McNulty, as well as being presumably an anti-fascist, was Labour's Borders and Immigration minister from May 2005 to May 2006, when he was presumably in charge of locking up asylum seekers in cage vans and deporting them, including to countries where they were likely to be raped and tortured and/or killed such as to DRCongo, Nigeria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.
Despite being a member and hence representative of the ruling Labour party and the very man who was in charge of locking up asylum seekers, denying them the right to work, starving them into leaving the country, smashing down their doors in the early hour 'dawn raids' and dragging them away to detention centres, he was invited to speak and given a platform by the UAF, which is a coalition of the social-democratic SWP and sections of the pro-imperialist Labour Party.
Despite Labour deporting at least 63,000 people in 2007, the UAF/SWP opportunists have allowed Labour to appear progressive, to appear as anti-racists yet again. The racism and fascism of the BNP or UKIP or EDL are given credence by the very racism and demonisation of migrants, muslims and blacks by the ruling 'respectable' politicians like McNulty, of the Labour and Tory parties alike, as well as by the 'respectable' mainstream media.
Courting these respectable politicians, allowing them to appear as anti-racist serves to hide the real dangerous racism of the British state. This should not be allowed to happen.
No to Labour! No to BNP! No platform for any racists.