I don't believe that the rumoured march by Moslem extremists through Wootton Bassett was ever anything more than a spiteful provocation by the group who are alleged to be planning it, but I'm also pretty sure that the man who floated the idea was not expecting the sort of backlash it has brought.
I'm sure he realised it would cause controversy - that was the whole idea - but I think he underestimated the depth of feeling that this would stir up in the British people. The British are famously tolerant, but there have always been limits to it and if you try and rub our noses in the dirt you can usually be sure that the response of the British people will be robust to say the least.
However, I'm not so sure about the British establishment these days - particularly the new "Supreme Court" - and I suspect that the organiser of this march - a man trained in law - will, if needs be, take this to the highest authority claiming that any attempt to prevent this march will be a breach of his "human rights" and I suspect that if he does, those judges will find in his favour.
However, if they do get the go ahead it would represent the perfect opportunity for all those "moderate" Moslems we hear so much about (but rarely see any evidence of) to make their stand. The march, if allowed, will feature 500 protesters marching through Wooton Basssett. Wouldn't it be nice if they were met by a cordon of 5000 Moslem protesters who refuse to allow them to pass?
Will that happen? Somehow I doubt it.