The Scottish Defence League (SDL) decision to stage what it calls a “respectful vigil” in Lockerbie on Saturday, 27 March, represents a sign of weakness — if not outright desperation.
In November of last year, the SDL tried to stage a demonstration in Glasgow. It failed. Two weeks ago (20 February) it tried to stage a demonstration in Edinburgh. Again, it failed.
Lacking the confidence to attempt another demonstration in a major urban centre, the SDL is retreating to rural Lockerbie.
According to their statement announcing the “respectful vigil”, the SDL has selected Lockerbie for two reasons