Refugees Welcome, No to SDL

5th April 2017

Counter rally held against Scottish Defence League’s Wishaw demonstration.

I was delighted and proud to see so many local people take to Wishaw Main Street in order to make clear that our new Syrian neighbours are more than welcome in our town.

It is important that we as a community continue to show that spirit of welcoming and friendliness going forward as the refugees settle into their new lives in Wishaw.

It is also important that we stand firm in rejecting any attempts by the vile SDL, and the other far-right groups, to create division in our society.