From Hudson New York
In a certain sense, English nationalism has emerged in opposition to the “neo-imperialism” or “neo-colonialism” of a militant wing that refuses to allow minorities to be English, preferring to keep them “minorities” to be used as political pawns. However, the association of English nationalism with anti-Islamism causes the most alarm: in hoping that radical, anti-Western Muslims would prove useful in instigating revolution, the far-Left has long allied with Islamist organizations.
The UK actually does have such a party: the English Democrats. Founded in 1998 by former Conservative Party member, and its current chairman, Robin Tilbrook, it won its first mayoral election in 2009, with Peter Davies elected mayor for the city Doncaster. In line with The Guardian’s assertions, Tilbrook also believes his party has reached a “critical mass,” and is poised to make further electoral gains.
The sudden interest in, and concern about, the possible appeal of an English nationalist party was almost certainly provoked by a recent Daily Star front-cover story a few weeks ago, in which the tabloid claimed that the English Defence League, an increasingly visible anti-Islamist protest movement, was about to form itself into a political party.
The Daily Star’s reporting caused a considerable stir in the media and blogosphere, not least of all as the EDL’s leader was quoted as saying only that they were not ruling out becoming a political party – which may have been an off-the-cuff remark. Since then, one of the tabloid’s reporters has quit, claiming that the Daily Star peddled anti-Muslim bias and “hatemongering.”
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