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>GUEST POST: Gerard Batten – Ukip MEP Further Demeans Ukip & His Office!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 06/11/2014

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Gerard Batten – Ukip MEP Further Demeans Ukip & His Office!

Not just by his own vile comments based opn his personal superstitions which are likely to exacerbate racial hatred and incite violence against those of other religious superstitions but also by his odious associates and apparent abuse of his elected office and seeming ability to corrupt justice to his own ends!

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Hi,
I do not believe it is unreasonable to believe that Gerard Batten‘s behaviour is nothing less than evil – an opinion I find supported by a considered investigation of his associates and his all too apparent abuse of his public office as an elected public servant.
You will find a considerable amount of factual information regarding Gregory Lauder-Frost, including details of his criminal activities and prison sentences on this blog web site by putting his name into the >Search< facility at the head of the >Right Sidebar<
Similarly if you CLICK HERE and >Search< in the same manner on that site!
Just as you can >Search< for further facts regarding Gerard Batten and his shamefull behaviour there is also information pertaining to Andrea Williams and some of the arcane bronze age superstitions of herself and her associates in the self styled so called christian concern group, which spreads hate and evil incitement wfor those who do not share their superstitrion – unsurprisingly it would seem that Gerard Batten has links with these odious extremists colluding with them in the production of material, both publications and deliberate public utterances, likely to incite racial hatred.
I understand that Gerard Batten went so far as to utilise a Barrister, closely associated with the judge in his persecution and bullying of Jasna Badzak, who acts for these ‘religious’ extremists seeking to impose their strange views on others with the same style as the Imams they also seek to abuse!
I am all too well aware of the pernicious behaviour of Gerard Batten and his associates having been personally threatened by Gregory Lauder-Frost and arrested based upon the lies and or distortions of Gerard Batten and what seem to be his errand boys in the police force – fortunately my reputation for integrity stood me in good stead when interrogated under caution by the South Wales police leading to dismisal of Gerard Batten’s odious claims and efforts to harm me.
Just as when an agent of Ukip, their press officer Mark Croucher supported by their deputy leader Paul Nuttall and their ex press officer Clive Page who acted to try to bankrupt me with a Court case claiming over £100,000. The Court found against Ukip’s Mark Croucher and costs were awarded to me, thus Ukip has a moral obligation to refund my costs, which ran to some £13,000 + interest, being without honour or integrity and in contempt of British Justice and British Courts neither Mark Croucher nor Ukip have had the integrity to settle their undeniable debt.

Gerard Batten and the ex-BNP member, Gregory Lauder-Frost.

A Facebook link is not much to go on.

But on occasion, it can unearth a piece of an ever-clearer puzzle.  We previously covered UKIP MEP Gerard Batten’s connections to a fundamentalist group named Christian Concern: in particular, his emails to its founder, Andrea Minichiello Williams who is known for her radical beliefs on abortion (she thinks it should be illegal), the age of the earth (she says it’s 4,000 years), the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act (she considers it “the act of the devil”) and homosexuality (she thinks it is sinful).

Gerard Batten MEP and the founder of Christian Concern, Andrea Minichiello Williams, who believes that the earth is 4,000 years old.

Equally disturbing perhaps, was Batten’s endorsement of the “Muslims’ Charter” proposed in a document written by Christian Concern’s Islamic Affairs advisor, Sam Solomon.  The Charter would involve Muslims in Europe, and ONLY Muslims, being made to sign a Charter pledging ‘non-violence’ and the renouncing of select passages of the Qur’an.  The foreword of the document was written by Batten himself.

Batten wrote the foreword to Sam Solomon's 'A Proposed Charter Of Muslim Understanding', published in 2006.

Some readers may have concluded that this disproportionate blaming of Muslims for violence in Europe would not look out of place in the British National Party.  Well readers, today’s entry is a small but not inconsequential bit of Facebook activity involving Gerard Batten and a former BNP member, Gregory Lauder-Frost. In 1992, Lauder-Frost – then a member of the Conservative Party – was convicted of defrauding an NHS health authority to the sum of £100,000.  Currently, he is the founder, Vice-President and Treasurer of the ‘Traditional Britain Group‘ – a right-wing organisation whose website claims that ‘the heterosexual family is the primary social unit’.  In terms of personnel, it is a splinter group of the notorious Conservative Monday Club that repeatedly called for repatriation of non-white Britons over a period lasting decades.

