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EDL In Stoke.

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The neofascists, knuckleheads and associated hooligans in the English Defence League are putting in another appearance, Lancaster Unity explains:

“There is a strong Stoke division of the EDL, based around Stoke City supporters, and unofficial Stoke City internet message boards are full of talk about their mobilisation in the city on 23 January.

The link between certain Stoke City supporters (the “Naughty Forties”) and the fascists has existed for a number of years, and has been documented in past issues of Searchlight. The BNP deny that they are in any way linked to the EDL, but in practice the local EDL supporters are also BNP supporters. For example, Shaun Grimsley, who recently stood for the BNP at a by-election in Cannock Chase, is also a self-confessed Nazi and an EDL activist.

There have been some tensions in the local BNP recently. Alby Walker, the leader of the BNP group on the City Council, recently resigned unexpectedly. Walker was seen as a “moderate” (in BNP terms), and is likely to be succeeded as leader by hardline Nazi Michael Coleman.”

Update 1: Edmund Standing has more on Far Right and BNP terrorists,

Update 2: I would remind potential posters to read my comments policy.

Update 3: Nick Lowles has a good post on the EDL and Searchlight is apparently covering them in the magazine as “English Defence League cracks begin to show”.

Update 4: A backgrounder on the EDL.

Written by modernityblog

15/01/2010 at 23:58

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  1. What is a BNP moderate? Someone who wears a light brown shirt?

    jams O'Donnell

    16/01/2010 at 13:13

  2. Good question!

    modernityblog

    16/01/2010 at 15:02

  3. […] a comment » I meant to cover this, but events moved […]


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