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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 19:01
Just had this interesting photo sent to me of the EDL demo in Dewsbury taken at 2pm today.
Some of the more mathematically challenged members of the EDL and also one respectable member of the BBC claimed there was 1,000 EDL at todays event.
West Yorkshire Police claimed there was no more than 500, we claimed there was even fewer than that.
Have a look at this photo and judge for yourself.
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 15:07
Police have just informed us that a number of EDL members have been seen heading towards the neighboring town of Batley, just a couple of miles up the road from Dewsbury.
They could just be heading towards the pub or alternatively could be on the look out for trouble.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 14:31
Mehboob Khan, leader of Kirklees Council has just said
"The cost of the EDL rally is the best part of £500,000 to the tax payer, outrageous & EDL should be made to pay full cost. "
"Thank you to decent local people for their unequivocal rejection of EDL propaganda. They are not welcome in Dewsbury"
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 14:14
As the rain clouds open on the EDL, someone at the Dewsbury demo can't count.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 14:09
And that seems to be that apparently.
Low numbers and a demo that seems very short will not please EDL members, are the EDL a busted flush?
They are now being escorted back to their coaches as the rain clouds gather.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 13:49
The speeches have started and as predicted Kevin Carroll is waffling on making the small EDL crowd look for extra entertainment.
They attempt to surge out of the police cordon to get to some of the less than pleased locals.Within the EDL seem to be a small number of Infidel supporters.
I'm not sure why they are here, is it to attack the EDL or are they fed up with animal killer John "Snowy" Shaw ?
Carroll desperately tries to get the thugs to behave but they aren't listening despite the fact the police outnumber them.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 13:26
The EDL have just claimed there is 500 in Dewsbury today.
Even if that is the case that is still short of the numbers they would have expected.
Gesticulating in the photo is convicted firework thrower Anthony Crawford from Chester Le Street.
Is he having a guess at the sentence he might get next month?
Oh and it's starting to rain...
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 13:17
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 13:01
Police start to escort the EDL members from the two pubs the short distance to Dewsbury Town Hall where they will be listening to the same dull speeches that bore even the most hardened EDL members.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 12:52
The EDL numbers are still very,very low, certainly nowhere near the thousands that was predicted.
We would still put the number at 200 and to make matters worse their number is made up with self styled "Nationalist Security" fruitcake George Crapper aka George Edwards.
You can read more about Crapper here
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 12:25
More EDL arriving in Dewsbury but numbers look low.
Police estimating 450 but we it looks nearer to 200 at the moment.
Still early yet however.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 12:21
Chester Le Street thug Anthony Crawford has been spotted in Dewsbury with North East organiser Alan Spence.
Crawford is currently awaiting to be sentenced after he admitted throwing a firework into a group of demonstrators at Greys Monument in Newcastle on June 4.
He pleaded guilty to Assault and Public Order Offences at Newcastle Crown Court on June 28th and is currently on bail awaiting sentence on July 4th
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 11:58
No sign of EDL leader Tommy Robinson aka Stephen Yaxley Lennon, however his cousin and second in command Kevin Carroll is in Dewsbury.
This photo shows Carroll outside The Principal pub sharing a joke with Scottish Neo Nazi Sean Graham.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 11:38
The EDL have started to arrive in Dewsbury, it's a warm but breezy day in the town which is strangely quiet for this time of day.
As expected there is a large number of police in the area.
The EDL here are being escorted down to the two pubs that have been allocated to them, The Principal and The Black Bull.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 02:26
Kevin Scott ex North East BNP organiser and now director of the fake "civil rights" organisation Civil Liberty likes to bleat on about how his organisation will defend individuals who have fallen victim to the tyranny of government.
Sounds a worthy cause but of course Scott only means white, Anglo Saxon victims, he certainly wouldn't defend anyone whom he considers inferior, which might go some way to explain his latest anti-Semitic posting on his Facebook page.
Scott initially posted an online newspaper article entitled " Hungarian Jews seek removal of anti-Semitic writers from curriculum" The article refers to Hungarian Jews calling for the removal of four anti-Semitic authors off the Hungarian national high school curriculum.
As an introduction Scott posted "The last time ethnic Jews shouted the odds in Hungary after the First World War it didn't end well!" This is a reference to the 500,000 Jews massacred in Hungary during World War Two.
Joining Scott, his friend Gregory Lauder Frost comments "Just WHO do these creeps think they are?"
When someone refers to the Jews as "The Chosen People" Lauder Frost continues "Pity that until now God does not appear to have felt they were.....And of course who is it that told us they were the chosen? Why themselves of course. What a joke."
Convicted criminal Lauder Frost was jailed for two years in 1992 after being found guilty of eight charges of embezzling money from the Riverside health authority. The court was told he had channelled money into extreme right-wing political causes. It emerged at the end of his trial that he had also been implicated in attempts to sell elderly Russian arms to far right groups in the USA.
