Once again, the Jewish Chronicle propaganda newspaper has to pay out for having defamed someone.
Occasionally, I see tweets by all sorts of mentally-disordered persons about me, including how I allegedly “defame” this or that Jew, System MP, msm drone, and/or other incompetent. Sometimes such tweets urge others to sue me. In a few instances, even the said Jews, mental cases and/or incompetents threaten to sue me. Those tweets make me smile, and sometimes laugh.
When I was a practising barrister (until 2008), I was not very active in the fields of libel and slander, but was asked to advise on such issues from time to time. The only matter that got as far as trial (in the High Court) was some years before I was Called to the Bar.
Not permitted, as a mere (belated) student, to speak, I advised during the two-week trial via notes passed to Flegon by his “assistant”, a dark and nervous Jewish girl. I myself had to be absent much of the time, sometimes because I had to attend tutorials at the Inns of Court School of Law at Gray’s Inn, not too far from the Royal Courts of Justice.
On one occasion, I sent a note to Flegon, who was addressing (and wasting the time of) the judge. I then left the court. Apparently, the judge then asked to see my note! Fortunately, the judge liked what he had read and told Flegon that he would be well-advised “to listen to what your adviser has written to you“!
Flegon was awarded (by a civil jury) £10,000 damages, plus costs. My first “case”, and my first “judicial commendation”!
Reverting to me as potential fantasy defamation defendant, I fear that, in the American phrase, potential claimants have a “sad row to hoe” and a steep hill to climb.
For one thing, while it is possible to launch a defamation action on a no-win-no-fee basis, that really only works where the case is both more than arguable, and also where the defendant has assets sufficient to satisfy at least the claimant’s costs, as well as any damages.
In my case, I admit that my assets are few. That impecuniosity is however a suit of armour for me. I am, in practical terms, “unsueable”.
In theory, a defamation action could be launched against me, with the aim of getting an injunction to restrain me from defaming XYZ person or persons. However, I would fight very very hard. I know the law pretty well (even now, though I admit that I am rather rusty), and would have no compunction about using every avenue open to me, including appeals.
Beyond that, most of that which idiots describe as my “libel” of others is not “libel” at all (eg because in law “mere insult”), or even where prima facie “libellous” is true and justifiable, or is published as justifiable opinion, or is published otherwise lawfully and justifiably.
I wish that tweeters would learn before they tweet, not only about law but in general.
Still, if anyone wants to lose a couple of hundred thousand trying to pursue me, that is their business…they would lose out even if (which I doubt) they were to meet with success in court.
So far, and after many years, no-one has even tried, and only one or two have even threatened (unconvincingly, at that).
More tweets seen
God…I saw that rubbish a couple of times. Even worse, if possible, than Question Time.
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he found the Israelite tribes engaging in all forms of decadence. Those involved had to be exterminated for the good of the people as a whole.
Why do people like this rarely get official honours or awards?
Ha ha! I have to admit that, the more the pseudo-health police state tries to control me, and the more idiots I see wearing facemasks even when cycling or walking in the open air, the more I feel that way myself!
Laurence Fox is, in his own person and in his political flounderings, a socio-political morality tale. Virtually lynched for making a few unexceptional and unexceptionable points around free speech, he soon became a minor aspect of “controlled opposition” to the System.
Fox is unwilling to stand up for real free speech, and not once has the bastard ever said a word supporting or defending the real champions of freedom of expression in this country, those who have suffered greatly for standing up for Europe’s future: Jez Turner, Alison Chabloz, and (if I myself say so) me (among others).
No word of criticism of the Jew-Zionist element has crossed the lips of Fox, yet that alien element is not only behind much of the assault on free speech, but also behind much of the present migration-invasion.
Fox has even set up his own joke political party, which decided not to stand a candidate at Batley and Spen recently, because it might harm the Conservative Party vote!
Now this individual begs to be let back in to the System msm, and so pledges fealty to the contemporary decadence…
My latest blog post about Alison Chabloz, to include more about her recent appeal victory, has been slightly delayed for extraneous reasons, but will be published soon.
As I blogged a couple of days ago, the Crown Prosecution Service has surrendered, having now decided not to offer any evidence against Alison at the planned 10 July appeal hearing (which might anyway have resulted in another adjournment) at Derby Crown Court. The matter has now been taken out of the list. Alison has won. She has defeated both the suborned CPS and the malicious “CAA” [“Campaign Against Antisemitism”] Jew-Zionist conspirators (who may now find themselves in trouble for attempting to pervert the course of justice).
More details when my blog post about the persecution of Alison Chabloz by the “CAA” (mainly), and about the general war on free speech in the UK, is published.
More “me-too” “liberal” repression and groupthink: Starkey has been sacked, by any other word, from his several university roles, and dropped by publishers.
This is not only hypocrisy, but a kind of sub-Stalinism. Once the “heretic” or “enemy” is identified by the persecutors, he (or she) is removed from jobs or statuses, denounced by those wanting to curry favour with the powerful, or by brainwashed nobodies etc. In terms of our sick contemporary society, the Twitter mob and the like, egged on by the officially-mandated scribblers and TV talking heads.
Starkey won a scholarship to Cambridge University from Kendal Grammar School, and received a First Class degree from Cambridge at a time when that was unusual, i.e. before degrees (and especially Firsts) had been devalued and made all but meaningless.
Those criticizing Starkey are usually of lesser academic attainments; persons such as the scribbler and talking head Piers Morgan, a product of a comprehensive school followed by Harlow Technical College.
What makes the Starkey persecution slightly remarkable is that, in the past week, an Indian agitator and inciter of hatred towards white people, Priyamvada Gopal, was actually promoted to full professor at Cambridge after saying and tweeting that “white lives don’t matter“, a declaration of war on the British people, on all European people.
Starkey is not alone, even in the ranks of historians. David Irving was probably the first victim. His very ill-advised libel action against the Jewess and hard-core Zionist, Deborah Lipstadt, brought both the international Jew lobby and “antifascist” “useful idiots” down on his neck. Irving should have shrugged off her insults (remember Oscar Wilde…) and/or taken other action.
After the Lipstadt case, in which she was funded by the international Zionist lobby, Irving’s books were not only withdrawn from sale in bookshops (many are however available via Amazon etc and also on the author’s own website: http://www.fpp.co.uk/), but also many print runs were pulped by the publishers; a number were even burned. The Jews aping the “Nazis” (German National Socialists) once again, and as usual only in the most negative ways.
I link here to Irving’s Wikipedia entry, though it is clear that the Jew element, very strong on Wikipedia (because that way they can mislead millions via tendentious editing) has been unable to conceal its bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Irving
I have blogged, both in recent days, and years ago, about how the workaholic society should become, not the 1960s sci-fi “society of leisure”, but a “society of measure”. I see now that the general public are thinking about other ways of organizing the work-leisure boundaries. Millard and the People!
In fact, you could keep a 40-hour week and yet reduce the working week in terms of days, by simply having a 10-hour work day, 4 days per week.
Advantages? Less strain on public transport, on roads etc. Less stress on employees, because they would be off-duty 3 days each week (and if Sunday were made to be, once more, a true day of leisure, with shops closed, so much the better). Less cost to employees in terms of train tickets and car fuel etc.
Disadvantages? Not many. Less convenience in shopping, maybe, if all retail employees had the same day off.
Selection of tweets seen
Very true; at first, no-one knew anything much about Coronavirus. We were shown “news” reports of Italian towns with no-one moving except elderly couples having their lonely once a day evening walk through shuttered streets. The fear factor was palpable. It was whipped up throughout much of Europe by dictatorial governments, toytown police bullying ordinary citizens for doing completely harmless things, and by a compliant and uninquisitive msm.
Talking of the msm, have many noticed the sheer volume of System propaganda supporting the “Black Lives Matter” campaign? Sky alone has shown ads frequently about it and promoting it. Commercial ads are more subtly pushing home the same message.
The Great Replacement. White Genocide.
