Worried about my town, I really am… :/ (EDL and Council content)
There is nothing illegal in what they are doing so it’s no worse than someone wearing an out and proud t – shirt*, an anti Christian t -shirt etc – offensive to some but its their choice and not illegal
Personally I would go and spend the day arguing with the trader/ stopping them selling stuff and drive them out that way if you want direct action.
Its not what I would want my town known for and I dount they are pleasedPosted 3 years ago
* I assume it does not need stating which i support and which i oppose
I would find life a lot easier if all the racists walked around wearing “I’m a racist” sweatshirts. Think of the time that could be saved.
Indeed. Its when they dress themselves up as proper politicians, and hide behind a facade of respectability that you need to worry about them
EDL sweatshirt = racist thug
Nice Saville Row suit = a good old salt-of-the-earth bloke who looks like it’d quite nice to have a pint with
Posted 3 years agoedlongMember
I’m glad I live in a country where nobtards can wear t-shirts expressing their political allegiances.
I think it’s pretty weird of you to suggest that, because a tenant of the council can wear an EDL top without harassment, that that somehow implies that the council support the EDL.Posted 3 years ago
If the EDL makes it less attractive then so be it – it’s a reflection of what the place actually is surely? I can understand that you personally might not like that effect but I think it’s pretty unreasonable to expect them to not be allowed to wear their ‘I’m probably racist’ clothes if they choose when it’s perfectly legal to do so.
As above, maybe it’s a bit of a straw man but if your tourists didn’t like muslims/gay people/whatever should the council also respond to that and make sure that anyone looking like they might be packing a muslamic ray gun/rainbow t-shirt/etc wasn’t on display?Posted 3 years ago
Trouble is; it makes the town less appealing for the possible tourists we all benefit from. That’s the problem.
I take it that every day before you leave the house you think about how your outfit will affect people’s perceptions of your town? As recently evidenced on here, some people object strongly to tattoos, would you insist that all market traders cover their tattoos as people might think the place is a bit chavvy?Posted 3 years ago
One of the dads at my son’s Rugby wears an EDL hoodie – made me double take the first time. Having spoken to him (not about his hoodie), he seems like a decent enough person just not very bright or well informed and probably has just gone along with the flow of his mates/etc, given that the EDL claim not to be racist and so on. It’s easy enough rhetoric to believe if you’re not the type to challenge what you hear.Posted 3 years agoalpinMember
i’m surprised that King’s Lynn recieves tourists….. i was there once (was on my way back from surfing at Hunstanton and was hungry), it wasn’t the sort of place i thought i’ll have to come here when i’ve got more time.”
it was shit.
i would not willingly buy from a guy wearing either an EDL hoody or Skrewdriver T-shirt…..Posted 3 years agoernie_lynchMember
I’m surprised that some people fail to understand the difference between having a tattoo and advertising the fact that you are an EDL supporter/member.
Having a tattoo isn’t widely recognised as being offensive, in contrast, the EDL is fundamentally a drinking club for inebriated loud-mouth racist thugs, which many people unsurprisingly find quite offensive – specially when they go on organised noisy bigoted rants through their communities lobbing empty beer bottles at coppers.
@ allthegear – you can’t expect your local council to do much to oppose the presence of the EDL in your town but you can – get involved with “We Are Norwich” if you feel that strongly about the issue.Posted 3 years agoneil the wheelSubscriber
He’s entitled to wear his poxy sweatshirt.Posted 3 years ago
You are entitled to gather together all your friends and anyone else who feels the same way, make some banners and stage a noisy gathering in front of his stall.
That’s what people did in the 1970s when the NF was prominent.
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