Lauder Frost has a history of far right connections. One of those connections includes Clive Derby-Lewis who was jailed for life for his role in the murder of the ANC leader Chris Hani in 1993.
Former BNP member Lauder Frost is also a former member of the Conservative Party's Monday Club as well as the Western Goals Institute, and is now Vice President of the Traditional Britain Group.
Posted: 27 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 25 June 2012, 22:15
Meet Jack Edmunds from Manchester. Like a lot of young people, he cannot find a job.
The twenty three year old has to live on benefits. Many people who have to rely on assistance will tell you how hard it is to get by.
Jack's problem is that he wants to go out drinking with his racist mates in the EDL this weekend. There's a few things that might put a dampener on his day.
The first is that Wetherspoons will not be open when the EDL get to Dewsbury in West Yorkshire. The company confirms they will not be accommodating the EDL this time. Apparently they are bad for business.
The other bit of bad news for Jack could be that I'm not entirely sure the "crisis loan" that he has applied for and has been granted, was actually intended for him to go to a racist rally with his mates in the EDL.
Having received his money anyway, the ungrateful so and so still manages to be as ungrateful as he is racist. He's also planning on gambling his money at a bookmaker's to see if he can make some more money!
Perhaps someone should look into why he thinks it is such an emergency that he wastes money getting pissed and being racist at a time when the government are launching enormous attacks on those who genuinely need money just to survive.
Posted: 25 Jun 2012 | There are 10 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 23 June 2012, 18:18
News is reaching us that The National Front along with The North West Infidels held a "flash" demo in the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury today.
About a dozen fascists descended on the rainy mill town which will see a much larger EDL demonstration next Saturday.
Apparently their presence was challenged by a male charity worker who was subsequently assaulted by one of the far right thugs.
Local police were quick to respond and made one arrest.
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 23 June 2012, 13:08
I couldn't help but feel deeply upset by the TV footage of the funerals of those poor children who perished in a house fire in Derby back in May.
The tiny coffins of the Philpott chidren Duwayne, 13, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jessie, six, and five year old Jayden were brought to St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Derby on six horse drawn hearses.
The parents of the children, Mick & Mairead Philpott have been charged with murder and have been remanded in custody.
However, one sick minded London BNP activist seems to find the whole distressing event amusing to the point of cracking jokes at the expense of the murdered children.
Eddie Gibbons, a BNP member from Greenwich posted on his Facebook page " I was really shocked and angered to hear that Mick Philpott had set fire to his house and killed his kids. How the fuck can he afford petrol on benefits ?"
Later he also posted " Give a man a fish and he can feed his family for a day. Give him a canister of petrol and wait till his kids are asleep, problem solved !! "
The BNP will no doubt fall over themselves with the normal excuses. They will claim he was never a member of the BNP (He is) They will claim his Facebook account was hacked (It wasn't).
What Nick Griffin and the BNP will not do however, is condemn Eddie Gibbons, nor will they disown Gibbons or expel him from the BNP.
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 22 June 2012, 16:59
According to "Snowy" it was not his fault. No, it was a case of a greedy horse, the police, potentially his wife and most certainly a teenager who he refuses to name because after all, that would just not be cricket. So, there you have it. I guess he's back on the list for dog-sitting again when I'm next on holiday.
The BNP and their debts were back in the news (not that the BNP seemed to mention it themselves) as the BNP leader Nick Griffin and his daughter Jennifer both gave evidence to a court in Cumbria. We'll be commenting on this later of course.
Instead of their debts and criminality, the BNP preferred to bang on and on about Paedophiles this week. Only the “Muslim” variety of course. Is there any other party in this country with a higher percentage of convicted paedophiles in their ranks than the BNP? It's highly unlikely. Or murderers? No, of course not. And despite another BNP paedophile conviction they said not a word about it. Why is that?
Their silence on the subject of their own dirty and shameful business, is deafening.
No point in guessing whether the BNP will be making mention of their party manager's appointment on July 2nd. Adam Walker is due to face Durham Crown Court over another incident allegedly involving children. So far, silence on this too.
We've felt even more important than usual during the past week. Having exposed the criminal past of the British Freedom Party's proposed Croydon Organiser, we had no fewer than three missives from the party thanking us for our diligence. Despite being full to burst with criminals, liars, thugs and football hooligans, it seems Charlotte Lewis was just a step too far for the EDL's political wing.
The Leader of the Labour Party then shocked us all this morning by mentioning the "c" word in a speech. Apparently the working class are suffering by wages being driven down by immigrants. All you captains of industry out there can now breath a sigh a relief. It's the immigrants and not you driving and creating poverty in this country.
That was sarcasm by the way.
Posted: 22 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 21 June 2012, 21:28
A BNP organiser and former candidate has been found guilty of possessing child pornography.
