EDL Rotherham Disaster

Crivvens! Jings! And Help Ma Boab! Whit a busy week for us. Apparently there’s some kind of referendum going on doon the road, the embarrassed fascist groupuscule MFE have surrendered, and the EDL have made a right hames of it over the last 5 or 6 days. In case you didnae know, the EDL, or aboot 6 of them, were camped outside a Rotherham polis station demanding the resignation of Shaun Wright, the SYPC Commissioner, over the horrible child abuse scandal. Unfortunately, these brave few, this band of losers, turned the whole thing into a piss-up whilst standing around some rubbish Argos Wendy houses, taking photos of each other in various state of stupor. We reported on their solemn vigil here:


The EDL had also called a demo in Rotherham thinking that this would somehow help the 1,400 victims in some way. And Help Ma Boab In A Fancy Sporran! The whole thing was a disaster but, unlike the EDL’s usual fuckbugling, it was something that anti-fascists could hardly celebrate. The EDL had gathered in the town waving their flags from Asda when they were joined by a group of NF and it went off. The NF blamed the EDL, the EDL blamed the NF and the BNP held a pointless demo on a roundabout a couple of miles away. Recriminations flew with the more ‘moderate’ EDL saying they should not be fighting each other and the more openly nazi types saying they had been unfairly done by the ‘zionist left wing’ EDL. Anti-fascists could only look on in astonishment as the reason for the demo – the abused kids – disappeared in a drunken, violent melee. Not only that but a splinter group broke off and ran amok, attacking a shop and a mosque, which helped not one bit.

After their PR demo disaster, the EDL decided to roll up their tents and nick off home for a much needed bath. To the relief of ‘hunger striker’ Andrew Edge, who had been surviving on nothing but a full English breakfast (none of that foreign muck for Andy!) and a curry. The eejit Edge is now preparing for a lengthy spell in jail over his stupidity at the EDL Walsall demo 2012 when it kicked off with plod and the EDL posted their footage all over Youtube. Wrong!

Shaun Wright resigned on the 16th of this month and the EDL will no doubt claim it was their doing despite the fact they’d nicked off several days earlier and Wright took absolutely no notice of them. As he did with every other critic in the UK. Apparently, if Scotland says no, that will be the down to the EDL as well.

The EDL have been claiming that there was no infighting whatsoever but this is untrue. Lookit! EDL members attacked several stewards:


And this is the EDL brawling with the NF/Infidels who due to poor numbers have had to join together to make double figures. Here they are commemorating the tragic victims of the scandal:


And here they are at a candle lit vigil in support of 1,400 abused children:

infighting 2

Thanks heavens the EDL are defending us all! Disgusting behaviour from utter arsespangles. But hardly unexpected. Anyway, the EDL, despite the fallings out and bitching, are in London on Saturday to camp in Whitehall. We can assume they are pitching their tents on tarmac. See you there!


About malatesta32

Malatesta aka M. Testa, undercover anti-fascist blogger, has analyzed the changing fortunes of the British far right for nearly a decade. He has given lectures on anti-fascism, published articles in Anarchist Studies and Freedom magazine and wrote Militant Anti-Fascism: 100 Years Of Resistance (AK Press 2015) which the Morning Star called a '‘Potent Primer On Europe’s Anti-Fascist Struggle … a useful source of information about the fight against fascism.’ http://www.akuk.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=7285
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