The leader of the English Defence League has announced support for UKIP, urged “nationalist” parties such as the BNP not to stand against them and have started to promoting Nigel Farage videos and events on their Facebook page.
Talking to the Backbencher blog, convicted violent thug Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) said of UKIP:
“they are saying exactly what we say, just in a different way – do you know what I mean?”
The remarks followed a statement issued by the EDL urging racist far-right parties not to stand against UKIP:
“all nationalist [far right] parties should stand aside in areas that UKIP have a good chance of winning. Lets not split their vote. We might take a couple or a few hundred votes of them, we don’t come no where and we’ve cost UKIP the win because they come 50,60 votes behind Labour.”
The EDL have now started promoting Nigel Farage on their Facebook page:
As Hope Not Hate’s Matthew Collins observes, Lennon/Robinson foaming over immigration is not without irony given his own conviction for immigration offences.
He’s only just been released from prison for using someone else’s passport to travel to the US.