The spy who grassed me

Britain First, the EDL, Pegida and the Home Office

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the English Defence League, that sad collection of middle-aged drunks and twenty-something football hooligans had finally given up the ghost, shuffled off this mortal coil and relegated itself to the fabled Wetherspoons in the Sky. It certainly looked that way. Ever since the sad racists of the EDL were so royally shafted by Fuhrer Tommy and his insignificant sidekick, Kev they seemed to be in their death throes. Pathetically, they retraced the steps of so many previous fascist organisations, eking out a last desperate moment or two of existence on their way to oblivion.

EDL Grimace demoAnd then something truly unexpected happened. Not content with being manipulated out of their beer money the first time, the EDL’s ‘imbibing brethren’ seem to be regrouping for a second betrayal, this time under new leadership.

Paul Locke is the brethren’s Solihull Divisional leader and a very different beast from Tommy Robinson (AKA Steven Yaxley-Lennon). He’s articulate and intelligent for one thing. He’s still biased as Hell and he’s certainly not above twisting the truth for his own ends but he’s a rising star within the EDL and a much smarter leader than any of the UK’s far right groups have had for a very long time. That might be why the authorities are leaving Paul Golding alone. Not only is he thought by just about everyone with half a brain cell to be a Home Office informant, he’s also far less of a threat than Locke looks set to be. By letting Golding continue (as long as he keeps on grassing up Locke and his mates) the authorities achieve two things…

  1. The biggest threat is contained through Golding’s betrayal of confidence.
  2. The far right gets stuck with inept leadership from Golding and Fransen, making them far easier to deal with.

BF grass bottle green jacket injunctionIt seems likely that Tommy Robinson’s present legal difficulties will derail the (second) launch of Pegida UK and we don’t doubt that if there’s any dirt to be dished on Locke then Golding and his turncoat army will be breaking out the silver platter to deliver it very soon.

Here at EBF we understand the reasoning behind this sort of game-playing. Really we do – we get it. But can the government not do a bit more to rein in Britain First’s worst excesses while they’re at it? Having well-placed informants is one thing but the damage Britain First is causing is quite another. Come on Mr. Cameron… Golding and Fransen are your pets so it’s up to you to muzzle them.

And if it’s not possible to modify their divisive activities then we return to our original request…

Proscribe Britain First

Racist and religiously motivated hate crime soars

It’s no great surprise that the UK is becoming more violent and aggressive toward ethnic minorities. There’s a rising tide of hatred, a fire fuelled by far right organisations like Britain First that blames immigrants, ethnic minorities and all non-Christians for the problems of UK.

EBF BF ban Islam ECHR blame Muslims FranceBritain First revels in this racist foam fest. It’s their bread and butter. The more fear and hatred they can create the more money they can con from their misguided, paranoid followers. So they spend their time creating posts that demonise ‘the other’. They radicalise their followers, turning them into violent and prejudiced foot-soldiers in a domestic, religious war that never really existed.

It’s true, of course, that Muslim extremists exist. It’s also true that a small number of these misguided individuals hail from the UK. But it’s not true that all British Muslims are secretly plotting to overthrow our nation and its laws. Nor is it true that people with dark skins are inferior or antisocial.

Recent hate crime figures suggest that the opposite is true. The greatest danger facing our society comes not from Muslims or brown people – it comes from the increasingly radicalised white, Christian population. This is the demographic that Britain First appeals to and it seems that, toothless though the organisation itself is, the Biffers are making an impact. It’s hard  to believe but these anti-Islamic comments from Biffers on Facebook match perfectly the anti-Semitic propaganda of mid twentieth century Nazi Germany.

EBF BF Nazi dehumanisation

Their hate-filled propaganda is destroying our society. Their lies are turning our once safe nation into a cess pit of intolerance and hostility. Their selfish quest for money depends entirely upon the fear and misery they create for so many of our fellow citizens.

There is a race related issue to attend to in the UK. There is a very real problem and it’s important that citizens of all creeds and colours are able to identify its source. The problem is not Islam. Nor is it immigration or ethnicity. The problem is far right neo-Nazi ideology, complete with racist overtones and violent religious intolerance.

A large part of the problem is Britain First!