Hungary is a good country, from what I have seen. Admittedly only there for about a week, and never saw Budapest itself, but I drove from Romania to the pleasant small city of Szeged (near the Serbian border https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szeged; the Hungary-Serbia frontier is only about a mile from Szeged), spent 3-4 days there, then drove North-West; stayed several days in a special suite at a former Soviet-style “sanatorium” (hotel, basically), overlooking Lake Balaton’s Western end. I swam in the lake, and drank palinka (fruit spirit) at the bar which had a small bust of Lenin on the bar top! Perhaps a kind of joke. This was in 2001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Balaton
Budapest is probably one of the few cities left that I both have not visited and would like to visit. Others? St. Petersburg (top of the list), maybe Istanbul (I have seen much of Turkey and Turkish Cyprus in visits totalling about 4 months or so, but never Istanbul); maybe Oulu (Finland); maybe Copenhagen; maybe Lugano (Switzerland). Can’t think of many others. Ah, Baden-Baden…
God, what a zoo London is now! Admittedly, much of it was not much better in the 1980s.
I have decided now to blog separately about the legal dispute which he has with the political activist known as Tommy Robinson.
This blog post will be updated as required.
I start by posting about the legal dispute itself, which was at the end of the other posted article.
Update, 23 November 2019
The latest news is that some odd woman tied up with both “antifa” nonsense and Jew-Zionists has created a GoFundMe appeal on behalf of Stuchbery, supposedly so that he can sue the political activist known as Tommy Robinson.
I prefer not to comment on the proposed legal claim until I read more about the foundations for such claim. I presume that Stuchbery is doing this (the woman mentioned above may be raising funds for him but only Stuchbery himself can actually sue) because:
he knows or believes that Tommy Robinson has assets sufficient to satisfy any successful claim;
he has seen that others are already suing Tommy Robinson;
he thinks, perhaps, that a civil legal action will damage Tommy Robinson by starving him of funds;
if successful, Stuchbery will make a great deal more money than he gets at present via online begging or his part-time work in Stuttgart, where he now resides.
Were I the defendant, and leaving aside the potential substantive issues that might be in issue in the proposed case, I suppose that I should focus firstly on the fact that Stuchbery is
resident outside the strict jurisdiction (albeit still in the EU);
is a foreign national (as I understand, an Australian citizen);
has no real or other property in England and Wales;
has no means with which to satisfy any judgment on costs or in respect of any counterclaim or setoff that might be claimed by Tommy Robinson, should the Court decide against Stuchbery on one or more issues or otherwise.
I doubt that this claim will get off the ground. I certainly doubt that it will clear the probable first hurdle, as explained above, but we shall see. It appears, however, that plenty of mugs are donating to the said GoFundMe appeal at present.
Update, 25 November 2019
Stuchbery’s solicitors, Eve Solicitors (the firm is a limited company in fact, possibly in effect a one-man operation), are operating out of a rundown Victorian terrace in Bradford; several other small legal and other firms are operating nearby. The operation has only been in operation since 20 May 2019, at earliest:
The “firm” has only been at its present address since 28 September 2019, before which, i.e. from its incorporation in May until September 2019, it operated out of a tiny Victorian terraced house in a “Coronation Street” lookalike, Hudswell Street, Wakefield (Yorkshire).
The principal (and only named) solicitor is one Waseem Ahmed.
Where the name “Eve” came from, God knows. My only guess is “Adam and Eve”, as in the Cockney rhyming slang, “you wouldn’t Adam and Eve it!”
Having said that, when I was a practising barrister in London in the early-mid 1990s, I knew of Pakistani and other ethnic-minority solicitors (in London, in Luton and elsewhere) who used “English”-sounding names for their small firms. Some of them still owe me money! (Unpaid fees). I am sure that Stuchbery’s solicitor is not like that.
I looked earlier at the GoFundMe appeal set up to collect money for Stuchbery’s proposed legal claim against Tommy Robinson. So far, 262 mugs have donated a total (as of time and date of writing) of £5,209 to start the claim. I wonder whether they or others will donate the rest of the £15,000 asked for? Frankly, I doubt it, though the amount so far raised has been raised in only three days.
I doubt that the proposed lawsuit will either launch or get anywhere.
The woman who is fundraising for Stuchbery, and who seems to have all day to tweet etc, has tweeted that “As many of you know, Mike Stuchbery is about to sue #TommyRobinson for harassment. He is backed by #ResistingHate and a full legal team.“
A “full legal team”? So that would be someone called Waseem Ahmed and…?
I do not say that “Eve Solicitors” (i.e. Mr. Ahmed) is a one-man-band (though it certainly seems to be), and I cannot say that there are no legal people offering advice etc from the sidelines (what used to be known at the Bar as “cocktail party advice”), but I do know, having been at one time a practising barrister who (in the 1990s) regularly appeared (weekly, at least) in the High Court, as well as in County Courts, and more occasionally other types of court and tribunal (both then and in the 2002-2008 period), that GoFundMe £20,000 will only serve to kick off such a case and claim, if I have understood its likely nature properly. Costs rapidly escalate.
Solicitors vary in their fees, barristers likewise. Simply to issue proceedings in a High Court action (which I suppose the proposed case would probably be) would be several hundred pounds as a minimum, and many thousands of pounds in some cases:
As a rule of thumb, a barrister will get anywhere from (as minimum) £500 a day on a small civil matter in the County Court, up to many thousands of pounds per day for almost any High Court matter, though there is no “limit” as such, and some barristers, eg the top commercial silks (QCs) will be on £10,000 a day or more. The spectrum is very wide.
As those who enjoyed Rumpole of the Bailey will know, a barrister usually gets a “brief fee” (to cover all preparation and the first day, if any, in court), then daily “refreshers”. How much are they? How long is a piece of string?
One of my own last few cases was a County Court commercial matter involving a large amount of cattle feed. Now that it is long ago since I last appeared in court (December 2007; this case was not long before that), I think that I can reveal, by way of illustration, that I was paid, that time, £5,000 as a brief fee and £1,000 a day for refreshers (in fact there were no refreshers, because the matter settled on the first day in court).
I have no real idea how much the case of Stuchbery v. Robinson might cost Stuchbery in legal fees if it is ever pursued to court, but my semi-educated guess (“semi” because I have not been involved with the Bar for over a decade) is that whoever presents it in court (unless doing it for free or on the cheap) will probably want a brief fee of perhaps £5,000 (at least) and (at minimum) £500 per day refreshers. Maybe £10,000 and £1,000 per day. It can be seen that, even at the lower estimate, a 2-week hearing (10 days in court, which this well might be) is going to cost £9,500 for Counsel’s fees alone.
Solicitors’ fees also vary widely. When I myself worked (overseas) for law firms (as an employed lawyer), the firms charged for my work at anything up to USD $500 (or about £400) an hour (I myself didn’t get that, sadly, the firms did); and that was over 20 years ago. I suppose that Stuchbery’s solicitors will not be very expensive, but will probably still charge maybe £50 an hour at absolute minimum. Solicitor case preparation might take hundreds of hours. 100 hours @ £50 p.h. = £5,000.
Then there are what solicitors term “disbursements”, i.e. the expenses of the case such as issue fees, witness expenses, whatever.
You can see how £20,000 can be quickly exhausted…
However, even if Stuchbery’s solicitors (solicitor?) can launch the proposed matter and fund a couple of weeks in court (and don’t forget that the solicitor, if in attendance, will also be charging for his time there), there is the matter of what happens if Stuchbery loses. No, that is not left to chance. The lawyers for the proposed defendant, Robinson, will in that event have to have their costs covered too. Even if they only come to the same level as Stuchbery’s (which I doubt), that puts Stuchbery (and possibly others who have funded the claim) £20,000+ in the hole. It could be a great deal more. Maybe even hundreds of thousands.
Stuchbery is an Australian citizen, maybe also a German one now (I do not know). He has no real property in the UK or, as far as I know, even in Germany, where he now lives. He has no, or no substantial, monies in the UK (or anywhere?). He does not have a substantial income or a full-time job.
On the above facts, and if Robinson applies in court for that, Stuchbery is almost certain to have to provide “security for costs”, i.e. [see above] monies “paid into court” (into a court-controlled account) to cover Robinson’s costs should Stuchbery lose his case. Likewise, on the above facts, that would almost certainly have to be the whole of Robinson’s likely outlay in defending the case. Certainly tens of thousands of pounds. Possibly over £100,000.
If Robinson applies for security for costs, and if the court agrees with the application, but if Stuchbery cannot then come up with whatever sum is demanded (I cannot think that it would be lower than £20,000; probably far far more), then the claim (the case) will be struck out, certainly “stayed” (put on ice), possibly with costs awarded to Robinson.
Stuchbery will probably have to raise £40,000+ even to start his case.
I think that my readers will understand better now why I think that Stuchbery has no chance of success regardless of the merits of his case (if any).
