Upcoming court dates / Remembrance Day 2018 / PayPal Cancelled
Thank you to all who replied to my last email which included my latest parody “Lying Thieves”. Apologies for not responding individually and for yet another impersonal mass email: busy times ahead! Please do let me know if you didn’t receive the song and I will send you a copy.
Upcoming court dates for my Appeal against conviction and sentencing are scheduled for December 10, 11 and 12 at Southwark Crown Court in central London. My solicitor informs it is quite possible that the court may have other urgent business and may therefore have to postpone.
In other news, I was honoured to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London last Sunday November 11 in remembrance of the 784 members of the British Armed Forces who lost their lives during the peacekeeping mission to Palestine 1945-1948. Below you will find the link to some photos and a short video of the speeches given by Richard Edmonds, Tony Martin, Jordan Pont and myself at the rally afterwards. Many thanks to National Front Chairman and Deputy Chairman for organising the traditional Remembrance Day parade and allowing me to participate.
Finally, alongside preparations for my Appeal, I have been submitting several Subject Access Requests (SAR) to various organisations all involved to some extent in the conspiracy to have me prosecuted (visibly not for the “sending” of my songs over the Internet, but rather for the messages contained within the songs themselves). Companies and organisations must comply within 30 days according to the new GDPR rules. One organisation showing particular reticence is The Jewish Chronicle.
My SAR to the JC was submitted following an online article which associates the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting with “UK far right extremists” on Gab, one of the social media platforms used by the shooter and which the enemies of free speech wish to see closed down. As well as citing my name, the JC article goes further in claiming that I would use Gab to “urge supporters” to donate via PayPal to a “legal fund”.
As we have seen so many times in the past, this is one of the tried and tested techniques used by those wishing to stifle free and open debate. It’s how they do it: demonise the messenger – not the message. Indeed, the article reminds me of several similar pieces published last year by the Canadian press, during my tour there organised by Paul Fromm, which associated my visit with the spate of bomb threats to US and Canadian Synagogues and Jewish community centres. As we know, it turned out that these bomb threats were the work of a “mentally unstable” Israeli Jew…
In short, the JC’s unfounded allegation inevitably led to my PayPal account being shut down last Tuesday, without explanation and without recourse to appeal. In addition to my SAR, I have submitted a complaint about the JC article to the Independent Press Standards Organisation. A couple of recent posts published on my website give details of successful SARs so far (link below). On the advice of a friend, I have set up an alternative to PayPal which can be found on my website.
Again, thanks to all for your support and messages of good will. I will keep you informed concerning my Appeal and hope to see a good turnout at Southwark Crown Court on the day.
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The National Front marked the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I by parading to the Cenotaph. Members and supporters of the National Front paraded through London laying wreaths at the Cenotaph and the Memorial to the Women who served in World War II, Then held an outdoor rally near by.
The Subject Access Request dealt with by Edinburgh Fringe was the first and, to date, the most helpful of all SARs submitted. The 2016 EdFringe SAR contains much the same sort of complaints made against me as in 2015. Revealingly, even EdFringe staff admit that one particular Twitter account, RTingBot, is focused on me and is attempting to get me prosecuted.