"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

Ian Tomlinson Bethel Street Police Station Vigil, Norwich.

Thanks to the twenty or so who turned out at short notice to start up a local response to raise money and profile for the Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign.

An assortment of individuals from various political persuasions, an ‘ist’ here and an ‘ist’ there, those with no political views at all, football supporters on their way to the local friendly, and a good response and support from passers by.

Discussions ongoing with Norwich City supporters about collecting for the campaign at the upcoming season local fixtures.

£40 donated and in the pot to be sent to the campaign and a decision to keep up a monthly vigil at Bethel Street station and to build more local events.

Please feel free to join us on Saturday the 21st.Aug. 12 noon, same place, bring your banner/musical instrument and next time a loud voice.


2 responses

  1. Peter Reynolds

    Along with millions of other concerned citizens, I am disgusted, appalled and outraged at the decision not to prosecute PC Simon Harwood.

    Keir Starmer’s statement was riddled with errors and obvious inconsistencies. He is clearly unfit for the office of DPP and should be removed immediately.


    July 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  2. John Latt

    Let’s hope Starmer ‘falls on his sword’.

    From someone who ‘allegedly’ was a high flying human rights lawyer the level he has now sunk to proves one point, a little bit of power screws you up a long long way.

    Resign now Starmer.

    July 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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