April 29, 2014

A Political Arrest in Britain

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

Thomas Dunne Books

Over the weekend, a candidate was arrested for addressing his potential voters. Clear aside the incidental details, scrape away the mitigating circumstances, and ponder that elemental fact. Paul Weston, standing for election to the European Parliament (against me, as it happens, in the South East) was arrested in the middle of a speech on the steps of the Winchester Guildhall.

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, Political Prisoner, Censorship, Islam


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