Theresa May has
"http://twitter.com/#!/TimGatt/statuses/101969088284344320">banned an EDL march in Telford tomorrow, although the organisation will be allowed into the town to conduct a static demonstration.
May has been a hive of hyperactivity since she returned from holiday, and this is yet another example of the government making a decisive gesture to amend for its perceived earlier indifference.
It also looks like a strategic decision to contain that other unspoken working class resentment: immigration, and the hint of racial tension that it inspires from time to time. David Cameron was at
pains yesterday to insist that the riots were a cultural issue, not a racial issue. He’s right. I’ve spent the last two nights in Streatham and the confrontations I witnessed were
initiated by people of all ages, colours and creeds (united in boredom it seemed to me). Reports and video footage at the height of the violence suggest that this was the case across the country.
So, the government seems determined to ensure that these events aren’t high-jacked by those with an unsavoury agenda, be they members of the EDL or opportunistic agitators in migrant