Presumably, Stuchbery does understand that, in a case like this, witnesses (he himself, Robinson, others) will have to give evidence, be cross-examined on that, all the while with Stuchbery staying in the UK, perhaps for weeks or even a month or more. Expensive.
Update, 26 November 2019
Stuchbery again applauding censorship, and elimination of free speech and accurate reporting (but then, Stuchbery not being a real journalist but a tendentious pro-“antifa” fanatic, what else would one expect of him?):
Meanwhile, the “Sue Tommy Robinson” GoFundMe set up by Stuchbery’s supporter(s) is running into the sand. The fund is still attracting donations at a daytime rate of about £100 an hour (almost nothing overnight); about £1,000 a day. The rate is slowing and I myself doubt that it will reach its £20,000 target (as I write, the total stands at over £6,600), let alone the £40,000+ really required to seriously launch proceedings in a matter of this sort. Still, time will tell.
I have to concede that it is impressive to see so many donations flood in, mostly at £5 or £10 a time. One every 5-10 minutes as I look this evening. A lot of people don’t like Tommy Robinson. I’m not very favourable to him myself! (I oppose Stuchbery and his type more, though).
I doubt that Stuchbery’s mental health will stand up to what could be an extended civil trial, if it ever gets going. I have blogged previously about the odd fact that so many “antifa” types are on medication for mental problems.
Anyway, looks like he’s gone, at least for now.
Update, 27 November 2019
The plot thickens!
Pre-action letter has gone out to ‘Tommy Robinson’ alerting him of my intention to take legal action against him.
I notice that Stuchbery has already deleted his “everybody hates me; I’m going into the garden to eat worms” tweet of last night. He must have forgotten to take his medication. Lucky that I copied the tweet to this blog…
As to the “Letter before Action”, such letters were at one time often the only correspondence inter partes before proceedings were issued. Since the advent of the new Civil Procedure Rules [“CPR”] about 20 years ago, there are laid down pre-action protocols for various types of case: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules
I notice that the letter refers only to “harassment” as a head of action (at this stage at least). I notice also that the letter is signed by a solicitor called Mohammed Akhtar. So Eve Solicitors would seem to have at least two lawyers on board.
Speaking personally, this is not an area of law I myself ever dealt with, even after I returned to the practising Bar in 2002 (after 6 years spent away, mostly overseas). It will be noted that the Act itself dates from 1997. The Act covers both criminal and civil proceedings.
As a purely civil matter, which this proposed legal action is, it will be heard in the County Court, in all probability; there seems to be no obvious reason to trouble the High Court, if harassment is to be the only head of action.
The judge can in principle grant an injunction (e.g. restraining the defendant from approaching the claimant or his home, or from doing various acts). The judge is also empowered to award damages.
In this proposed case, the court will not (IMO) order any injunction because the proposed claimant, Stuchbery, lives overseas (and in fact it may well be that the proposed defendant, Robinson, has no idea where exactly Stuchbery lives in Germany, meaning his actual address). The Court will not in any event purport to grant an injunction in another jurisdiction. An injunction only affecting England and Wales is possible, but might be considered otiose in a circumstance where Stuchbery is overseas and may never be again in the English jurisdiction.
That leaves damages.
In this case, it may be that Robinson would be able to lay a counterclaim. That will depend on the facts (which I know only in outline, i.e. from what I have read).
This case may well require a “window” of several weeks and may be set down for more than 1 week. Perhaps 2 weeks. Perhaps longer (e.g. if there is to be a counterclaim). There may be and probably will be a need to call numerous witnesses.
Despite the Letter before Action, and despite the likelihood that this will be County Court and not High Court, my feeling is that this action will either not proceed, or perhaps may be launched only to founder on the jagged reef of “Security for Costs”. I cannot see that any judge would deny Robinson security for his likely costs, on these facts.
I still think that Stuchbery and his backers are going to have to come up with something nearer to £40,000 to get this matter launched and over the Security for Costs hurdle.
Update, 28 November 2019
A few thoughts…
A “Letter before Action”, of course, does not constitute anything more than the legal equivalent of the naval “shot across the bows”. The “Pre-Action Protocols” contained in or annexed to the Civil Procedure Rules have to be sent to the defendant or his solicitors before any action is commenced (failure to comply with the Protocols —the CPR ones, that is, not the Protocols of Zion!— will usually have costs consequences).
When Stuchbery’s solicitors supply Robinson or his solicitors with initial or formal particulars of the claim, there will be material for the latter to work on.
I know of this matter only what I have read, mainly via Twitter. Even so, I can see that this case might require a number of witnesses (initial guess would be at least half a dozen and maybe quite a few more). Each extra witness means more expense for the parties, not least because the witness has to be examined, cross-examined, possibly re-examined, which all take time. Then there is the pre-hearing paperwork, witness statements etc. It all takes money.
As of 1024 this morning, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe amounted to £8,496. Not bad, considering that almost all has been made up from small donations of £5 or £10 apiece. All gathered in in less than a week. However, this morning, so far, only two lots of £5 have been donated. I think that there is a definite slowing of giving. The first few thousand pounds were donated in the first day. Stuchbery still has a steep hill to climb to get to the set target (£20,000) and a steeper one yet to reach the point (imo, at least £40,000) where the action will be allowed to proceed if Robinson applies successfully for Security for Costs.
In the morning, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe stood at a few pounds under £8,500. I am now writing just before 1830 and the total now shows at £8,635. An increase of only £135. In fact the past 24 hours shows an increase of only (just under) £300.
At this rate, it will take until mid-January to reach the target sum (which, as I have blogged, is probably a half or less of what might be required if Stuchbery’s legal claim against Tommy Robinson is going to proceed to trial).
I may be wrong, but sense that the donations are drying up and may soon reduce to £100 a day or even £50…
Later yet (2300 hrs)..
The Stuchbery GoFundMe is at £8,765. About £300 today. As I said before, it is impressive, in a way, that so many people have donated. Seems that many dislike Tommy Robinson so much that they are willing to give £5 or £10 (a few give £20+, and I saw one donation of £250) to have him sued. I doubt that many are donating to help Stuchbery, as such; this is more a “hit Tommy Robinson” thing (imo).
At a rate of 300 a day, nothing will happen until mid/late January. In fact, I expect donations to continue to decline, to £200 a day, then £100, then…you get the idea. This may go on, without a case starting, for months (if one gets going at all).
Update, 29 November 2019
The Stuchbery GoFundMe appeal now stands (at nearly 1130 today) at £8,905. In the 11 hours since midnight, £150 has been donated. It is clear that the appeal is running into the sand now. Most of those who wanted to donate to hit Tommy Robinson have probably now donated.
It becomes fairly obvious that this appeal will probably not be able to hit its target figure, unless some heavy-duty backers can be found. That almost certainly means that the legal action against Tommy Robinson will not proceed, even in the unlikely event that solicitors and Counsel offer their services for free (it sticks in the craw to refer to that being “pro bono”, in this case…). Robinson will no doubt apply for Security for Costs if proceedings are issued (I doubt that they will be), and Stuchbery has no way of finding that level of funding, as far as I can see anyway.
As I suspected, Stuchbery’s solicitors, Eve Solicitors, is only one solicitor. It’s a one man band, according to the Law Society website:
Perhaps the other solicitor, one Mohammed Akhtar, who signed the Letter before Action to Tommy Robinson, has not been notified to the Law Society (or put on its website) for some reason.
Update, 1 December 2019
I am writing just after midday on Sunday, 1 December 2019. As of time and date of writing, the Stuchbery fund totals £9,587. Not bad, and in only 10 days. However, in the past 24 hours only £157 has been donated.
Whether you say that the Stuchbery appeal has “run into the sand” or “has run out of steam” is immaterial. Whatever metaphor is employed, the reality is the same: this legal action is unlikely to be launched, to be able to be sustained, or to have success.
Nearly 2300 hrs: the fund stands at £9,757. In the past 23 hours, £285 has been donated. A reasonable sum, but only a fraction of what came in over previous days. Stuchbery and his backers are still not, after 10 days or so, even halfway to their own set target amount. At this rate, it will take them until some time in mid-January 2020 to get to £20,000 (and that is assuming that donations continue to come in).
Update, 2 December 2019
1300 hrs: Stuchbery’s fund is still a couple of hundred pounds under the £10,000 halfway mark. £9,802. Only £20 has been donated since last night. At this rate it will take him and his backers until this time next year to get to their target. Stuchbery’s manic tweets about how Robinson must be begging to “be taken to the cleaners” is indicative both of his disordered mental state and his ignorance of English law and legal procedure (as well as his obvious wish to make money out of the whole thing).
