Listen to the entire segment, it’s a classic example of a hostile interview. 

(This is not a quote, but basically how Abell conducted himself)

”Hey Weston, I’m the journalist, you’re the interviewee, I get to ask my loaded, self serving and very highly disingenuous questions, you don’t, you just respond to them with a simple yes or no”.

Shocker for the journo, there are no such written laws or regs that govern how an interviewee is to behave, and Paul does not conform, nor adhere to his rigid requirements, at all and gets muted by the totalitarian.

NOTE: GOV commenter, ”Independent”, observes:

I do not understand why, when the interviewer repeatedly states that Cox was elected by a “majority,” Weston does not contradict him. Unless “majority” means something different in the UK. Weston clearly states that Conservatives and UKIP together would have won. Therefore, we would say that Cox won by a plurality, not a majority.

Independent is right, if the combined votes of UKIP and the Tories would outnumber the votes cast for the deceased Jo Cox, then that means she won a plurality of votes, not a majority. It’s that simple.

LBC’s Stig Abell and the Ugly Face of the Totalitarian Left

by Paul Weston

In the aftermath of Jo Cox’s horrible murder, all the main political parties have issued a statement saying they will not contest her electoral seat of Batley and Spen. Liberty GB’sdecision to call this an anti-democratic nonsense and to stand Jack Buckby in the upcoming by-election has caused a predictable torrent of rage and hate to spew forth from the Left. Yesterday, I was interviewed about our “fascistic intention” to field a candidate by an earnestly bearded gentleman called Mr Stig Abell (@StigAbell) on LBC radio, which quickly degenerated into lefty emotive attacks rather than a discussion about democracy or historical precedent. I recommend readers listen to this in order to fully understand the chilling, bullying and ugly face of the totalitarian Left.

Democracy is a very precious thing. We hardly need look very far, both geographically and historically, to see the horrific results of countries governed without a democratic mandate. Our graveyards are testament to the sacrifices made by millions who risked and lost their lives fighting for democracy, yet a handful of disingenuous, hypocritical, sanctimonious, virtue-signalling left-liberals and cowardly centre-right politicians have now decided that democracy must be put on hold in the interests of purported sensitivity.

First of all, has this suspension of democracy ever happened before in England? The answer to that is no, it has most emphatically not. Three Conservative politicians have been assassinated by IRA terrorists. In every instance an election was contested. The first, in 1979, was that of the war hero Airey Neave OBE, DSO (Distinguished Service Order) MC (Military Cross — awarded for conspicuous gallantry). Mr Neave was a wonderful man. He was also the first British soldier to successfully escape from Colditz! 1990 saw the last political murder of a Conservative politician when MP Ian Gow was blown up by a car bomb. There were no calls from the left to allow uncontested elections on the grounds of “sensitivity” in those democratic, halcyon days.

I think we can safely say, therefore, that to propose an uncontested election is a historically unprecedented event. As such it is of immense political importance, and really ought to be debated at the very highest levels of political and cultural thought in Britain. Instead, however, it is left to a fledgling party like mine to defend our democracy in the face of oafish and hateful attacks from a hysterical, bit-part, left-wing totalitarian radio show host.

I don’t believe Stig Abell, LBC radio’s oaf in question, has thought very deeply on this supremely important issue. For example, Jo Cox won the marginal seat of Batley and Spen with 43% of the vote, which basically means 57% of those who voted did not vote for Jo Cox. Do the political views of the majority really matter so little to the Left? And what does this say, in very serious tones, about the Left’s view of democracy?

Why do leftists like Stig Abell get so hysterically angry about offering democratic representation to the majority of Batley and Spen’s constituents? Has he actually asked them their views about this, or has he just decided that his liberal emotions are far more important than their democratic mandate? What would be his response to Conservative or UKIP-supporting constituents who demanded — as part of the democratic process, as part of their bloodily-defended democratic right — that they be represented by a Conservative or UKIP candidate who reflected their political views, as has ALWAYS been the case in democratic Britain?

Read the rest of Paul’s essay at Gates of Vienna.

NOTE II: The ”journo” passionately pushes talking points that he clearly agrees with, then hides behind the facade of being an impartial host presenting views that were raised in the social and regular media. These are highly charged questions that demand a philosophical response and part of that demands the interviewee to pose questions back to the journalist who clearly doesn’t like answering any questions. ”My response would be irrelevant”, when clearly it would not only be relevant, but enlightening as well as.



