Charges Against Paul Weston Dropped

As we reported here back in April, Paul Weston, the Chairman of the LibertyGB party in Britain, was arrested during a campaign appearance in Winchester for quoting Winston Churchill on the topic of Mohammedanism.

Now comes word from Enza Ferreri at LibertyGB that the charges against Mr. Weston have been dropped.

Charges Against Liberty GB’s Leader Paul Weston Are Dropped
by Enza Ferreri

Paul Weston, candidate at the 22 May European Elections in the South East constituency and leader of the Liberty GB party, who was arrested in Winchester, Hampshire, on the 26 April, has had the charges against him dropped.

Mr Weston was arrested for publicly quoting an excerpt critical of Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill. After spending several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, he was charged with Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of two years. He was then bailed with a return date to Winchester Police on May 24th.

His arrest sparked a national and international outcry in the media and in the political world.

16 million viewers watched Fox News’ panellists on “The Five” political talk show as they discussed the Paul Weston case. They remarked that in the UK a radical imam has more respect than a man who saved the Western world, and that “now Churchill is seen as another dead white male, and probably racist”.

Online, major websites such as FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes reported the news.

In the Dutch Parliament, MPs Geert Wilders and Raymond de Roon asked the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, a number of questions, such as “Do you share our opinion that the arrest of the politician Paul Weston is a gross violation of freedom of expression and an example of dhimmi [historically, subservient to Muslim rulers] behaviour? If not, why not?” and “How do you intend to wage the fight for the preservation of freedom of expression, in light of the planned rapprochement to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an organization which aims for an international ban on blasphemy and which attempts to restrict freedom of expression in the West under the pretext of the fight against ‘Islamophobia’?”.

Hampshire Police has now communicated to Mr Weston:

“You were bailed on 26th April 2014, under the provision of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in connection with an allegation of a breach of a S27 dispersal notice and a Racial/Religious Aggravated Section 4 Public Order Offence. Police enquiries have now been completed and after careful consideration of all the circumstances, it has been decided that no further police action will be taken. However, if further significant evidence becomes available at a later date, the decision may be reconsidered and the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service sought.”

Enza Ferreri is an Italian-born London writer and the Press Officer for Liberty GB. She blogs at For her previous articles and translations, see the Enza Ferreri Archives.

11 thoughts on “Charges Against Paul Weston Dropped

    • Yup, they’re telling him: watch yourself boyo, we can’t prosecute you this time because you kept to quoting Churchill and thus it would have been a PR disaster for us, but next time when you depart from quoting Churchill we’ll nail you good and proper.

      Intimidatory tactics of a nascent police state. In the historic place where individual rights against the capriciousness of kings and nobles first came to be institutionally and systematically respected. And that system was spread throughout the world to found the world’s most prosperous democratic states: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore.

  1. It would be entertaining to watch the police reaction if someone read publicly the list of things that Shia Muslims consider najis: bodily wastes, blood, dead bodies, dogs, pigs, and, commonly, Kufr who are people of the book (though it is “not improbable that they are Clean”). That courtesy of the Iraqi Ayatullah al Uzama Syed Ali al-Husaini Seestani.

    Mr. Churchill said some crisp things about Muslims and, personally, I find it interesting that Shia Muslims are advised to consider me as being on the same level as bodily waste, pigs, and dead bodies. That’s a ____ ant way of looking at other humans, but my life goes blissfully on notwithstanding. No doubt they’ll be “offended” by hearing their own teachings read back to them. Some kind of blasphemy action possibly.

    Maybe now the police have been instructed to tell the sensitive Muslims among us to just learn to live with what Kufr say about Muslims and what Muslims say about Kufr. You know, like they should just suck it up like any other person on the face of an imperfect planet.

    But I doubt it. Senior police management will invariably sell out for a shilling and a pat on the head from the local imam. That’s what matters to them. Keeping the Muslims happy. Job numero uno.

    • They sure have a way of making outsiders feel special. None of them are American Southerners, obviously.

      The Police Chief in Tulsa lost a lengthy court battle in May:

      Captain Paul Fields has lost his court battle in the Tenth Circuit, Paul Fields v. City of Tulsa, addressing his refusal to attend the Masjid al-Salam mosque for their self-described “Discover Islam Classes for Non-Musims.” Captain Fields was ordered to attend a learning (enlightenment) event at the mosque in 2011. Fields has been a model police officer for 17 years, yet was permanently demoted for his Christian beliefs. The higher court refused to consider his “religious objection” claim.

      As they say, read the whole thing…one senior officer who did NOT sell out so they ruined him.

      Take a look around while you’re at Maggie’s.

  2. All in all, a big win for PW, surely? For five hours in a Hampshire nick he gets international name recognition even though his party is barely a blip on the UK political radar, and he makes the entire British judicial establishment look like the cowardly, bullying dhimmi xxxxbags they mostly are at the top level. You’d have to threaten me with jail before I would willingly cooperate with the UK legal system. And the more Brits who turn their backs on this shower of traitors, the better.

  3. Paul Weston should go back to Winchester and do it again. In addition he could perhaps hold a copy of the Koran on high and quote Gladstone – who famously stood in the House of Commons and said ” So long as there is this this book there will be no peace in the world.”

    I wonder if they’d arrest him again. After all, quoting two “Islamophobic” British Prime Ministers must be twice as offensive.

  4. Precedent set. Every British patriot should recite the speech on the steps of their respective town halls.

  5. Great idea, but they won’t. In the pathetic U.K. the’ve already been cowed by P.C. paranoia. Glad I left.

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