The English Defence League was founded in the aftermath of disrespect being shown towards our brave troops. Support for our armed forces continues to be a central value of the EDL. It is outrageous that the men and women of our armed services have to endure hostility when they return home from active service. This is not acceptable and the EDL will not remain silent when they are not treated with the respect they deserve.
It would appear that Leicester City Council has took it upon itself to snub the 9th/12th Royal Lancers by turning down a request for a homecoming parade in the city after the regiment saw action in Afghanistan. It does not come as a surprise that the city council is Labour controlled; socialists in general seem to have contemptuous attitudes to our country’s institutions, especially the military ones. They also have a tendency to put the interests of Islamic agitators before the interests and desires of the broader community. Left wing pacifist types need to understand that their trendy political views are underwritten by those put their lives on the line to protect this country and its democratic way of life.
The EDL takes a very dim view of the attitude taken by Leicester City Council and feels very strongly that the people of Leicester should be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their appreciation to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers. Leicester City Council seems to be taking our national defence and those that underwrite it with their lives for granted. The EDL calls upon Leicester City Council to reverse its decision. If Council opposition continues then the EDL will have no choice but to express its disappointment and outrage by holding a national demonstration in Leicester on the first weekend in August.
Respect to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers.