From British daily The Morning Star:
Exposed as the thugs they are
Sunday 29 August 2010
The English Defence League flagged up Saturday’s planned invasion of Bradford for months, telling its alcohol-fuelled racist bootboys that this was the big one.
Bradford’s various communities united to demand a ban on the EDL racists and Islamophobes jackbooting their way through the city to incite a response from local youth.
The EDL follows the example of the National Front in the 1970s when its leaders proclaimed the need to kick their way into the headlines.
It thrives on violence, whether against the police, ethnic and religious minorities or anti-racist campaigners. But its efforts to spark mayhem on the streets of Bradford were thwarted by the self-discipline of local people and successful co-ordinated demands to ban the planned EDL march.