Whilst the entire country is wondering how 1400 children could have been sexually abused for so many years in Rotherham, as inquiries are being set-up to discover what went wrong, and whilst many people have expressed heartfelt sympathy for the victims, the English Defence League have decided to help out as well. The EDL have set-up what looks like a refugee camp for thugs and drunks in a bid to ‘support’ the victims, and what should be a sombre vigil has turned into a rowdy, rain sodden mini-festival for the beer clutching attention seekers on the far right.
As usual the EDL complain that the media is portraying them as a bunch of drunken hooligans. But if you look like a drunken hooligan and you act like a drunken hooligan, then …
Of course with any event hijacked by the far right all the little grupuscules are trying to claim credit and publicity, saying the demonstration in Rotherham on the 13th of September is their own. The EDL responded by saying it is their ball and no-one can play with it. The other grupuscules are naturally chagrined as they need a publicity fix for their little vanity tribes as well so the infighting has started already …
Whilst squatting in their own filth, the EDL have claimed the entire population of Yorkshire supports them and have supplied them with beer, fags, pies, beer and fags. One of the more desperate EDL members has been on hunger strike for several days, surviving on a meagre diet of Stella and crisps (and all the millions of free pies and fags the EDL have been given by the entire population of England). It appears that the EDL’s main sponsors are Stella and Charlie, their royal couple.
The EDL are merely making a bad situation worse by trivialising it and claiming it was they who ‘exposed Asian grooming gangs’ but in fact, they simply read it in the paper and put it on Facebook.
The BNP and the far right in general are very keen to blame the Labour council – of whom we have no political affiliation with – but conveniently forget that in 2008, there were 2 BNP councillors in Rotherham, who likewise did nothing (like every other BNP councillor).
As usual, the EDL are making up their usual inflammatory lies by saying they were ‘shot at’ by ‘muzzies’ going by in cars. This is clearly drive-by bullshit as the road is closed due to their own protest and surely plod, whose house they are besieging, would have mentioned summat.
The EDL are still politically clueless and promote the false syllogism that ‘I hate pedos; anti-fascists hate me; therefore anti-fascists support pedos.’ Firstly, how you ‘support pedos’ is anyone’s guess (send them a prussic sandwich?) but this is also symptomatic of their naïve polarised reasoning and they cannot see why people are angry at their gross opportunism and vulturing over an already emotional issue. Unite Against Fascism (UAF) have declared that they will be in Rotherham to oppose the EDL but this will do anti-fascists no favours and only inflame the EDL’s false theorising.
The BNP will no doubt appear on the 13th, if not before, as post-Griffin they need a publicity boost to remind people they are still clinging on desperately to the distended haemorrhoids of the far right. The ludicrous attention seeking Britain First, a BNP splinter faction who dress in flat caps to show their proletarian roots, are likewise hovering on the scene like a bluebottle over a freshly laid dogpile. When the NF (who are split into 2 factions) turned up the EDL chased them off. Mind you, it’s not hard when there’s only 6 geriatric arsebugles who can’t get to the toilet on time.
It is clear that this is a last ditch attempt for the EDL to show that it isn’t completely atrophied (it is!). They are down to a few hundred members, have no idea who their actual leader is, and are sulking with Mr Tommy who left them to their own desperate devices. But at least they’ve got their faces in the paper so they can show their mates in the pub. Well done.