Wednesday, September 05, 2012

From the mouths of idiots

As you will have heard, the English Defence League were humiliated in Walthamstow last Saturday.  I knew it would go badly for them, but even when I saw how big the march was, it wasn't clear just how badly it would end. You can read the reports here, but it's probably a good idea to look at it from the EDL's point of view as well. In these videos you can see both Tommy Robinson and his deputy Kev Carroll have a massive breakdown, while a section of the UAF rally - most of which is blockading the EDL march - gathers opposite.  Robinson cuts a particularly foolish figure, attempting to channel a bit of Mussolini while he shouts and gesticulates at a hostile crowd.  I am not complacent about this, but after about a decade of fascist upsurge, this is a real pleasure to witness.