I saw this tweet thread, ending in a comment by Stuchbery which made me laugh out loud! Talk about lack of self-awareness! Stuchbery should look in the mirror!
Apart from Stuchbery’s own tweet, an earlier one by “BikerGuy/Andy King” was amusing; it seemed to say that Stuchbery is suing Tommy Robinson in defamation. No. So far, only for harassment, looking at Stuchbery’s solicitors’ Letter before Action. If extra heads of claim are added, they will be covered, presumably, in the documentation pursuant to the CPR Pre-Action Protocols. In that event, it may be that the action will be High Court and not County Court. We bystanders must just wait with interest to see.
Perhaps I should repeat my statement of earlier date and in another blog: I am not a “supporter” of Tommy Robinson. He is one of a whole crowd of pro-Jew, pro-Israel persons and organizations who are simply anti-mass immigration and Islamization. I go along with them on that, but only on that. Tommy Robinson, EDL, Britain First, For Britain, “Prison Planet” Watson, the various other “alt-Right” wastes of space, Breitbart, UKIP, Brexit Party, Katie Hopkins etc. All wastes of space and all trying to make money out of fake nationalism.
However, Stuchbery and his laughable “antifa” comrades (mainly, like those named above, just catspaws for the Jewish lobby, and mostly too thick even to realize it) want to destroy European race and culture. I oppose that even more…
1800 hrs: Just checked Stuchbery’s fund. £9,812. £10 was donated in the afternoon, and in the past 24 hours, a total of £75.
I was right: this “donate to sue Tommy Robinson” appeal is running out of steam quite rapidly now.
2235: The organization or group, “Resisting Hate”, connecting Stuchbery and his fundraising woman, one Roanna Carleton-Taylor, has put out a statement on Twitter:
In a very positive move in the suing #TommyRobinson campaign, Mrs Stuchbery will now also be bringing a civil case.
The legal team representing Mike have agreed to represent each individual for £10k each. >>
My own take on this, from a detached distance, is that the fundraiser (which was supposed to be for £20,000 to fund Stuchbery’s case alone against Tommy Robinson) has not achieved full success, having raised not even the £10,000 mentioned in the tweets above, but rather less— £9,822). Donations have flagged and in the past 24 hours have amounted to only £65.
My speculation is that Stuchbery’s backers have seen that their fundraiser is not going to succeed on its original basis and so have decided to put a nice spin on it by claiming that they only “really” wanted to raise £10,000 (not £20,000), which they have almost done, and then will be tapping the aforesaid mugs for another £10K in the New Year.
Now, the mugs who have donated are being told that Stuchbery’s “legal team” (Eve Solicitors of Bradford, comprising only one or maybe two solicitors, who both appear from their names to be Pakistani Muslims), have agreed to represent both Stuchbery and his German wife for £20,000! £10,000 apiece, we are told.
Obviously, I am commenting as an uninvolved observer, not knowing any more about all of this than is publicly available or in the public domain, but readers of my blog, and in particular this article, will be aware that I think that Tommy Robinson will be sure to ask the Court for “Security for Costs”, which will run (imo) into tens of thousands of pounds. Even assuming that the claim is run as a joint claim, it will still cost at least £20,000 to launch and run, and another £20,000+ for Security for Costs.
Stuchbery’s backers are claiming, as shown in the tweets above, that they are now going to wait until January 2020 before they even start to fundraise for Frau Stuchbery. Assuming that they can raise another £10,000+, that means that any case against Tommy Robinson will not start, if it ever does, until maybe March or April 2020…
Who will actually speak for Stuchbery and/or his wife in Court? For what kind of brief fee? We do not know. Most solicitors have only limited rights of audience. What kind of barrister will appear for very little? If I say what I am thinking, I shall probably be called “racist” or something…
What will happen to any unspent portion of the nearly £10,000 already raised if a case is never fully launched? Will Stuchbery take it, will “Resisting Hate” and/or “Roanna, Witch of Peace” take it, will the solicitors mentioned take it? I doubt that any of the donors (mugs) will get their money back.
I am not really a popcorn lover, but all the same will await events with interest…
ps. at 1530 hrs, the fund total is unchanged, and I notice that only one mug has donated in the past 24 hours (£10). Nonetheless, Stuchbery has left the fund up, or anyway kept it pinned to his Twitter timeline. Old habits die hard…
Update, 4 December 2019
Well, while “Roanna, Witch of Peace” has unpinned the Stuchbery GoFundMe appeal from her Twitter timeline, Stuchbery himself has just left it up as Pinned Tweet on his timeline. I suppose that he thinks “well, so what if mugs only donate a few pounds a day, it’s still worth having“…
…and in fact the appeal is still open for donations. In the past 24 hours to 1800 hrs today, another £20 was donated.
Update, 5 December 2019
Stuchbery’s GoFundMe is still up, still receiving donations. A couple of mugs have given a total of £15 in the past 24 hours.
Update, 6 December 2019
Just looked at Stuchbery’s GoFundMe. In the last 24 hours, more than I expected: £122, but that consists of one donation of £5, one of £17, and one of…£100.
The odd thing is that the £100 donation is from one “Mo Akhtar”. Surely that would not be the same Mohammed Akhtar who, as “Mohammed Akhtar, Solicitor” signed off on the Letter before Action sent by “Eve Solicitors” to Tommy Robinson? If so, it suggests a strange circularity!
Is the idea to “prime the pump”, in the hope that a few gullible mugs will donate a few more small amounts to get over the line? Only £16 to go. Then Stuchbery, “Roanna, Witch of Peace” and “Resisting Hate” can claim that “£10,000 was raised” as they claim “in a week” (er, no, it was started on 21 November, so already over two weeks).
Update, 7 December 2019
For the first day or so since the GoFundMe started on 21 November, not even one mug has donated. In fact, there have been no donations in the past 24 hours. Indeed, if you take away the (suspicious?) donation from one “Mo Akhtar” [see the update from 6 December, above] there have been no donations for nearly three days.
I do wonder what exactly is going to happen to the £9,984 raised. The monies will, after GoFundMe takes its cut, be paid to the Organizer, said to be “Roanna Carleton-Taylor”, aka “Roanna, Witch of Peace”, who tweets under the label “@witchofpeace”.
As I have blogged before, will there really be a legal claim against Tommy Robinson? The “Witch of Peace” and her organization, “Resisting Hate”, claim that the “£10,000” raised will now be supplemented by the proceeds of yet another GoFundMe appeal in January 2020, at which time (or sometime thereafter), Stuchbery’s wife (apparently a German citizen and living with him in Germany) will become a second legal claimant against Tommy Robinson. Perhaps.
I have said what I have said [see above blog]. I cannot see this proposed legal claim either proceeding or succeeding. The GoFundMe ran out of steam before even half of the £20,000 asked for was raised. The idea that a second GoFundMe will raise another £9,000 or £10,000 is very doubtful. I may be wrong, but I think not. How many mugs can there be? Beyond that, as my full blog, above, says, the chance of a legal claim against Tommy Robinson continuing past the stage of his (likely) request for Security for Costs is a very long shot.
This is what “Resisting Hate” is tweeting:
In a very positive move in the suing #TommyRobinson campaign, Mrs Stuchbery will now also be bringing a civil case.
The legal team representing Mike have agreed to represent each individual for £10k each. >>
I notice that “Resisting Hate” has 1,976 Twitter followers (and follows 1,282!). The “Witch of Peace” has 3,596 (following 2,951!). When the Jews procured my expulsion from Twitter, I had c.3,000 and I was only following about 50 people and organizations, if I recall aright.
In the meantime, looking at Stuchbery’s recent tweets, he has joined what sounds like a good gym, where they have a sauna etc. I once belonged to a similar place in London (the then Barbican Health Club, now owned by one of the Branson companies), very plush and not inexpensive (even in 1994, several hundred pounds to join, then about £50 a month). And that was 25 years ago.
In fact, I just looked and, though it is maybe cheaper now relative to general inflation since 1996, most memberships are all the same nearly £100 a month (but they have binned the joining fee).
Seems that Stuchbery manages to belong to his gym, travel around visiting other cities etc, despite not having a f/t job (he claims to have three p/t ones; I wonder). He should write a self-improvement book about how to do it!
