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.
You showed an edited video making it look like the other party started it.
Why don’t you show us the beginning? You know – the part where you single out the woman because she’s white and that goes against your small-minded idea of what Muslims should look like. Why not show us that part?
Why don’t you show yourself crossing the road to have a go at her in front of her kids?
Why don’t you just come clean and admit that you’re a great big fuck up – just like all the rest of Britain First?
You won’t do that because you’re just a liar. You and your arse-wipe leader, Golding. He’s a liar too. I was amazed at how many of your lies EBF has exposed when I started reading back through their blog and the Facebook memes of yours they’ve shown up. That’s why it’s so great to have been asked to join them. I can help put the final few nails on your coffins, you fuck-witted, neonazi scumbags.
In your video you soon stop talking about the trial altogether. No surprise there – there’s nothing you can say that won’t show you up for the sulky, whiney child you really are. So you go on to talk about the judge instead. If you thought that would make you less whiney, you’re wrong. It just makes you look even more stupid… and whiney.
Face it Jayda – you fucked up, you got caught, you have to take the shit that comes with it. That’s the British legal system.
If you don’t like our laws, Dutchy…. Fuck off back to Holland!
It’s been an excruciatingly long couple of days waiting to hear if Fransen would be sent down or not. To quote the ‘persecuted paytryoot’ herself… it’s been very ‘intense’. But now, finally the long wait has come to an end and we have both verdict and sentence.
Jayda Fransen, Deputy leader of Britain First, neoNazi, liar, bully, has been convicted on two counts. She was found guilty of wearing political uniform, a charge that both Fransen and Golding are trying to ridicule even though Der Fuhrer recently pleaded guilty to the same offence, thus making it almost impossible for Fransen to be acquitted today. Secondly she’s guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The British judicial system has acknowledged what we already knew… Jayda Fransen is a vicious bully with nothing but contempt both for the law and for her fellow citizens.
As every reader of this blog will know, I’d have much preferred Fransen to have been sent to prison for her offences but that wasn’t to be. Instead she received a fine, costs and victim surcharge amounting to a total of £1,910 and a restraining order preventing her from harassing the victim for 2 years. Let’s look at these penalties in a little more detail.
£1,900 is small potatoes to Fransen. She’s already raised more than that to pay her barrister. So there’s no harm done there then, Jayda. Your gullible sheeple have already paid your fine for you. Not only that, you’ve enough left over for another jolly to Hungary to help Uncle Jim stir up the neoNazi thugs over there.
When Britain first put out their inevitable appeal for help with Jayda’s fine and costs please bear that in mind. They already have pocketed more than they need in their ‘legal defence’ appeal (unless the good Mr. Guest turned out to be much more expensive than might reasonably be anticipated). Jimbo must be laughing all the way to the bank. His little legal speculation has paid off handsomely with absolutely no financial risk to himself at all.
The 2 year injunction is interesting too. Or rather Fransen and Golding’s response to it is. On the very afternoon that the injunction was put in place the despicable duo made and uploaded a video singling out and verbally abusing both the District Judge and the victim. The first set of comments might reasonably be seen as contempt. The second appear to be a blatant and deliberate breach of the injunction almost before the ink is wet on Fransen’s acquiescing signature. We’re sure that Luton police will want to have a word with the court about that.
In summary then…
Two out of three convictions isn’t bad,
Prison time would have been more to our tastes but those are the breaks,
A freshly broken injunction might well mean that this saga is far from complete.
And, of course – we still have Golding’s return to the High Court for breach of his injunction to look forward to. It looks like the coming season of goodwill might be a bit more festive for team EBF than we’d anticipated.
Yesterday morning Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding posed for the obligatory Biffergraph outside Luton Magistrates’ Court. The occasion was day 1 of Fransen’s trial on three separate charges, all of which seem ‘open and shut’ conviction material to us. But then we haven’t seen all the evidence or heard all the arguments. It was interesting to note the different expressions on the pair’s faces though. Fransen looked nervous, as though she knows she’s fighting a hopeless case and is likely soon to be viewing the world from the prison windows. Golding on the other hand looked smug. He too knows that Jayda will most probably be ‘going away’ for a while and it’s easy to imagine him planning to rebuild his power base without his more popular rival. One might even think he’d planned just this sort of coup from the start when he first began encouraging his deputy to do all the things he was too scared to do himself. It’s hardly surprising he looked smug.
