The West Midlands edition of the Politics Show is covering Sandwell Council’s banning of their annual St Georges Day Parade.
Stone Cross St George Association, which runs the event, would like people to write in with their comments. The programme starts at 12:30 today.
I’ve just sent the following:
Why isn’t Sandwell Council banning all other cultural events? Surely events like Holocaust Memorial Day and Eid encourage “tribalism” and there’s certainly evidence that many muslim communities all over the country have been infiltrated by extremists. If this was an event for any group of people other than the English the council would never have considered banning the event and if they had people would be taking to the streets demanding they resign. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander – Sandwell councillors should be ashamed of themselves for allowing British nationalists to spoil celebrations of England’s patron saint.
You can send your own comments here.