Friday, 20 August 2010

EDL banned from Bradford.

Congratulations to Bradford City Council and the Home Secretary for having the courage to ban the EDL from marching and inciting racial hatred in Bradford on the 28th August, the bank holiday Saturday.

Theresa May and the local council have decided that a demonstration by the English Defence League planned for bank holiday weekend may not go ahead.

Approving an order by Bradford City Council, she said that the march, planned for 28 August, should be banned in the interests of public safety.

A spokesperson for the Home Office said: 'Having carefully balanced rights to protest against the need to ensure local communities and property are protected, the Home Secretary today gave her consent to a Bradford Council Order banning any marches in the city over the bank holiday weekend.

'West Yorkshire Police are committed to using their powers to ensure communities and property are protected and we encourage all local people to work with the police to ensure community cohesion is not undermined by public disorder.'

Despite the ban, groups could still hold static demonstrations in the city.


I have previously argued that organisations that incite racial hatred can and should be prevented from marching.

The rationale behind the decision is outlined in James Brokenshire's letter to the Chief Executive of Bradford City Council.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not being funny sweetheart, but that is England. Absolutely nothing to do with you. Butt out.

Plaid Whitegate said...

As the EDL keeps coming to Wrecsam and Wales, it's got plenty to do with us. And besides, we've got broad horizons - unlike the EDL morons who came to Wetherspoons last October.