A Newham Council spokesperson added: “Newham Council was concerned that this event could result in serious disorder.
“The Mayor and Councillors sent a clear message that there is no place in Newham for violence and intolerance. We are therefore pleased that the pub’s management cancelled the booking.”The booking being? Well, a music venue. Of allegedly ‘racist’ bands.
A band called ‘IC1’ were initially withdrawn from the line up but staff confirmed this morning the entire event has been called off after its premises was targeted by vandals last night.Oh. I see. That sounds a lot like ‘violence and intolerance’ to me.
And yet Newham Council aren’t demanding that the event go ahead to prove that it should never triumph.
So, I can only assume that Newham Council is just fine with intolerance and violence as long as it serves a cause they support…