Meet the EDL’s organiser in Newark: Chris Conroy

Last summer the Newark division of the EDL was founded with much self-trumpeting in the local press. In an interview for the Newark Advertiser, founder Chris ‘Spike’ Conroy talked up a march of 1,500 members through the streets of Newark and boasted of an inaugural meeting of 72 people. Ten months on we’re still waiting for that march and the EDL struggles to attract half that number to their national demos. As to the claim of 72 people at the meeting, we’ve got the photos and we’ve counted about 40 (mostly bussed in from Nottingham).

Chris ‘Spike’ Conroy

So Newark EDL are fading into total insignificance, but a core group around Conroy remains loyal to the cause. Conroy is big pals with Nottingham and Leicester EDL organisers (the East Midlands Infidels) who may well be the people who asked him to set up a Newark division of the EDL.

From left: Craig ‘Leicester’ Elliott (Leicester EDL organiser), Jay Clark (Nottingham EDL organiser), Chris ‘Spike’ Conroy, Tony Curtis (Nottingham EDL), Baz ‘Nottingham Knight’ (Nottingham EDL)

In his interview, Conroy said “This is patriotism, not racism” and that the EDL embraced multi-culturalism. However, the views he expresses on Facebook make us think that these are just more porkies he is trotting out for the press.

Take for instance Conroy’s ‘joke’ in February that a lesbian Muslim is “a fucking Godsend.”

At least she won’t give birth to another dirty, stinking, sweaty, ignorant, robbing, cricket-playing, stone-throwing, bacon-butty-dodging, pyjama-wearing, bomb-making, AK47-wielding, terrorist, murdering, democracy-hating, benefit-cheating, lazy, horrible, good for nothing cunt! God bless equal opportunism and freedom of speech.

Charming. But of course, it’s ‘just a joke’ and only politically correct idiots would be offended, right?

Likewise, I’m sure no one could be offended by the joking use of racist terms against the Muslim victims of a mosque firebombing in Luton. Conroy rolled his eyes at the MDL “flapping there gums” about the attack suggesting it was bullshit. Of course, the EDL are never involved in attacks against mosques. Chris Payne (himself convicted of leaving a pigs head at the site of a mosque in Nottingham) from Nottingham EDL responded “im glad…cock smokers” to which Conroy replied “tu-pakis init bruv”.

Conroy’s response to the standoff between the Toulouse gunman, Mohamed Merah, and French police was to invite his friends on “a trip to France to help that islamic pig dodger to top him self”. When friend Gez Jenkins replied saying “that’s the best way I’ve ever heard a Muslim be described” Conroy replied “i could go on but i would get banned off facebook” and “its a hobbie”.

On finding that an imam in Nottingham was being charged with sexual assault, one of Conroy’s friends suggested “slap him with a bacon joint”. Conroy’s response: “i’d rape him with one…”

Conroy also ‘jokingly’ responded to a pronouncement of the Muslim Defence League with the words “FUCK OFF MUZZIE!” I’m sure it was meant in a multiculturalism embracing way.

Kris Klan Konroy?

Conroy, like many EDL men, is also a casual sexist who expects his knickers to be clean and a pork chop to be steaming on the table when he gets home. In a typical moan he wrote “Females… doing mens heads in sice time began” to which Nottingham EDLer Grant Purdy agreed “thats wot there ere for pal”. When Conroy’s girlfriend told him to “Shut up” he responded “you should cook and clean then wench”.

Chris sporting a stabproof vest on the way to an EDL demo

Given Conroy’s racist patriotic tendencies and his love of violent and sexually violent threats, it’s not a surprise that he’s found himself in trouble with the law. The day after fellow Newark EDL member Simon Harris threateningly posted “think it about time to have a little walk through newark we or here to stay” on the division’s page, Conroy broke the news that “i got nicked again last night for a public order offence atfet it kicked off in a pub in newark”. He later blubbed to his fellow nationalists “Me and another Newark EDL member are at newark police station tomorrow to answer bail on bullshit charges.” Without going further into why it was “bullshit”, he expected the division to turn up and support him. Let’s hope it wasn’t another Richard Price campaign.

Conroy, like the rest of the dregs left at the bottom of the rapidly emptying EDL barrel, is a virulent hater of Muslims who hides it beneath the facade of ‘patriotism’. He thinks “tu-pakis” and women should know their place and stop being uppity. He threatens violence when faced with events that do not conform with his worldview and expects his division to unthinkingly back him when he gets in trouble. It’s no surprise that his fantasy of thousands of people marching behind him through Newark have never come true.

One Response to “Meet the EDL’s organiser in Newark: Chris Conroy”

  • Anonymous

    Newark fund raising for the home coming parade of our local war heroes
    This event has been organised by Christopher Conway.
    The Old Malt Shovel, 25 Northgate, Newark, Notts NG 24 1HD

    A charity night in support of troops who did NOT get a homecoming parade this year.

    Live bands include – Under The Covers (Newark) & Kane & Laura-Jo (Nottingham)

    Free buffet


    Sorry I will NOT be attending
    Underthecoversx band will be playing