I don’t suppose that Stuchbery has been told to get fitter so that he can take part in sub-terroristic German “antifa” activities (the sort about which he used to tweet approvingly), but who knows?
Update, 8 December 2019
Made me laugh…
You keep calling out to punch nazi's How many have you punched? In fact I would back my 10 year old daughter to beat you in a fight
Well…Stuchbery has now taken down his GoFundMe appeal, which with the help of the £100 from “Mo Akhtar” (who —oddly— has the same name as the solicitor in that “Letter before Action”) reached £9,984.
Whether any of the monies thus raised from about 580 mugs will ever be used to sue Tommy Robinson, who knows? As my previous comments on the blog make clear, I very much doubt it. In fact the whole thing may have been either an outright scam to extract money from mug donors, or maybe it started as a genuine but naive crowdfunding effort that just failed to reach its £20,000 target.
Not quite sure what to make of the YouTube video (below) that I happened to see (and which, towards the end, mentions “Roanna, Witch of Peace”, Stuchbery’s collaborator), but here it is anyway:
Update, 18 December 2019
Stuchbery has learned nothing; still inciting “antifa” violence in a pathetic, would-be clever, weaselling way, while sitting in a cafe in Germany. There’s something just…unclean…about Stuchbery.
“Years of experience”? Strange, when “Eve Solicitors” have only existed since May 2019, i.e. about 6-7 months! I suppose, being charitable (probably too charitable), it could refer to the (one or two) solicitors that the firm seems to have, as individuals, who may have practised elsewhere previously. “Team”? Can one solicitor (or maybe two solicitors) constitute a “team”?
I also saw this tweet from “Eve Solicitors”:
Arbitration Dispute resolution Contracts Commercial Defamation Civil harassment Personal injury
Who are they trying to kid?! Ha ha! “Our specialist solicitors”? What, two solicitors “specialize” in 7 mostly rather divergent areas of law? Is that social media ad honest? Is it within the SRA rules?
The Twitter account of “Eve Solicitors”, opened in November 2019, has all of 25 followers; that’s as of today, New Year’s Day, 2020.
I hesitate to suggest that the whole Roanna/Stuchbery/Eve Solicitors thing is some kind of scam, but, well, we shall see. According to “Roanna Carleton-Taylor” (apparently her real name), the ludicrously-named “witch of peace” on Twitter, there will be further fundraising in January to try to get enough money for “antifa” blot Stuchbery to sue Tommy Robinson for civil harassment. The nearly £10,000 already raised will, supposedly, be transferred from the “witch of peace” to Eve Solicitors in January and for that purpose.
As I have previously blogged, I cannot see that Stuchbery will be able even to launch an action against Tommy Robinson for less than about £40,000, for the reasons I blogged about in some detail. Will the 500 or 600 mugs who have donated so far reach into their pockets for another £10,000, £20,000, £30,000? I doubt it. Will the nearly £10,000 donated so far be refunded if no action is launched? I doubt it.
I have little time for Tommy Robinson either, as I have also already blogged. One-dimensional fake nationalism; pro-Israel, pro-Jewish lobby, and now he (like that idiot Paul Golding, and Katie Hopkins too) is supporting the illegitimate ZOG regime of the biggest con-man in British politics, Boris Johnson.
Update, 10 January 2020
Here we are almost at mid-January 2020, yet so far no sign of either the harassment action threatened against Tommy Robinson by Stuchbery and his cohorts or even the second fundraising drive for that (disguised as a drive so that Frau Stuchbery can also sue, so claimed the little “Resisting Hate” cabal last month). It will be interesting to see whether either will happen. If not, what happens to the nearly £10,000, already donated to Roanna “witch of peace”, for Stuchbery’s legal action?
I begin to wonder whether the police and/or Solicitors’ Regulation Authority may not eventually be taking an interest in this crowdfunding activity.
I see on Twitter that “Dr.” Louise Raw, another prolific “antifa” tweeter, seems to think that there will be a defamation action against Tommy Robinson. Not by Stuchbery, I hazard (I suppose that she may be referring to a different potential claimant).
In the meantime, despite claiming on Twitter to have no less than three jobs, Stuchbery, on this Friday morning, seems (what a surprise) not to be working but strolling into town (I presume Stuttgart) to have a leisurely coffee:
Think I've gone a new level of native here. Sun's out, so I've gone into town, despite the stiff breeze, to pick up some Vitamin D and drink coffee.
The report also mentions the “witch of peace” and her GoFundMe for Stuchbery. The HuffPost even obligingly links to it, with the result that several hundred pounds have been donated, bringing the total at time of writing to about £10,500. I have to say that I still doubt that the lawsuit will be launched, get off the ground, or fly far, but we shall have to wait and see.
Update, 15 January 2020
Well, in the past few days, a further £800 has been donated to Stuchbery’s sue-Tommy-Robinson GoFundMe. At time of writing, the appeal is on £11,384. Rather short of its £20,000 target and far far short of the £40,000+ which I have said, in my blog, would probably be required for Stuchbery to launch, effectively, a legal action against Tommy Robinson.
In the past 24 hours only £40 has been donated.
At the present rate, the £20,000 target will not be reached until the Summer of this year, if at all. What happens then if the action is not launched or has to stop? Will the £20,000 (minus GoFundMe fees) be returned to the mugs who donated? No. Will it be shared out among Eve Solicitors (for their “fees and expenses”?), Mike Stuchbery and Roanna Carleton-Taylor, the so-called “Witch of Peace”? I don’t know, but it will go somewhere. The mugs (those who are donating) will certainly not be refunded.
As with the first attempt to fund this legal action, there has been an initial rush of enthusiasm by those hostile to Tommy Robinson (and, as I have said, I am not very sympathetic to him myself), but then the wall was reached. Put alternatively, the funding appeal has again run into the sand. I still cannot see this action ever being launched, let alone succeeding.
Update, 16 January 2020
In the past 24 hours, a further £10 has been donated by some anonymous mug, bringing the total to £11,394. I suspect that previous donors are loath to be bitten twice. It does become rather obvious that Stuchbery and his UK fundraiser Roanna Carleton-Taylor (aka the “Witch of Peace”) are not going to be able to launch the proposed action against Tommy Robinson unless some eccentric stumps up a large sum to get the fund at least to its £20,000 target. I have already blogged about how I doubt that anything can be pursued unless Stuchbery gets at least £40,000 from mugs…I mean donors.
Update, 18 January 2020
Well, since the last update, two days ago, £95 has been donated (only £20 of that was in the past 24 hours). The appeal is now somewhat short of £11,500.
I wonder at what point they (Stuchbery and “the Witch of Peace”) will decide to give it all up as a bad job? Or will they launch the action regardless, wait until Tommy Robinson applies for Security for Costs, then abandon the action, blaming the legal system or something of that sort? Probably the latter, I am guessing. Then they can keep the rest of the money, whatever is left after GoFundMe, Court and solicitors’ fees.
I am sure that Stuchbery, who seems to have time to wander around his part of Germany, to tweet, to sit in cafes drinking coffee and eating strudel (while pretending to have three jobs), would be glad of even a few thousand pounds in cash, tax free.
Update, 19 January 2020
In the past 24 hours, only £5 has been donated to Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal. Looks like it is more “Gone” than “Go”…
Update, 22 January 2020
Nothing at all has been donated to Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal in the past 2 days, and only £5 in the past 3 days. Looks like Stuchbery and the “Witch of Peace” reached what might be termed “peak mug” before Christmas. Naive donors seem thin on the ground now.
There is obviously little or no chance of Stuchbery’s legal action against “Tommy Robinson” being launched (as promised or threatened) this month. At the risk of boring my readers through repetition, I do not think that there is much prospect of it being launched at all.
Update, 23 January 2020
I notice that some poor sap donated £10 to Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal today, the first donation for 3-4 days. The fund now stands at £11,524.
Update, 26 January 2020
No-one donated to Stuchbery’s GoFundMe today. In fact, no-one has donated for three days, and in the past week only about £25 has been given. Stuchbery and the “Witch of Peace” may have to accept that their attempt to make money from mugs has been only partly-successful, and that their attempt to use “lawfare” to attack (and profit from) “Tommy Robinson” has not worked. Even notorious Jew lawyers such as “Mark Lewis Lawyer” (late of London, now a resident of Eilat, Israel) are finding it rather harder than they supposed to take down their chosen enemies and make money out of them.