After the Biffergraph all went quiet. The case had been slated to begin at 10am and not a peep was heard from inside the court. The few public seats were taken up either by the press or by Biffer ‘security’ whose tight-lipped stares and grim demeanour made it very clear to all other members of the public that they wouldn’t be welcome inside the court for the duration. Team EBF, deprived of eyewitness contact inside the court itself only had to wait until lunchtime though, safe in the knowledge that Dutchy and Der Fuhrer wouldn’t be able to help themselves and another Biffermovie would soon be online. We guessed right!
It’s difficult to feel the outrage Golding is trying to convey when you’re fighting back tears of laughter in order to keep on listening as the sad story unfolded. Suddenly Golding wasn’t quite so smug any more. He thought he’d gone for a 2 day jolly in Luton to watch the court take Fransen out of his hair. Perhaps he’d expected to look up old BNP buddies like Tommy Robinson while he was in the area. Two days of beer, Biffergraphs and best of all – a bloodless coup that would remove his greatest threat from play long enough for him to bury her memory and destroy her credibility within the movement. If only, if only, if only that had been true.
Instead Mr. Smugface got something else entirely. Two uniformed police officers from the Luton and Bedfordshire constabulary presented him with a legal pack and a summons. It seems that he also has to answer for breaking his High Court Injunction. We can’t say we’re surprised. The Biffers have been flouting the terms of their voluntary injunction almost since the day they signed it. So Paul will be in court himself before too long. Not here in Luton though. This is the High Court where he (and possibly Jayda too) will answer charges of contempt, a crime which as Golding rightly points out is a serious, imprisonable offence. It’s not the most promising start to your bid to regain control of the Biffers, is it Paul?
Of course we really don’t know for sure what’s in the folder Golding was presented with. We don’t even know for sure that it came from the police. The Biffers have lied about important developments before, after all. But if it is true… if Golding really is to stand trial too… there’s the distinct possibility that both he and Fransen will be banged up at the same time. That’s like cutting the head off a chicken and watching it run around until it runs out of energy and falls over. With no adequate candidate to replace them the Britain First chicken probably won’t run around for long before it dies altogether.
So come on Magistrates… come on Judges… Between you, you can see these feckless fascists off for good. Please make it so… we’ll be your best friends if you do!
Today the long-awaited trial of Jayda Fransen begins. By tomorrow night we should have a verdict. We’ll have cause either for celebration at the effective demise of Britain First or for frustration at the apparent ease with which these wannabe storm-troopers of the new British Reich seem to flout the law at every turn. Obviously we hope for a severe penalty but in truth, like everybody else, we’ll have to wait and see.
It will be interesting to observe just what happens to the Biffers if Jayda does get sent down. It’s not as though Der Fuhrer will have the bottle to take her place. For all his bravado Paul Golding consistently complied with every request or demand the courts made of him.
He signed on every week at his local police station while Fransen tore up her bail sheet and refused to attend.
He settled out of court, playing ‘a blinder’ which saw him concede to every demand made by Luton police.
He bottled it and ran away when Jayda needed him to contest the ‘political uniform’ charge as a way to ensure her own acquittal.
He never did anything that put him at risk of imprisonment. Let’s face it… Der Fuhrer really hasn’t got any balls. At least Hitler had one (according to a popular wartime ditty).
So if Fransen is locked up we can probably expect Paul to fade away too. He’s not brave enough to take on actual policemen without his more courageous sidekick and his grovelling performance both in and out of court has already made him a laughing stock. All Golding’s ever really done in his brief period of infamy is terrorised old men in empty Mosques and sent threatening letters to single women. He’s nowhere near as popular with the rank and file Biffers as Jayda is either. He’s even less dynamic as a speaker than Jayda. He’s less courageous and he certainly doesn’t have her sex appeal. Fransen may not be the world’s most attractive woman… her mean-spirited personality destroys any skin-deep beauty she might otherwise enjoy… but Golding’s nothing more than a slug in human form.Even most British fash think he’s a joke.
But what of Jayda herself? What will 6 months or a year of porridge do for her?
In truth, we don’t really know. She may come out all the stronger for it but that seems unlikely. Her failure of confidence in and immediately after Burton-on-Trent revealed just how hard it is for her to maintain the façade of impassioned, fearless stalwart of the cause. It seems very likely that a taste of life behind bars will have a sobering effect on her too – especially since any subsequent convictions will be likely to result in even stiffer penalties.
