Police Intimidation on the #CroydonSouth Election Campaign – #VoteBigger


Just imagine if the cops followed all the election candidates around in order to intimidate them. Today in Purley a small band of Class War agitators were out and about supporting me in my legitimate electioneering. Constantly followed by four uniformed cops on foot and a van with approximately eight more they numbered more than we did. In fact there were two vans when we started our campaigning outside Tesco. What was our crime?

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We were giving out leaflets. OK the leaflets had “Class War” written on them and my mugshot which might have been a danger to public order but they were just leaflets. When Chris Philp or Emily Benn hand out leaflets do they get followed like this? What can it mean other than intimidation?

 

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What do the authorities fear so much about me standing in the election that they feel the need to get so many officers involved? As the Sergeant said to me part way through our campaigning, “How much longer do you think you’ll be? It’s just that I’ve got my officers on rotation.” What? Yes, they had more officers on standby ready to plough into Purley in case our leafletting got out of control.

Croydon’s Borough Commander should explain this total waste of resources and detail whether they try to intimidate other candidates during the election campaign. The message to me seems to be clear. If you’re a Tory candidate, representing a party that is waging a very real class war on ordinary people you get police protection. If you stand for a party called Class War and you oppose the Tory cuts and austerity programme you get police intimidation.

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12 thoughts on “Police Intimidation on the #CroydonSouth Election Campaign – #VoteBigger

  1. Reblogged this on Wessex Solidarity and commented:
    We don’t endorse engagement with the electoral process nor do we emphatically reject it. We must point out though, that any engagement – including spoiling – is a privilege denied to many, such as migrants, prisoners, the homeless, those on the run from debt collectors, domestic violence or the state. All of of whom will be at the mercy of whatever bunch of crooks and charlatans form the next government.

  2. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    This one of the pieces by Jonathan Bigger to which Tom Pride linked in his piece about the police following Mr Bigger as he campaigned for Class War in Croydon. It does show how the rozzers view Class War as violent enemies of the established order, and are afraid they’ll stir up yet another riot in their grand plan to bring about a revolution.

    It also seems to be little short of farcical. Bigger says that there were more police around him than there were of him and his companions. It gets even funnier when the cops actually ask him how long he’s going to be, as they’ve got other places they’ve got to go to. It almost reads like an Ealing comedy or ‘Carry On’ film. Carry On Revolting, perhaps, with Sid James as Bigger, and Kenneth Williams as Police Sergeant. Oooo, Matron, No!

  3. You can laugh now. While the police were protecting posh people from Class War they didn’t have enough officers to stop their diamonds being stolen.

  4. If you want rid of Tory IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    Chingford and Wood Green (London)

    Tories won with 22,734 votes in 2010

    21,725 did not vote in 2010

    9,780 votes wasted on Labour in 2010
    7,242 votes wasted on Lib Dems in 2010

    VOTE CLASS WAR

    Liza McKenzie
    Fellow (Professor) London School of Economics.

    If you want rid of THERESA MAY
    Voting area Maidenhead

    31,937 Tory win in 2010

    19,124 did not vote in 2010

    3,795 votes wasted on Labour in 2010

    15,168 votes wasted on Lib Dems in 2010

    VOTE MAIDENHEAD – CLASS WAR
    Class War
    Joe Wilcox

    If you want rid of the Tory MP
    Sir Richard Ottaway (standing down this election, so better to win against as not going agaisnt sitting Tory MP but a new Tory MP Chris Philip
    Background – yet another Oxford university graduate after private school education –
    co-founder and Partner of Pluto Capital which has offices in Serbia, Montenegro and London, which is a financial investor and asset manager specialising in providing funding for the construction sector in the UK and SE Europe.
    Make of that as you will – source Wikipaedia).

    SE Europe has a construction industry. Pull the other one. The whole region is dirt poor!

    voting area CROYDON CENTRAL

    19,567 votes Tory win

    26,682 did not vote.

    16,688 votes wasted on Labour
    6,553 votes wasted on Lib Dems

    VOTE CLASS WAR
    Jon Bigger

    CITY OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER
    Tory Mark Field
    Educated Oxford university.
    In October 2011, Field voiced opposition to Occupy London protestors camped in his constituency.

    19,264 Tory win

    29,918 did not vote

    8,188 votes wasted on Lbour

    7,574 votes wasted on Lib Dems

    VOTE
    CLASS WAR
    Adam Clifford

    NOW UNFAIR AND UNEQUAL

    Little CLASS WAR gets all this free publicity with only about a dozen MP candidates nationally.

    POLICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWING ALL THESE AS WELL TO GIVE
    MEDIA COVERAGE EQUALITY NOT GETTING AT ALL NOW

    – TUSC -135 MP candidates – 1000 councillor candidates

    – SOCIALIST GB – 10 CANDIDATES

    – THE LEFT UNITY PARTY – 10 CANDIDATES

    – MEBYON KERNOW – ALL 6 VOTING AREAS OF CORNWALL

    CLASS WAR

    A support and confidence type of coalition, where each party keeps its own ideity, sole way to form a 400 MP secure anti austerity majority UK parliament.

    Yougov April 9 prediction for May

    277 Labour MPs

    264 Tories

    28 Lib Dems left

    326 MPs minimum threshold for a single party to rule UK parliament.

    If SNP win all 59 seats in Scotland

    If Plaid Cymru win all 40 seats in Wales

    190 odd Labour MPs left.

    Either way, Labour is a fill in to reach the threshold of 326 MPs.

    The London School of Economics as you know, but your readers might not have read the London School of Economics blog, says small parties can directly negotiate with each other in government, not just with Labour, when in UK government.

    Good luck.

    Just demand the police start following all the above parties as well,
    please.

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

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