The rationality of the British worker: a bulwark against terrorism and racism

The killing of drummer Lee Rigby has again shown the wish of terrorists and racist extremists to create tension and hatred between the white population and other communities of our nation, particularly the Muslims. The terrorists see themselves already at war with anyone who does not share their views and religious interpretation. Extremists like the EDL and BNP use the murder to create animosity and division.

Fortunately a long history of trade unionism and the legacy of  industry and its roots in science and the enlightenment have left a culture among workers which is too rational, humane and sceptical to fall into the trap of hatred for fellow citizens who look different or have another religion. The period of history when Protestants fought Catholics has also resulted in a love of tolerance. Britons did not follow Mosley when tragically many in Europe fell prey to fascist propaganda.

The security of our nation depends more on our inclusive, rational culture than any other measure. We must defend it and nurture it.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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