Ian Si'Ree of Vale Road,Rhyl in North Wales admitted making and possessing 138 illegal images of child sex abuse.
Police also found other images that while not illegal in themselves displayed a sexual interest in young girls, Mold Crown Court was told.
Judge Niclas Parry said that what the defendant needed to understand was that what he chose to view was actually happening to children, some as young as eight.
Officers were carrying out a search at the home of suspect James Si'ree during the investigation into the murder of takeaway delivery driver Gabor Sarkozi at Meliden.
The images were found on computers used by James' father Ian Si'Ree.
Si'ree was placed on supervision for three years on condition that he follows a sex offender treatment programme run by the probation service.
He was also placed on the sex offender register.
Si'ree admitted 10 charges of making and possessing the images at an earlier hearing.
James Si'ree,22,who is also a BNP member and his uncle Gary Bland, 42, of Bryn Avenue, Rhyl were jailed for life in May for the murder of Mr Sarkozi.
In 2001, Ian Si'ree originally from West Yorkshire was found not guilty of raping and indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Jurors also acquitted Si'Ree of three charges of sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl.
Following the trial, Karate teacher Si'ree fled his Bradford home and moved to the Welsh seaside town of Rhyl.
Si'Ree was the BNP organiser for Rhyl and stood as a Welsh Assembly candidate in 2011, parliamentary candidate in 2010 and council candidate in 2008.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 17:40
Looks like EDL leader Tommy Robinson aka Stephen Yaxley Lennon is suffering from a selective memory.
According to his Twitter account he is due back in court on Thursday.
Yet according to Tommy it is all part of a huge conspiracy to silence him and his hooligan army.
Tommy wrote "Good luck to our lads in court this week. I'm up thursday as well! Mission, london court then onto somerset."
When questioned on how could he expect to be taken seriously as a political heavyweight when he is in and out of court on a regular basis Tommy churned out his sob story.
"its not my fault i'm in and out of court. Am i yet to be imprisoned. Its part of the campaign to silence us."
He seems to have forgotten that in 2005 he was jailed for twelve months for assaulting an off-duty police officer who intervened to stop a domestic incident between Tommy and his girlfriend. During the scuffle Tommy kicked the officer in the head.
He also seems to have forgotten that in 2011 he was convicted of having "used threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour" after he led a group of Luton Town football hooligans into a 100 man brawl.Tommy played a major part in starting the fight during which he chanted "EDL till I die". He was given a 12-month community rehabilitation order and a three-year ban from attending football matches. He was also sentenced to 150 hours' unpaid work, and ordered to pay £650 in costs.
Also in 2011 he was convicted of common assault after headbutting a fellow EDL member at a rally in Blackburn in April that year. He was sentenced to a paltry 12 week suspended prison sentence plus a 150 hour community order with £200 costs.
Amnesia? Cobblers more like.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 16 June 2012, 16:36
The EDL's political wing the British Freedom Party (BFP), has dumped former BNP candidate Charlotte Lewis after apparently reading our blog about her unsavoury past.
The Party's London organiser has written to every other blog site that carried/copied our story. We have reproduced one of three communications from the BFP on the topic under the original blog. (It's been there since this blog first went up.)
By all accounts, Lewis did not mention her past and the BFP thought they had themselves something of a coup in securing her (unwanted) services.
Why the party's own webmaster Simon Bennett did not mention Charlotte's past is a bit of a mystery. He could have told his bosses about his ex-colleague's past, quite easily.
Still, what difference does it make? This is only one violent extremist the party is dumping while at the same time it is filling up with dozens of others.
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 15 June 2012, 15:16
Stephen Lennon of the EDL was arrested again this morning. This time for not handing his passport into the police on time.
if there is any other country out there that could please give Stephen a passport, we will gladly give him a one way ticket.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 15 June 2012, 13:29
News broke yesterday how a Llama farmer in Yorkshire pleaded guilty to causing ‘unnecessary suffering leading to death’ and two counts of ‘not providing a suitable diet’ and failing to protect his llamas from pain, suffering and disease.’
The farmer in question pleaded poverty; he told the court that he just could not afford to feed these poor animals, so they starved to death. It was by all accounts, an agonising, slow and painful death right in front of his house.
By all accounts, Llamas are a very friendly animal. Some Llama farmers say they’re as friendly and as intelligent as dogs. When a Llama likes you, it blows warm air into your face (known as a ‘whiffle’). In America, some psychologists believe that Llamas actually reduce stress and can be a great companion for people that have room for them.
They’re a herbivorous animal. They live on grass mainly but are also partial to hay and grain. If you fancy treating your Llamas to a little treat, you could spend a “whopping” £190 for a tonne of corn grain. Add an extra £20 onto that, and they’ll even deliver it to your door.
A tonne could be described as rather excessive, so how about the odd bag of grain for a fiver? I hope you’re getting the picture. Llamas are not excessively expensive to keep. Still, these are tough economic times and farmers feel the pinch as much as anybody. When farmers fall on hard times, they can often reach out to others in the community for a little help.
