A nowadays excuse
The RA FB page admins showed interest in the FLA as an expression of working class politics, acknowledged genuine grievances around a) anger at murderous violence on the streets of London & Mcr & b) a policing system that took passports off fat lads suspected of throwing chairs while being surprisingly relaxed about petty criminals jetting off to join armed insurgencies, & consequently guarded against denouncing everyone involved as a hardcore fascist. Expedient, & good form. Letting the FLA speak for themselves, insisting they define themselves politically, explicitly, rather than letting them hide & unite behind the victimhood of 'you cant say anything without being called a racist', worked well. The FLA tied themselves in knots, & subsequently split acrimoniously, & some who joined in good faith walked away looking for progressive alternatives. FLAF could become a network for that progressive alternative.