Across Europe, small racist and fascist parties are peddling false excuses for the economic crisis, blaming migrants, but the recession is clearly not caused by hardworking Portugese agricultural labourers in Essex or Bangladeshi cab drivers in Hertfordshire, it is caused by an outdated economic system which is damaging the planet, by government failure and the greed of bankers and speculators.

The answer is a new direction, with investment in millions of new 'green' jobs in home and business insulation, new housing, renewable energy and better public transport: a 'Green New Deal' to cut energy bills and improve lives. And if billions of pounds are available for banks, they are available to create jobs.

Tackling climate change and unemployment with green jobs provides real hope for a better future. And when people have hope they don't listen to hate.