That’s why we hope for a custodial sentence this week. Not because we particularly want Jayda to suffer (although we won’t lose too much sleep if she does) but because there’s nobody within Britain First’s leadership with the courage to carry on following such a blow. We strongly suspect that if Fransen goes down this week Britain First will never recover.
Britain First really isn’t a British version of Hitler’s National Socialism. Britain First lacks the leadership and the dedication to weather even the gentlest of storms and Fransen’s incarceration would be a blow quite beyond their mettle. Golding might carry on releasing pointless videos but he’s already lost his way in the minefield of legal restrictions he surrounded himself with. Like the inept decorator he really has painted himself into a corner with his ridiculous antics. There may be some desperate displays of substanceless bravado but that will be all. And Fransen, even once she gets out of pokey will be in no position to rally the troops to her – subsequent penalties will be too great a deterrent.
We hope for a custodial sentence at the end of this trial because it’ll mean the end of Britain First in all but name!
Many of us have long suspected that Jayda Fransen, unlike her cowardly Master, Paul Golding, has deliberately courted legal proceedings as part of her leadership bid. It’s well known that her brief failure of confidence in Dudley lost her Dowson’s support, effectively destroying her hopes of the Britain First Fuhrership, at least for a while. After Dudley’s failed demonstration Jayda disappeared for several weeks, presumably licking her wounds and nursing her injured pride but then she returned with a vengeance. Since then she’s clearly and deliberately baited the police and the courts, refused to answer Bail (whilst her brave Master consistently turned up like the puppy he is) and even now posts videos of Luton Muslims on line in contravention of a court order. She’s even risking prosecution for attempting to pervert the course of justice by proclaiming her biased version of events online prior to the trial date.
It may not immediately be obvious to all EBF readers just what Fransen might be trying to achieve with all this conspicuous law-breaking. To us it’s clear – she’s copying her ideological predecessor just as she does in so many other of her policies and behaviours. Jayda has borrowed many speeches and key phrases from Hitler, Goering and Streicher in the past. Now she’s trying to recreate Hitler’s famous show-trial of 1924.
We’re always sorry to disillusion people, especially when they’ve staked their entire career on flawed logic but we think it’s important for Jayda’s own sake that she has a clear idea both of the judicial and the political reality before she carries out her ill-advised attempt to give anybody Hell. Presumably she won’t want to add contempt of court to the three charges she’s already facing. Far from making her a nationally recognised political martyr the result is likely to make her an even bigger joke and loser than she is already.
Here’s why Jayda’s appearance before the beak will be nothing like Hitler’s ideological triumph after the failed November Putsch…
Hitler was already well-known
Adolf Hitler had been working away at uniting the far right for many years by the time he appeared in court. Starting as an unknown speaker in Munich’s beer halls his personal charisma and compelling prowess as an impassioned public-speaker had been drawing huge crowds for years. He had the support of at least two major paramilitary groups, (the Brown shirts and the Steel helmets) and was a regular guest of Berlin’s political and financial high society. This ability to mix with people from all backgrounds, together with his oratory skill made him a household name.
Fransen is a little-known wannabe fascist who can’t manage more than a hundred or so listeners at rallies, even when they’ve been planned and advertised for months. Britain First’s recent national conference in London involved only 25 people from the whole of the UK. Hitler’s offence, The Beer Hall Putsch involved several hundred of his followers, hastily organised and sufficiently dedicated to drop everything at their leader’s beck and call. Fransen has no such network of willing footsoldiers, no senior political contacts and no sympathy within the judiciary. The context for Jayda’s hearing in Luton is very different from Hitler’s.
Hitler had senior contacts
By the time of his trial in 1924 Adolf Hitler had wormed his way into the drawing rooms and private clubs of some of the Weimar republic’s most influential ‘movers and shakers’. The best Fransen has been able to manage is to act as ‘marketing totty’ for terrorist-sympathiser, Jim Dowson to make a fast few quid out of gullible British fash.
The judges were sympathetic to Nazism from the outset
Following the almost impossibly hard terms of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 the German people struggled with starvation, unbelievably rapid inflation and almost impossible conditions of life. Extreme politics were commonplace and both the far left and the far right had formed violent militia, sometimes hundreds of thousands strong, resulting in genuine running battles on German streets. Centrist politics were being squeezed out and most citizens found themselves having to choose between one extreme or the other, if only because everyone else was becoming increasingly impotent.
In modern UK no such polarisation applies. There are no armed, uniformed militia terrorising UK streets and our judges and magistrates don’t need to favour any extremes at all.
