"I don't have much time for these racist assholes normally - their usual MO is to get in a group and harass some shop keeper trying to earn a living - but don't disagree with the march."
The problem here is that none (and by "none", I mean "not one") of the "respectable" political parties -- neither in England, nor in most of the other Western Eurpoean nations -- has a clue about the goals of islam. Liberal, conservative, socialist, it doesn't matter -- ALL of them will continue to kowtow to and cower before the muslims while they persecute the native English (or other native populations of the other nations) who try to defend their own culture against the mohammedan onslaught.
The ONLY political parties of Europe that seem to have a clue as to what islam is about and why it should be opposed are the so-called "right wing" parties such as the English Defence League, National Front, Austria's Freedom Party, etc. You may not like the icons on the flags they wave, but one thing is undeniable: if any parties are to revive the native spirits and resist the islamization of Europe, it is they and they alone, by default.
Not because they are the wise choice, but the inability of ALL the other political parties to act or make a case against islam, makes the rightwing parties the ONLY possible choice. Only they seem to have the intestinal fortitude to confront the new enemy of Europe. They will fill a vacuum that has been created by the inaction of all the others.
Although the French seem to have been wising up a bit as of late. Also, the Swiss seem to have less "Christian guilt" towards the muslims than do others. And I believe that Iceland _still_ won't permit a mosque to be built on its soil (there is a small islamic population even there).
I would expect the EDL to continue to grow in strength in Britain in the immediate years to come, despite a concerted and conspired effort by the other polticial parties to keep it in check...