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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

Date Action Synopsis Context Outcome

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14 th May 2007, Complaint To The Police Against A Member of the Local Criminal Justice Board

 

14/05/07

Complaint To Devon and Cornwall Police, Against a Member Of The Local Criminal Justice Board

The complaint, against a member of the Local Criminal Justice Board, is of extreme hatemongering in the local press (and other publications) and in public forums/conferences, with references to BNP members as “Nazis”, “Scum”, ”KKK”, “white supremacists”; together with the malicious (and bogus) suggestions that the standing of BNP local election candidates would cause increases in racist violence.

the standing of BNP local election candidates would cause increases in racist violence. Police Log N

Police Log N o 709, 14/05/07

The complainant sees these lies as a clear and intentional incitement to hatred and public disorder, as being extremely insulting and abusive towards particular members of the community, and therefore contrary to Statute law.

Western Morning News 13/04/07

     

27/05/07

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. PS3346

Acknowledgement of complaint – which is passed on to the Exeter Police HQ.

One of the contributors to the above hatemongering article is identified a member of the local (Devon and Cornwall) Criminal Justice Board. In this capacity, this person enjoys a close working relationship with Devon and Cornwall police.

30/08/07

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. jj

Exeter police acknowledge receipt of the complaint.

17/09/07

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police.

Complainant expresses disappointment at the reluctance of the police to pursue the matter – and gives detailed arguments on points of Law.

28/09/07

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police.ref. jj

Exeter police refuse to accept these arguments.

Another contributor is identified as the local (Plymouth) representative of the UAF – and a former Secretary to the local branch of the trade union UNISON.

09/10/07

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police.

Again, complainant expresses disappointment at the lack of police response – and gives detailed counter-arguments to the police interpretation of Law, with emphasis in respect of the facts pertinent to both unlawful behaviour and intention.

Complainant also asks why police have not recorded the original complaint as a racist incident, as required by police procedure.

[ Most notably, a senior journalist for the Western Morning News was also the ‘Chair’ of the local Plymouth branch of the TUC that, in July 2006, voted to affiliate to the UAF hate group. ]

03/11/07

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police.

Complainant asks (again) why no response is forthcoming – and stresses considerable concerns regarding operational policies, procedures, and practices within Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, in regard to the police handling of these complaints.

12/11/07

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. jj/rb

Response from Exeter police to say they are forwarding the case file to the local CPS for review and comment.

 

Police refuse to investigate the complaint – a serious dereliction of duty, and a disciplinary offence.

08/01/08

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. jj

Again, the police write to say they will take no action in regard to the complaint against the Criminal Justice Board member.

Extracted From Legal Notes [ crime.02 ]: February 2009

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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

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20 th June 2007, Complaint To The Police Against Officials Of The TUC South West

 

20/06/07

Complaint (Crime Report) To Devon and Cornwall Police .

The complaint is that of targeted and visceral hatemongering of TUC election literature, in which BNP election candidates are named, and the areas in which they live are identified – in the context of their being labelled as “Nazis”.

in which they live are identified – in the context of their being labelled as “

Log N o 216

20/06/07

South West BNP members are described as those who: “try to terrorise their targets, such as black and ethnic minorities”; “feed off violence and intimidation”; “inject hatred and abuse into political campaigns”; and “terrorise outsiders and ferment [sic] racial violence”.

 

The TUC literature calls for the BNP to be “stamped out.

Complainant sees this as a clear incitement to manufactured, visceral hatred, and likely to incite public disorder, as highly insulting, extremely abusive, and contrary to Statute Law.

11/08/07

Phone call To Devon and Cornwall Police.

Complainant is verbally informed that police will take no action. The complainant objects to this decision on points of Law – which are submitted to Police HQ Exeter, by post.

Signatories to the UAF hate group

include the following: the TUC General Secretary (Brendan Barber); the TUC President (Roger Lyons); and the CWU General Secretary (Billy Hayes).

30/08/07

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police.

ref. HL/pq/bal/LADS.300807

Again the police refuse to act, maintaining that the TUC literature is “invariably part of the cut and thrust” of election debate – that dissidents, opposed to the State, can expect no protection in Law.

Bizarrely the police letter refers to provisions under the Representation of the People Act 1983, whilst completely ignoring offences under Statute law (i.e. the POA 1986 and the CDA1998).

Mr. Hayes is also the UAF Treasurer.