Muhammed Suleman Khan:


““There are thousand like me who are in hiding… Why is that happening in the western countries, in Britain?” he asked. “Because anyone who speaks against Islam is called a racist,” he added later. “But what are they going to call me?”

Bingo. It’s the achilles heel in the status quo, ruling elites argument against those of us in the Counter-Jihad/Defenders of Classical Liberalism (DCL), we are not against people, race or ethnicity. We couldn’t care less about the color of their ears, but what ideas are contained between them.”

PICTURES: PEGIDA UK Hold First March in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) held their fist official UK event today. Around three hundred people walked, in complete silence through the beating rain, without a single confrontation, altercation or arrest.

The march in Birmingham was part of the first Europe-wide PEGIDA event, one of 14 events happening simultaneously across the continent – in France, Germany, Hungary, and elsewhere.

“This is not against [Asian people], this is against the ideology that Islam preaches”, declared Muhammed Suleman Khan, an apostate from Islam and Christian convert who addressed the PEGIDA walkers at their final meeting point.

“Who here is far right?” he asked the crowd. No one answered. “There’s one thing I want to say to the far left: where were you when people like me needed your help? People who have turned away from Islam who are being made a target,” he said.

“There are thousand like me who are in hiding… Why is that happening in the western countries, in Britain?” he asked. “Because anyone who speaks against Islam is called a racist,” he added later. “But what are they going to call me?”

An even more unexpected face in the crowd was Trevor Philips, the equalities and diversity guru under New Labour who recently said that Muslim communities are “unlike others in Britain” and “will not integrate in the same way”.

“I didn’t say much more than ‘British Muslim tend to behave like Muslims’”, he toldBreitbart London today, when asked about the comments. When asked if New Labour’s policies of multiculturalism were part of the reason that groups like PEGIDA exist today, he said: “I’m sure that people will blame me for all sorts of problems”. Mr. Philips said he was there in a “journalistic capacity” as he was filming a documentary forChannel 4.


Trevor Philips

Tommy Robinson, an organiser of PEGIDA UK and the ex-leader of the English Defence League (EDL) spoke to Breitbart London as the walkers gathered. “I’m very confidant things will remain quiet and calm today,” he said. “There was some kiddy here from another group — National Action — but I kicked him straight out… the stewards have already ejected two people”.

Before the event, PEGIDA published flyers instructing groups such as the BNP and National Front to “stay away”, and distributed stickers for participants to put over their mouths, encouraging them to remain silent. They have also banned alcohol, face coverings and flags and banners representing other groups.

“Look, everyone is stood here with hot chocolates and coffees – that’s the calm atmosphere we want. It’s just a shame about the weather”, said Mr. Robinson.

Conditions were far from ideal. The rain was relentless throughout, and the wind picked up in violent bursts. It was also the first day of the Six Nations Rugby tournament “and every Birmingham local football club is at home today” Mr. Robinson added.

“But here’s the point; this is the first one. We’re going to continue to do this over and over this summer,” he said.


More at Breitbart


Paul Weston: We are in a civilizational struggle in Europe and people understand this……..! […] Let’s hear it from you disgusting communist Left! Let’s hear it! You know nothing of decency, nothing of history, nothing of liberalism!

Tommy Robinson: We are the victims, not the Muslims…….!


Three Cheers for the UK’s Counter-Jihad Trinity!

I am proud to have met (on many occasions), and know personally two of these three patriots, Paul Weston and Tommy Robinson. Anne Waters is an articulate and well versed advocate for classical liberalism as the other two, in other words, a quality tri-head leadership of a badly needed movement for our times.

IN PICTURES: Anti-Islamisation ‘PEGIDA’ Group Launches UK Chapter

BEDFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — In a small Bedfordshire village on Monday, former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson held a press conference in a second attempt at launching a UK branch of the anti-Islamisation group PEGIDA, which started in Germany, named Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident.

“We don’t stand for hate; we are a reaction to hate”, insisted Anne Marie Waters, the chairman of Sharia Watch who will work on the management team. Alongside her sat Mr. Robinson and the UK group’s new leader, Paul Weston, of the counter-jihad political party Liberty GB.


“I’m here to introduce you to the new leadership team”, said Robinson, explaining that the PEGIDA movement aimed to “provide a safe environment to show resistance to what is happening”, because the, “political system has fail us.”

He spoke about the mass-migration of Muslims from Syria, Afghanistan and Libya seen this summer, and pointed to the recent general election in which nearly four million people voted for UKIP, “and only one MP!” he exclaimed.

“A majority of the people in the UK are concerned with certain elements of immigration, and how Islam is changing our country, but they are not being heard”, he said.


The first attempt at launching the UK branch of the PEGIDA — a UK mirror of the European movement of the same name that began in the summer of 2014 — did not go to plan.

The chosen leader, Timothy Scott, who was deployed in Afghanistan and fought against the Islamic State with Kurdish forces, quit after just a few weeks following a “car crash” interview on Channel 4 News.

“I’ve brought in some more experience, and some credibility I hope. This is not a one man band”, Mr. Robinson told Breitbart London after the event. “I think the three of us will work very well together”.

Paul Weston stood in the last European Parliament election for Liberty GB, and in a General Election for UKIP in 2010. Mrs. Waters has been a member of the Labour Party and stood for UKIP in the last London Mayoral election.

She also campaigns for free speech, and hit the headlines this year when she was forced to cancel a ‘Draw Mohammed’ event in London. In 2014, Mr. Weston was arrested for quoting Sir Winston Churchill in a park in Winchester.

More here.


Hero, legend.


The invitation of Paul Weston to speak by the organizers of the upcoming mo-toon event in the UK, has raised major flak, with many wanting to ban Paul from speeking there. Over at Harry’s Place the issue was taken up in a ”defence of Paul Weston” post.

Vive Charlie Respond To Criticism About Paul Weston

This is a cross-post by John Sargeant at homo economicus

Vive Charlie 19th issue responds to criticism of Paul Weston, Chairman of Liberty GB, being invited to the Mohammed Cartoon event as a guest speaker. They confirmed they were “happy” for him to speak. This was at odds with the hopes of one of their contributors who hoped they would express their disgust. As I mentioned prior to the 19th issue…..

In reading the comments to the blog, I came across a comment worth disseminating further, that captures in essence the choice people have to make if they want to continue living in a free, pluralistic democracy.

NOTE: Muslims do not come with a bar code that can be scanned for their real views at any given moment, they demand to be taken at face value, all the while their belief system allows for lying to the non-believer in the advancement of Islamic goals.

Commentor NickG to Sarka

”I actually think a bar on anyone holding public office by reason of religious affiliation (how would one define “Muslim” in this context in this context anyway?) is both in-principle and in-practice incompatible with a liberal democracy…”

Yup I agree – multiculturalism or liberal democracy – pick one?

I choose liberal democracy. This can only work properly in so far as it is assented to by a broad consensus, across a critical mass of the population.

The viability and quality of a liberal democracy – and all that this implies in terms of tolerance, free expression, free enquiry, and much else besides – is down to who you have in that population.

This has been bought home to us all starkly during our interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and the questionable results we have had bringing them any kind of facsimile of democracy.

The tribal ethnocentrism of the human condition should have been driven home by our experience in India, (Enoch Powell served in the Intelligence Corps in India from 43 to 45 or 46, and this profoundly informed his views) Northern Ireland, and latterly, by the break up of the Soviet Union and Balkanisation of Yugoslavia (though I may be guilty of something approaching tautology on that last one!).

This is a large part of why it’s critical to control who gets to make up the population. And the harsh truth is that not all demographics are the same, or interchangeable (despite this being an almost religious article of faith on the left).

We can see clearly, that in aggregate, Muslims are especially problematic. This is the case all over the World and has been for a very long time.

Vilifying Weston for pointing this out more directly and pugnaciously than many nice liberals and neo-puritans feel comfortable with, is not going to make the problem go away.

The worse thing to do would be to try to limit the Overton window to shut out his views – it ironically also concedes his point. Concern over the effects of mass immigration is arguably the biggest single issue in British politics*.

As a rider, it’s interesting that the mods at HP have allowed Paul Weston to post here on HP, and to the best of my knowledge, he hasn’t been banned (mods – has he?) and has always been reasonably civil.

That’s the right approach.

* 76% want immigration reduced, 4% wanted it increased. 14% want it unchanged.

50% chose immigration as the most important issue facing them and their family – higher than the economy (46%) and the Health Service (42%). Immigration has led or tied this in You Gov’s poll for the past year.

Poll summary Migration Watch.

