Results tagged “racism” from Glasgow Politics
GLASGOW enjoys a reputation as a friendly and welcoming place.
It's often well earned, and surely we all know someone who came here for work or to study, or just out of curiosity, and decided to stay and make a life here.
It's a reputation we would do well to cherish-but it's also a reputation that's under threat.
Like most places in Scotland and the UK, the hateful attitudes of the far-right have not prospered in the ballot boxes of Glasgow.
But just like those other places we're now seeing racism and hatred spill out into street politics once more.
I DON'T know who's going to win Euro 2012 and I'm not going to reveal who I'm supporting, but I might be making a small bet.
But more can be lost at this tournament than won as the reputation of football is at stake.
I know that everyone here in Glasgow will have been shocked that the families of English players Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott have said they are not going to travel to Poland and Ukraine just as all would have been horrified that some Dutch players were targeted by the Krakow crowd in training.
If I hear the vile chants on my telly this will be the first major tournament I will turn my back on.