English Defence League

EDL Marchers and Strange Irrational Rituals

Will Black | Posted 31.03.2014 | 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 18.03.2014 | 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 ...

The Far Right 'On the Rise' in Poland? A Reason Not to Panic

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

Today, the international media will fix its gaze on Warsaw as tens of thousands of far-right supporters in Poland take to the streets for the annual Independence Day march. This year, this demonstration will be under greater scrutiny, as it coincides with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Robinson 'Has Not Changed His Position', Say Anti-Islam Pair

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

The former leader of the EDL, Tommy Robinson, has reconciled with his transatlantic anti-Islamist friends Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, but has sa...

The Hyperreal Resurrection of the New Messiah, Tommy Robinson

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Things have been a little hyperreal of late. It all started three weeks ago with the Damscene conversion of Tommy Robinson and his decision to quit the English Defence League (EDL).

Let Us End the Myth of Islamic-Only Terrorism

Steve Rose | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

A myopic view that frames terrorism as solely 'Islamic' blinds us to other potential threats. Whilst no society should live in fear of terrorism, the genuine fear felt by many Muslims in the wake of these events demonstrates an insincerity by government to tackle Islamophobia.

US Anti-Islam Activist Distances Herself From Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

There's been ups and downs, laughs and tears, but the trans-Atlantic friendship between the former EDL leader Tommy Robinson and anti-Islam activists ...

EDL Chairman Joins Twitter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE 17:41 13/10: Another account claiming to be the real Tim Ablitt has surfaced, we are awaiting confirmation... The English Defence League's n...

LOOK: Leaderless EDL Head To Bradford

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

The leaderless English Defence League is holding its first demonstration since the resignation of Tommy Robinson this week. The rally in the centre...

Give Tommy Robinson a Chance

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

We must always leave the door open for groups or people to reform. If we don't accept that people can change, what is the point of arguing, of debating, of reasoning - the bedrock of liberal, democratic politics? Yesterday's extremist is sometimes today's elected representative. That's why we should give Tommy Robinson a chance.

Robinson Will Still Associate With Banned Anti-Islam Activists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

The former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson has vowed to continue his association with controversial anti-Islam activists Pamela Ge...

Tommy Robinson Leaves EDL

John Sargeant | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

If we genuinely believe Tommy the EDL could become even worse - the question is will it disband into it's component parts or become more potent on the streets. It would benefit all to think we can now concentrate more on radicalisation to extreme Islamism, combating militant Islamism and Islamist ideology.

Jessica Elgot

Tommy Robinson Explains Decision To Quit EDL At Secret Quilliam Event In London

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

On the same day that Tommy Robinson announced he was leaving the English Defence League (EDL), saying he was unable to control "extremist elements" wi...

Where Now for the EDL?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Tommy Robinson and the rarely seen but equally important Kevin Carroll are going to leave the English Defence League. It's not much of a surprise: but the resulting fall out might be. The reason, according to Tommy, is that he can't contain extreme right wing elements with the movement... Readers might be surprised to know that he is the face of the moderate wing of the EDL.

EDL's Tommy Robinson Quits: His Top 10 Moments in Power

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Tommy Robinson Explains Decision To Quit EDL At Secret Quilliam Event As Tommy Robinson wishes a fond farewell to the English Defence Lea...

EDL Fans Are Really Mad At Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Tommy Robinson Explains Decision To Quit EDL At Secret Quilliam Event So this is the end for the EDL and Tommy Robinson. And, like the en...

Tommy Robinson Quits The EDL, A Sceptical Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Tommy Robinson Explains Decision To Quit EDL At Secret Quilliam Event Tommy Robinson has announced that he has quit the English Defence L...