H/T: Gaia


Paul is a patriotic hero.


Asked for his view of George Galloway and Russell Brand, due to lead a counter-demonstration in Newcastle, Paul Weston called the former “a despicable traitor” and the latter “an idiot”.


Newcastle Pegida: Paul Weston who was arrested for quoting Churchill to speak at demo

  • By Lisa Hutchinson

Paul Weston, co-founder and leader of anti-Islamisation party Liberty GB, is to speak at demo in Bigg Market

Sir Winston Churchill in 1942
Sir Winston Churchill in 1942

The co-founder and leader of anti-Islamisation party Liberty GB has accepted an invitation by Pegida UK to be guest speaker at their planned demonstration in Newcastle.

German anti-Islamic group Pediga will hold its demonstration on Saturday, February 28, at 11am in the Bigg Market and protesters will gather there for speeches.

Paul Weston is best known for being arrested last April on the steps of Winchester Guildhall for quoting Winston Churchill, Britain’s great wartime leader.

Churchill, who was once begged by a family friend not to convert to Islam, nevertheless once said of the religion, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world”, and for repeating these words Weston was thrown into a police cell.

His political arrest was covered by the world’s media.

Styling himself “a revolutionary” rather than a conventional politician, Weston achieved online notoriety for a viral video entitled, “My Name Is Paul Weston and I Am a Racist”, in which he argued that the Left smears patriotic Brits as ‘racists’ in order to neutralise popular opposition to Britain’s destruction via uncontrolled immigration and Islamisation.

He has described government immigration policy as “criminal and systematic race replacement of the native English.”

Recently, Weston has spoken at several EDL rallies, including one outside Downing Street at which he condemned David Cameron as a “quisling, coward and traitor” for his refusal to address the Islamic threat.

More here.


History books will have to mention brave men such as Paul who stood in the breach while the rest simply looked on.


Published on Monday, 09 February 2015 00:25

Written by Liberty GB


Hello Dudley.

I heard recently from the Left that the EDL was dead. I’m looking around here today and I’m seeing something quite different. This is what we need to be doing, week in, week out in this country, more of you out on the streets and showing those those traitors in our government, and those traitors at the BBC, and those traitors in our schools, that we are not going to lie down and be subsumed by the most barbaric, disgusting, savage, backward religion that has ever, ever in the history of mankind committed so much damage all around the world.

There are three facts, apparently, the Left tell us. The first is that the EDL is dead, the second is that Islam is a religion of peace, and the third is that today it’s really warm and we should be sunbathing. All of those things are quite clearly not true, but this is what they come out with all of the time. And they have to, because they know that when enough of us get together and we start doing what needs to be done, they are going to be overwhelmed by a tsunami of righteous fury from the people who are oppressed.

How dare they say that we, the British, the English, the Christians are oppressors? They are oppressing us, Islam is oppressing us, and we need our voices to be heard.

Voltaire, this old philosopher, said that it’s very easy to know who is controlling you: all you have to do is look at who you’re not allowed to criticise. Now, we all know who we’re not allowed to criticise – it is Islam. You may think you’re Islamophobic. Well, I’ll tell you what: I am an Islamophobic.

A phobia is an irrational fear. Anybody who is not fearful of this religion that is sweeping the entire world right now is not very clever – to put it bluntly. These people who are telling us that Islam is a religion of peace are liars, every single one is a liar. Our children at school are now having to be forced into mosques to be shown exactly what wonderful people these are. This is a betrayal of our children, it’s a betrayal of our culture, it’s a betrayal of our country.

What do we do about this? March … all right, march. Well, you say march … we need more than this, we need tens of thousands of people out there, we need hundreds of thousands of people out there. They can do it in Dresden, we can do it here. Pegida are talking about coming to this country, well fine, good for them. We haven’t seen them here yet. The only people in this country doing anything for our culture, and our children and our grandchildren are the E – D – L. Let’s hear it for the EDL!

You know, I never thought it would come to pass in this country that Jews are now talking about wanting to leave because Britain – the country that helped defeat Nazism – is now a country where they are not safe to be. This is a tragedy, an absolute tragedy, and everyone knows that what happens to the Jews first happens to everybody else afterwards. And the Nazis … we are called Nazis by these horrible left-wing scum who don’t know the faintest idea of Nazism.

