Tuesday, 17 May 2011
The Royal George Hotel and the BNP
On the subject of fair hotels, it has been brought to our attention that the Royal George Hotel in Perth recently allowed the BNP to use their conference facilities to launch their Scottish manifesto.
The STUC will be writing to the Royal George Hotel in order to find out how they came to take a booking from the BNP and whether they are likely to take a booking from this organisation again in the future. Depending on their response, we will then consider whether it is appropriate to ask our affiliated trade unions and their members to undertake a boycott of this hotel.
From a quick look at the hotel’s website it is apparent that the Royal George is also often used as a conference venue by the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. So we will also consider writing to these political parties to make sure they are aware of the situation and to ask them to consider using an alternative venue in the future.
Helen Martin- STUC.