ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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UNITED KINGDOM-Beyond the Politics of Self-Defence

UNITED KINGDOM Beyond the Politics of Self-Defence THOUGH the newspapers no longer carry stories about racial assults and murders on the streets of Britain, the moment of tension that the country experienced earlier this year has by no means passed. In May and June it seemed that the racist lobby in the State, in the media and in the community, had energised itself to make very definite gains. The National Front, the National Party and some sections of the Labour and Conservative patties were using the race divide to win by- elections and populist stature In local and Central government. In parliament they were attempting to push legislation to stop immigration, regardless of the fact that it has stopped anyway. In government agencies, the battles succeeded in replacing racial 'liberals' with racial conservatives.

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