Not so in this case. According to the court not only did a herd of five Llamas starve to death, “other animals were found in an emaciated state in a frozen field” with “scant grazing, an empty ring-feeder and dilapidated shelter” in the freezing cold of February this year.
Heavens, rather then see my animals starve to death, I’d take to wearing a sandwich board by the side of the road to ask for help, or better still, I’d give them away to somebody who could look after them. In Yorkshire alone, there are half a dozen animal sanctuaries and wildlife parks that could have been contacted to take the animals. One in West Yorkshire has loads of Llamas. The kids who visit the park, love them apparently. Instead of this, Shaw tried to sell the animals initially. He wanted up to £5000 for one of them at one stage.
It’s no secret to anyone that the said farmer is the vile racist, Jew hating, Islamophobe John “Snowy” Shaw, the swashbuckling leader of the EDL breakaway ‘Infidels’. “Snowy” is the one with all the bright big and expensive banners that bang on and on about Muslim paedophiles etc, etc.
When he’s not doing roof top protests or holding provocative marches and empty demonstrations in the north of England or the streets of Scotland, Snowy also likes marching with a Loyalist flute band in Yorkshire, or even popping over to Northern Ireland to visit people in Derry and Belfast. We were told by one Loyalist there how he likes to “swagger(ing) around like he is the cock of the north, drinking lagers and having his photograph taken in front of murals”.
The average cost of a flight from Manchester to Londonderry or Belfast, is around £100 if you book early. Add onto to that the cost of getting to Manchester as there appears to be no flights from Leeds Bradford to Derry, he’s looking at about £120 just for starters.
It is our estimate, that in the last twelve months on travel alone, John “Snowy” Shaw will have easily spent way over £1500 on trains, boats, petrol and planes. Easily.
I dare not ask how long it takes for a Llama to starve to death. But in February this year, the month the poor animals were found in their appalling condition, the ‘Infidels’ were active in Glasgow, where they had a massive drinking binge and Hyde in Greater Manchester. They also had one demonstration in the freezing cold snow in Rochdale where “Snowy” addressed about thirty of his supporters, before the gang ended up having a huge drinking binge at the Copthorne Hotel inSalford, Greater Manchester. The choice of beers there are apparently excellent, but I doubt you’ll get much change out of £4 per pint.
I wrote this blog because like most Brits, I am an animal lover. Not overly keen at times on my fellow human beings, but animals I do not mind at all. Often I cringe when the Neanderthals of groups like the EDL, BNP and ‘Infidels’ are described as animals.
Unable to sell his animals, let alone look after them, John “Snowy” Shaw allowed them to starve to death. He didn’t even ask the advice of his racial comrade, the pig farmer Nick Griffin.
Previously to his torture of these animals, Shaw had even shot a dog with an air rifle (the same one he likes to hold while playing war games on his property), using the defence that he was protecting his herd. Others who know him better allege even worse cases of cruelty that I am not allowed to go into here.
Poverty was not his reason to behave in this manner at all. Those animals suffered because he was too lazy to bother to look after them as he ran around the country with a gang of drunken thugs terrorising people. The supposed animal lover had no problems however, campaigning against Halal meat when it suited him. There is no comparison of that practice and the time it takes an animal to starve to death in agony.
He is scum.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 18:47
In a disgusting attempt at recruiting assorted racists and fascists to attend their forthcoming Dewsbury protest, it seems the English Defence League have stooped to an all time low when it comes to making up a story.
The EDL's Dewsbury division started a rumour about Muslim men attempting to abduct two young girls from the local area of Kirklees.
The EDL said that they had "clear evidence" regarding the attempted abductions and claimed that they would have street patrols due to police inactivity.
The EDL also claimed that local residents had been forced to keep quiet regarding the abductions.
The truth,however, is somewhat different.
DCI Paul Jeffrey of West Yorkshire Police denied the abduction attempts and said that a 10 year old girl had contacted the police after a van driver had tried to talk to her. The girl could not describe the driver and did not say he was of Asian appearance.
The EDL also claimed a similar incident occured in the Heckmondwike area, however the police said they have no record of the event, so it either did not happen or was not reported to police.
DCI Jeffrey said "We can categorically state no such series of crimes along the lines of what has be alleged have been brought to the police's attention"
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 16:07
British Freedom, the far right political party with ties to The English Defence League has made a violent extremist with criminal convictions one of its local organisers.
Charlotte Lewis, one time BNP organiser and candidate has been promoted to the position of Croydon organiser within British Freedom.
Lewis was jailed for six months in 2001 after being found guilty of four charges of harassment as part of a concerted campaign against the staff of Huntingdon Life Sciences, whom she called “animal abusing scum”.