Hitler was a charismatic speaker
The few televised clips regularly trotted out on popular TV documentaries don’t really do justice to Hitler’s oratory. He was more than just the shouty man so regularly portrayed on our TV screens. Eyewitness accounts make clear the immense preparation that went into Hitler’s versatility as a speaker. He would build in cadence and volume, gradually becoming more and more flamboyant as his oratory rose to crescendo after crescendo, each one punctuating a speech that itself built relentlessly in tempo and passion until he almost hypnotized the audience be it one thousand or one hundred thousand strong.
Fransen by comparison appears hesitant, nervous and occasionally apologetic whenever she takes to the stage. Even her video rants on ‘Jayda’s soapbox’ are amateurish by comparison. She’s no orator and she’s no potential leader of a new British Reich. If Jayda tries to eulogise for some bygone Britain the way that Hitler used his trial to mourn a lost Germany, she’ll very quickly either shut up or be done for contempt of court. This is to be a court appearance – not a political rally.
Hitler’s crime mattered to the average man in the street
Adolf Hitler had assembled several hundred armed veterans and surrounded a Munich beer hall. They had taken hostage members of the political and aristocratic elite (including nationally respected war hero, General Erich Ludendorff) and genuinely planned to overthrow the German government. That’s a serious crime attracting serious media coverage.
Jayda Fransen is rude, bigoted and brazen but she really hasn’t done anything to come close to her uncle Adolf’s attempted Putsch.
Basically the Deputy Fuhrer of Britain first might believe she’s being clever by taking on the establishment in the political show-trial of the century but actually she’s just going to be one more ‘business as usual’ prosecution in a minor Magistrates’ court that really doesn’t give two hoots about her plans. The magistrates are just there to uphold the law, whether Fransen likes it or not.
Hangovers over, empty champagne bottles in the re cycling and cocktail sausages back in the fridge, the celebrations are over and it’s back to work for the admins of Exposing Britain First. The news of the past week has been received by all of us, and you I expect, with high fives and a sense of relief, but it ain’t over till it’s over and we need to keep up the pressure on Goldibollocks, Screechy and the shit troopers until the book is not only thrown at them, but lodged in their collective arses.
The news firstly that Screechy pled not guilty didn’t come as much of a surprise although if it was me then plead guilty pick up a fine, maybe a suspended sentence, and a few stringent conditions, but job done and get back to being a racist. But that’s not the biffer way. How else will they be able to raise money from their mostly fanatical disciples, to show themselves martyrs to their frankly racist cause. EBF’s own friendly legal eagle reckons instead of playing a blinder, Jayda, by playing it to the end game could be looking at time inside. Firstly, she cannot plead not guilty to wearing political uniform, Goldibollocks buggered that up for her by playing a blinder. Secondly, breaching bail conditions, again by publicly ripping up her bail conditions in front of her fawning sheeple, she showed total contempt for the courts. The final charge of racial harrassment seems to be tied up. Our legal bods say that there has to be fairly irrefutable evidence before the CPS will prosecute for racially aggravated harrasment. There again, what does a Pub Landlord know? I guess only time will tell.
Then the news that my liver hated more than myself. Biffer High Command would not fight Beds Police and the conditions imposed on them. Goldibollocks appeared on another tedious video, trying desperately to put a spin on the fact the biffers aren’t allowed in Luton, aren’t allowed to set foot in a Mosque anywhere in England and Wales amongst others. They did this so they wouldn’t have to pay any costs which could “literally cost faaaaaasands of paaaands.” Even though they were advised not to by their ambulance chasing solicitors, I suspect that their zombie like supporters raised just over £3k and not the amount they wanted. So EBF will keep flagging up any breaches that they will inevitibly do.
When our friendly biffer trolls come over a regular charge is that we are Muslim appeasers, that we condone terrorism. After yawning copiously we state that we are against all forms of bigotry and therefore the news that Anjem Choudary was found guilty had us reaching for the champagne flutes again. This venom filled, hate spitting criminal, spouting ‘the gospel’ according to him and not what the 99.9% of Muslims believe, has finally ran out of lives and is looking like he will be doinga spell at her Majesty’s pleasure. Do you see any similarities? We do. In fact we always have. Two cheeks of the same arse!
There you have it in a nutshell. A great week for anti bigotry, and the news that Joshua Bonehill is up in front of the beak for yet another race crime has my liver packing it’s bags and telling me to bugger off.