“It’s difficult to be nice about the English Defence League (EDL). It’s leaders boorish, uneducated and ignorant though they are, look like the Founding Fathers in comparison to their followers.
Every time they show television footage of the latest EDL demonstration, I am overloaded by negative sense impressions: those idiotic painted faces, the shaven heads, their moronic adapted football chants, the ridiculous posturing beer-bellied thugs. It gives an insight into how the venerable Bede felt about the Norsemen. Indeed, when the EDL come to town they make a Viking raid look like a Morris dance.”