It is reported in the System “newspapers” that some people made an “effigy” of Grenfell Tower and then burned it as a Guy Fawkes Night stunt. In fact, this first of all shows how standards in journalism have fallen through the floor, because “effigy” means a model of a person, strictly speaking. Leaving that aside, this is another example of how the UK continues to sink into madness.
The alleged act may have been in poor taste, but only in a country gone mad could it be called crime! The UK police waste their resources on this? While serious real crime skyrockets! The UK is becoming like Stalin’s Russia, complete with me-too idiots.
In fact, if you read the reports, you see that neighbours and even family members of those arrested (and, yes –incredibly–, five people have actually been arrested over this nonsense) all feel obliged to distance themselves from the terrible crime (thought-crime?) committed; they all virtue-signal like mad. “Oh, no, guv’nor, I’m not like that!” or “I never had any idea that enemies of the people were living next door to me!” or “I’m afraid now that I know that bad people live near me” (etc…).
The msm reports show detectives at the house of these ordinary folk (who have now been exposed as “enemies of the people”), the detectives solemnly bagging-up evidence as if at the scene of murder or terrorism!
Meanwhile, in the real world outside the “fake news” newspaper offices, outside the Twittersphere and the milieu of the virtue-signallers, London has an epidemic of murder and knife crime, with hundreds stabbed or shot each year. In fact, the real situation is worse, because many killings which are really murder are reclassified as “manslaughter”. Large areas of the UK are becoming lawless zones, the police are not responding to emergency calls and many crimes not only go unpunished but uninvestigated and indeed all but unreported. Pakistani “grooming” and rape gangs are found everywhere in the UK, preying on white British children, Islamist terrorism is likewise widespread now.
The UK police nonetheless have the resources, it seems (and despite their constant whine about lacking such resources), to investigate comments made on Twitter (especially about Jews), to track down those posting cartoons mocking Jews, Muslims and others, and now to arrest persons who make the wrong sort of “effigy” on Guy Fawkes Night. Mad or what?
The ancients said that “those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” Be afraid, be very afraid, Britain…
The Daily Telegraph report, in which it is revealed that this petty incident of “offence” is being investigated “fully” by “a team” of detectives headed by a Chief Superintendent, no less! If only Lewis Carroll were still alive!
Addendum, 25 January 2019
(“Free speech” in the Britain of 2019! Note the robotic refusal of Humberside Police to apologize or even engage with the free speech argument, even now. Sinister is the right word for this.)
Addendum, 4 February 2019
Update, 15 April 2019
and the madness continues…
Update, 24 June 2019
The trial of Paul Busetti in relation to the events described above has been set down for 29 July 2019 (estimated duration unknown, possibly longer than 1 day, at an educated guess).
Another aspect of the galloping madness around
Update, 22 August 2019
Well, the farcical process of investigation, arrest, charge, prosecution and trial is over. I was right about the duration of trial: 2 days. The result? Acquittal before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot.
The prosecution was a politically-motivated farce, but the laugh is at least partly on the taxpayers, because tens of thousands of pounds have been laid out by police, CPS and the MoJ in taking to trial someone who just made a joke (tasteless, yes, so be it).
Meanwhile, in similar news, the South Wales Police have reinforced their longstanding and well-deserved reputation for thick-as-two-short-planks woodentop-ery by actually arresting and locking up a man who simply flew a flag from his own house!
“A spokesperson for South Wales police stated, “we are aware of images circulating on social media of a flag with a swastika on it being displayed in Neath.”
“We would like to reassure you this flag has been removed and a 55-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.”
Well, “long live freedom”…(but not in South Wales, it seems…)
I hope that the accused fights this latest attempt to repress civil rights, an attempt made on behalf of the Jew-Zionist lobby. The police are now becoming actively hostile to the British people.
Update, 5 February 2020
“A man who displayed a large red flag with a swastika on the side of a house in Wales will not face charges, it has emerged. People living in Neath were said to be ‘absolutely disgusted’ by the flag on a property near the A474 flyover. One shocked passer-by had taken a picture of the flag and posted it on social media. A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. South Wales Police said a file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who decided no further action should be taken against the man.” [Metro newspaper]
So the (London) Metro newspaper sees fit to insert nonsense about how locals were “absolutely disgusted” by the flying of the Swastika banner. I doubt that that is true. However, the nub of the report is at the end: no further action. So just more police time and money (and that of the innocent man arrested) wasted because the Jewish lobby will not shut up…