The racist thugs of the EDL are threatening a return to Birmingham. This time under the pretext that Christmas celebrations in the city are under threat from some insidious Islamic influence! There claims are complete and utter rubbish and I will be dispelling them in an interview on BBC WM at 6.30pm today.
The first time the EDL came to Birmingham they were at pains to paint themselves as just ordinary people concerned about Islamic extremism. The sight of their supporters walking through our streets giving nazi salutes soon exposed them for the violent extremists that they are. Their mask has fallen. I have every confidence that the people of Birmingham will have no truck with the EDL's message of hate as we enter the Christian season of goodwill.