Lewis, who was a member of Stop Animal Rights Cruelty, wrote a series of anonymous threatening letters to people working at the Cambridgeshire laboratory. One warned the recipient: “If you don’t quit HLS then your life will not be worth living. You will always have to be looking over your shoulder.” Another threatened: “This is a warning. Your life is in grave danger if you don’t stop working at HLS. You will find yourself having a gun aimed at your stupid ugly head.”
One family received over 50 such letters from animal rights activists before a brick was thrown through their window. Shortly afterwards Lewis wrote to them saying: “I was there when a brick was put through your window. If you don’t quit HLS you can expect more of the same.”
She was arrested after forensic scientists matched her saliva with DNA found on the back of the stamps used to post the letters.
In 2010 police investigated Lewis after she posted racist comments on her Facebook page advocating the murder of illegal immigrants.
Her comments refered to taxi driver Derrick Bird, who went on a killing spree in west Cumbria shooting dead 12 people and injuring 11 others.
Lewis wrote "Ok, so I may well get in to trouble for saying this - but I've got to get it off my chest. I wish that Derrick Bird could have come down to London & shoot dead some illegal immigrants, rather than killing his fellow British people. If that offends you then tough; it's my opinion and I'm entitled to it."
When quizzed by her local newspaper the Croydon Guardian regarding her comments on Facebook she told them "It would be preferable to kill illegal immigrants than fellow British people, because they shouldn’t be in this country."
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | There are 5 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 16:46
Just been informed that Northumbria Police have today made a number of arrests in the North East area in relation to far right activity in the Newcastle area.
Details are sketchy but so far I have heard of two arrests with more possibly in the pipeline. At least one person is known to have been charged.
Hopefully there will be further details in the local media tomorrow.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 18:06
Humiliating day really for both the EDL and the BNP. Only 436 EDL supporters went to Rochdale, and under 50 people turned up in Blackpool to listen to Nick Griffin trying to cash in on what is left of an ugly situation there.
Word is rife on the internet that Stephen Lennon, who leads the EDL using the name Tommy Robinson and who has made plenty of threats to "slap" Nick Griffin, is making his way to the Tangerine Club in Blackpool where it is alleged that BNP security staff have roughed up an EDL supporter.
Whether he does or not, remains to be seen, but the people over at "EDL News" are reporting that Nick Griffin has left the Tangerine Club in somewhat of a hurry while his new found friends, the "Infidels" seem to be looking forward to the EDL arriving.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 15:11
The EDL demo is now coming to an end. 8 arrests according to the police and loads more bluff and anger by the EDL.
Their demos are getting noticeably smaller, but the risk that they pose does not.
It has been another day of threats, intimidation, vile racism and of course alcohol abuse by them.
Our very quick head counts is 436, but it could actually be lower.
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 14:24
About 35 BNP here for their demo. Boring as ever. The best bit of the day was when the Pride March went past and gave the BNP the finger!!
Some hot headed idiots around as the BNP want to move towards the takeaway at the centre of the scandal that has been going on here.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 14:15
Stephen Lennon is threatening to burn the Koran.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 13:47
Is it any wonder the EDL attack the press? They still hope people in this country do not know they are thugs.
They have attacked photographers, because they feel they get a bad press!
Two Asian lads have also been attacked in Rochdale by the side of the demo. Four arrests, it appears. One EDL member ended up under a horse. The police have penned them in like the animals they are.
Meanwhile the Infidels are laughing at "Tommy" after their stunt. There are only 35 BNP at their demo in Blackpool and are looking quite miserable as the Gay Pride march goes by, giving them the "bird" as it were.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 13:43
The EDL have attacked some photographers. Some photographers are fighting back
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 13:19
When these Nutzis fall out, they really do.
Here is the attack leaflet by the Infidels against the EDL!
The Infidels (that's the EDL splinter group) are claiming that they have members in Rochdale today to confront Tommy.
Here is the leaflet they have put out in Blackpool with their close friends the BNP.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 13:11
Update from Matthew:
Kevin Carroll (for those of you who do not know who he is) is complaining to the police that the EDL are being attacked!
I don't know by who, Tommy always has a scratched face. There's no-one else but them here!!
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 13:06
Stepehen Lennon (Tommy Robinson) has arrived in Blackpool. There are about 500 EDL here and as they did threaten, they are being very aggressive to photographers. Can you imagine a free press under these fascists??
Bad news for Stephen however, his old friends the Infidels are putting out anti-EDL leaflets in Blackpool mentioning how many paedophiles there are and have been in the EDL.
We shall await Tommy Touche Turtle's response..
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 12:41
For some reason the Yates wine bar in Rochdale has covered up its signs. Is this to avoid being associated with the thugs now drinking in there or was it so that the thugs could not find it?
There are now around 250 EDL supporters in Rochdale. It's a competition to see who is the most drunk already. Newcastle wins hands down so far, though we haven't seen the thugs from Bradford yet.
