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Free Speech Under Attack Again

Ian Crossland, Birmingham demo, 8 April 2017

On 16 April, the ECHO published an article about our planned demonstration set for 3 June.

We come to Liverpool to speak of the threat of Islam and against the promotion of Sharia law, which is destroying this country.  It is in fact the working classes of this country who bear the brunt of Muslim no-go zones, uncontrolled immigration, Islamic take overs in schools, Muslim hate preachers who speak of the ‘dirty kaffirs’, etc.  We remind your readers that the fear by public authorities of being called ‘racist’ resulted in the grooming and rape of 1400 children in Rotherham.  We will highlight the political correctness, rigidly adhered to by these Unions, that shies away from any criticism of Islam.

We wish to speak of these things and many more.  The Unions and politicians, who oppose us and want our silence, are part of the problem.  The radical Left is as much a danger to our society as Islam.  The radical Left do not trust the people of Liverpool to listen to us and make up their own minds.  They are treating the people of Liverpool like children.

A damaged and wounded society cannot be healed unless people can, at a minimum, discuss matters in the public square.  To stop that process is to exacerbate the problems and delay the discovery and application of possible solutions.

As the ECHO article informs us, again the usual array of anti-democratic forces align themselves against our right to peacefully march and speak our mind to the people of Liverpool.

We are not surprised.

Taken from the article: ‘Union leaders and politicians’ and ‘Unite Against Fascism’ (a misnomer if there ever was one) have vowed ‘to support a fightback’ against our demonstration of 3 June.

If this ‘fightback’ was merely verbal and within the bounds of civil discourse we would welcome it.  But we all know that these groups want to shut us down.  They want to silence us.  They do not want to discuss our ideas with us.  They do not want the people of Liverpool to hear what we have to say.  This sort of control over the public square is in fact Fascist.  It is all that they claim to be against.  Their claims therefore are revealed to be a lie.

By initiating this “fightback” the Left are creating confrontation and division and some of their number may even be planning violence. Our demonstration in Liverpool was guaranteed to be vocal, but totally peaceful. Now, sadly, the Left have signalled their intention to disrupt us. We are undaunted, but we hope the Left will take a good hard look at themselves.

We very much doubt that the leadership of these Unions are representing their members.  Our members come from all levels of society, but are primarily made up of working class people, people whom Unions should be supporting.  But the leadership seems instead to be caught up in a political propaganda machine that ignores our concerns about the direction in which society is headed.

The 16 April article, irresponsibly, also links us, via the term ‘far-right’, to a ‘so-called “White Man march” in 2015.  We are explicitly a non-racist organisation and always have been.

Finally, the article gives prominence to ‘A photo of a woman smiling at an enraged EDL protester in Birmingham.’  Your readers might care to know that this woman attended our Birmingham demo only for the purpose of shutting down our right to free speech; and she shouted out during our one minute silence in memory of the victims of the recent Islamic terrorist attack at Westminster.

Such are the people Society should really be afraid of.


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