This is what pettiness looks like: Class War candidate arrested over alleged sticker – The Void

Thanks to Johnny Void for flagging up another example of Iain Duncan Smith’s – or at least his campaigners’ – mind-bedraggling pettiness. He (Mr Void) writes:

[Image: Johnny Void.]

[Image: Johnny Void.]

Lisa McKenzie, who is standing for Class War  against Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford, was arrested last night in the latest petty police attack on the group’s election campaign.

Lisa was accused of putting a small sticker on a wall two weeks previously and thrown into the back of a van, hand-cuffed and held for hours.

The article goes on to state that when the candidate and Class War “recently went on the campaign trail in Chingford they were followed by police, repeatedly harassed and threatened with arrest.  Class War candidate for Croydon South, Jon Bigger, was recently followed around the constituency by up to a dozen coppers just for handing out leaflets.

That’s not democracy. The advice, when someone from another party tries to interfere in your legitimate campaigning, is to report them for electoral fraud. How many of you think anything would happen about it?

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6 thoughts on “This is what pettiness looks like: Class War candidate arrested over alleged sticker – The Void

  1. Gazza

    So this is the new “Democracy”, as practiced by ConMen “Our Betters” Conservatives.

  2. Dave Lyne

    I still find it incredible that Police are allowed to effectively close Parliament Square, fence it off and employ a uniformed private army to move people on or enforce petty rules and regulations to prevent the people of the UK democratically voicing their opinions by protesting yet, with an election coming up, the mainstream political parties and MP’s can legally use the Square as if it’s their own front garden. I hope those tv reporters don’t get mistaken for homeless people, have the correct permits to be allowed to camp out in the vicinity of Westminster Palace and no-one objects to the vitriol emitting from some of those Politicians mouths.
    If ever proof was needed that it’s one rule for one class and a different rule for another; a red sofa was allowed to make camp there for a few hours last week complete with an outside broadcast unit. Where were those cameras and reporters when people were not allowed to place anything on the ground to sit on just a couple of months ago and they were physically abused and manhandled when peacefully attempting to get their voices heard?
    A fair fight on a level playing field in politics will never happen but to have a trained army of uniformed “fine collectors” following and hassling a legitimate political candidate unquestioningly not only goes against their oath as a Policeman but screams out that we nearer the Eastern European and African model of elections than that of a free thinking, free speaking democracy.

  3. Gary

    IDS can have this done on request. Victimising the innocent, or even the victims is standard practise for the Tories. Osborne has had Natalie Rowe arrested twice, Ken Clarke had Ben Fellows arrested (and charged). They are blatantly abusing power, why is no one saying something about this?

  4. hugosmum70

    seems to me that all Eton ever taught them was how to lie deceive, play dirty tricks,anything and everything to keep the underlings down and them on top. and what happened to the up play up and play the game?makes me wonder what dirty tricks they have up their sleeve to stop anyone else getting into power now they are there. i have no doubt that cameron was behind those polling stations being closed early in 2010 and hundreds of voters being turned away without being allowed to vote. he wouldn’t know democracy if it hit you in the eye.

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