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Saturday November 14th saw the Scottish Defence League's attempt at a Glasgow city centre rally fail miserably. The group spent most of the day confined in a pub, protected by hundreds of police, before being forced onto chartered buses in the face of a much larger counter demonstration. However, the story is not simply one of the far right being driven from the streets by a left wing demonstration. There are many political lessons to be learned from Saturday's events and the lead up to it which are important for those attempting to effectively oppose the English Defence League and its Scottish ally