Gregory Lauder-Frost: Former BNP member and convicted fraudster.

In recent years, Lauder-Frost is perhaps better known for his Facebook rant about the peerage given to Doreen Lawrence, whom he described as a ‘nobody’ and ‘anti-white’.  In a subsequent interview to Radio 5 Live, he stood by his comments while bemoaning how the House of Lords was being taken over by ‘spivs’.

Furthermore, on the Traditional Britain Group’s Facebook page, there are comments (unmoderated) suggesting that the black British writer Malorie Blackman should be repatriated from the UK.  A comment bemoaning ‘ethnic whinging’ was actually ‘liked’ by the admin, and even Lauder-Frost himself!

Racist comments under a TBG post about Malorie Blackman, on eof which is 'liked' by the TBG admin AND Lauder-Frost's personal account.

Clearly, Lauder-Frost has not taken heed from the time Hope Not Hate revealed his anti-Semitic Facebook comments in 2012.  However, this does not appear to have deterred Gerard Batten from befriending Lauder-Frost on Facebook and letting him post on his Timeline.

Gregory Lauder-Frost communicating with Gerard Batten on Facebook.

So what does it mean?  It is a catalyst for further investigation.  In 2011, Lauder-Frost proudly announced that Batten would be the Guest of Honour at the Traditional Britain Group Annual Dinner.

Lauder-Frost waxing lyrical about the 2011 TBG Guest of Honour - Gerard Batten.

Gradually, the case against Batten begins to build.  It appears that Lauder-Frost was not a stranger to him; he was a man who trusted Batten enough to let him make a speech to his organisation.  Some say that support for UKIP often overlaps with support for the British National Party, and this is a classic example of that: a UKIP MEP meets a former BNP member who is attracted to UKIP’s disproportionate emphasis on immigration.  In case you’re interested, here is the video of Batten’s speech at the 2011 annual Traditional Britain Group dinner.

One final thing.  Junius on UKIP wrote a blog entry connecting Lauder-Frost and Batten a while ago.  Yet if you click on its URL now, you will find that the content has been removed following a legal threat made by, in all probability, Batten or one of his aides.  We do not believe that an MEP, a man elected by the public to serve and represent them, should be able to silence information that is most definitely in the public interest.

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From That Which I KNOW of This Case I Believe It Is Corupt

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 17/09/2014

From That Which I KNOW of This Case I Believe It Is Corupt
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From That Which I KNOW of This Case I Believe It Is Corupt, not least because it pertains to activity years ago & justice this delayed is NOT justice!

