English Defence League cancel Colchester demonstration

The EDL march in Colchester last year

The EDL march in Colchester last year

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THE English Defence League has cancelled a demonstration which was due to be held in Colchester on Saturday.

The far-right group has announced it will focus all of its sources on the group’s ongoing national protest in Rotherham.

The Colchester demonstration will not be rearranged until next year.

Regional organiser Dave Bolton said: “We will be coming back to Colchester.”

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11:59am Wed 3 Sep 14

Boris says...

Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?
Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP? Boris
  • Score: -85

1:05pm Wed 3 Sep 14

romantic says...

Boris wrote:
Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?
Quite possibly. The Far Right do tend to spend half their time fragmenting and fighting amongst themselves. I find it a bit heartening that the actual support for the EDL is so small that they cannot simultaneously be in Colchester and Rotherham. They may claim to have tens of thousands of supporters, but liking a page on Facebook is one thing, being prepared to put your face out there in public is another. The vast majority of the British public do not support the EDL and I hope never will.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?[/p][/quote]Quite possibly. The Far Right do tend to spend half their time fragmenting and fighting amongst themselves. I find it a bit heartening that the actual support for the EDL is so small that they cannot simultaneously be in Colchester and Rotherham. They may claim to have tens of thousands of supporters, but liking a page on Facebook is one thing, being prepared to put your face out there in public is another. The vast majority of the British public do not support the EDL and I hope never will. romantic
  • Score: -81

3:27pm Wed 3 Sep 14

sam vines says...

That's good news as the lot that turn up to counter this rabble were just as bad.
That's good news as the lot that turn up to counter this rabble were just as bad. sam vines
  • Score: 80

4:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Agree with "sam vines". What do these so called demonstrations actually achieve apart from I suppose the publicity. Will anyone's views be changed by rants/speeches/march
es of extremist groups. And what about the public cost of policing to ensure these opposing groups behave?
Agree with "sam vines". What do these so called demonstrations actually achieve apart from I suppose the publicity. Will anyone's views be changed by rants/speeches/march es of extremist groups. And what about the public cost of policing to ensure these opposing groups behave? Hamiltonandy
  • Score: -3

10:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

TonyLR2 says...

As loathsome as the EDL may be, people still seem to forget that the EDL was formed in 2009 as a direct result of the failure of the British authorities (the police and our political leaders ) to address the criminal behaviour of extremist Islamic groups, criminal behaviour that is now manifesting itself with, we're told, about 500 British passport holders fighting for the barbaric Islamic State in Syria and and Iraq, and murdering innocent civilians.
As loathsome as the EDL may be, people still seem to forget that the EDL was formed in 2009 as a direct result of the failure of the British authorities (the police and our political leaders ) to address the criminal behaviour of extremist Islamic groups, criminal behaviour that is now manifesting itself with, we're told, about 500 British passport holders fighting for the barbaric Islamic State in Syria and and Iraq, and murdering innocent civilians. TonyLR2
  • Score: 80

12:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

The old see dog says...

Boris wrote:
Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?
Its people like you and others on this site with your way of thinking and accusing people of being racists that has lead to the situation that has happened in Rotherham, and other towns in the North and North West, and goodness knows how many other towns.

That is what all you political correct kind has turned this Country into.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?[/p][/quote]Its people like you and others on this site with your way of thinking and accusing people of being racists that has lead to the situation that has happened in Rotherham, and other towns in the North and North West, and goodness knows how many other towns. That is what all you political correct kind has turned this Country into. The old see dog
  • Score: 81

4:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

friday_woods says...

Boris wrote:
Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?
What a typical reaction and comment from the biggest left wing know it all idiot on this site. Care to mention from what side the 'trouble maker' is that the police are dragging away? Yes, that's right from the left wing side. They're the trouble makers and like you boris they are deluded. People apparently are only entitled to free speech and their own opinions and views if it fits in with the left wing and great unwashed's views. Oh and look how many times your comment has been liked boris. Oh dear, now go away and read your socialist worker paper.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Good news, we don't need these racist troublemakers in Colchester. As for next year, will the EDL still be in existence, or will it have gone the way of the unlamented BNP?[/p][/quote]What a typical reaction and comment from the biggest left wing know it all idiot on this site. Care to mention from what side the 'trouble maker' is that the police are dragging away? Yes, that's right from the left wing side. They're the trouble makers and like you boris they are deluded. People apparently are only entitled to free speech and their own opinions and views if it fits in with the left wing and great unwashed's views. Oh and look how many times your comment has been liked boris. Oh dear, now go away and read your socialist worker paper. friday_woods
  • Score: 15

6:18pm Thu 4 Sep 14

seikothrill says...

I have to agree with Friday_Woods.

I'm not interested in the EDL but what I do like is that this country allows people to have the right to choose what organisation they believe

The Left Wing obviously only believe their opinion is valid and allowed making them look more like the Islamic State than the United Kingdom
I have to agree with Friday_Woods. I'm not interested in the EDL but what I do like is that this country allows people to have the right to choose what organisation they believe The Left Wing obviously only believe their opinion is valid and allowed making them look more like the Islamic State than the United Kingdom seikothrill
  • Score: 9
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