Let’s look at what Nazism wants to do: first of all, kill the Jews. After you kill the Jews, kill the homosexuals. After you’ve killed the homosexuals, take over the country. Islam is Nazism incarnate, and we are going to fight the modern-day Nazi Party of this country.

And here’s a thing: if anybody tried to start a new political party today, and they said, what we’re going to do first of all is have a go at the Jews, then the homosexuals, then the Christians – would that party be allowed to stand? It would be closed down the very moment it put its manifesto out. But Islam is allowed to do what it does all around this country, and everyone says, that’s fine, because it’s not a political party, it’s a religion, and apparently it’s a religion of peace.

Well, bollocks to that!

Let’s get on to the media about this. Last week we saw, up in Newcastle and Halifax, another God knows how many – 40, 50 Muslims – arrested for doing what they do so well to our children and our grandchildren in this country, which is raping them. They rape our children and we turn a blind eye.

How many people here saw this news on the BBC last week? Because I didn’t see it, and if anybody here saw it … . The local newspapers carried it but the BBC chose to ignore it, because they know if they talk about it Islam will come down to their headquarters in White City and they will bomb it; because they are terrified of Islam.

Look at you people here. You are the people who are not terrified of Islam, who are not going to bow down before it, who are going to stand up to Islam, who are going to stop Islam from taking over this country, and if you’re not here they will do it. So every single one of you, let’s hear it for all of you people here of the EDL. Let’s really hear it!

Right, I’m last one up today, we’ve been told forty-five minutes, and we’re running up over it, so that’s it from me. I’ll see you in Manchester next time, when I’ve got more time.

Thank you very much.


Liberty GB:


In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Western countries and political leaders are standing together. We are girding our loins, stiffening our resolve and sharpening our pencils in order to express our defiance through the medium of crayon daubs on electronic paper. The last time we saw such resolute bravery was when Michelle Obama tweeted “Bring Back Our Girls” in the glare of the world’s media, and then promptly forgot about them. The girls were not brought back of course. They were sold as sex objects in Muslim slave markets.

President Hollande stated that France is a unified country but unfortunately these are just yet more platitudinal words and even worse they are words which are not true. France is not a unified country, President Hollande, it is a country with a 25% Muslim demographic amongst those aged under twenty which will become a majority demographic before 2040. And they really don’t like you, they don’t like traditional France and they don’t like liberal democracy. Which means essentially that the next generation of young native Frenchmen will have to fight if they wish to preserve their traditional way of life.

So your country is not unified President Hollande, it is the early stages of civil war and your disingenuous words are not going to stop this glaring reality. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the only voice of reason on BBC News the other night when she stated Islam was at war with traditional France whether traditional France liked it or not. And she is right. France is in the Dar al-Harb, the House of war, and the Muslims’ current weapon is terror as sanctioned by Mohammed who stated, “I have been made victorious through terror”. It is real, it is happening.

The aim of war is very simple, it is to gain political control over a territory. Having achieved victory the winning side then enforces its own ideology upon the defeated side. Or at least this was how wars used to be fought back in the days before mass immigration and multiculturalism. Today though, the enemy is within and is winning because the enemy finds itself allied with every current Western government which promotes multiculturalism and further Muslim immigration.

The attack against Charlie Hebdo was much more than an assault on free speech, it was an assault on the only means of defence France and the West have in facing up to the Islamic enemy within. The whole issue of free speech is in the news ONLY because of Islam and only because Islam wishes to close down our one defence against the supremacist ideology of Mohammed.

The shameful thing here is that the traitor class of France and the West are criminalising their own native people who dare to draw attention to an ideology which has declared war on every single underlying foundation of Western civilisation. It is not Islam which has passed legislation outlawing the criticism of Islam, it is Western politicians and as such they have allied themselves with a future majority Muslim demographic who see it as their religious duty to subjugate us because we are non-Muslim infidels.

Think about this for a moment. Muslims kill people who criticise Islam. Western politicians criminalise people who criticise Islam. Geert Wilders is not being taken to court – again – by Muslims who have defeated Holland, he is being taken to court by Islam’s Western political allies, as are countless other people. As I said, this is far more than a Muslim war against free speech, it is a war against the native Western people carried out by a traitor class/ Islamic alliance and it is a war that should we lose means subjugation or death for our children and grandchildren.

