CRE to back unions that expel racists members

The
chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has promised to back
unions that expel British National Party (BNP) members.

Speaking
at the Trades Union Congress, Trevor Phillips said: "We will work with and
advise any union which takes the view that no union branch should be forced to
have a racist as a member.

"It
is the CRE’s job to promote race relations. Anyone who is a member of the BNP
is a racist. Anyone who gives money to the BNP is undermining good race
relations."

Phillips
also called on the media to present a more balanced picture of immigration and
encouraged employers to adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards racist employees.

By Quentin Reade

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