The local press are reporting that the policing of the EDL rally that was held in Luton earlier this year cost nearly £2m.
The good news is that the Home Office has agreed to reimburse Bedfordshire Police for the full costs. However, you can’t help thinking that the money would have been better spent elsewhere. It also doesn’t include the amount lost to shops and other businesses as a result of the town centre being virtually shut down for the day. Let’s hope that this is the last time these idiots hold such an event in the town.
I wrote about my experience on the day of the rally here.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.