Update, 28 January 2020
An anonymous mug donated £10 to Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal yesterday. That makes a grand total of £20 donated in the past week. Sooner or later, Stuchbery and “Roanna, Witch of Peace” and their tame Pakistani solicitor will have to accept that they are not going to (successfully? at all?) sue “Tommy Robinson”.
In the meantime, Stuchbery has been threatening Danish publications with libel actions! He is an idiot. Does he know Danish law? I doubt it (I too know none, admittedly). The Danes must have been exposing him for the mentally-violent grifter that he is!
Oddly, it seems that Stuchbery might find the Danish legal system more welcoming than the English! (See below)
“Defamation remains a criminal offence in Denmark.
The relevant offence in the Danish Criminal Code is Art. 267 on defamation, defined as “violat[ing] the personal honour of another by offensive words or conduct or by making or spreading allegations of an act likely to disparage him in the esteem of his fellow citizens”. The scope of this article includes both factual allegations as well as “terms of abuse”. The penalty for acts under this article is a fine or imprisonment for up to for months .
Art. 268 stipulates that defamation committed in bad faith (maliciously), or in cases in which the offender at least had good reason to think the information was false, the possible penalty increases to a prison term of up to two years. Art. 269 provides an exemption from criminal liability if the act under Art. 267 involves a fact-based allegation that is true of “if the issuer of the allegation in good faith has been under an obligation to speak or has acted in lawful protection of obvious public interest or of the personal interest of himself or of others”.
Under Art. 270, even true statements may be liable under Art. 267 if they are considered gratuitously insulting.”
Touching to see how Stuchbery seems to have a naive belief in the altruism of lawyers! He seems to think that lawyers in Denmark, England, wherever…have nothing better to do but to advise, and appear for, odd foreign persons who have no money!
Speaking of which, the grand total for Stuchbery’s GoFundMe is still £11,534, only £20 having been donated in the past week.
Update, 31 January 2020
Well, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe is stuck on £11,534. The last donation was £10, and that was nearly four days ago. The previous one (also £10) was nearly eight days ago. Only those two £10 donations have been donated in over a week.
Unsurprisingly, there is no sign of the “legal action against Tommy Robinson” promised by Stuchbery and “Roanna, Witch of Peace”, his associate in the UK. It was supposed to be launched in January 2020. So far, nothing has been done (as far as I know) by the tiny Pakistani law firm selected by “Roanna, Witch of Peace” except to send a vague “Letter before Action” to Tommy Robinson a couple of months ago.
Meanwhile, Roanna “Witch of Peace” has been tweeting:
Looks like a fair few people agreed with my tweet yesterday.
Ah, so she opposes “tweets that advocate violence”? She should give grifter Stuchbery a few well-chosen words of advice, then, because he has been advocating violence for years on Twitter, right up to 2020. He has advocated “punching”, “cracking skulls”, using other methods of attack. In fact, even today his first tweet of the day was this! [below]
Stuchbery is a puzzle for economists as well as lawyers (in my case, ex-lawyer): says that he has “three jobs”, but they seem to be a few hours per week (if that). Meanwhile, Stuchbery sits in Stuttgart cafes, drinking coffee and tweeting a good class war while staying well away from the front lines (if any).
He also threatens libel and other legal process in England, Denmark etc, despite having no steady job, and no money to speak of. He ought to write a book about how to do it. Why not? After all, Twitter and society in general is awash with those who, despite never having done anything to speak of in their whole lives, feel able to put themselves out as “life coaches”, “success coaches” and so on. “How to be an entrepreneur…by someone who has never been one”. “How to make millions…by someone who is hoping to get a modest income via being a ‘business coach’…”. Are there mugs enough to keep them all in coffee-money? I have no idea. Maybe…
Update, 2 February 2020
The GoFundMe set up by Stuchbery and “Roanna, Witch of Peace” is still stuck at £11,534. The last donation was £10, given 5 (nearly 6) days ago. I wonder whether the “Witch of Peace” will find a plausible explanation —for the mugs who gave their £5 and £10 notes— as to why there is no legal case issued against Tommy Robinson? The only way out I can envisage is the one I postulated a while ago: legal proceedings will be issued, Robinson will apply for Security for Costs, that will be granted, and then Stuchbery will be unable to pay into court enough money; the suit will then be stayed indefinitely or for some time. The blame can then be fastened on a reactionary legal procedure or court system.
Eventually, on those premises, the suit will either be dismissed with costs ordered against Stuchbery, or Stuchbery’s lawyer(s) will have to withdraw, in either case paying the costs of Robinson out of the GoFundMe monies. Whatever is left of those monies will not be capable of being returned to the donors even pro rata (some were anonymous) and so the cash left over will (after the solicitor takes his no doubt generous fees) be Stuchbery’s to keep, in practice. Viva la grift!
Update, 3 February 2020
And you’re telling me you didn’t stand with the comrade and reclaim the building? Smh
Amusing on several levels. Seems that, as in Parsifal, time is elastic in Stuchbery’s Germany. He seems to spend an inordinate time drinking coffee in cafes for someone who says that he has no less than three jobs.
Be that as it may, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe has increased by £20 in the past day, bringing the total donated by mugs in the past week or so to £30, and to £11,554 altogether.
In a way, I wish that Stuchbery and the “Witch of Peace” would raise enough to reach their £20,000 target (or the £40,000 I think that they will need) and issue the proceedings against Tommy Robinson, so that I can watch. I am not much of a popcorn-lover, but it would be amusing to see what happens. I doubt that much, if anything, will happen, though.
Update, 5 February 2020
Well, a few developments. “Roanna, Witch of Peace”, i.e. Roanna Carleton-Taylor, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe organizer, who is also the founder and one of the (few) members of the idiot-“antifa” group called “Resisting Hate”, changed her Twitter label from @witchofpeace to some other stupid label, something like @antifashwitch.
As to “Resisting Hate”, its Twitter account, @ResistingHate, has been suspended, probably permanently. I wonder what is going on. I saw these tweets, though I cannot vouch for their veracity:
Roanna Carleton Taylor (@witchofpeace) claims to be 'Anti Fascist' but encourages people to doxx people she doesn't agree with.@Resisting_Hate_ should be classed as an Extreme Organisation! pic.twitter.com/fBH9viSRMd
You support Roanna Carleton Taylor, who is married to Sean Carleton Taylor, a man who spanked a young girl in uniform, and were forced to move home because of their proximity to a primary school – this is all documented with the Police! https://t.co/iYFiPlUFGX
Strangely enough, a rather silly abusive message (“your turn will come” etc…) was sent to my blog a week or two ago. Only about the third or fourth in three years. I did not approve it for publication, obviously, but know exactly from where it came (despite apparent attempts having been made to conceal the true location). “What goes around comes around”, as they say…
Well, back in the real world, the GoFundMe set up by Stuchbery and his, er, broomstick-riding associate has reached £11,589, thanks to a couple of naive mugs who donated £20. In the past 24 hours, £35 has been donated; in the past week or so, a total of £55. That means that in only 4 years, Stuchbery, Roanna and their Pakistani solicitor will be able to sue Tommy Robinson! Or not (if, as I think, £20,000 will prove inadequate). In the meantime, Stuchbery can carry on drinking coffee in German cafes and pretending that he has three jobs…
Update, 10 February 2020
Well, Stuchbery is still drinking coffee in the cafes of Stuttgart, talking a good pseudo-revolutionary war while (as always) staying well away from any action:
Take all the MAGA hats. All of them. Put them in a big pile. Pour kerosene on them. Burn them. Scatter the ashes.
It still won't be 'fascist', and anyone who tells you so is curiously silent when some angry white kid hunts down Hispanic folks in a Walmart with an assault rifle.
He’s just an unbalanced nut, really. Meanwhile, the GoFundMe set up for his proposed or supposed legal action against Tommy Robinson has had only £35 donated in the past week (the last donation was £10, 5 days ago).
I am beginning to wonder whether the whole “sue Tommy Robinson” scheme was not at least partly a scam dreamed up by “@antifashwitch” Roanna, Stuchbery himself, and the Pakistani solicitor. Maybe that is a bit “conspiracy theory”, but so far —and we are in mid-February now— there is no sign of any legal action being launched (one was promised in or after January…) and the money the hundreds of mugs have donated sits there…
I want Stuchbery to try to sue “Robinson”, because I am looking forward to some remote-viewing legal fun as the lawsuit crashes and burns. However, I now think that I shall be disappointed; there will be no Stuchbery v. Yaxley-Lennon.
