Tuesday, 14 December 2010
The Best Western and the BNP
It has been brought to our attention that the Best Western Hotel in Leicester allowed its Conference Suite to be used by the British National Party for its annual conference. Apparently they did so in full knowledge that the booking was for use of the BNP and their Holocaust denying leader Nick Griffin.
As a result of this decision trade unions and anti-racist campaigners are considering calling on their members to refrain from using Best Western Hotels.
The STUC will be writing to the Best Western to express our concern and to ask why they allowed their facilitates to be used to promote racist and fascist ideas.
In the meantime we are asking people to decide for themselves whether in light of these allegations, they want to continue spending their hard earned cash at the Best Western.Helen Martin- STUC