Today the English Defence League brought its alcohol-fuelled racist roadshow to London, “to demand the government take firm action urgently about the many Islamic threats to this country, its people, its culture, its heritage and its future”, as they put it. Coming only a week after the EDL’s Rotherham demonstration, it was always unlikely that the event … Continue reading
Rotherham: EDL Rally Over Abuse Descends Into Battle Against National Front; Arrests made as racist exploitation of tragic scandal backfires
A racist rally designed to exploit Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal collapsed into chaos on Saturday as the drunk yobs fought each other. Police arrested 12 men and women as the English Defence League (EDL) descended on the town in a bid to divide the community. Two men and a woman were detained on suspicion of … Continue reading
There’s a surprise! Adam Walker and Clive Jefferson arrived in Bolton tonight as part of their plan to reinvigorate activism in the party, but our person in the meeting tells us that by the time they arrived at Dirty Girty’s, the majority of the thirty people inside were so drunk that not a lot could … Continue reading
Banned: EDL’s youth wing leader Joel Titus A leading member of the English Defence League banned from every football ground in the country has been spotted heading for Arsenal matches, the Old Bailey heard. Joel Titus, 21, was banned from football after he led a mass brawl outside Liverpool Street station more than two … Continue reading
A BRAVE bus passenger who challenged a woman’s drunken, racist rant was attacked and spat on, Newbury magistrates have been told. Afterwards, fellow Thatcham travellers praised victim Christine Dare’s courageous stand. Miss Dare later told police: “I had to act. It was too much to ignore.” In the dock on Thursday, July 10, was 35-year-old … Continue reading
Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police. Peter Hawley, 54, was jailed last year for his part in the attack, which left his victim ‘battered and bruised’. He … Continue reading
Even as Roma speakers addressed an audience at the Unite Against Fascism conference in London at the weekend on the rising frequency of attacks by neo-Nazi groups across Europe, the English Defence League were gathering in a menacing crowd outside the TUC HQ. European Roma Network (ERN) delegate Michael Daduc and Roma London chair Toma … Continue reading
Why has the BNP collapsed? Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP’s decline – and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.
Nick Griffin arrives to lay flowers close to the scene where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed, on May 24, 2013. Photograph: Getty Images. “The BNP were toss pots,” observes a grizzled former steel worker in the pub. “They were a load of thugs.” I am in The Last Orders, a dingy, male-dominated enclave in Stoke-on-Trent. The … Continue reading
Five anti-fascists arrested in 2013 have been vindicated – but the police tactics employed have put wider civil liberties at risk ‘This trial is one facet of a wider set of police tactics being deployed to deter protest and manufacture threats to public order.’ Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis On Monday the trial of five anti-fascists facing … Continue reading
Woman’s suicide sparks hate fest on Official EDL Facebook Page. The apparent suicide of a woman in West Yorkshire supermarket has brought out the worst in a number of EDL supporters who are celebrating her death.
Birmingham hate filled racist, Paula Donnelly They were commenting on a Daily Mail story which identified the woman only as being of “Asian appearance” and aged between 20-40 years. Her faith was not even hinted at. She has since been named as Sobia Yousef, 36, who is reported to have recently lost her daughter to … Continue reading