(not satire – it’s the UK today)
The police have arrested an election candidate for allegedly putting up an election poster.
No, I’m not making this up.
Lisa McKenzie – the Class War parliamentary candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green – was arrested by the police, thrown in a cell and bailed until just before the election:
The arrest comes not long after Class War’s candidate for Croydon South, Jonathan Bigger, reported he was being followed and intimidated by as many as 12 police officers while he was on the campaign trail handing out election leaflets.
Whatever you may think of Class War‘s politics – they have candidates standing at the general election and they have the same right to campaign as any other candidate.
This is, of course, entirely undemocratic behaviour on the part of the Police – not to mention a complete waste of valuable police time, money and resources.
It seems to me the police may have got a little confused about who they should or should not be arresting.
So here’s a little reminder:
Hope that clears things up.
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