I have to say, I don’t normally enjoy the point-and-laugh stereotyping of EDL members as illiterate, brain-dead thickheads but they really aren’t helping themselves lately.
A book club were meeting to discuss Russell Brand’s ‘Revolution’ in a bar in Newcastle when a large group of EDL supporters disrupted the meeting with chants about Muslims and the Taliban.
Had the Newcastle book club scene become an illicit den of Islamic Fundamentalism? Was it all a cover for a Jihadist training camp?
No, the EDL thought Russell Brand was having a meeting. In Newcastle. In a small pub. In the smaller still upstairs room.
Honestly, you couldn’t make this stuff up. How am I supposed to tut-tut at those who lazily dismiss the EDL as thickoes when they pull stupid shit like this?
Here’s the original report from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle… http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/watch-edl-gatecrash-russell-brand-8433737