The Socialist Party of Britain and the National Assembly against racism formed a political pressure group in 2003. This group was known as the Unite Against Fascism and was formed to campaign against the organizations such as the British National Party, which is considered fascist or racist by nature. The UAF was formed mainly as there was growing political support for BNP.
Many mainstream political parties and their high visibility people are involved with the UAF. Ken Livingstone, the erstwhile Labor Mayor of London is the chairman of the UAF. The main aim of the UAF is to prevent the spread of fascism in British politics and stop the racially motivated hate crimes from taking place.
Several people who are not in favor of fascism gaining a hold in politics support the UAF. Sometimes to press their point, UAF resorts to violence and forceful tactics that are not favored by all.
Unite Against Fascism mainly organizes demonstrations against the British National Party and the English Defense League. The EDL has been campaigning against the Islamification of the West. Both BNP and the EDL have earlier used violence or initiated racial hatred to put forward their political goals.
Most common people are believers in democracy and in the basic love of humanity, irrespective of skin color. They feel that people should love and respect each other and each others' cultures. Allowing fascism to take over once again is a horror that no sensible person is willing to carry through today.
This was the main reason for the formation of a pressure group that could take on the might of the BNP and the EDL combined, with an aim to prevent a repeat of the horrors that were perpetrated by the earlier fascists on humankind. By making a strong stand against fascism, UAF is sending a message to the BNP and the EDL that they will not find it that easy to bring back the dreaded fascism.