http://englishdefenceleague.org/edl-news-2/1815-a-statement-from-kev-caroll Kev’s statement
The EDL are going through a tough time, their leader is held on remand for passport fraud, facing possible extradition, 52 of their most loyal followers were arrested and bailed with conditions that mean they can’t attend this weekends demo. The MET have asked for a ban on their march in Walthamstow. So yesterday Kevin Carroll was announced as the new leader while Tommy deals with his troubles. So what was the first act of Kev, was it a rallying cry to bring the lads together, to pull everyone in, to reunite and pull victory from the jaws of defeat? Was it fuck, Kev used the opportunity to launch an attack on the few members they have left, naming Essex specifically. As you can imagine, this has not gone down well
The EDL is riddled with paranoia and suspicion, there are a huge number of informants and no one trusts anyone. Kev has screwed his chance to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. This seems to be the start of a long (or fast) goodbye.
to further add to the EDL’s woes comes yet another split with the setting up of “the real EDL”
"We are a group of disaffected and loyal supporters including three regional officers and we think that unless we take charge of the EDL, the movement will have vanished within the next few weeks.
We are not going to state who we are until Sunday when we can access the damage Walthamstow has caused us.
This is our ten point plan to get the movement back on it’s feet again and take back our streets.
The organisation will be fully accountable and finances will be transparent
We will not leave any member behind. If a member is in trouble with the police they will get as much financial support as a leader would get. No member will be forgotten about, mugged off and left to rot in prison.
We will be going back to basics and the new leadership will lead demonstrations from the front.
We will have a Division for each county in England. There will be no divisional split below that. Divisions cause division so the less the better.
There will be no Angel’s Division or ‘Head Angel’ as the current people involved have done more harm to the EDL than anything else in the movement.
Good patriots will be welcomed back. Anyone who stands for our values will stand with us. We draw a line at Nazis though.
We will work with other groups that share our values for fundraising and new ideas
We will focus recruitment on key area of the country where we are sadly lacking numbers, London being a priority.
We shall focus on getting members elected into positions where they can make a difference to run paralel to the street movement if they show the desire and we will back them financially.
We will listen to each and every member and will be holding a meeting in your area for all to come along at least three times a year. Each meeting will be attended by a RO. Leaders and ROs will be elected with full transparency.
This is a very real last chance to save the organisation and stop England turning into an Islamic hell hole governed by Sharia law. Join us for the future of your children.”
It is looking more and more likely that Walthamstow will see it all kicking off between EDL supporters and the end of the EDL.
thanks to Lorimer Davidson and Alan Shore