Thursday, 6 January 2011

Canada's Prof. Goodwin Overdoses on Marxist Theory


[Left: a map which displays the lack of Community Cohesion, Embraced Diversity and multiculturalism in northern England.]

National Post, Canada:

Prof. Goodwin said he doubts the EDL message will resonate in Canada. He said it appeals primarily in working class districts of northern England that have little experience with multiculturalism.
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(Email to the Canadian National Post)

Sir,

Unlike your correspondent, Stewart Bell, I actually live in the north of England, in part of the conurbation of Bradford. In his item about proposed link-ups between the English Defence League (of which I am NOT a member, but at one of whose rallies I did act as an observer) and Canadian groups, he quotes Bernie Farber as saying that the record of the EDL in England is one of violence and extremism. I suppose that all depends on how you define "extremism", but on the question of violence, I can state categorically that most of any violence at EDL demonstrations has been the responsibility of the Trotskyist-organised so-called "United Against Fascism".

Your Professor Matthew Goodwin states "[the EDL] appeals primarily to working class districts of northern England that have little experience with multiculturalism". Perhaps in Prof. Goodwin's fantasy-world, this may be true. If he were to actually visit northern England, he would discover how utterly wrong he is. The population of the old city/urban district of Bradford is about 300,000; it has about 90,000 people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin, in addition to thousands of Poles, Slovaks, Lithuanians, Indians, Sikhs, Irish, and (once) Jews of German origin. I think that sounds pretty multicultural to me!

Yours, etc.,
Diogenes.

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*) See the National Post article:

http://theenglishdefenceleagueextra.blogspot.com/2011/01/edl-supporters-to-hold-rally-in-canada.html

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