English Defence League

The Far Right In 2016: Smaller But More Violent

Nick Lowles | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Nick Lowles

2015 was a year of violence and humiliations for the British far right. The general election proved its political impotency, the EDL continued its steady decline into oblivion and, while the number of far-right demonstrations increased (especially in the north of England), the overall numbers involved in the organised far right declined.

UK Warned To Prepare For 'Greater Violence' And Even Terrorism From Far-Right

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

The UK should prepare for "greater violence" from far-right groups - and in "extreme cases, terrorism" - in 2016, as members increasingly target Briti...

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

The Rise of Europe's Far Right and the Anti-Islam Tide

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Those in the far-right will be waiting in the wing not only to voice their opposition but also to fill the political void if the opportunity arises. In doing so, those far-right voices will continue to exploit the view that Europe is under siege from an invading Islamic other as it has been - in their minds at least - throughout history.

Asian Man's Hilarious Response To EDL's 'Non-Muslim No Go Zone' Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A British Asian man has come up with a hilarious response to English Defence League claims that his neighbourhood is a "no-go area" for non-Muslims - ...

This Muslim Group Has A Very Generous Offer For The EDL

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

When a group of Muslims in Preston heard that the English Defence League (EDL) was planning a march through their local area, they came up with a rath...

The Far-Right Can't Be Left to Drive Debate on Migrant Crisis Culture Clash

Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK
Steven Hopkins

While the race of an offender should be as irrelevant as that of the victim, the migrant crisis has allowed problems to be concealed that are too important to be left to the far-right to champion, and to use to furnish support. The crisis has always been a game of dodgeball, but we all must play.

It Seems No One 'Wants To Save' The English Defence League

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

It seems no one wants to "save" the English Defence League - but despite seemingly dwindling public support, an anti-extremism group believes the grou...

The Responses To UK Floods From Muslim Groups And Britain First Are Very Different

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Britain First. Putting Britain First. Or so you'd think. But these pictures appear to paint a very different picture. Our youth are assisting...

The EDL Has A New Leader And He's Already Begging For Money To Keep Him Out Of Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK

The English Defence League has elected a new leader after a two-year hiatus, but now needs its members to help fundraise to keep him from being jailed...

Steven Hopkins

Tommy Robinson Explains The Making Of An Alter-Ego Even His Wife Can't Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

Having harpooned a dozen-odd pork belly bites into his gob with a toothpick, Tommy Robinson rearranges his main course, next to three ramekins...

Pegida UK Leader Timothy Scott Quits After 'Epic Fail' Channel 4 interview

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

An ex-soldier revealed Thursday as the new leader of Pegida UK just quit after a car-crash first interview on Channel 4, and has since released a stat...

Tommy Robinson Claims Police Tried To Blackmail Him Into Spying On Britain First

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

Tommy Robinson has claimed that police have made repeated attempts over the last two years to "blackmail" him into becoming a double-agent, to feed th...

Tommy Robinson Claims He Was Paid Thousands To Leave EDL

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

Tommy Robinson claims he was paid thousands of pounds by the Quilliam Foundation to leave the English Defence League in a deal the anti-extremism thin...

EDL Supporter 'Boasted' Of Putting Dog Faeces In Muslim Neighbour's Letterbox

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Essex police hate crime officers are investigating after an English Defence League supporter bragged on Facebook that she had put a "jiffy envelope fi...

Tommy Robinson Claims 'Death Of Free Speech' After Uni's Cancel Speaking Events

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tommy Robinson is claiming the "death of free speech" after two universities withdrew invitations for him to speak. Just days after the former lead...

Tommy Robinson Reaches Biggest Audience Yet At Anti-Migrant Rally In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Tommy Robinson has told a 40,000-strong crowd gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of anti-refugee group Pegida that Angela Merkel is "handing ...

Tommy Robinson Thinks Europe Is Being Overrun With 'Fake' Muslim Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Former EDL Leader Tommy Robinson has been showing just how far he's come since quitting the far-right group in a series of angry tweets about the refu...

How The EDL Is Helping Manchester United Win The Premier League

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

The English Defence League is being thanked for bringing Friday night football forward, and it has been suggested that in doing so they may be giving ...

Tommy Robinson Complains Prison Bosses Failed To Protect Him From Boiling Water Plot

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Former English Defence League Leader Tommy Robinson has complained prison authorities endangered his life after he was placed on a "wing full of Musli...

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...