It was with a heavy heart that I read about the EDL protests in Shotton last week. The EDL are a single issue party who do not deserve the ink that is wasted on them. The proposed cultural centre in Shotton is potentially a good thing for the local community. It is NOT going to be used solely for Muslims, it will be open to people of all religions and for this the Flintshire Muslim Cultural Society should be given credit. I hope and pray that the people of Shotton are not taken in by the inflammortory rhetoric of the EDL, chants such as 'burn a poppy, burn a mosque' which were used and signs saying 'Stop the paedophile invasion of England' are not helpful and racist in their assumptions. There is nothing wrong with peaceful protest, in fact I welcome it if people feel aggrieved but shameful chants and bigotted banners have no place in civilised society.
If such behaviour wasnt so disgusting I would be amused by the fact that the irony is lost on the ENGLISH Defence League as they were actually in Wales.
Lib Dem Welsh Assembly Candidate for Alyn & Deeside