If you enjoyed hearing about Jayda Fransen’s conviction for religiously aggravated harassment last Thursday you’re probably in for a treat. Watch out for the sequel.
Alongside the conviction, fine and costs Jayda was also served with a two year restraining order preventing her from further harassment or intimidation of the victim. That’s a full two years before she can hassle the poor woman again…
How long do you think she waited? Well actually not very long at all. Less then a day in fact. Either Britain First has no sense of time (which may explain why they behave as though it’s some sort of alternate timeline 1950s Britain with Enoch Powell in charge) or they’re just really, really stupid. I’ll leave you to make your own minds up about that.
The fact is that almost before the ink was dry on the restraining order they were at it again. Paul Golding released an 11 minute long video slagging off the victim, the judge and the police, relying heavily upon extracts of CCTV that presumably were made available to BF as part of court processes and not for the purposes of further harassing the victim. We think that’s also a potential misuse of legal process. That’ll be for the courts to decide for sure though.
Britain First presumably thinks they’re clever by posting their video having a go at the victim everywhere EXCEPT Fransen’s own webpage but that in itself is suspicious, isn’t it? There’s no plausible deniability in that – especially when Fransen remains the group’s Deputy Leader. There’s no way she wouldn’t have known about it.
Even if they could get away with the Golding video there’s no way the court could ignore the many shorter videos produced by Jayda herself in which she tries to excuse her own behaviour by pinning the blame on, you guessed it, the victim. The way both Golding and Fransen repeatedly and clearly contemptuously refer to the victim as the ‘white, Muslim convert’ demonstrates not only their own racism but also the thinly disguised assumption of ‘treachery’ intended for their equally racist followers to pick up on.
Forgive us for not linking to the videos in question but we’ve no wish to intimidate the victim any further. We have, of course passed the video’s URL on to the police. It’s the least we could do in the circumstances.
No wonder Jayda didn’t look happy leaving the court. She’ll be leaving via a different route next time with any luck.