By Ed Woods
Today is supposed to be the Vikings’ Ragnarök, the end of the world, so let’s reflect on how the British far-Right’s world is going. Err, ahem.
The EDL despite “growing stronger every day” is struggling to get more than 100 turn up to its events. Last May they had 1500 turn out in both Newcastle and London, and even even you take their ridiculously inflated estimate of “7,500”, that’s still massively bigger than the 150, sorry, “600” that turned up for their national demo in Slough.
The various splinter groups are so tiny they have no impact on anything and apparently the ones who wanted to unite the Right were fighting the ones who didn’t!
32 EDL supporters are doing between 12 months and 45 months in prison because of the violence at Walsall.
Tommy Robinson is doing a 18 month stretch for fraud having abandoned the EDL. Helen Gower says he now needs £7000, but no-one is listening any more.
The EDL’s remaining ROs apparently elected Tim Ablitt as some sort of caretaker leader. But other than turning up at Exeter and giving a speech that it seems was never recorded for posterity, his main claim to fame remains being arrested by counter-terrorism police. He remains as obscure as he ever was in EDL circles.
Nick Griffin and the BNP are bankrupt, with their supporters flocking to UKIP.
Joshua Bonehill is possibly facing prison for malicious communications and the dolly birds of Casuals Utd. have had their real identities exposed, opening up the possibility of legal action for all their malicious communications. Oh noes, now where will the EDL get their daily dose of hate from?
All-in-all the only point in turning up to a counter-demo these days is to see if Dave Bolton and Glen Saffer have yet again wasted another Saturday afternoon.
EDL today in Grantham.