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minded that during the period in question ALL Ukip MEPs accounts were under the direct scrutiny of Nigel Farage’s directly appointed staff and the details known of the dishonesty of sometime Ukip appointee staff member John Ison I am of the informed belief that in reality there is no case to answer for Nikki Sinclaire who has seemingly been set up!
It is also proven public knowledge that senior members of Farage’s leadership team have frequently lied about Nikki Sinclaire and Nigel Farage and Ukip have more than once been found guilty of af abuse of Nikki Sinclaire, whilst one time Ukip deputy leader and MEP Mike Nattrass acted on uncorroborated information supplied by the liar John Ison who worked in collusion with Nigel Farage’s sewer rat Mark Croucher!
That all three members of Nikki Ainclaire’s staff who were arrested originally based on the false premise of acting to money launder for Nikki Sinclaire were released with no case to answer despite their names being made public, yet no public appology was made by the police.
Further the false claim of money laundering accounted for around half of the police allegations.
Further the EU whom the police belatedly claim were defrauded by Sinclaire has made no complaint and seemingly has provided no evidence to support the West Midland’s police claims which it took them 29 months to construct.
It is also a matter of public record that Nikki Sinclaire’s auditted accounts show that she has paid in in cash, of her own money, to do her job and carry out her political campaigning during the period in question in very substantial excess of the sums she is, in my opinion, falsely accused of stealing!
Knowing thwe willingness of Ukip’s leade4rship team to lie to satiate their personal ambitions and personal enrichment and also their proven association with certain police officers that are believed to be corrupt I incline to believe that this entire case is a tissue of lies – that is not to say that she will not be found guilty and even spend time in prison.
Such an outcome would not surprise in our country where democracy is dead viz the fact that only 4% of the electorate have had a say in the possible destruction of these United Kingdoms and in a desperate attempt and without any democratic debate both Labour & Tory leaders have made promises to buy the result of Scotland’s independence vote. without ANY Parliamentary debate or mandate!
We are, as the last Government constantly claimed, living in a post democratic era – clearly one in which the occupying forces of the supra national state have an utterly corrupt police force which has never brought to justice on a murder charge one of its own who has chosen to slaughter a citizen on the street with lethal force in direct contrtavention of British law which prohibits a death penalty for ANY crime.
Further let us remember that irrefutable fact that the police have proved they are prepared to liue to defend their own criminal members and select which crimes they will or will not prosecute viz Rotheram police failure to defend children from industrial level sexual abuse known to them in their capacity as ‘Law Enforcement’ a term the modern police  bring shame upon – just as Bailiffs act outside of the law to steal goods, often far in excess of the value of any debt claimed!
I do not believe that the alleged case against Nikki Sinclaire has any more validity than the pack of lies presented regarding Jasna Badzak and that the case is just as corrupt as were the lies and allegations regarding me made by Ukip MEP Gerard Batten and his police puppets – one wonders if Batten also abused his position to make enquiries with Interpol to further his lies regarding me as he did regarding Jasna Badzak!
It would seem a great evil stalks the body politic and its name is Ukip who IF they ever reached any real position of authority could, based upon their track record, be expectedf to abuse that authority and participate in industrial level corruption and obscene levels of abuse and bullying using their dishonestly obtained office for personal gain!
I believe that Nikki Sinclaire is and has consistently been abused by Ukip and is innocent of any charge of deliberate instances of fraud – misrepresented by the police as ‘Money Laundering’ to make the offence seem greater – ‘Money Laundering’ is an offence specifically designed to deal with drug and terrorist processing of cash and also the proceeds of major criminals.
It is clear that the police claims are dressed up to make them seem greater than they actually might have been had they ever occurred and IF they occurred there would seem to be no connection with Nikki Sinclaire but much to do with the original crimes Nikki Sinclaire personally reported to the police long before her arrest! Crimes that would have proved to be embarrassing to Ukip and the Farage leadership team!

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire appears in court on fraud charges

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire appears in court on fraud charges

First published 09:21 Wednesday 17 September 2014 in News by Gema Bate

A FORMER West Midlands MEP will appear before magistrates today (Wednesday, September 17) accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Nikki Sinclaire, who lost her seat in the European Parliament earlier this year, also faces an allegation of committing misconduct in a public office.

Sinclaire was charged in July this year after a long-running inquiry by West Midlands Police and the European Anti-Fraud Office.

Two of the three charges against Sinclaire, brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act, allege that she converted criminal property between October 2009 and December 2010.

Prosecutors further allege that Sinclaire committed misconduct between October 2009 and July 2010 “in that she made or caused to be made” false and dishonest claims for travelling expenses.

Sinclaire lost her seat as an MEP for the West Midlands in last May’s European elections after leaving Ukip and standing for the We Demand a Referendum Now party.

The 45-year-old, who lives in Shirley, near Solihull, has described the allegations as “ludicrous and unfounded”.

In a statement issued in July, Sinclaire said: “I strongly refute these charges and will be firmly defending myself.”

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Police Abuse of Power Redolent of Nikki Sinclaire’s 29 Months on Bail!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/08/2014

Police Abuse of Power Redolent of Nikki Sinclaire’s 29 Months on Bail!
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Police Abuse of Power Redolent of Nikki Sinclaire’s 29 Months on Bail showing the intimidatory arogance and hubris and the slovenly style of policing so common in Police States!

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it is sad to note the collapse in ethics and behaviour of Britain’s police services, once the envy of the world!
 
The main article below is all too similar to the standards of ethics and integrity of police forces in third world police states wher over equipped police waddle around full of their own importance, with a lack of understanding that they are NOT the servants of the state but of the people!
 
