Compare and contrast

Remember the guy who burned the poppy on Remembrance day? Unemployed (and probably unemployable) got a £50 pound fine and boasted that he’d pay it out of his £800 a month benefits.

Well the guy who tried to stop him doing it was in court today charged under a Section Five public disorder offence (he jumped a police barrier to stop the burning)


Well I’ve just learned he was fined £315.

He has appealed the fine and will be going to Isleworth Crown Court in 6-8 weeks for the retrial, so currently the fine is on hold.

One guy who offends a nation gets fined £50, another guy who tried to stop him is fined £315 awaiting an appeal, and one guy who burns a Koran gets a 70 day jail sentence.

And they wonder why people are getting angry.

There may be reports tomorrow of violence outside the court, so lets’ put the record straight. There were 50 supporters outside the court, 10 Muslim youths approached them and one punched a young lady in the face, two of the Muslims were arrested, not the supporters.

Here’s a video of the assault.


Pictures courtesy of the EDL Forum.


10 comments for “Compare and contrast

  1. May 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    There have been trouble with comments on Blogger all day, wonder hads it ahppened here too?

    Anyway, the amusing thing is reading the BBC reports to try to decypher the truth, why should readers need to do that? Why is the public broadcaster intentionally publishing misleading news?

    • May 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Yes, I saw that and checked the Blogger/Google forum – yep, problems and they had a notice across the top that they were doing maintenance work – sorry and all that.

      • May 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

        It’s got worse, all Blogger is read-only now and by a quick visit to various of my regualr blogspot reads (Cranmer, Raedwald, Biased BBC, Mark Wadsworth, EU Referendum etc) all posts since wednesday are not showing! I presume they will appear later. This is the biggest “outrage” yet as far back as I can remember. 😥

  2. May 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    “And they wonder why people are getting angry.”

    They seem to have dropped the ball once again, ‘only’ charging a Muslim youth with ‘displaying threatening, abusive or insulting material within the sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress’. As this carries the maximum £1000 fine, the LGBT contingent is up in arms, wanting ‘hate crime’ charges to be brought instead…

  3. May 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I should point out that I utterly loathe the divisive nature of ‘hate crime’ legislation, and don’t feel he should be charged with anything more than this, but it’s interesting to see the Righteous suddenly hoist on their own petard…

  4. matt
    May 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The video link gives me the message:- “This video is private”
    What is the point of it then? 🙄

    • QM
      May 13, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Video has been “sequestered” by the police as evidence.

      I’ll try and find an alternative

      • May 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

        Updated with slow motion video of the assault.

  5. May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Provoking Muslims is now a crime and being provoked by Muslims is also now a crime.

  6. 6079SmithW
    May 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    How many psychologists and ‘experts’ on manipulating individuals’ and crowd behaviour does the government employ to dream up ways of manipulating individuals’ and crowd behaviour to achieve a desired ‘outcome’?

    If you want a divided country introduce legislation to divide it – make one group superior to another, gift some a right to be professionally offended, stir up trouble where none exists, keep fear levels high, even though there is nothing fearful actually going on: just get a ‘security expert’ to say there is.

    Too many public servants with not enough really useful work to do.

    Devil’s work for idle hands? The government has just the job.


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