The TUC plays host to the annual

The Legal Adviser to the Chief Constable’s Office attempts to make a case for police inaction by stating (in reference to RPA 1983) that:

What also influenced my decision to take no further action [for a police criminal investigation] is that s106 provides a defence if ‘he had reasonable grounds for believing and did believe, the statement to be true’.

Presumably the police believe that ignorance and bigotry (as exemplified by the UAF and TUC) is a defence in law for those indulging in hatemongering and incitement to violence. It isn’t.

UAF conference, in the London Headquarters of the TUC.

Unions affiliated to the TUC provide much of the financial support for the hatemongering activities of the UAF.

17/09/07

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police.

Complainant points out that the original complaint was with reference to a hate crime in respect of incitement to hatred and public disorder under relevant Statute and Common Law – and nothing at all to do with the regulation and procedural rules for political campaigning under the RPA 1983.

Police refuse to investigate the complaint – a serious dereliction of duty, and a disciplinary offence.

However no further response is received from the police.

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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

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11 th August 2007, Complaint to The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)

 

11/08/07

Letter To The IPCC, Re. Complaint Against Devon and Cornwall Police.

Complaint to the IPCC that investigative officers of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary are being prevented from dealing with particular cases of harassment, incitement to hatred and to violence (or the fear of a provocation to violence) with the due rigor and impartiality required of an Agency of the Crown.

rigor and impartiality required of an Agency of the Crown. Refers to complaint log numbers: 709

Refers to complaint log numbers: 709 and 216 - as detailed above.

Cases that should (without doubt) be brought to Court are not even being investigated.

23/08/07

Response From Devon & Cornwall Police. ref. 329/2007-03802

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary acknowledge complainant’s request under FOI Act 2000 for all case notes, re, complaints 709 and 216.

31/08/07

Letter To The IPCC.

Completed form for information as per FOI Act 2000 returned by the complainant to Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

The IPCC declares its aim to be:

to transform the way in which complaints against the police are handled”.

IPCC attempt to prematurely close down the complaint against the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

05/09/07

Response From The IPCC. ref. 2007/011626

IPCC writes to say that the appeal by the claimant is ‘out of time’ (i.e. exceeds 28 days). IPCC asserts that the appeal was not submitted within the required deadline. This, however, is demonstrably untrue.

In terms of its remit within the Police Reform Act 2000, the IPCC describes its ‘guardianship’ role in the following terms: “… to raise public confidence in the police complaints system as a whole. … to increase public confidence that the IPCC describes as its guardianship role. It is an area where the IPCC’s own thinking is still developing and welcomes views on these matters”.

09/09/07

Letter To The IPCC.

Claimant points out that the appeal is not out of time – and that the IPCC is, in fact, in error in this respect.

 

12/09/07

Response From The IPCC. ref. 2007/011626

IPCC (implicitly) admit their ‘mistake’ and undertake to contact the police for the case files – and to investigate police conduct. The IPCC emphasise that: “Our role is not to investigate your [original] complaint, but to review the recording decision by the Constabulary with a view to establishing whether the decision was appropriate.”

14/09/07

Response From Devon & Cornwall Police. ref. 329/2007-03802

Police claim ‘exemption’ under the FOI Act 2000 and refuse to release the requested information – on the basis that information relates to: (a) criminal investigations; (b) applicant’s personal information; (c) third party information; and (d) confidential information.

Police refuse to release information requested under FOI Act 2000.

25/09/07

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police, Re. FOI Act Request

Complainant writes to point out the police claim for ‘exemption’ under section 40(2) of FOI Act 2000 is invalid. There are no criminal investigations. The complaint to the IPCC is with reference to the conduct of the police, not the original subjects of the complaints to the police – all the relevant information relating to these ‘third parties’ already exists in the public domain.

 

09/11/07

Response From Devon & Cornwall Police. ref. FOI A2007/03

The police write to acknowledge complainant’s letter, but confirm that they stand by their decision not to release any information on their conduct in respect of the above complaint (crime report).

The police refuse to release details of their own conduct with respect to the handling of these complaints.

Extracted From Legal Notes [ crime.02 ]: February 2009

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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

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05/10/07

Response From The IPCC. ref. 2007/011626

The IPCC confirm their decision not to censure Devon and Cornwall Police. Contrary to their statutory duties, the IPCC base their decision on their own detailed (and highly subjective) analysis of the original evidence and original complaint, as submitted to the police.

 

IPCC act in breach of their statutory duties.

