Monday, April 04, 2011

Attempt to close down British anti-immigrant party thoroughly defeated

The ECHR is headed by a black man whose judgment is obviously very poor. The first excerpt below is from last December:
"[Britain's] Equalities and Human Rights Commission (ECHR), has been defeated in its bid to kill the British National Party. A ruling in the Royal Courts of Justice this morning found against the ECHR which had launched a new action to have party leader Nick Griffin MEP declared in contempt of court.

The British National Party had already complied with an earlier court order to change its membership rules and the ECHR then brought another application claiming that Mr Griffin had not followed the court’s ruling and was therefore in contempt.

The ECHR initially sought to imprison Mr Griffin and seize party assets. This morning’s ruling squashed all of that and found that the party leader was not in contempt of court either.

“This is a great day for the British National Party,” Mr Griffin said. “We have won a spectacular David and Goliath victory for freedom. This is the fourth time that the politically correct state has tried to jail me, and it is the fourth time that it has blown up in their anti-British faces.

“We are a legal and legitimate political party which is entitled to organise and campaign for the fair treatment and equality of the British people,” he continued.

“Most important of all, this case forced the ECHR to acknowledge the existence of the native people of our islands as a distinct ethnic group, with the result that all members of that group are at last entitled to the full protection of anti discrimination laws. "The English people especially are now no longer a non-people in their own country,” Mr Griffin said.


It took a few months for the matter of court costs to be adjudicated but that has now happened and the ECHR has really had its nose rubbed into its own very poor reasoning:
Nick Griffin has welcomed the ruling that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) must pay the British National Party’s court costs in full as a “victory for freedom”.

“It is a massive victory for the British National Party and freedom and a crushing blow for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Trevor Phillips' PC bullies,” he said.

Mr Griffin’s comments follow the High Court judgement ruling that the EHRC must pay all the costs incurred by him, Simon Darby and Tanya Lumby during their brave defence against the EHRC’s attempts to seize the Party's assets and throw the defendants into prison.

The ruling of Lord Justice Moore-Bick and Mr Justice Ramsey is a further crushing defeat for the Commission and a personal humiliation for Trevor Phillips and Simon Woolley, who at the start of proceedings boasted on TV that they were going to close the British National Party down.


A great and much-needed victory for free speech in Britain


Anonymous said...

How refreshing to see that there really is some sanity, albeit not much, left in Britain. I wonder if this decision will stand up to a Sharia Court review.

Anonymous said...

"not much" - how begrudging is the credit given by chauvinists from the US, always so quick to negatively generalize on this site about other countries rather than their own.

Spurwing Plover said...

A victory for common sense over political correctness

Anonymous said...

4:24, if Britain wasn't such a joke, people wouldn't make fun of it.

Anonymous said...

4:18 PM Not a very intelligent remark to make. If you think a whole country like Britain is a joke then it reflects on your warped sense of humor or basic ignorance not on the country.