Twitter from: CamHendo @_CamHendo
@EDLTrobinson I have nothing but respect for you but the EDL are going nowhere, Demonstrations are doing nothing, its all about the politics
"Demonstrations are doing nothing" complains a supporter. "I agree" says Tommy Robinson.
Reply from: Tommy Robinson EDL @EDLTrobinson
@_camhendo i agree.
A statement that must be demoralising for the EDL planning to march in Norwich November 10. The rug has been pulled from under their feet. Let's hope that the wool will now be pulled from over their eyes.
It's time that the rank and file EDL members start reconsidering their tactics following this admission of defeat from their leader, Tommy Robinson.
Demonstrations are not only "doing nothing". They display the EDL as a group containing thugs and hooligans, members who drink alcohol on the coaches to each march so that they are drunk by the time they unload on one hapless city centre after another.
These demonstrations are racking up huge police bills - at the taxpayer's expense. The marches deter people from supporting city centre art, cultural and community events. The marches mean lost business to high street shops and markets. The marches in effect close down the heart of a city. Citizens will not tolerate that for much longer.
Inevitably this puts the EDL in the worst light, as the leadership is belatedly beginning to realise.
How long will it take for the ordinary EDL member to grasp the changed situation?
Anti-EDL commentator Dick Coughlan relishing the revelation.