Always good to see the far right in trouble… October 21, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in British Politics, Economy.
…and speaking of which, there was an entertaining line in the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast last week which made me laugh out loud, from host Tom Clark when discussing the resignation of EDL leader Tommy Robinson.
As Clark put it:
In what’s been called a watershed for the far-right the EDL lost it’s leader this week. Tommy Robinson walked away from the anti-Muslim movement that he helped to found in 2009 citing disillusion with street protest and worries about the extremist views of some members.
Hugh… erm… what do you think he thought he was doing for the last three or four years then?
The whole EDL issue is worthy of much more attention than has been afforded it, particularly in this state where we’re seeing some very curious ‘populist’ groups emerging in the wake of the crisis.
BTW, deep scepticism on the part of the Politics Weekly panel at the resignation.