English Defence League Pig : London : UK

 

Well, I have been hanging out with the EDL in the UK for the Sunday Times Magazine. The English Defence League is regarded by most as the inheritor of the mantle of the NF, National Front and The BNP, British National Party. Basically they are high street fascists. They are an intimidating lot, no doubt very frightening as they arrive on mass at the Muslim communities that their marches target. I was working with Camilla Long the famed Sunday Times writer she found humanity, humor and tragedy in the individual stories of EDL supporters as well as the grim stuff you might expect. It is a fascinating insightful read ……… Well worth getting a copy of the Sunday Times Magazine today to read that article and see my mighty front cover :-)) ……….

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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G ood s tuff dude..nev er mind all that c or por ate/adv er tis ing s tuff..this is definitely J Cs
pr oper s tomping gr ound! T he c ov er s hot r eminded me a bit of Nic k Knight’s awes ome “Sk
inhead” book …ac tually its pr obably one of thos e guy s ..thir ty odd y ear s later ..good s
tuff dude!!
Phu Q uoc Phil x x @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 1:05 am

 

Yeah its tr ue the photogr aphy that r is es up fr om the s tr eet thats the r eal s tuff……..
the s tor ies of r eal life and ac tuality …… thats my thing….. s omewher e ther e is the c
all of home in the r ainy s tr eets of Br adfor d……. ev en if it is populated by the Englis h
Defenc e League and T he Mus lim Defenc e League ty pes ……..

T hat blok e his head tells the tale in ex tr eme s hor thand the fr ont c ov er does not r v en
need a headline its liter ally all wr itten on his s c alp. Im s ur e he has been s tar r ing as a
r oc k eater for many a y ear . O ne of thos e s c ar s on his head is wher e Nic k Knight c lubbed
him with a Nik on F bac k in the day :­ ) )

Cheer s br o J ez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 8:33 am
Yo dude k eep y er dead down……. this ty phoon is look ing gr im :­ / Cheer s br o J ez XXXX
jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 10, 2013, 2:11 pm

Whats the deal with the pig?

Z s er v ic e @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 11:26 am
Har d to k now although pigs being the oppos ite of Halal c ould be the idea??? Cheer s J ez
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jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 2:01 pm

 
Hey mate, gr eat to s ee y our pic tur es in the ST again. What a fr ightening bunc h ­ good to
s ee y ou didn’t s hy away fr om the ac tion ( hehe… as if…:­ ) . Was c ur ious about
Camilla’s ar tic le; they do s eem lik e a tr ic k y bunc h but I felt s he c ame ac r os s as der
ogativ e and s uper ior . Ev en if y ou r eally dis lik e people I gues s that they s hould be s
hown s ome k ind of r es pec t? T hough I gues s getting pi$$ed on wouldn’t hav e helped… F ound
my s elf wonder ing about the s tor y y ou would hav e told?

Stev eM @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 11:38 am
F unnily enough I found thos e EDL folk s les s thr eatening per s onally than I had ex pec ted and
mor e inter es ting ……. although after T ommy Robins on had left mor e v ic ious anti­ media
people s eemed to be tak ing the r eins ….. that Br adfor d mar c h was mor e tr ic k y with the
polic e enfor c ing a media ban for the c las s ic s tr eet fas c is t c r ew appar ently now r
unning the new look EDL.

Yeah Camilla is pr etty bar bed and metr opolitan…… that is her thing….. s he is a Chels ea
Chic :­ ) ) ) …. But her s ty le and per s onality mak es for humour and r eadability its tr ue s
he is in a way not the obv ious per s on to be wr iting about the EDL ……. but in s omeway s I
think s he br ings a differ ent tak e …. her s ty le c an humaniz e not alway s demoniz e the
people y ou ar e r eading about ev en if it is not ear nes tly r es pec tful ……. things don’t
alway s need to be wr itten in an ear nes t v oic e to c onv ey s omething with tr uth and impor t.

I think its diffic ult to wr ite a piec e that is ov er tly s y mpathetic /fair to people that ar e
undeniably r egar ded as inher ently r ac s is t and fas c is t ev en if they c laim that is not
their v iew. Bec aus e any wr iter s ounding too s y mpathetic with this par tic ular white wor k
ing c las s pr otes t mov ement leav es thems elv es open to the c har ge of r ac s is m.

I think its a tr ic k y s ubjec t and I enjoy ed her piec e :­ ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Cheer s J ez
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jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 12:08 pm

Aww… F F S ­ jus t penned a br illiant and les s than ear nes t r es pons e and got s pammed
out….. T s k …. I’m not going to do it again… Ptooooeee. :­ ) ) ) ) . G o well, mate!

Stev eM @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 5:12 pm

 

I was ther e for the pis s ing inc ident……. y ou hav e to be har dc or e s oc c er fan fr om
the 70’s to think jus t pis s ing in the c r owd is nor mal
polite behav iour hehehe………. :­ ) ) ) ) ) ) XXXXX
jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 3, 2013, 6:09 pm
Mus t hav e been nic e to tak e a s hower after y ou finis hed that c ommis s ion!! :­ ) ) ) Phu Q
wer k ing Phil x x @ Nov ember 5, 2013, 3:12 am
Yes EDL pis s s hower s mak e y ou s er ious ly want a nic e long pr oper hot water s hower bac k
at the bas e, although on that London
Mar c h they wer e all pr etty fr iendly and polite to me at leas t well apar t fr om the pis s ing
inc ident …… inc r edibly the only per s on to hit me in the fac e with a c lipboar d was a s o
c alled ‘legal obs er v er ‘ fr om anti fas c is t ac tion ……. after s he fir s t attempted to
s top me photogr aphing ???? by holding her hand ov er the lens then s mac k ed me in the fac e
with her c lip boar d s tating that jour nalis ts wer e wor s e than the EDL and s hould get the s
ame tr eatment……. I c ouldn’t help my s elf…… I s aid i thought s he was a bit of a fas c
is t her s elf……. then s he s tr uc k me again with her c opy of mein k ampf…….. hav e to s
ay s he r eally depr es s ed me as muc h as any of the EDL har dc or e ty pes . T he Br itis h
‘Left’ hav e no r es pec t for the fr eedom of the pr es s …… obv ious ly s ome one lik e that
is a c las s ic Stalinis t ty pe but I hear d Angela Eagle mumbling on about s tate r egis tr ation
of news paper s on ques tion time ……… whic h for my money is c r eeping into the
Stalinis t big gov er nment c amp as if MP’s and the Ex ec utiv e k now bes t what s
hould be in the news paper s ……. its depr es s ing br o
Cheer s J ez XXXXXXXXX
jez blog :­ ) ) XXX @ Nov ember 5, 2013, 11:08 am

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