That policiong standards are in free fall in Britain are all too apparent one need only note the 30 or so police murders by armed police executing citizens when in Britain, rightly or wrongly, there is no death penalty!
 
Ignoring the more vile cases of abuse permit me to lead examples similar to that in the article of which I am all too well aware:
 
Consider the case of Nikki Sinclaire MEP for the West Midlands until the recent election, she was arrested on the pretext of allegations regarding supposed missuse of expenses based on what seemed all too apparently to be the lies of John Ison who having been dismissed would seem to have burgled her office and stolen confidential paperwork. Nikki Sinclaire was held on bail for 29 months in which she wasnot questioned in any detail by police yet it was acceptable for the corrupt in UKip to constantly make accusations regarding her status leading to great damage to any campaign for re-election. Was this just shoddy policing or even more seriously a case of corrupt or political policing for it is certain it proved the addage that ‘ Justice delayed is Justice denied’!
 
Then there is my own experience where based on toltally dishonest lies from the UKip MEP Gerard Batten I was ordered to apear at Chepstow Police Force or be arrested to surrender to about 3 hours of cross examination under caution – it was clear that the local police were acting at the demand of The Metropolitan Police, which the local police confirmed.
At the end of the interview, when it was clear there was absolutely no case to answer merely efforts to contrive a claim based on lies and misrepresentations, unsubstantiated by any evidence, from Gerard Batten.
To this date, sojme two years, I have received no appology nor any further comment from the police on the matter – neither appologising for their gul;libility nor for their shoddy behaviour.
 
The Police then make complaint that many consider them to be little more than a rabble of over paid, over pensioned plebs and bemoan the fact they no longer receive the support of the people they serve! Little wonder.
 
Then there is the case of a friend of mine who moved from London, closing his successful business to relocate to the North West where he set up with his wife and child as an Independent Teacher and academic coach. Suddenly his home was raided and his teaching material and computers were seized – then came rumours and allegations that his computers were being searched for child pornography – thus ensuring the collapse of his new business.
Some 2 years later his computers were returned to him with no further action! The police, seemingly acting in collusion with the interests of a local dignatary were only too willing to destroy an innocent man’s business and risk his marriage, his health and his family!
 
I feel sure that at least 50% of thinking readers of this article can easily think of similar examples of which they know – not just the well publicised murders, never challenged or the abuse of public figures!

Long-term bail allows lazy police and prosecutors to leave cases to gather dust

Where are the checks and balances to make sure power isn’t being abused?

There is a story, possibly apocryphal, that when Andrew Mitchell unearthed evidence that he had been “framed” by Downing Street police, he wanted to make a statement saying: “This is outrageous. How can the police do this to me? I am Cabinet minister.”

But after he was persuaded by an astute colleague to alter it, he said: “If this can happen to a senior minister, then what chance does a youth in Brixton have?”

I was struck by this distinction last week in relation to a different police investigation of which, indirectly, I had knowledge. It concerns a journalist, a friend of mine, who was arrested as part of the Metropolitan Police’s phone hacking investigation.

I have been outraged at how he has been treated, and, while he is a friend, I think there is a wider issue of public concern.

The basic facts are these: in 2012 the Times journalist Patrick Foster was accused during the Leveson Inquiry of “hacking” into an email account run by an anonymous police blogger three years before in 2009.

He was said to have used the “hack” to identify the blogger – which resulted in the policeman being identified. Furthermore Mr Foster was accused of providing a misleading statement to the High Court when the policeman tried to take out an injunction to stop his name being published. Such allegations were bound to come to the attention of the police and rightly so. But the manner in which they conducted their investigation should be unacceptable in any society governed by the rule of law.

After the allegations became public Mr Foster wrote a letter to the police promising to answer any questions. They confirmed it was “highly likely” that they would want to speak to him and would “make arrangements as necessary”.

Seven months later those “arrangements” turned out to be a dawn raid at his home. He was interviewed under caution and placed on police bail and told to return several months hence to find out if he was to be charged.

At the time, Mr Foster was working as a freelance journalist – and that work quickly dried up under the suspicion. When he returned to the police station he was bailed again for several more months. Then again. Then again.