20/11/07

Letter To The IPCC

The complainant points out that the IPCC had been requested to investigate police conduct – specifically: the police refusal to conduct an investigation into various reports of crime. Incredibly, the police handling of crime reports 709 and 216 are totally ignored by the IPCC.

The complainant expresses his disappointment that the IPCC appear to be ignoring their statutory duties by basing their decisions only on their own subjective and highly opinionated assessment of an earlier (and less contentious) complaint to the police (Log N o 343, 27/02/07).

The IPCC describes its core value to be to: “unflinchingly help those who suffer injustice because of an abuse of police powers to obtain redress. Our activities support policing by consent and help to sustain justice”.

23/11/07

Response From The IPCC. ref. 2007/011626

The IPCC write to confirm their decision as final, and add: “If you remain dissatisfied with our decision, I can only recommend that you seek advice from a solicitor, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, or any other advisory agency”.

IPCC refuse to investigate the police decision-making process – a clear breach of their statutory duty.

13 th December 2007, Complaint To The Police Against A Writer For The Socialist Workers Party (SWP)

 

13/12/07

Letter To The Devon and Cornwall

A complaint is made to the police with regard to an article within the ‘on-line’ newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party.

 

Police refuse to log the complaint – a breach of duty and a disciplinary offence.

Police, Re. Complaint Against SWP Writer

The Trotskyite (and fundamentally

The Trotskyite (and fundamentally

Included within extremely abusive comment, the author states that political action should “not be confined to legal or constitutional means” and that opponents going about their lawful (democratic) business “must be physically confronted and excluded from public space”.

 

The author refers to BNP “boot-boys” who have a propensity “to go on the attack, with frequently murderous consequences”. The use of such sickening lies, false stereotyping and abusive name-calling is therefore extensive. The article is seen as insulting, highly abusive and openly threatening – a criminal offence contrary to Statute and Common law.

Given that the only group subjected to attack by the author is of one particular (indigenous, white) ethnicity – then it is the perception of the complainant that this behaviour is a racist incident – and therefore required to be recorded and investigated as such, in accordance with ACPO Race/Hate Working Group guidelines, and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary procedures.

08/01/08

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. pc

The police acknowledge receipt of the complaint, but take no action.

seditious) Socialist Workers Party is the political driving-force behind the UAF hate organisation.

Police refuse to investigate the complaint – a serious dereliction of duty, and a disciplinary offence.

Extracted From Legal Notes [ crime.02 ]: February 2009

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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

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30 th January 2008, Complaint To The Charity Commission Against Plymouth and District Racial Equality Council (PDREC)

 

30/01/08

Letter to the Charity Commission

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complaint is made against the registered charity Plymouth and

   

District Racial Equality Council. The complaint is that the charity is providing a platform for the ‘third party’ political UAF hate group, contrary to the statutory rules and regulations for a registered

for the ‘third party’ political UAF hate group, contrary to the statutory rules and regulations for

charitable organisation.

This material is seen as insulting, abusive, threatening, anti-white racist – and in breach of Statute and Common Law.

The PDREC charity has made available its publications and the Plymouth Respect Festival venue to the UAF organisation (and others)

enabling the UAF to disseminate its hate propaganda.

PDREC ‘Show Some Respect!” Poster

The Charity Commission is reminded that in 2003 the Commission ruled that: “ [19]. A charity must not issue material that supports or opposes a particular political party or the government or seek to persuade members of the public to vote for or against a candidate or for or against a political party.”

In the last financial year Devon and Cornwall Police gave £48,000 of public money to Plymouth and District Racial Equality Council, whilst Plymouth City Council donated over £30,000. This public money was given to PDREC unconditionally (as ‘unrestricted funds’).

06/03/08

Charity Commission response. ref. KJ/667784-1102012/A&O(T)

The Charity Commission responds by ignoring the substance of the complaint.

The Charity Commission effectively ignores the complaint.

The Charity Commission claims not to see any political content within the UAF material.

2 nd May 2008, Complaint To The Police Against Plymouth UAF

 

02/05/08

Letter To Devon and Cornwall Police, Re. Complaint Against Plymouth UAF

The complaint is of UAF election material that is seen as highly abusive and insulting – and, given that it contains explicit lies and pure invention, shows beyond any doubt that the intention of the authors and distributors is to encourage hatred and (in all likelihood) to incite violence.

encourage hatred and (in all likelihood) to incite violence. Police refuse to log the complaint –

Police refuse to log the complaint – a breach of duty and a disciplinary offence.

