The EDL, the NF and Britain First have hijacked the poppy, otherwise a symbol of remembrance, into a status symbol fo nationalism. Whereas, millions of people wear the poppy to pay their respects to the brave British soldiers and won, extreme right fanatics wear the poppy purely and simply as a show of faux patriotism. There is absolutely nothing patriotic about wearing a poppy to a war memorial, and making an Adolf Hitler salute.
From day one, the EDL has been teeming with white power types, and a cursory glance at their official facebook pages and you will see 14/88 symbolism, white supremacist celtic crosses, extreme anti-black racism, and lots, lots more, posts of neo-nazi hatred that are permited by the EDL's cyberfuhrer admins. How anyone can worship Adolf Hitler and pretend to care less about your country is beyond me. More sickening even that idol worship of the world's worst mass murderer, are the EDL members who post comments not just admiring the monster, but supporting his genocide, which is one step on from Holocaust denial. Mark Hogg of Peterborough's EDL has posted numerous times his desire that Hitler should have murdered Muslims as well as Jews.
For anybody doubting the EDL's neo-nazi credentials, take a look of the selection of Hitler salutes collaged below, which have been captured by press cameras over the last few years, many of which have been taken in around Newcastle. And bear in mind the very same Hitler-loving Northeast EDL administered by Alan Spence (famous for chanting "send the black c*nts home), are helping to organise the EDL's Bradford demo.
Just look out for the poppies worn by the Hitler-worshipping scum when they visit Bradford, our historic multicultural, anti-fascist city, whilst saluting their dead genocidal hero.