(EDL) English Defence League facebook page posted this today (16th January 2014) I totally agree:
The Management Group, made up of all your Regional Organisers, has agreed that this article should be made to clarify a few uncertainties that are being aired by the supporters of the EDL.
The Group does not want to have or feel the need to have unity with any of the splinter groups for the following reasons:-
▪ They do not follow the EDL Mission Statement
▪ Some or all of these splinter groups are openly White Pride and racist and the EDL ethos is and always will be ‘Black and White Unite’
▪ Some or all of these splinter groups are against our Jewish and LGBT community and again this goes against our Mission Statement and ethos
▪ They demonstrate against issues which are not encompassed in the current EDL Mission Statement. However we recognize the need to update & progress, which may or may not lead to changes in the Mission statement to reflect the Nations Immigration status changes and is soon to be under review.
Whilst the EDL management are happy to stand with any like minded patriots that do not discriminate against creed/colour we will not stand with groups that do discriminate and are racist such as the Britain First /SEA/NWI/NEI/EVF/BNP/NF/C18 & White Pride or such like minded openly discriminating against any creed, race, colour other than white.
If any EDL supporter wishes to attend any of these other groups demos then all that we request is that you do not wear EDL colour’s or state you are in attendance as an EDL supporter. If you wish to have unity with these groups then you have the option to leave the EDL as a supporter and join one or all of these groups. The splinter groups have minimal numbers and need unity with the EDL to make their numbers up not the other way. If you choose do so then we wish you good luck.
We are also hearing feedback that some supporters are unaware of the reasons why some Leaders of these other groups are no longer welcome as EDL so we have set out a brief summing up as to why. We will refrain from openly naming the people so as to prevent the obvious embarrassment of what we are revealing: –
Individual No 1
This person was a Ro appointed by Tommy for an area in the South of Britain. Complaints (several) were made to Tommy/Kev as to his bullying/harassing/intimidating manner to other supporters if they did not tow the line that he wanted them to adhere. Individual No 1 also threatened several supporters with violence (including visiting people’s homes to quote “slice them” or to make arrangement’s to meet in secluded park areas to ‘discuss’ on more than one occasion).
Tommy/Kev warned Individual No 1 of his erratic manner several times and even had a face-to-face meeting with him over it and gave him a final warning to conduct himself in a professional manner or he would be removed as an RO. After this meeting Tommy/Kev were made aware that Individual No 1 had formed the SEA 8 months earlier and also was selling clothing to supporters whilst using a copy written EDL logo without any form of recompense to the EDL. However he continued with the same behaviour that he had been warned about and more and more complaints were being received and Kev eventually contacted him up and told him that he could no longer be an RO but was welcome to remain in the EDL as a foot soldier. This was refused and he started to openly promote his SEA group which he had formed several months earlier, which would not, as it turned out follow the EDL Mission Statement and already had set in motion links with Paul Golding and Ed Dowson & the BNP whilst being in the responsible role of an RO. The term double player surely should apply?
Several people heard the conversation that Kev had with Individual No 1 as Kev had put this on loudspeaker and had an open group conversation on Skype running. A recording of this conversation exists in our archives.
This was formed by John Sheridan, who was previously a lead person in the EDL, but left due to personal reasons. He later left the EVF and returned to the EDL for a short time. Mr. Sheridan recently left after Tommy made his resignation public. The EVF views do not follow our Mission Statement.
Individual No 2
Individual No 2 got involved with in the Mace/Morley incident where a great number of people were calling for Mace to be removed from the EDL. Individual No 2 contacted Tommy/Kev and issued them with an ultimatum that Mace be removed or he would leave the EDL and gave them a couple of days to comply with this ultimatum. Tommy/Kev refused to give in to this ultimatum and set a precedent and thanked Individual No 2 for his work. At a later date Tommy/Kev tried to mediate with Individual No 2 via an RO to meet up and discuss things but this was refused unless further ultimatums were agreed to. The gentleman wanted to be the ‘Enforcer’ and have his own team who would throw out anyone in the EDL he deemed should be removed and was answerable to no one and issued the name of several people he wanted removed before even being prepared to discuss things. As several egos were already rearing their heads and the individual showed himself to be another ego Tommy/Kev refused to cede to these ultimatums and ended discussions with this person. He also got himself involved in the row between EDL supporters that had legal documents relating to Charlene Downes case, which the EDL had already distanced from. We understand that Individual No 2 has documents of an extremely sensitive nature kept in his personal safe, Social Services reports amongst others pertaining to the Charlene Downes Murder case and family history which is personal to the family and are copies of Social Services reports.
It was Individual No 2 choice to stop supporting the EDL and Tommy/Kev did attempt to negotiate with him.
Britain First – Paul Golding
The following link explains it all
In a recent statement by Paul Golding he had the following to say regarding EDL supporters, which has upset a great many as he seems to be tarring everyone with the same brush
“Let it be known, however, that we have no intention of repeating the mistakes made by previous groups. Drunkards, those who insist on wearing masks, racists and/or liberals will not be tolerated in Britain First Defence. We want serious, committed, sober, focused, sensible, patriotic and dedicated activists, the very best that Britain has to offer, and the new units that have been established recently bear all these qualities and more.”
Tommy was approached by these two gentlemen asking to take over our very large database to raise money on the EDL’s behalf, whilst taking a cut for themselves. Their offer was refused, as it was clear that they were just after a moneymaking opportunity & it didn’t make for a good business plan. Just remember these two clowns nearly bought down the BNP with their actions in relation to financial activities. And their comments above about the dedicated and loyal EDL supporters clearly show the value they place in the EDL foot soldiers. Their further agenda to make a paramilitary organisation based on terrorist groups in Northern Ireland is troubling & we hope the security services are already aware of the aims.
John Shaw aka Snowy
The link explains in Tommy’s words what it is all about.
Shane Calvert aka Diddyboy
SC left the EDL and started the NWI (North West Infidels), which go by the fourteen words and have not been welcome at EDL events since he left along with other members of the NWI because of their racist views. He currently is serving a prison sentence.
Nick Griffin (BNP)
Griffin and the BNP are finished as a political force due to Griffins recent bankruptcy. He has also recently ‘cuddled up” to Greece’s Golden Dawn which openly has Nazis supporting ideology. Griffin clings to every opportunity to gain support by piggy backing other organisations events. True Colours springs to mind.