Update, 14 February 2020
Stuchbery’s Letter before Action, sent by “Eve Solicitors” to Tommy Robinson, was dated 26 November 2019. It seems that nothing more has happened since then. Nearly three months. No sign that Stuchbery has started proceedings. The GoFundMe total is now £11,594, one mug having donated £5 in the past week or so.
My speculative thought that this GoFundMe is (or would become) a scam is firming. I have seen no tweet by Roanna “@antifashwitch” or Stuchbery saying that the funds from the appeal have been transferred to Eve Solicitors “by Jan 2020” (as promised on 21 November 2020 when the fund was set up online).
In the meantime, Roanna “antifashwitch” has no job (as far as can be seen) and while Stuchbery pretends to have three jobs, he seems to spend most of his time drinking coffee in German cafes, visiting historical sites and then copying stuff he reads onto his history-oriented tweets, or tweeting ridiculous “Wolfie Smith” stuff about “Death to Fascism” and defeating “neo-Nazi-ism” etc.
Update, 15 February 2020
Well, it seems that having (as he claims) three jobs does not prevent Stuchbery from travelling for pleasure. Here he is today, off to Krakov!
I wonder whether Krakov (my preferred spelling) is different from how it was on my own last visit, in 1989. The ancient main square looks the same. The Cloth Hall and the Basilica, where I was once best man at a big wedding. Doesn’t seem over 30 years ago…
Back to Stuchbery, though. He seems to spend most of his time tweeting, as well as drinking coffee in the cafes of Stuttgart, as well as visiting nearby cities. His GoFundMe, supposedly to sue Tommy Robinson, is still stuck (only £5 has been donated in the past ten days). All the same, the money, over £11,000 of it, will not be refunded to the mug donors even though it becomes embarrassingly obvious that Stuchbery and “Roanna, @antifashwitch” are not going to issue court proceedings against Tommy Robinson via their Pakistani solicitor.
I yet again find myself wondering whether Stuchbery, Roanna and the Pakistani have just divided up the money, or whether (after GoFundMe and legal fees) Stuchbery has just been remitted the bulk of the money to use for his “lifestyle” and leisure travels.
If I am wrong, no doubt a lawsuit against Tommy Robinson will be publicized on Twitter or in the msm. So far nothing. This all started back in August and a Letter before Action was sent to Tommy Robinson (sub nom “Mr. Yaxley Lennon”) in November 2019. I doubt that that letter much taxed the solicitor’s legal skills.
I do not feel sorry for the mugs who donated. Stuchbery is a violent and fanatical extremist who, however, is too cowardly to get personally and directly mixed up in political violence. He prefers to incite and instigate via tweet from a German cafe, Bierstube or Konditorei. Anyone stupid enough to give that grifter money deserves to lose it! Still, if it turns out that there was never a serious intention to use the monies donated for the purpose expressed, then I daresay that the UK police fraud squad(s) might be interested.
All aboard for the Krakov Express!
Update, 22 February 2020
Not much change in the situation. Stuchbery’s GoFundMe has now reached £11,614, a total of £20 (from three separate mugs) having been donated in the past 9 days.
Still no sign of any legal action by Stuchbery and/or his “German” wife. I doubt that “Tommy Robinson” is quaking in his boots.
Meanwhile, many tweets are critical of Stuchbery. One (below, from a “Clarice Edwards”) makes points similar to those I made some time ago:
Wow. Go fund me started 3 months ago for a grifter with 90,000 followers to raise £20,000 from his supporters and to date has raised £11,614. Shows what his loyal followers think of him.
Yes, it shows the essential pointlessness of Twitter. If a mere quarter of Stuchbery’s supposed Twitter followers were to donate as little as £1 each, he would easily over-subscribe the amount he wants to raise. Yet here we are. Only £20 donated in the past nearly 10 days…
There is going to be no legal action against Tommy Robinson by Mike Stuchbery. Fact. If I am wrong, it will only be because an action is launched cynically, without hope of success, for political motives and so that whatever is left over from initial moves can be shared out by the two or three “antifa” idiots involved.
Meanwhile, Stuchbery, sitting drinking coffee in a cafe, urges —again— the broad masses to revolt. He never stops fighting the culture war… from his favourite cafe.
Loud, angry protests outside many AfD branch offices across Germany.
Well, here we are pretty much at the end of February. Stuchbery and “AntiFashWitch” Roanna Carleton-Taylor (and their “full legal team”, meaning a Pakistani in a back room in a North of England rustbelt town) have still not launched the threatened legal action (or even served the preliminary paperwork) against Tommy Robinson/Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
It looks as though, as I blogged weeks and even months ago, Stuchbery, Roanna and the Pakistani have reached “peak mug”. No-one now wants to donate to their doomed lawsuit. Only £5 has been donated to the GoFundMe appeal in over a week, and over the past month or so, only £80 has come in.
Meanwhile, Stuchbery continues to travel around Germany, sending out feelers for any hospitality that might be on offer:
I'm in Munich this weekend. Do I know anybody there?
Quite a feat for someone who claims to “work three jobs”…
Still, I am sure that the 689 mugs who —incredibly— have donated to his GoFundMe appeal (currently totalling £11,614) will be glad that Stuchbery can enjoy life at their expense, despite the fact that there is obviously never going to be a lawsuit by him against Tommy Robinson.
Update, 7 March 2020
Well, Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal, set up by “@antifashwitch” (formerly “@witchofpeace” on Twitter) and supposedly to fund his lawsuit in either defamation or harassment against Tommy Robinson, continues to stall.
Stuchbery’s GoFundMe has had precisely nothing donated in the past week (in fact in the past 8 days) and only £35 in the past month. Despite that, “witch” Roanna Carleton-Taylor insists, to the few that ask on Twitter, that the lawsuit will happen, sometime or aother… Hardy ha ha! The appeal was set up about 5 months ago now, in November or October last year, and has only raised about £11,600 of the £20,000 asked for. Occasional misguided mugs give £5 or so.
Meanwhile, Stuchbery threatens more lawsuits for which he cannot pay (or succeed in). I myself am also now apparently in his gunsights!
Does anybody know who this Ian Millard bloke is? It's just been brought to my attention he's been consistently defaming me. https://t.co/1Kv5xYACVx
The problem (well, one problem) that Stuchbery has is that he knows little or no law (just as he understands little of history or journalism, despite his self-identifying as “historian” and “journalist”). Like many on Twitter (often but not always Jews) he thinks that he or others can “sue” at the drop of a hat, and with inevitable success. No…
Update, 12 March 2020
Stuchbery’s GoFundMe appeal is still on only £11,624. The last mug donor to give money was a lady who gave £10, two weeks ago. In the past month, a total of £30 has been given. I suppose that, in the end, Stuchbery and “Roanna, AntiFashWitch” will have to give up the pretence that they are going to sue Tommy Robinson. Perhaps they hope that the monies raised can be “redistributed”. The donors will of course not be reimbursed.
Update, 20 March 2020
In the past month, £25 has been donated to the “sue Tommy Robinson” GoFundMe; nothing at all in the past week. The total now stands at £11,634. Still no sign that Stuchbery is really going to sue Tommy Robinson, very nearly 6 months after Stuchbery’s associate, Roanna Carleton-Taylor (aka “@WitchOfPeace” and “@AntiFashWitch”), launched the funding appeal. Likewise, Stuchbery has not attempted to sue me for what he claimed is my “defaming” of him; neither have any Danes been sued by him.
Stuchbery is full of…coffee and cakes bought with monies kindly provided by his mug donors! Ha ha!
Update, 1 April 2020
In the past weeks there has been no change. Stuchbery’s “sue Tommy Robinson” fund set up by Roanna Carleton Taylor of Derbyshire (aka @WitchOfPeace and @AntiFashWitch) in November 2019, still stands at £11,634. Nothing at all has been donated in the past 18 days and only £10 in the past month.
The above does not mean that proceedings cannot be issued. In Stuchbery’s case, I very much doubt that they will be, not now and not in the Summer or Autumn of 2020 when the courts resume activity.
It is “only” my opinion, of course, but I believe that not only will Tommy Robinson not be sued by Mike Stuchbery, but that Stuchbery and/or “AntiFashWitch” will, eventually, just keep the monies donated by about 650 mugs, once GoFundMe have taken off their fees and once the one-man-band Pakistani solicitor has taken his cut via “professional fees”…
Update, 25 May 2020
The GoFundMe appeal set up last November by “@AntiFashWitch” Roanna Carleton-Taylor, so that Stuchbery could sue Tommy Robinson, has now crawled forward to £11,644. No money has been donated in the past month, and only £10 in the past 2 months.
