EDL to become political party

The far-right English Defence League will be turned into a political party in a bid to stand candidates in the European Parliament elections in less than two years, its founder has claimed. Tommy Robinson revealed the plan as he announced he was to leave the British Freedom Party after only five months.

Mr Robinson told The Independent he saw the EDL transforming from its current guise as a street movement in future. He said: “I looked into the future and thought that if I wanted to stand [for election], it wouldn’t be for the BFP; it would be for the EDL. I would stand for office as an EDL candidate and it will happen, it’s just a matter of when.

Read the full Independent article here 

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