The material contains copious and crude false stereotyping (“fascists, Nazis, terrorists, Holocaust deniers, liars”) directed against local BNP members.

Included within the UAF hate-literature is a warning that the election of BNP candidates would result in the bombing of Plymouth.

This UAF material is seen as a criminal offence of harassment, highly insulting, extremely abusive – and therefore contrary to Statute law.

Police refuse to investigate

the complaint – a serious breach of duty, and a disciplinary offence.

15/05/08

Response From Devon and Cornwall Police. ref. jj

The police refuse to take action. The police express the view that “this is not a criminal matter”.

 

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State Sanctioned Hate: The UAF; The TUC; and The Police

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22 nd May 2008, Attempted Nail-bombing (mass murder) in Exeter City Centre

 

22/05/08

   

Within days of the Exeter bombing, an attempt at a ‘dirty tricks’ operation against local BNP groups is made.

The Exeter nail-bomber is a Muslim convert and former Plymouth student ‘Nicky’ Reilly. Reilly, a radicalised Islamist, was a close friend of the President of the Plymouth University Islamic Society – a student very active in promoting the UAF within the University 0f Plymouth (he seconded the motion to affiliate the University Student Union to the UAF in February 2008).

University 0f Plymouth (he seconded the motion to affiliate the University Student Union to the UAF

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senior police officer, Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Simpson, estimated that, had the three nail-bombs

The purpose is clearly to smear the reputation of local members and supporters, and to discredit the Party.

It also seems to have been an attempt to heighten inter- community tensions, and to waste police time.

exploded in Exeter city centre, there would have been in excess of 50 people either killed or horribly maimed

Plymouth police commander Chief Supt Jim Webster later observed: “Clearly this person has taken on some extreme views and from what has been said [in court] was looking to take on a target somewhere. He obviously considered a range of targets along the way.”

including young mothers with their little children, enjoying a lunchtime break in the Giraffe café.

It

subsequently emerged that Reilly had also considered bombing targets in the city of Plymouth, including

Police photo of the Exeter nail-bombs

the main city-centre shopping mall (Drakes Circus), Charles Cross Police Station, and Devonport Royal Navy

Dockyard.

 

26 th October 2008, Complaint To The police Against Plymouth UAF, TUC South West … and others

 

26/10/08

 

The complaint to the local police concerns extreme hate material being disseminated at the ‘Plymouth Respect Festival 2008’ held in Plymouth Guildhall, on the afternoon of Sunday the 26 th October 2008. The material is produced by the UAF and TUC South West organisations.

The content of the UAF material includes: that if local people voted for the ‘wrong’ political party, then Plymouth would be bombed; that local members of the BNP stand for the mass murder of “Jews; black people; trade unionists; Muslims; Asians and all ethnic minorities; lesbian, gay and disabled people; and all democrats.”

 

Police Log N o 589 26/10/08

Complaint To Plymouth Police (Charles Cross Police Station)

Plymouth Respect Festival 2008 – UAF stall

Plymouth Respect Festival 2008 – UAF stall

(We learn that Plymouth City Council also receives a formal complaint from a member of the public, in regard to the UAF and TUC hate material distributed at the ‘Plymouth Respect Festival 2008’ – and that a departmental manager at Plymouth City Council subsequently passes on private and confidential information concerning that person, to the UAF hate group in London.)

The content of the TUC South West material includes labelling as “Fascists, Nazis, Racists” various groups that include: the UK Independence Party (UKIP); the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB); and the British Weights and Measures Association.

The context is this: just four days after the murder of 52 people by Islamic terrorists in London (7 July 2005) the Plymouth City Council, Plymouth and District Racial Equality Council, and Devon and Cornwall Police issued a joint press release identifying those who “behave in racist and hateful ways” as (exclusively) white people.

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This behaviour is seen as especially sickening. It is highly insulting, extremely abusive and (given the anticipated large ethnic minority attendance at the ‘Respect Festival’) highly inflammatory.

28/10/08

Response from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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phone call is received from a senior police officer, Police HQ, Exeter.

Police refuse to investigate the complaint – a serious dereliction of duty, and a disciplinary offence.

This senior officer states that this matter “is politics”. Which (of course)

 

begs the question – OK, and what “politics” might that be?

It

is the “politics” of State sanctioned hatred, against native Britons.

 

Extracted From Legal Notes [ crime.02 ]: February 2009

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