Friday 28 November 2008

280 Guilty Men: How Members of the Association of Chief Police Officers are Becoming a Threat to Democracy

The appalling arrest of Tory frontbench immigration spokesman Damian Green for the heinous crime of sincerely trying - however inadequately - to do his job, has highlighted the growing threat from politicised senior police officers, who are willing to attack opposition political parties at Labour’s behest.

The protestations of Labour ministers that they were not informed about Mr Green’s arrest in advance, and that the Metropolitan police acted autonomously, can of course be discounted; Labour’s claims are no more convincing than any of the other rank falsehoods Labour have peddled over the past eleven years.

Free speech and democracy can thrive only when the police are scrupulous in maintaining a rigorous political non-alignment, both in appearance and in reality. Tragically, there is every indication that we are now moving back into the era of the 1930s Mussolini-style corporate state, where the police, the unions, the press and a whole slew of non-governmental organisations act as the thinly-disguised puppets of the ruling Party.

The 280 men and women who comprise the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) seem increasingly to be turning away from their traditional role of upholding the law and fighting serious crime, in favour of increasingly blatant attempts to curry favour with Labour by aligning themselves firmly with the Government’s political agenda. A cynic might deem it no coincidence that these attacks on opposition political parties are taking place just as ACPO members are jostling to replace Sir Ian Blair as Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Britain’s most lucrative policing role.

While ACPO senior police officers confined themselves to harassing, intimidating and, in one case, torturing members of the British National Party, the media stood by and said nothing. Now that Labour’s political police have extended their attack to another major opposition party, it is surely high time the British media and the British public sat bolt-upright and took cognisance of the grave significance of what is going on.

Fortunately, there is little prospect of the Tories’ Damian Green being charged, far less convicted, of any offence. As we saw with the triumphant acquittal of Nick Griffin in 2006, few English juries are prepared to convict a freeborn Englishman, simply for unmasking the abuses of our rulers. As with the recent detention of BNP activists in Burnley and Liverpool, the intent of senior police officers is to merely to instil a sense of fear and trepidation in anyone who might seek to expose Labour misdeeds in general, and their policies of Mass Immigration and Multiculturalism in particular.

British Nationalists now find themselves in the unprecedented position of agreeing with Tony Benn that the arrest of Damian Green is nothing less than a police attack on Parliament itself. It is high time that everyone who believes in British parliamentary democracy, takes a firm stand against Labour and their ACPO puppets. We must resolutely say no, this shall not stand!

The British National Party believes that the likes of Mr Damian Green should be free to fulfil their role on the opposition front bench, holding the British government - preferably a future BNP Government - democratically to account. It is the dysfunctional and politicised Labour senior police officers of our day who richly deserve to find themselves in the cells.

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