As The Muslim demographic doubles every decade, so France will become more Islamic and less French. Whilst the native French were shocked and horrified by the Charlie Hebdo murders, this was not the case in the Parisian Islamic quarters where there were scenes of jubilation amongst those whom the traitor class describe as ‘moderate Muslims’ – which essentially means Muslims who wish to live under sharia law but who are not prepared to actually shoot unarmed civilians in order to achieve an Islamic state.

So we are at war with Islam, or at least Islam is at war with us. Our political elites need to work out which side they wish to take. If Muslims kill us for criticising Islam and Western politicians criminalise us for criticising Islam, it is clear which side they, the media, the police and the educational sectors have chosen to take. We are at war and the Western traitor class is on the wrong side.

I understand that terror works – why else was Charlie Hebdo the ONLY media outlet in France with the bravery to satirise Islam? – and I understand that many of our traitor class politicians and journalists are traitors because they are terrorised into it, but they should know two things: the first is that failing to address the issue today can only mean far worse problems in the future simply because of fast-growing Muslim numbers; the second is that if for whatever reason they appease Islam today they are betraying their countries of tomorrow. This is treason and I hope one day to see the appeasers and traitors before people’s courts where they will be held to suitable account.


h/t: Sheik Yer’Mami (pbuh)


The video was taken outside Salisbury Cathedral (home to the Magna Carta).

H/T: Baron Bodissey


Published on Dec 15, 2014
Liberty GB Chairman Paul Weston challenges David Cameron to admit that Islam is not a ‘religion of peace’.

There’s only one former PM that would dare to say it.


“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! 

Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the  Prophet rule or live.  A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and  refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.  The fact that in Mohammedan  law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion  paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.  Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.  It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

[ Postnotes:  (1)  Sir Winston, as an officer of the British Army, served in the Sudan against the Muslims.  These experiences gave him ample opportunity to observe the structure of Islamic society.  (2)  Churchill’s quotes were taken from the volume: Sir Winston Churchill; “The River War”, first edition, Volume II, pages 248-250, published by Longmans, Green & Company, 1899.  (3)  If Sir Winston were alive today, it is doubtful that a person in Great Britain criticizing Islam publicly could be arrested, and then fined or jailed, and even more doubtful that any  Muslims would be sitting in the English Parliament! ]



When taking over another’s country is never a good thing.

In an age where white Europeans filled the shores of lands not their own, it was called colonialism, and vilified by today’s progressive Left. Today the same is happening in reverse, and it’s championed by these same Leftists, as diversity, and called multiculturalism.



In the no longer Great Britain.

Realizing how stupid they would look in prosecuting this incredible man (my friend) and embarrass themselves in the process, they quietly drop charges against him.

Charges Against Liberty GB’s Leader Paul Weston Are Dropped

by Enza Ferreri

Paul Weston, candidate at the 22 May European Elections in the South East constituency and leader of the Liberty GB party, who was arrested in Winchester, Hampshire, on the 26 April, has had the charges against him dropped.

Mr Weston was arrested for publicly quoting an excerpt critical of Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill. After spending several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, he was charged with Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of two years. He was then bailed with a return date to Winchester Police on May 24th.

His arrest sparked a national and international outcry in the media and in the political world.

16 million viewers watched Fox News’ panellists on “The Five” political talk show as they discussed the Paul Weston case. They remarked that in the UK a radical imam has more respect than a man who saved the Western world, and that “now Churchill is seen as another dead white male, and probably racist”.

Online, major websites such as FrontPage MagazineJihad WatchGates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes reported the news.

In the Dutch Parliament, MPs Geert Wilders and Raymond de Roon asked the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, a number of questions, such as “Do you share our opinion that the arrest of the politician Paul Weston is a gross violation of freedom of expression and an example of dhimmi [historically, subservient to Muslim rulers] behaviour? If not, why not?” and “How do you intend to wage the fight for the preservation of freedom of expression, in light of the planned rapprochement to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an organization which aims for an international ban on blasphemy and which attempts to restrict freedom of expression in the West under the pretext of the fight against ‘Islamophobia’?”.

Hampshire Police has now communicated to Mr Weston:

“You were bailed on 26th April 2014, under the provision of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in connection with an allegation of a breach of a S27 dispersal notice and a Racial/ Religious Aggravated Section 4 Public Order Offence. Police enquiries have now been completed and after careful consideration of all the circumstances, it has been decided that no further police action will be taken. However, if further significant evidence becomes available at a later date, the decision may be reconsidered and the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service sought.”

Liberty GB