Tomorrow, 1 June 2013, the English Defence League in Cambridge will lead a walk to the War Memorial on Hills Road to lay flowers in memory of Gunner Lee Rigby.
We did not intend for this to be made public; we wished it to be a quiet, private event. But it’s been leaked, and the Cambridge News seems to be giving out more heat than light about it.
I would like to point out two things that the English Defence League and Unite against Fascism have in common.
Firstly, both of us have been less than complimentary about each other, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
Secondly, neither of us wanted Lee Rigby to die.
I would like to offer a hand of friendship across no-mans-land for the duration of tomorrow. We merely wish to place flowers on a War Memorial, something I do not recall as having been controversial in the past.
We may not like each other, but we are sharing Cambridge tomorrow, as well as many people who are not allied to either group and merely wish to have a pleasant day in Cambridge, either at Strawberry Fair or elsewhere.
May I suggest that on 1 June you do your thing and we do ours, separately?