I don't often write about nothing. But on this occasion it seems appropriate.
Yesterday afternoon I sat on a bench opposite Luton magistrates court as Britain First leaders Paul, Golding and Jayda Fransen left after Jayda had appeared and entered a plea of not guilty for three charges connected with a Britain First visit to Luton in January this year. I wrote about Pauls hearing and conviction last week.
Paul and Jayda and a few followers left court and got into two cars that had recently pulled up in the layby outside the courts. There were very few people around the court.
They then drove off. There was a lot traffic passing, and for a while it was held back by the lights just down the road so it took them a while to enter the carriageway. When they did they went straight on, down to the roundabout (with a road off it leading in to Bury Park), and a few minutes later I noted their cars passing on my side as they left Luton. A breath of relief they were gone and I went to delete the pictures of the cars. I no longer needed them. However my phone battery died at that point. I left to go home, and get on with life, happy that BF were gone for another day. I forgot I still had the pics.
As you can see there was really nothing to remark about.
imagine my surprise when my attention was drawn to Jaydas video posted last evening. You can find it here. (I don't normally link to their or other similar material, as I don't like to draw attention to their views, but in this occasion it's central to the story.) in it Jayda Fransen makes the claim that they were unable to make a video outside court as they'd promised because:
" ...When we left the court there were mobs, gangs of Muslims in cars that were driving towards the court, they were hurling abuse, they were acting in a really agressive manner, so I'm now updating you from the car ..."
Errmhh! Excuse me Jayda. Did I hear you right? Did I miss something?
imagine my joy this morning when I found my pictures.
To be fair some of the cars you can see passing have Muslims in them. But with quite a few living here in the town that's to be expected. But I can't possibly interpret what you see in my video above as mobs or gangs. Nor were they driving towards you. Well, I suppose they were driving in the same direction. But that's petty usual in my experience on a road. And you'll note in the picture above there was no onecaround who'd have opposed you making a video.
Speaking directly to you both, Paul and Jayda. If people had tried to assault you yesterday I'd have been there to encourage them to stop. So would my Muslim friends. That's why I was around at that time. We don't want any more incidents like happened in Luton in January. I wasn't in court yesterday as I've way more important things to be getting on with. But I was there at the end to ensure Luton stays peaceful.
So please don't make up stories about Muslims attacking you when they didn't. I'd quite like to write more posts about nothing.