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 12:08
Newcastle EDL have arrived in Rochdale where it is very wet and windy. Their racial "comrades" Manchester EDL are of course, already drunk and obnoxious while waiting for their train.
There are already 150-180 EDL in Rochdale.
Posted: 9 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Sam King | on: Saturday, 9 June 2012, 10:46
Tyneside EDL stalwart Alistair Moxy has a slight problem as he prepares for his big trip to the EDL bun fight in Rochdale today.
I'm happy to confirm Alistair, that yes you are barred from Yates in Rochdale too.
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 7 June 2012, 18:14
Being a public spirited type of person, I thought this morning's blog about the internal personality clashes of the hooligans that orbit the world of debauched thuggery that is the EDL would help them to sort their grievances out and get them back to the very important business of smashing up the country they so love and and its international reputation.
I was so wrong. Not only did EDL Fuhrer Stephen Lennon ban me from making admiring glances at him via the good services of Twitter, his aides and friends decided to launch bitter and stinging attacks on Jeff Marsh, leader of the rival 'Casuals United'. (I say "rival", but it appears that Casuals united is only Jeff Marsh and his wife and a few EDL types who like to put in some overtime when the rest of the EDL are sleeping or in court.)
Perhaps Lennon should change his name to Touché Turtle? Despite fighting wars on many different fronts, calling or comparing him to 'Hitler' could well see you blocked on Twitter!
The EDL's PR woman Donna Mortimer was so incensed by our blog that she spoke to Lennon and then launched an attack on Marsh. According to Mortimer, Marsh has as good as bitten the hand that feeds. The bill for the disastrous Casuals United outing to Brighton has apparently been sent to the EDL. And though Marsh is complaining that the EDL have not supported him, Mortimer clears that up straight away.
Mortimer claims that the EDL allowed their members to go to demonstrations organised by Marsh in Blackpool over the Charlene Downes affair. Few people appear to have noticed that the EDL has pulled away of late from campaigning for the family. In part this is because the family have moved so close to the BNP, but EDL insiders are saying Lennon is also unhappy about allegations made about the rather chaotic life surrounding some of those involved in the campaign and the story in the Guardian, about the unfortunate home life of Downes.
To complicate matters, there is some surprising concern within the EDL leadership about their demonstration in Rochdale this weekend. Bradford EDL may be meeting up at 08.30am for a few drinks before hand, but elsewhere other divisions are reporting an expected lower than usual turn out for a national event.
Part of the problem is the fact that the BNP, NF and the Infidels will be in nearby Blackpool with the Downes family on the same day. And Robinson is not in the mood for people like Marsh to muddy his waters either.
Lennon gave permission for his PA Hel Gower to launch an attack on Marsh and it seems that Lennon will want this problem sorted sooner rather than later.
nb: For those who do not know, Lennon and Robinson are the same person
posted by: Sam King | on: Thursday, 7 June 2012, 15:04
According to media reports, a teenager was taken to hospital when his hair was set alight by English Defence League supporters who attacked an anti-Jubilee party in Newcastle at the weekend.
The teenager was allegedly hit by a burning firework thrown during the clash at Grey's Monument where EDL,NF & NEI supporters attacked a peaceful protest against the Jubilee.
The teenager was taken to Newcastle Freeman Hospital for treatment to burns suffered when the explosive hit his face and landed in his hood.
Footage captured by Sky TV clearly show a member of the far right light a firework and throw it in the direction of the anti Jubilee supporters.
Sky's footage can be viewed here.
Fireworks are often used by the EDL at their protests as a method of intimidation, although the EDL leadership often deny this to be the case.
Today, we can reveal that the person caught on video is an EDL activist from Chester Le Street in County Durham named Anthony Craggs.
Craggs is a regular face at EDL events and has even been photographed with EDL leaders Tommy Robinson aka Stephen Yaxley Lennon and Kevin Carroll.
We have passed the relevant details onto Northumbria police.
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 7 June 2012, 10:49
Casuals United's hooligan boss Jeff Marsh has stepped up his war with the EDL.
Marsh has been trying to run Casuals United independently of the EDL but has struggled to get large enough numbers out for his big occasions as most hooligans still answer the call to the EDL first and foremost.
To say the least, this has been getting under Jeff's skin for a while. The football hooligan boss has for a long time tried to convince people that he is a far more cunning and street wise leader than the EDL's Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson), and tried to prove as much in Brighton last weekend when he called on EDL members to join him there to launch a "revenge" attack on progressive groups there.
Reports from the day suggest that not only did Marsh not get the large numbers of supporters he was hoping for, but that he ended up in a Brighton pub surrounded by police and antifascists, telling those assembled exactly what it was he thought of Stephen Lennon and his political ambitions.
Having still not recovered from his south coast humiliation and despite his public bravado, Marsh has been seething. On his own facebook wall he has been laying down the law to all who will listen to him, including popular Essex EDL man Gil Gould, that the EDL's security is too lax and that he is not being shown the respect he deserves by the EDL.
