One of the factors which has contributed to the rapid demise of the all-controlling EDL (apart from the fact that standing around in city centres, penned-in, listening to speeches from Kevin Carroll just isn't sexy any more), was the breakaway of the bulk of the northern section of the EDL into the NWI (Infidels as they call themselves), as a result of political and personal disagreements with Stephen Yaxley Lennon. Tommy Gun getting rich quick on EDL-branded tat was cited by both Snowy and Diddyman as the reason for the breakaway, but the ideological reason was far more intrinsic:
Northerners being more traditional as per archetype, the NWI rebels didn't want to be told who to hate and who to not to, by an organisation supported largely by American pro-Israeli funders such as SION (who Tommy visited using his now notorious fake passport). On the post-industrial mean streets of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Durham, hardcore racists continue to hate Jewish and black people as much as Muslims, and all brown-skinned Asians are labelled p*kis by the local far right, not just people of a Muslim heritage. Thus the NWI "infidels" linked up first with the NF, then the BNP, and then nazi memorabilia merchant and Redwatch administrator Kevin Watmough. For the NWI and their traditionalist nationalist friends, the EDL are "Zionist race-mixers", enemies of the Aryan race. They say so over and over again on Facebook and Twitter, and the flags they use at their political rallies.
So there you have it, the crux of the matter in a nutshell is the EDL's proclaimed love of everything Israel contrasting with the NWI's love of concentration camps and burning crosses in Mississippi, not forgetting Golden Dawn. For all of their despicable views, Snowy, Diddyman and co. have remained absolutely consistent as British Nationalists, whilst the EDL have become liars, cheats and the One Trick Ponies of the organised race hate world, despite their strong ex-BNP heritage. Stormfront and VNN commentators use the words "plastic nationalists" over and over again, warning fellow travellers to steer clear of Tommy Robinson's EDL, and advances like "Unite The Right".
Arguably jealous of the small but vocal NWI, the EDL's new year's resolution is to win back the former mill cities and towns of the North from under Snowy's crack-addled nose, with fascist marches planned for both Manchester and Newcastle. Being kettled for hours with drunken yobs scuffling and throwing missiles at kith and kin, just does not hack it for the vast majority of mouthy pub-racists who swelled their numbers initially, back in the EDL's heyday, but Tommy, Kev and Hel (Gower) have "issues" to sort out with disgruntled former members. So Hel Gower decided, in her scheming wisdom, to cast out the bait into Infidel Ocean, and "Unite The Right", starting with Manchester.
Unable to guarantee even a hundred hardy fascist souls for their return to Manchester, Hel is encouraging the NWI, the NF and the BNP to "bury the hatchet" and march with the EDL this coming March, even though in his New Year's message of despair and intollerance, Kocaine Kev described rival far right organisations as "muggy mushrooms".
Maybe he's right and the NWI are being suckered into a big, sticky, Stella and coke-fueled trap. The EDL's open hand to Hitler worshippers and paedophiles alike (including Liam Pinkham) to rejoin the party has subterfuge written all over it. Why would Kev Carroll stay up all day and all night tweeting denial they are Nazis, and yet welcome back with open arms dissidents himself and Tommy have openly labelled just that - neo-Nazis?
And that about the EDL's proclaimed "pro-Israel" policies?
Stormfront's white nationalist critics of the organisation have uncovered an interesting reason for Tommy's whistlestop visit to the States using a fake passport. The Jewish Defence League having severed all ties with the EDL after witnessing one too many "Roman salutes", and the EDL now struggling to break the 200 mark per march, the US anti-jihad movement were believed to have been on the brink of cutting American funding of the EDL by 95%. Apologetically, on his knees, kissing ass as if his life depended on it, at around the same time, Stephen Yaxley Lennon's the "I am a Zionist" badge surfaced on the World Wide Web.
So why the sudden change of heart, welcoming self-declared anti-Semites to march alongside the EDL again, when pro-Israeli backers are threatening to end their support??? Why indeed??? Well, boosting numbers slightly will hardly return the EDL to the halycon days of 2009.
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer", the saying goes....
Both John Snowy Shaw and the Diddyman have been visited at home and beaten to a pulp by the two EDL "hired fists", whilst other NWI activists have been grassed up by former friends in the EDL and had their front doors bashed in by Special Branch. Who will be next after phone numbers and addresses are exchanged in the backroom of a Piccadilly bar?
One thing's for sure, anti-fascists won't have to lurk in the back alleys of the Northern Quarter to mete out some anarchist justice this time. When the Israeli flags and the straight-armed salutes collide, there will be fireworks to outdo November the 5th and New Year's celebrations combined.
So where does the EDL's brand-new "Adult Baby Division" fit into all of this? The previous incursion into Manchester happened way before the 2011 riots, where much of the city centre was smashed and looted by groups of angry young men running around chaotically smashing things. Just one sniff of trouble, and EDLers and NWIers settling their scores will be kettled until midnight by the GMP.
Racists needn't worry. The all-seeing EDL are your guardians, and think of everything: - Kevin Carroll will be especially selling EDL-branded adult nappies at the event, so when your bladders and bowels surrender into a dripping, gooey yellowy-brown mess, your patriotic wallets will keep up the good fight.
"Unite The Right"???
BRING IT ON!!!