Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini was planning a visit to Liverpool.  But mass opposition there has given the racist leader of the Lega party second thoughts.  Liverpool city region Mayor Steve Rotheram is amongst dozens of MPs, councillors, trade unionists and organisations who have signed the anti-racist statement opposing Salvini’s visit.

You can add your name to the statement by emailing directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via NW UAF’s Facebook page   We’ll put out details of any counter-protests etc nearer the time – but for now, let’s keep Salvini on the run.