As well as Lennon, Lennon's PA Hel Gower comes in for some stick as does Andrea Kay from Blackburn EDL. Unsurprisingly, they're accused of being "Reds".
On hearing that she, Lennon and Gower were once more under attack from Marsh, Kay gave the typical EDL response that seems to annoy so Marsh so much: "Who is he anyway" she asked..
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 21:32
EDL boss Stephen Lennon laid on a few sausage rolls and an inflatable castle by all accounts over the long weekend. No, this wasn't some kind of EDL assault course (they'd pass with flying colours if it was,) it was apparently a gift for his neighbours. Out came the bunting and a jolly good knees up was had by all, according to Stephen's account of the weekend. I'm sure his neighbours were delighted and the constant intrusion into their lives by football hooligans, armed police and angry Jihadists will all have been forgiven and forgotten.
That is of course, unless you did not fancy taking part in Stephen's shindig. For those around the country who would prefer an elected head of state Stephen also laid on a treat for them. The Mob boss sent his finest gang of thugs, drug addicts and football hooligans out onto the streets of Newcastle to let off rockets, Nazi salutes and assault people that he does not agree with.
Yes, this is the same EDL who claim they're defending democracy, freedom of speech etc, etc. A very happy Stephen even took time out to doth his cap to his troops and their close friends in the National Front.
Courts in the North West of the country continue to deal with the results of ongoing EDL violence. One court heard how these tough guys turn up [pissed] and unannounced and begin to unleash their terror on anyone they do not like. Of course, sentencing them is pretty difficult as their "Commanders" always seem to be unwell when it comes to taking their punishment like "men".
Casuals United made it down to Brighton last weekend, but their leader was none too happy when we revealed his plans in advance. All bravado aside, Jeff Marsh was later reported to have holed himself up in a Brighton pub and told anyone who would listen how he was much harder than Stephen Lennon etc, etc. EDL News then reported how he tried to jump over a pub wall to escape from angry locals.
There was almost merde most foul from the BNP, BFP and the Front National of France, when it was reported that Madonna screened a video during one of her concerts that depicted FN leader Marine Le Pen with a Swastika on her head.
The EDL's own ageing pop-tart was just desperately trying to get pissed but it would appear what with all the sausage rolls the EDL forked out for, there was just not enough left to keep poor old "Anglo Saxon" in Belgium beer.
Talking of Belgium beer, Brussels based Nick Griffin managed something akin to a stoic silence over allegations made to an Irish newspaper that he and a few others have been up to naughties with the party's monies. Griffin's notorious attack dogs lost their bark somewhat mainly because they too know, that all is going to be revealed later this month in a court in Carlisle.
To lighten the mood somewhat, Griffin's ever loyal lap dog Simon Darby decided that the members should also get their hands on some of the BNP's cash and proudly announced on his blog that some "lucky" punter had won a massive tenner on the BNP lottery!
And finally, the "New Right" managed to get some bizarre rabbi to address their most recent meeting of Jew haters.
Later this month their splinter group IONA are meeting in Ashford, Kent so one can expect someone equally as daft to be alighting the train from Europe to discuss how the century before last, was possibly the best yet.
Posted: 5 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 4 June 2012, 21:56
I've mentioned before a tedious and ineffectual group of far right snobs known as "The New Right" who regularly hold meetings in London pubs to compare notes on just how clever they all are.
Troy Southgate, leader of the New Right, hosted the 39th meeting on Sunday in a central London pub on Sunday with all the usual pomposity of the previous 38 grim encounters.
Adrian Davies, Barrister to the far right spoke about the life and death of his friend Jonathan Bowden, The BNP’s former "cultural" officer, and chairman of “The New Right” who fancied himself as both an artist and a playwright despite lacking any talent whatsoever.
Also speaking at the meeting was Manchester based Rabbi Ahron Cohen who spoke about Judaism versus Zionism. Cohen represents The Neturei Karta Group, a collection of Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism.
The final guest was the rather ridiculous American John Howells who looks more like a second rate magician than a serious political contender. Howells, originally from Rhode Island takes himself just that little bit too seriously, a bit like his friend and hero Southgate.
We look forward to the 40th meeting.
Posted: 4 Jun 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 4 June 2012, 14:13
Some of Newcastle's most ugly racists were out on the street's today in an apparent show of patriotism that included drinking and violence.
Among them was Kevin Watmough, the poisonous reprobate better known for the Redwatch website and of course, ratting on his on his former Comrades when they fall out with him.
The NF gathered at The Monument in the centre of Newcastle to confront a peaceful protest by Anti Jubilee demonstrators.
Led by the veteran far right bonehead Simon Biggs, the NF attempted to reach the protest, only to be thwarted by local police who pushed the NF away.