Stuchbery will not be suing “Tommy Robinson” or anyone else. So what happens to the fund? A modest amount, but still worth having. As written previously, I suppose that Stuchbery and “AntiFashWitch” will split it, once GoFundMe and the one-man-band Pakistani solicitor have taken off money for their fees.
Meanwhile, Stuchbery jogs around Stuttgart for his health, and tweets. Once the cafes re-open (assuming that that is not already the case), he can drink coffee and eat cake, funded by the nearly 700 mugs who donated to him.
Update, 11 June 2020
Stuchbery again talking a good game and trying to incite political violence:
Others were not so impressed by Stuchbery’s latest hard man act:
Stuchbery always tries to threaten or incite in that weasel-like way. He himself never gets directly involved but sits in cafes inciting violence from a safe distance.
As to the threatened legal action against Tommy Robinson, it will never happen (as I predicted from the start). The GoFundMe is stuck at £11,644, and no-one has donated even a fiver for about 2 months. I don’t really feel sorry for the 700 mugs who donated to that appeal (set up by Roanna Carleton-Taylor, aka “@antifashwitch”). I dare say that at least some of it will keep Stuchbery in cream cakes and coffee as he sits in his favoured Stuttgart cafes, inciting violence by computer or smartphone….
Update, 19 July 2020
Stuchbery again threatening to bring defamation actions across the world, actions that he would be unable to sustain substantively or financially. He’s not exactly a loony, but not far off. Mentally and politically “disturbed”.
That must be about the 10th time at least that I have seen Stuchbery threaten to bring against all sorts of people (a while ago, he was claiming that I myself “defame” him; I never received his summons to a defamation action, and never will…).
Oh, and his “planned libel action” (planned by him and the “antifa” troll Roanna Carleton-Taylor of Derbyshire) has raised £11,644 via GoFundMe, but the last donation (£5) was nearly 3 months ago, and it is clear that I was right: Stuchbery never will sue Tommy Robinson. I have no idea whether Stuchbery, “Roanna” and the Paki-stani one-man solicitor firm will simply divide up the money mugs donated. Perhaps we shall find out, one day.
Now many who read my blog will know that I was, in the 1991-2008 period, at various times a practising barrister (in England) and an employed barrister (mostly overseas). Defamation was not one of my specialisms. I would have liked it to have been. It is an interesting and lucrative field, often involving interesting and/or famous people, though certainly not demanding the highest legal skills or intellectual gifts (contrary to the general public belief).
I did a few cases of libel while at the Bar, though all were advisory; none reached a substantive court hearing. I did advise, pro bono (unpaid), and when only a student, on a libel matter the result of which made the front pages of the more serious newspapers: Flegon v. Solzhenitsyn .
Unable (as a mere student) to appear before the judge and civil jury (all defamation cases then had a jury), I nonetheless attended court most days, sometimes all day, wrote (mostly ignored) instructions and good advice for the plaintiff (now dumbed-down to “claimant”), and advised generally on tactics etc (also mostly ignored). I was told by another attendee that once, I having told Flegon’s assistant to give Flegon a note while he, Flegon, was (speaking very loosely) “cross-examining” a witness, I bowed myself out of [High] Court, only for the judge to demand of Flegon, as soon as I had gone, “to see that note that you have just been given”. Apparently, the judge read the note and told Flegon (who was proving a massive pain to the judge in various ways) to “listen to the good advice that you have been given, Mr. Flegon”! My first commendation by the Bench!
The Daily Telegraph said, when Flegon died (16 years later, in 2003):
“His remarkable success at repeatedly getting manuscripts out of the Soviet Union led to the widespread view that he must have had contacts in the KGB; but in 1987 he won £10,000 libel damages in the High Court from Solzhenitsyn over an allegation to that effect in the Russian version of The Oak and Calf. Unable to afford a barrister’s fees, Flegon conducted his case himself, in faltering English.”
Well, returning from the past to the present, we often see people, usually on Twitter, either talking about suing this or that person (often another “tweeter”) or expressing an opinion on defamation cases before the courts.
The average Joe has no idea about legal matters, and yet many opine about the law and practice of defamation, perhaps because it tends to attract msm publicity. For example, the tweet below betrays no hint that the tweeter knows that people have never been allowed to get legal aid for matters of defamation.
"Kezia Dugdale wins £25k defamation case brought by Wings Over Scotland"
This seems to me a balanced and reasonable judgement. A Win-Win. But who will pay the costs of the action? Shared costs between plaintiff and defendant? The taxpayer? I hope not …https://t.co/ix1WbN1CBQ
Despite having been expelled from Twitter, I read the tweets of others, particularly those whom I consider “persons of interest”. Often, en passant, I see tweets by various idiots either threatening others with legal action or recommending that others sue —often named— other parties in defamation. Few seem to understand either the relevant law (which has changed somewhat in recent years) or the practical aspects.
In the Kezia Dugdale case reported today, the Scottish judge decided that the words written were defamatory, but that the defendant, Ms. Dugdale, had a defence (that of fair comment). By the way, note that that defence has now been replaced, in England and Wales, by a defence of “honest opinion”, but this case was heard in Scotland under Scottish law.
Now the claimant in that Kezia Dugdale case, a Mr. Campbell, obviously does not understand the law, having tweeted only today that the law or legal system is, in effect, asinine because the judge decided that the words were defamatory and yet had decided against him! Like many many others on Twitter etc, the said Mr. Campbell does not seem to understand that even if words are defamatory on their face or by implication, the defendant might yet have one or more of the available defences.
Time and again on Twitter (I am not on Facebook) I see people, innocent of any useful legal knowledge, claiming that words which are not defamatory anyway are defamatory, or (where the words might be defamatory) ignoring the available defences.
Prominent among the above are Jews on Twitter, who often invoke the name of “Mark Lewis Lawyer” (the Jew-Zionist lawyer who recently fled to Israel after being found guilty of professional misconduct: see Notes, below). In fact, his publicized defamation cases were all (the ones I saw anyway) very simple and straightforward, requiring little real legal expertise. My honest opinion is that he is a copper-bottomed self-publicizing poseur.
Take a look at the above paragraph. It might or might not be considered in part “defamatory” (or it might be considered as a whole or in part a “mere vulgar insult”, which would not be actionable in any event). Also, even if the statements above, or some or one, were to be considered defamatory, I have defences open to me should the supposed “top defamation specialist” reach out from his mobility scooter or wheelchair in Israel to sue me (he has so far not done so in respect of any of the rather many blog posts which I have written about him in the past months). I have the defences of, inter alia, “Truth”, “Honest Opinion”, and “Publication on a matter of public interest” available to me.
There again, the armchair lawyers of Twitter rarely consider other factors, chief amongst which is whether the defendant has any funds. If not, large sums (in some cases, hundreds of thousands of pounds) might be expended in pursuit of a defendant who (like me) would simply declare bankruptcy if faced with a money judgment. Bankruptcy in England is now little more than an inconvenience lasting for a year (in most cases) for someone without capital (whether in cash or real or other property) or income. There are few advantages to being broke (as I now am and, incidentally, as “Mark Lewis Lawyer” now is); one of them, though, is the useful one of being effectively “unsueable”.
There are other factors, but this is a blog post, not a legal treatise.
It is usually the case that the best advice that can be given to a potential litigant in defamation is “don’t”! Three examples:
Oscar Wilde. Wilde need not have brought the libel action which eventually led to his disgrace, imprisonment, exile and early death;
David Irving. A fine and persecuted (by the Jew lobby) historian, but not a lawyer. Need not have brought the case against Deborah Lipstadt, an American Jew-Zionist academic supported and funded by the worldwide Jewish/Zionist lobby. Insisted on appearing for himself. Said to have lost £2M in costs to the other side, at least on paper. He also, more importantly, had his books removed from large bookshop chains; some were even pulped. Large publishers dropped him;
Count Nikolai Tolstoy. The only one of the three whom I have ever met (once). The only one of these three who was the defendant (there was also a co-defendant in his case). He lost, but eventually paid only £57,000 of the £1.5M awarded against him initially; he paid the £57,000 years later and only after the death of the plaintiff, Lord Aldington.
So, Twitter armchair lawyers and the perpetually outraged: don’t put your daughter on the stage, never wear brown in town and stop threatening libel suits against people, even if you can get lawyers you can rely upon…