I see that May has agreed with an application from the Met to ban the forthcoming EDL march. I agree that this is the right course of action. The last thing London needs is a bunch of violent racists marching through our streets.
What amuses me is the lack of articles in the Guardian protesting about this ban. There were hundreds and hundreds following the student protests, claiming the police were denying the right to protest. An entire march has now been banned at the request of the police. Will the Guardian side with the EDL? No. How would they have reacted had the Met tried to ban the Notting Hill Carnival?
That is the issue. Those from the left and the right bang on about fighting for rights but only the rights of those they support. Responsibility has been replaced by blame. Have the recent riots changed the political landscape? Not at all. There are far too many people who exist purely to maintain the confrontational nature of politics and society to allow this to happen.
Where is the party of unity? The centre ground? The party that stands for everyone in England, not just the rich and powerful or the minority groups they feel most threatened by?
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