Manchester on alert for unrest as English Defence League plans huge demo

Well, that’s the headline to an article in the Manchester Evening News reporting on the English Defence League’s plans to hold a “huge rally” in the city on 2 March (under the slogan “IF YOU LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND HATE ISLAM JOIN US IN MANCHESTER”).

Given that the EDL these days has difficulty mobilising more than a few hundred of its supporters to turn out for demonstrations, “huge” will almost certainly prove to be a gross exaggeration.