who threatened to call the police if we did not move.
Our activists used their knowledge of the Human Rights Act and Freedom of Expression clause that eventually had the jobsworths backing off.
Dagenham organiser Paul Sturdy said “We dealt with the situation in a clear and precise manner using our knowledge of the law which shows how much we have learned and how experienced we are at dealing with such a situation.
“We were read the riot act but show we know more about it than they do”
Local man Mark Cooling was pleased with another successful day in his hometown saying “we had a good team that was big enough to cover a large area of the Town Centre.
We spoke to loads of people on all manner of things showing them that we have a wide spectrum of ideas.”More days are planned in Basildon in the near future.
You can contact the Basildon/Eastern Region on 07506-930441
Top picture shows some of the team and below is Dagenham Organiser Paul Sturdy (right) with another of our activists