Diane Abbott major speech: The age of intolerance


The Fight Against Racism, Anti-Semitism & Islamophobia in a Time of Austerity

Speech by Diane Abbott MP

Tuesday 25th November 2014
The School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), The Brunei Gallery, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

As one of London’s longest serving MPs who has campaigned against racism and discrimination in all its forms her entire adult life, Diane Abbott MP is giving a major speech about racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia at the School of African and Oriental Studies.

Her speech is taking place against the backdrop of a surge in support for far-right parties across Europe and even in Britain as the nakedly anti-immigrant UK Independence Party is experiencing a growth in popularity.

Diane will highlight how throughout history we always witness a rise in racism during troubled economic times but she will argue that the important thing is not to give way to xenophobia and bigotry but to come together to campaign against it.

The speech is being supported by Operation Black Vote which supports Black communities further their position in politics.

Please note that the event is not ticketed and seats will be allocated on the day on a first come first served basis.

Update:  Here is the video of Diane’s speech: