No to austerity. No to racism.

The government has been plunged into crisis by the result of the EU referendum.  Theresa May will use Brexit to accelerate their austerity policies and attacks on living standards.

Meanwhile a racist backlash is underway with reported hate crime up by 57% since the referendum.  This is a result of months of irresponsible scapegoating of migrants, refugees and Muslims by politicians (especially UKIP) and sections of the media.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.  We can drive back the racist offensive and put an end to austerity which creates the climate for racism to flourish.  Despite May’s coronation they remain bitterly divided.

However, people voted in the referendum, we now need to unite and take to the streets to demand an end to austerity policies, stand up to anti-immigrant racism and hate crimes and show our solidarity with refugees and migrants.

We are not spectators while the Tories fall out or racism rises.  We must make ourselves participants in shaping the future.