As austerity bites spare a thought for the poor taxpayers of Bedfordshire who have had to shell out a small fortune to police the rabble that is known as the EDL.

The BBC have released a report revealing that the total cost of policing the EDL in the county has so far cost the taxpayer £2.5 million.

A Freedom of Information request has also revealed that the total cost of policing the EDL in the UK has hit the £10 million mark.

Beds Police recorded the highest cost of £2,447,172, followed by West Yorkshire Police at £1,911,088. This included the cost of officers’ overtime and borrowing officers from other forces.

With the EDL thugs gathering in Birmingham this weekend it’s good to know where your hard earned money is going