Concern over a racist and hateful political leaflet distributed in Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry SNP Council Candidates have condemned as "hateful" leaflets delivered in the Broughty Ferry area by a group calling themselves Patriotic Alternative.

By
John MacInnes
Monday, 11th April 2022, 12:46pm
Concern over a racist and hateful political leaflet distributed in Broughty Ferry

The group has been described by the charity Hope Not Hate as the “dominant force in UK fascist politics” and been branded by others as "racist", "anti-semitic" "islamaphobic" and "mysogynistic".

Ferry ward Councillor Cordell, who is also the Community Safety & Public Protection Convener on Dundee City Council explained: "Whilst campaigning for the local government elections in Broughty Ferry on Sunday, April 10, SNP members were made aware that the group Patriotic Alliance had been leafleting in the area that same morning.

“As you may imagine this was met with disgust by those who raised the matter with us."

Qaiser Habib, who was also campaigning that morning in the Ferry said: "I am standing in the election to help increase diversity, equality, and inclusion for all members of our community. This hateful ideology has absolutely no place in our politics whatsoever and I am absolutely sure that residents of the Ferry feel exactly the same way."

Councillor Cordell concluded: "Although this leaflet has been produced in England, Police Scotland has been made aware of it in the hope that something may be done to prevent this group spreading their poison any further within our communities."

Police Scotland confirmed they had been made aware.

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