“We have been disgusted by the recent efforts by the neo-Nazi group Homeland to harass and intimidate asylum seekers who have been placed in the local Muthu Glasgow River Hotel by the UK Home Office.”
By Stand Up To Racism Glasgow
“We, the undersigned, give our wholehearted support to the demonstration and community event to be held in Erskine on May 21 by the Scottish Trades Union Congress and Stand Up to Racism.
We have been disgusted by the recent efforts by the neo-Nazi group Homeland (a recent split from the fascist outfit Patriotic Alternative) to harass and intimidate asylum seekers who have been placed in the local Muthu Glasgow River Hotel by the UK Home Office. We commend the local residents who have made a stand against them.
People fleeing war and conflict should be welcomed here in Scotland. We believe that the decent majority in this country want to do exactly that.
The STUC/SUTR demonstration will send a clear message: “Refugees are welcome here”.
We hope anti-racists from across Scotland will be in Erskine on the day to support the refugees currently housed in the hotel and to oppose the hatemongering of the Homeland group.”
The “Refugees Welcome” Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Stand Up To Racism Demonstration and Comunity Solidarity event: The BIG ONE in Erskine: Refugees Welcome, Stop the Nazi ‘Homeland party’ takes place on Sunday May 21st at the Muthu Glasgow River Hotel, Erskine.
You can read a list of signatories to the public statement below:
- Talat Ahmed – STUC Black Workers’ Committee chair
- Roz Foyer – STUC general secretary
- Scott Agnew – comedian
- Dave Anderson – actor
- Aamer Anwar – human rights lawyer
- Mohammad Asif – director, Afghan Human Rights Foundation
- Frankie Boyle – comedian
- Rev Jane Clarke – Metropolitan Community Church Glasgow
- Jordan Daly – director, Time for Inclusive Education
- Iona Fyfe – singer
- David Hayman – actor
- Layla-Roxanne Hill – writer and curator
- Hannah Lavery – poet
- Susie McCabe – comedian
- Darren McGarvey – ‘Loki’ author and rapper
- Ken McCluskey – singer, The Bluebells
- Lorraine McIntosh – singer
- John McMustard – musician
- Gavin Mitchell – actor, ‘Still Game’
- Eddi Reader – singer
- Ricky Ross – singer-songwriter
- Liam Stevenson – director, Time for Inclusive Education
- May Sumbwanyambe – playwright
- Irvine Welsh – author
Others personalities from the world of Scottish culture or wider civil society wanting to add their name to the letter can contact SUTR here.
- ‘The BIG ONE in Erskine: Refugees Welcome, Stop the Nazi ‘Homeland party‘ takes place on Sunday May 21st at the Muthu Glasgow River Hotel, Erskine. You can find out how to get involved here.
- You can follow Stand Up To Racism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- You can follow the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Facebook and twitter.