Thursday, 29 January 2009


Many people gathered in Southport last week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A leading rabbi spoke on Radio 4 Thought for the Day drawing out the lessons of the Holocaust for today. This evening I recieved an email that sought to demonstrate another lesson that should be learned from the past.

This year the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day is standing up against hatred. And I've just signed a petition that does just that.The petition demands that BNP leader Nick Griffin publically apologises and retracts his dangerous and upsetting Holocaust denying comments. Griffin has said that the "extermination tale" is a mixture of propaganda, lies and hysteria. He also said that the chimneys in the gas chambers at Auschwitz are "fake" and built at the end of the war.Sign the petition and demand a public apology now -