That went on for two years during which time he was unable to work or plan and had to wait every three months to find out if he were to face charges.

It was not a complicated case; all the information was in the public domain or available to the police before his arrest. At no stage has he been given any explanation for the delay.

Last week the police offered him a caution for committing a technical breach of the Computer Misuse Act. He still maintains he was innocent and believes that if he had rejected it no charges would have followed.

So why does this matter? How does it pass the Brixton test? Well, because last year around 3,000 other people were held on police bail for one to three years. There are no time limits, no judicial oversight and no proper checks and balances on the police to make sure power is not being abused.

It allows lazy police and prosecutors to leave cases to gather dust. It allows a form of punishment by default, even though we believe in the principle of innocent until proven guilty. And in any civilised society that has to be unjust.

To go back to Andrew Mitchell, this is not about special pleading for journalists (or politicians). It is an issue that should concern us all and needs to be urgently addressed.

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Is This Collusion With Corruption In UKIP By Police Institutionalised?

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/05/2014

Is This Collusion With Corruption In UKIP By Police Institutionalised?

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Is This Collusion With Corruption In UKIP By Police Institutionalised?

It does seem to be more than coincidence particularly when you consider the various examples.

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Police ask blogger to remove tweet about Ukip

Ukip support placards in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire
Ukip support placards in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. Photograph: Julian Eales/Alamy

Police have asked a blogger to remove a tweet that fact-checked Ukip policies but did not break any laws after receiving a complaint from a Ukip councillor, prompting concern over attempts to stifle debate.

Michael Abberton was visited by two Cambridgeshire police officers on Saturday. He was told he had not committed any crimes and no action was taken against him, but he was asked to delete some of his tweets, particularly a tongue-in-cheek one on 10 reasons to vote for Ukip, such as scrapping paid maternity leave and raising income tax for the poorest 88% of Britons.

Abberton, a Green party member who writes a blog on science and green politics, described the incident on his Axe of Reason blog.

“The police explained that I hadn’t broken any law – there was no charge to answer and it really wasn’t a police matter.

“They asked me to ‘take it down’ but I said I couldn’t do that as it had already been retweeted and appropriated, copied, many times and I no longer had any control of it (I had to explain to one of the officers what Twitter was and how it worked). They said that they couldn’t force me to take it down anyway.”

However, to show goodwill Abberton removed all instances of the offending tweet.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “A Ukip councillor came across a tweet which he took exception to. The name of the person on the tweet was identified and that individual was spoken to. We looked at this for offences and there was nothing we could actually identify that required police intervention. Clearly, the councillor was unhappy about the tweets. If every political person was unhappy about what somebody else said about their views, we would have no politics.”

As for being told not to tweet about the visit, the spokesman added: “I don’t know if he’d have been told that. It’s certainly not the advice I would have given him. A gentleman has a right to free speech – absolute total right to free speech – we can’t tell people what they can and can’t say on the internet, as long as it’s within the law. We certainly don’t go to people’s houses and say: ‘You can’t tweet about this’. This is not 1930s Germany.”

On his blog, Abberton made it clear that the two police officers were extremely professional and polite, but he did wonder why they had visited him at all.

“It wasn’t until after they left that I questioned why they had visited me in the first place. A complaint had been made but with no legal basis. Not a police matter. So why did they come to my home in the middle of a Saturday afternoon? Also, seeing as my profile doesn’t have my location – how did they know my address, or even the town I live in? … Why would a political party, so close to an election, seek to stop people finding out what their policies are or their past voting record? And is it not a matter for concern that a political party would seek to silence dissent and debate in such a manner?”

Julian Huppert, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, who was contacted by Abberton, said he was awaiting a detailed response from the police.

“It seems astonishing for the police to get involved, there was nothing abusive or threatening in the tweets so I do want to know why they acted, and I want to know why the police told Abberton not to tweet about the visit.”

Huppert said he was pleased that Ukip’s policies were coming under scrutiny.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green party, said: “This police action is both disturbing and surprising. That an apparently general complaint from a political party about not liking what was said about them could have led to a police visit that many would find intimidating is an extremely serious incident that demands immediate investigation. Free speech is a precious right that we must defend.”