Earlier, members of the EDL and NEI met up at The Rose & Crown Public House in the Bigg Market area of the city.
The Infidels main man today appeared to be Mark Walls from Gateshead, who appeared very friendly with the rival EDL leader Alan Spence, who has only recently been released from prison.
It isn't clear why Walls was in charge of the Infidels today and so far we can't explain the absence of the Duffy brothers, who are the leaders of the NEI.
At noon the combined group of EDL/NEI left the pub to meet up with their NF comrades.
In total about 80 far right members gathered, with some throwing fireworks at the rival protest and police.
Posted: 4 Jun 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 4 June 2012, 13:50
Racist thugs from the EDL and the National Front have tried to cause trouble and attack an alternative Jubilee celebration in Newcastle.
The fascists threw friecrackers into the group of families who were attending the festivities beforelaunching an attack on them. Punches were exchanged.
A full report will follow.
Posted: 4 Jun 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 2 June 2012, 22:07
An Irish newspaper will tomorrow publish allegations against BNP leader Nick Griffin that for legal reasons we cannot repeat in full.
The Sunday World, which has editions both in the North and the Republic of Ireland, has taken advantage of a British law which excludes Northern Ireland from UK law banning the reporting of allegations made by a witness in a court case.
Although the basis of the allegations levelled against Griffin have been well known to us at Hope Not Hate for a number of years and we have been forced to remain frustratingly silent, the graphic and full extent of the wide ranging allegations made in the article in Ireland may well shock even the most ardent of Griffin remaining admirers.
It is doubtful that even the most loyal and close of trusted party apparatchiks and sycophants will be aware of the extent to which Nick Griffin has spirited away money since becoming party leader in 1999. Nor is it likely that they will be aware of the allegedly secret deposits of large sums of cash made by senior and trusted party officials into foreign bank accounts.
At the time of Griffin’s admittance to the BNP in the early 1990’s, the bankrupt former NF leader was allegedly eking out a living stacking shelves at his local Supermarket while his wife worked full time as a midwife to supplement their rapidly declining lifestyle. Nick and Jackie’s farm house is not even in their names. The names on the deeds of the property are in fact allegedly those of the Griffins’ Hungarian neighbours and occasional baby and house sitters.
The allegations in the Sunday World focus on Griffin’s unreported alleged wealth and serious allegations are also made relating to the nature of the business practices of the BNP while they were ensconced in the Belfast offices of the Loyalist extremist, Jim Dowson.
Most of these allegations, and other explicit and graphic claims, are due to be heard by a court later this month when judges could hand severe prison sentences in a case involving BNP officials.
What will come as a surprise to the BNP and its remaining supporters are previously unheard of allegations of a series of properties and investments made with finances allegedly from the BNP’s shrunken funds.
The case was already promising to be explosive, with allegations that the BNP were entangled with amongst other things, Irish paramilitaries and electoral fraud.
We look forward to printing the full story as it untangles itself later this month.
Posted: 2 Jun 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Friday, 1 June 2012, 21:54
You'd think that Nick Griffin and the BNP would learn their lesson regarding copyright infringement, wouldn't you?
Following from the BNP's ill fated decision in 2010 to use an image of a jar of Marmite in one of its party election broadcasts (which saw Marmite's parent company Unilever launch High Court proceedings against the BNP for breach of copyright,) you'd think the last thing that the BNP would want is another controversy regarding their ignorance of copyright law?
In 2010 the BNP was taken to the brink of collapse, forced to shell out a rumoured £170,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement with Unilever, the company that manufactures Marmite.
Maybe the BNP like spending their members money on compensation? Hope not Hate can reveal that the BNP has knowingly breached the copyright of one of the UK's most popular recording artists.
Heather Small is the lead singer with the Manchester based band M People. She has also seen success recording as a solo artist. In 2000, Small released her debut solo album "Proud" and a single by the same name, which is closely associated with the British Olympics team.
In 2008 she performed at the London 2012 Party to celebrate the handover to the host city of the Olympic Games from Beijing, to London. Small sang "Proud", which was the unofficial anthem of Team GB at the Athens Games in 2004. It is now the official anthem of the London 2012 Games.
Small attended an anti racism ceremony for "Show Racism The Red Card" hosted by the Prime Minister and attended by leading sports men & women at 10 Downing Street.
So it might come as a surprise to Heather when she hears that the BNP are currently using her flagship song "Proud" to promote their far racial hatred.
The BNP has been using the song on a number of their own videos hosted on the BNP website.
Now we doubt very much that the BNP have had the decency to ask Heather's permission for use of her music, which I would have thought she would have flatly refused.
So we have contacted Heather Small's management company "Bandana Management" and have passed the details on of the likely breach of copyright by the BNP.
So we invite Heather Small to study the details we have sent her and hopefully she might be having her very own "Marmite" moment, courtesy of BNP TV.
Posted: 1 Jun 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments