In light of the fact that St.Mary’s Church Dover is holding an open church day to commemorate the tragic loss of the Herald of Free Enterprise; Samphire and the Trades Council feel it is inappropriate to hold any kind of rally. We feel that we should show unmitigated support to our Seafarers and our Town at this time and support the commemoration.

We also heartily condemn any far right efforts to cause disunity within our town and community and find their choice of date incredibly distasteful. We will arrange an event in the near future to build opposition to the ideas of disunity.

On this day we call for all local people to remember this terrible disaster and hold our Seafarers in our hearts.