English Defence League

EDL Tells People To 'F*** Off To London' If They Want A Multicultural Society

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

The English Defence League have said if you want 'a multicultural society then fuck off to London' after being challenged on their anti-Islam views ah...

This EDL Member Can't Handle Being Shamed On Facebook By His 12-Year-Old Niece

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

This story contains offensive language A member of the English Defence League threatened to delete his 12-year-old niece on Facebook after she chal...

EDL Protest In Sheffield Against City Becoming A 'Paedophile's Paradise'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK

English Defence League protesters reportedly brought part of central Sheffield to a standstill on Saturday during a rally they said was against the ci...

'Hundreds' Of Police In Walthamstow To Escort About 35 EDL Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK

The north-east London area of Walthamstow has been brought to a standstill today by a protest organised by the far-right English Defence League and co...

Anjem Choudary Just Told Muslims They're Not Allowed To Vote

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary told Muslims on Friday not to vote in the General Election on 7 May, claiming it is "strictly forbidden" in Islam. Th...

Here's The Latest Ukip Candidate To Quit Over Shameful Web Posts

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Ukip parliamentary candidate in Wales has resigned after supporting a message by the British National Party calling gay people "fascist perverts" an...

The EDL Tried To Protest Russell Brand, But Ended Up With A Bemused Book Club

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

A group of English Defence League (EDL) supporters stormed a Russell Brand book event to chant "no surrender to the Taliban" - only to find out he was...

Horrific Video Shows Schoolgirls Singing Racist Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Disturbing video footage has emerged of girls as young as five singing a racist song while a toddler walks around the room. Three schoolgirls - age...

Tommy Robinson To Support Ukip At Next Election, Hints At Private Discussions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has announced his support for Ukip at the next general election. Having previously endorsed Nigel Farage's party ...

Emily Thornberry Made a Mistake... But She Wasn't Completely Wrong

Darryl Morris | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

Emily Thornberry was wrong in her assumption, but she wasn't alone and it wasn't without foundation. Patriotism has been hijacked. Right wing movements like the English Defence League and Britain First use patriotism and the flag of St. George as a guise for their racism, and it's time to claim it back.

Tommy Robinson Won't Be Speaking At Oxford Union For One Crucial Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

Following the furore over the news that Tommy Robinson was due to talk at the Oxford Union, it turns out the former leader of the English Defence Leag...

Four Arrests As The EDL March In Rotherham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Four men have been arrested as an English Defence League march kicked off in Rotherham to protest recent shocking revelations about child sexual explo...

The EDL's Hatred Of Mosques KFC Cost Police £500,00

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK

A BBC documentary to be screened on Monday will reveal South Yorkshire Police spent £500,000 to control an EDL protest against a planned mosque - tha...

'The Guards Don't Run The Prison, Islam Does': Tommy Robinson Breaks Silence On Life Behind Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, has spoken for the first time about being locked behind bars in a prison that is appa...

Memorial or Ideological Advertisement? Lee Rigby and What We Should Actually Remember About Soldiers

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

We're just over a week away from the first anniversary of the death of Lee Rigby. The soldier, wearing a Help for Heroes hoodie, was murdered in broad...

EDL Marchers and Strange Irrational Rituals

Will Black | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The English Defence League march in Peterborough on Saturday was not the first I've witnessed. In fact, it was tediously familiar. Drunken louts ranting incoherently about how they would like 'their country' to be, while multicultural England looks on - or avoids them - have become a regular spectacle in England.

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

Twenty Men Charged Over EDL Rally Violence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

Twenty men have been charged with violent disorder following an English Defence League protest last year. The men, who are due to appear in court ...

Free-Speech Jihadis and Their Defence of Maajid Nawaz

Salman Butt | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Butt

Over the last few weeks I've noticed an uncanny resemblance between the caricature flag-burning, blasphemer-threatening, riotous Muslims in the Middle-East, and some (perhaps equally intelligent) so-called 'liberal' tweeters, commentators and presenters in the UK...

Should Taxpayers Have Funded The 'Conversion' Of EDL's Tommy Robinson?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

The think tank which orchestrated Tommy Robinson's departure as leader of the English Defence League asked for taxpayer funding for the "vital work" f...

College Cancels Holocaust Event After Inviting Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust told HuffPost UK: “Local Holocaust Memorial Day events are organis...

Ukip Under Fire As Activists Defend Apartheid And Mock Mandela's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nelson Mandela's death prompted Ukip members to pour scorn on a man who "did nothing" for Britain, call for a "reappraisal" of the apartheid regime an...

Most BNP Voters 'Will Back Ukip'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is on track to pick up most of the votes from the British National Party in upcoming elections as Nick Griffin's party is set for a disastrous pe...

Marine A: Cold-blooded Murder Is Never Heroic

Steve Rose | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

Sergeant Blackman's conviction was an accident of justice since his crime was only uncovered when civilian police discovered the infamous video on a serviceman's laptop. However, he will now serve life with a minimum parole tariff of 10 years.

Chris York

'The Rise Of Populism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

The EDL has been described as the "biggest populist street movement in a generation". They've also been called thugs, racists, idiots and a threat ...