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The Goebbels Prize for Mendacious Propaganda will be awarded to the institutions and people that succeed in making the most lying, most fake, most unsubstantiated, and most slanderous allegations at their enemies. It may be awarded to people and organisations on both the left and the right wing (whatever that is taken to mean). Please post your sightings on this forum and we will award the prize at the end of each year.
This is one of the best examples of doublethink from the leftist Nazis ever! It combines the self-contradiction of "We have to crush free speech to preserve free speech" with a bald, unsubstantiated lie about EDL's stated mission.
I award Worcester Trades Union Council, the August 2018 Goebbels prize for mendacious propaganda, and submit the council for the year's prize.
"Council considers that the greatest danger to free speech is to let organisations such as the EDL establish and grow roots. If that happens the only free speech allowed will be in agreement with them."
From this press release:
Worcester Labour Party
Press releases from Worcester Trades Union Council:
“An Insult to the People of Worcester”
Worcester Trades Union Council utterly condemns the decision of the police to effectively hand over our city centre to visiting thugs of the EDL for an afternoon.
Council recalls that the EDL’s most recent attempt to inject their hateful views into our streets commenced with their drunken, obscene and offensive chants about Islam.
The police decision to facilitate the return of this organisation for an event that the EDL openly promote nationally as “The Battle of Worcester” is nothing short of astonishing.
Council would like to offer its sympathy to the small businesses, their customers and members of staff (some who may lose financially) who will be affected by the decision to let the EDL march
Counter protestors requested the Cornmarket as the venue for a Rally 4 Unity which was aimed to show the widespread local support for peaceful diversity and to give the opportunity for trade unionists, members of political organisations, lovers of democracy and members of all sections of our community to stand together in unity against the rising tide of far-right hate.
The Cornmarket request was rejected by the police on grounds that the EDL had booked it first. WTUC, acting as the facilitator of the counter protest, considers this decision in favour of visiting thugs to be a serious error and an insult to the citizens of Worcester.
Council regards this mistake as now being compounded by today’s police decision to push counter protestors outside the old city centre and restrict numbers of counter protestors to those of the EDL (250).
This denies the possibility of showing how great is community opposition to the EDL and simultaneously removes the democratic right of protest within the centre itself.
Council is currently taking legal advice.
Council considers that the greatest danger to free speech is to let organisations such as the EDL establish and grow roots. If that happens the only free speech allowed will be in agreement with them.
Council is sure that large numbers of people opposed to the EDL will still be on the streets of Worcester on Saturday. Council will continue in its search to find ways in which the scale and depth of discontent about this EDL march and rally can be expressed peacefully but effectively.