"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

List of evictions and blocked events or racist attacks against Gypsy’s and travellers..

We thought we’d take a closer look at the level of discrimination of Gypsies and Travellers in Britain and Ireland.

Here’s a list of all details of upcoming or recent evictions of people from their own land, refused applications and banned events.

And a few blatant rabble rousing and scaremongering media articles too…

Dale Farm https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124229427082

Gang smashes lorry into Gypsy homehttp://www.travellerstimes.org.uk/list.aspx?c=00619ef1-21e2-40aa-8d5e-f7c38586d32f&n=6382bfa7-cc71-4b74-9d89-1e0ac8c87282

Another attack, lorry smashes into Traveller sitehttp://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/8987432.Lorry_smashes_into_Travellers_site/

Villagers have whip round to buy traveller landhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/24/villagers-have-whip-round-to-buy-out-traveller-s-land-115875-23082278/

New Traveller horse drawn event blocked by police and council due to local hysteria…http://www.wychavon.gov.uk/cms/communications/news/2011/april/decision-announced.aspx

More on that story here 1:07:50minutes into the programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00g4wsc/Nathan_Turvey_Children_as_young_as_4_categorised_as_offenders/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

Milton Gypsy Horse Fair cancelled due to wrong kind of grass or something..https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156182647779588. Previous event film can be found here where you can see Gypsy’s behaving terribly 😉http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPUyItTc0o&feature=player_embedded

Suspected arson attacked on Leeds traveller centrehttp://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/suspected_arson_attack_on_leeds_travellers_centre_1_3280900

Watch out watch out there are Gypsy’s about! Council scaremongering…http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Councils-guard-gypsy-camps-bank-holidays/article-3458174-detail/article.html

Traveller child attacked http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Concern-traveller-child-hurt-near-site/article-3461878-detail/article.html

NOT IN MY BACK YARD! http://www.lutterworthmail.co.uk/news/local/fears_over_new_travellers_site_1_2594730

Devon council has returned £840,000 to the government which it had been granted for a travellers’ site.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-13078196

Travellers site at Findon refused http://www.mearnsleader.co.uk/community/travellers_site_at_findon_refused_1_1562702

Pickles all but declares war on travellershttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376308/Royal-wedding-Fears-travellers-use-distraction-set-illegal-camps.html

Nimby’s in Windsor http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-20768-controversial-gypsy-plan-withdrawn/

More advice to buy up land to block Travellers…this time in Leicestershire http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Bid-obtain-land-fend-travellers/article-3458700-detail/article.html

Travellers school bus to be scrappedhttp://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/School-bus-is-set-to-be-scrapped.htm

And that’s just a few articles!


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