“A twitter’s eye view of the Dudley ‘day of action’

Before the day

Well that was a bit of a washout. A damp squib if ever we saw one. Britain First has spent months boasting about 2,000 patriots descending on Dudley, complete with marching band and much merchandising to round off the profiteering protest in previously unheard of Biffer brilliance.

That’s not exactly how things turned out though. Not quite.

The day began with a predictable response from local townspeople, tired of having their multi-cultural society invaded by lager-swilling, flag-waving, abuse-throwing outsiders. Many adopted a very sensible siege mentality and boarded up their businesses.

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The gathering

The promised 2,000 Biffers duly arrived. Or did they?

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In reality the numbers were so tiny they were outnumbered by the police.

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Undeterred, Biffer Fuhrer, Paul Golding put a brave face on things and spouted his usual nonsense to the local press.

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True to his bullying nature he couldn’t resist making a little threat though. We wonder if that was because he was frightened of what veteran John McKnight and his mates might do. We’ll tell you more about them in a later post.

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Meanwhile we just carried on taking the piss – the most reasonable response in the circumstances.

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John McKnight and his merry band of veterans had an altogether more serious mission though.

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2,000 flags

It was a serious question that we asked. What would Britain First do with their 2,000 flags?

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The answer soon became apparent. Rather than sell them for profit as usual they gave them away to make the demo look bigger.

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They even gave out multiple flags to create the impression of more Biffers in attendance than there really were.

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Meanwhile Golding spouted a bit more bile to the local press.

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The veterans

Perhaps most entertaining of all was Britain First’s meagre collection of ex-servicemen. The newly formed ‘division’, headed by Robin Lomax fell far short of the ‘hundreds’ that Britain First had claimed would attend. We counted 8 (including Lomax himself). Pretty miserable turnout really – especially since there’s no way to guarantee that none of them are really Walts (Walter Mittys) who never served in the forces at all. John McKnight said some interesting things about their CO (Robin Lomax) in that regard.

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An EBF Facebook page member sent us this lovely little piece of photoshopping which we think sums up Lomax’s bunch of Biffers perfectly.

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These guys on the other hand really are veterans. They were there to confront Britain First in general and Paul Golding in particular about their repeated misappropriation of charitable donations intended for veterans and their continued misuse of Lee Rigby’s memory. And they definitely meant business. We’ll have much more to say about them in another post. We promise not to keep you all waiting too much longer. It’ll be worth the wait!

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The numbers

There were several estimates of the numbers bandied about on social media but the most reliable came from the West Midlands Police who told us that no more than 150 of the promised 2,000 Biffers bothered to turn up.

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Of course Britain First demonstrated their usual inability to count (Golding himself estimated between 350 and 500 attendees).

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The march to the council house

The tiny collection of fascists eventually set off. Their departure was a full 45 minutes late because Golding, desperate to regain some small semblance of credibility had insisted on waiting for more Biffers (who never arrived).

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If you look closely you can see Golding hiding behind a row of women with the BF banner while on the far left of the picture ‘two flags’ is doing his bit to make the numbers look half-decent.

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Speeches

Eventually they arrived at the (closed) council house. Not that anybody dared mention that it might have been more effective to approach the council when the elected members were actually there. That would have been far too scary.

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Here’s a good image to estimate numbers by. There’s no way this sorry little gathering adds up to ‘hundreds’.

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Incredibly Fuhrer Golding (who lives in Swanley, Kent) claimed that Dudley is his town.

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He then proceeded to threaten to bury a pig on the Mosque site (as if that would make any difference to its construction)…

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… prompting this little gem from one of the anti BF tweeters…

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Hate speech

You can see a clip of Jayda spouting her bile for the crowd while Paulie has a Muslim photographer manhandled away from this public place by his Biffer bodyguards. That looks like an assault to us. As if that wasn’t enough the brave Fuhrer has another, seemingly equally peaceful man removed in similair fashion just seconds later. Is it possible that Paulie is a bit scared? Remember that he still hasn’t seen the last of John McKnight and his veterans yet.

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Hateful (hate-filled) deeds

The unthinking hostility of Biffers reminds us of the school-bullies. Like hostile, sulking children they terrorise their innocent peers in a bid to assuage their own feelings of inadequacy. Such childish stupidity, inspired by their remarkably immature Fuhrer, Paul Golding, has no place in British politics.

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The retreat

Having made as much of a nuisance of themselves as they could, the Biffers retreated back through the town to Flood St. and from there, back under their rocks. They’d had their fun but cost the businesses people of Dudley and the taxpayer hundreds of thousands in policing and lost trade.

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Bye bye Biffers!

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