Bennett said the party’s only member in the House of Lords, Jenny Jones, would write to Theresa May, the home secretary, to ask her to investigate.

“What a waste of police time, energy and resources,” Jones said. “Their job is to investigate crime and catch criminals, not restrict free speech.”

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The author of the blog featured in the article above is known as Michael Abberton & he wrote his comments on the incident:

Sunday, 11 May 2014

You are not allowed to read this blog

I’ve written about different things and different people, but surprisingly for a blog (which, let’s face it, is pretty much the archetype of vanity publishing) I’ve never written anything about me.

Until now.

Yesterday afternoon as I was debating whether to continue watching some lame James Caan movie about midget submarines, I was disturbed by a police officer peering through my lounge window. I do live on the ground floor, so not as surprising as you may have imagined. I went to the door and there were two constables there. The first thing they said was that there was nothing to be worried about, they just wanted to come in for a chat. Not something that has ever happened to me before, but I showed them in and sat them on the sofa.

They wondered if I was the Michael Abberton on Twitter and I said yes. Then they said this was in relation to a complaint that had been made by a certain political party in relation to tweets I had published about them and one tweet in particular which talked about ten reasons to vote for them. The PC wanted to know if I had made that poster. I explained that I hadn’t but it had been doing the rounds on Twitter for a while, and so I had decided to see if these claims could be verified.

In doing this I set myself strict rules – nothing second hand, nothing from a newspaper, everything from an official party source as much as possible. Some I could find no basis for, and I highlighted these in bold. The only thing I quoted which did not come from an official party source was the parliamentary voting record. I explained all this to the police in some detail – also that on several occasions I had simply sent people the link to the official party manifesto.

The police explained that I hadn’t broken any law – there was no charge to answer and it really wasn’t a police matter. 

They asked me to ‘take it down’ but I said I couldn’t do that as it had already been retweeted and appropriated, copied, many times and I no longer had any control of it (I had to explain to one of the officers what Twitter was and how it worked). They said that they couldn’t force me to take it down anyway.

I asked if I could tweet about the visit. The straight answer was ‘no’, as this might appear prejudicial in light of the upcoming election and the police must appear to remain neutral. But they couldn’t stop me from doing so, as I had Freedom of Speech. Incredulously, I said, “…but you must realise how this looks!” One shrugged, the other looked embarrassed.

As they were getting up to leave I asked for clarification – was this in relation to possible copyright infringement – and they were very clear on that point. It wasn’t, and they didn’t see how it could be. And even if it were, again it would not be a police but a civil matter.

I’d like to be absolutely clear – the police officers were extremely professional and polite and I couldn’t fault their behaviour in any way. But it wasn’t until after they left that I questioned why they had visited me in the first place. A complaint had been made but with no legal basis. Not a police matter. So why did they come to my home in the middle of a Saturday afternoon? Also, seeing as my profile doesn’t have my location – how did they know my address, or even the town I live in?

About fifteen minutes after they left I received a threatening tweet from a party member I had had an exchange with earlier in the day. Though appearing to be no more than a party supporter, he seemed to know that the police had been involved. I copied the tweet and sent it to the police.

I contacted some people I’d had exchanges with involving this party. One of them put me in touch with a solicitor and a journalist and advised that I contact my MP, which I’ve done. And whilst acknowledging the fact that the police had no right to censure my posts, in order to show goodwill I removed all instances of the poster where I’d sent it @someone, and have not tweeted about the visit or about that political party since.

Nevertheless, the story has gotten out and it seems people do feel (rightly) outraged by it.

If I had been abusive in any way, if I had been dishonest in any respect or if any of the sources had been fake rather than official party links, I could in some way understand it. But all I had done is promote the party policy using links to their own sources – no editorialising, no commenting. And in fairness highlighted those allegations I could find no evidence for. One of the sources was their current manifesto!

Why would a political party, so close to an election, seek to stop people finding out what their policies are or their past voting record? And is it not a matter for concern that a political party would seek to silence dissent and debate in such a manner?

You will note that a simple search on Twitter brings one to the following posting:

10 Great Reasons to vote . I don’t know who made it – so I referenced it from official websites

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