Peter Coulson, presiding judge at yesterday’s High Court hearing, when relying on the Crown’s citation of authorities from the 2012 Twitter joke trial (R vs Chambers), stated wrongly that, unlike YouTube videos that are available for to everyone to see, it was necessary to be registered with Twitter to see tweets. The ruling also states, also wrongly in my view, that – as with a tweet – my videos were “immediately streamed” as a result of anyone accessing them.
Also sitting, Bobbie Cheema-Grubb, admonished my barrister, Adrian Davies, for his analogy – coherent in my view – that the ‘sending’ of a message to an inanimate object, as in to a server in California, fails to come under the legislation of S. 127.
Whilst Cheema-Chubb noted that it was unhelpful to compare old forms of communication with the Internet, she appeared not to take into consideration the fact that legislation contained within S. 127 has a history dating back decades, first for ‘offensive, menacing or threatening’ letters and then for similarly abusive phone calls.
Final business of the day was an agreement between both sides, in court, that my costs were to be covered by the tax payer: a pretty clear admission that this entire farce has been a huge waste of precious court time and of public resources.
Mainstream media had obviously received instructions not to cover the case, the only report coming from Stephen Pollard’s little helper, Ben Weich, in the Jewish Chronicle. Campaign Against Aryans’ (CAA) little number is interesting for several reasons, including the strong possibility of having been prepared earlier, with full advance knowledge of the verdict. They go even further, admitting to “extensive contact between lawyers for Campaign Against Antisemitism, the National Probation Service and the Crown Prosecution Service” as well as predictable hyperbole that my songs were a tactic used to “hound Jews”…
I ain’t nothin’ but a Jew Hound
Singing all the time
I ain’t nothing but a Jew Hound
Singing all the time
They ain’t never shown no proof
And they ain’t no friend of mine.
In one sense, yesterday’s apparent defeat has been a further handout by our own authorities of rope with which these predatory bullies can go hang themselves. The vindictive, triumphant tone of CAA patting itself on the back in the name of censorship speaks for itself.
As for my strategy hereon in: I shall simply keep on singing.
Next court date: January 10th 2020, Derby Crown Court for my retrial concerning the alleged breach of my Prohibited Activity Order, which could see me being sent back to jail for three or more weeks.