Tag Archives: English Defence League (EDL)

News from the United Kingdom, Monday 6th May 2013

The Guardian: BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster. ‘The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday. The BNP fielded 99 candidates but did not win a seat. It lost the one county council seat it […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 1st May 2013

The Guardian: Six plead guilty to plotting attack on EDL rally. ‘Six would-be terrorists have pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a far-right English Defence League demonstration with a home-made bomb, guns, knives and a machete. The men, all from the West Midlands, had planned to target EDL supporters who were holding a rally in Dewsbury, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 15th April 2013

Demos: ‘Re-examining the EDL’ by Jamie Bartlett. ‘It is almost four years since the English Defence League burst onto Britain’s streets and made their mark on Britain’s political discourse. Recent turn of events has seen the movement start to implode, but were the seeds of destruction present from its formation? Demos’ Jamie Bartlett interviewed the EDL’s […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 12th April 2013

Research: Economic and Social Research Council: Muslim communities successfully integrating. ‘Despite anxiety from the public and politicians, Muslim ethnic minority communities have been integrating into British and German cities for some time, according to research by Dr Sarah Hackett. Her findings are presented at the NORFACE Migration Conference at University College London this week.’ Huffington Post: BNP […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 5th April 2013

Huffington Post: EDL’s Tommy Robinson endorses Ukip: ‘They are saying exactly what we say in a different way’. ‘The leader of far-right group, the English Defence League (EDL), has urged supporters to vote for the UK Independence Party in the next election, arguing: “they are saying exactly what we say, just in a different way”. Stephen Yaxley Lennon, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

The Telegraph: Chris Grayling: let’s join forces with Labour to deport Abu Qatada. ‘Mr Grayling says the system has gone “badly wrong” when the UK cannot deport a man “who so obviously despises what we stand for”, and said Conservative attempts to change human rights laws have been thwarted by their Liberal Democrat Coalition partners.’ The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 1st April 2013

Sky: Millfield mosque demonstration: no clash as opposing groups miss each other. ‘Far-right groups protesting against a new mosque site in Sunderland arrived on the scene just as anti-fascist counter-demonstrators were being moved on by police. More than 100 members of the North East English Defence League and splinter group North East Infidels gathered on St Mark’s Road in […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 29th March 2013

The Telegraph: Nick Clegg: We will deport Abu Qatada. ‘Mr Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, said the Government “will get there” despite yesterday losing a legal challenge against a ruling which prevented the cleric being sent to Jordan. The Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold an earlier legal victory by the Islamist preacher has raised fears […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 27th March 2013

Report: Home Office: Protecting the public from terrorism. ‘Responding to the threat from terrorism remains a top priority, the Home Secretary said today. Publishing the annual report for CONTEST, the government’s strategy for countering terrorism, the Home Secretary set out what has been done to keep the country safe and prevent terror attacks, including during the Olympics.’ The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 14th March

BBC News: Far-right extremism ‘a real threat’ says UK security minister. ‘Far-right extremism is a “worrying phenomenon” which poses a “real” threat to UK security, Home Office minister James Brokenshire has claimed. In a speech, Mr Brokenshire said one in 10 cases referred to a government radicalisation reduction scheme now concerned the far right. He […]

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