Today is a lovely sunny day in Darlington. I'm at work in Post House Wynd. Just round the corner on High Row the BNP have set up a stall, and have tied a Union Flag to the High Row steps. There are about ten of them handing out leaflets.
I was alerted to this by a friend of mine who is a pharmacist on duty today in Rowlands Chemists, outside which the BNP are distributing their nasty literature. My friend is from India.
I have spoken to a senior officer at the Council who in turn has established that they have no permission to set up tables on High Row. The CCTV control room and the police have been informed. Whether anyone actually moves them on is doubtful, though a football supporters' march is due to set off from the town clock in a few minutes time, marshalled by the police, so we'll see if anything happens then.
It's all very distasteful on such a lovely day.