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Helen Dale

Posted on 26/04/2018

Helen Dale – Writer for The Spectator

 Helen Dale, known for a time by her pen name Helen Demidenko, is an Australian writer and lawyer. She served as a senior adviser to David Leyonhjelm, a Liberal Democrat member of the Australian Senate, from 2014 through to the election in 2016.

In the 13 years of Labour Government (1997-2010) more laws were passed than in over 900 years (1066-1997). The legislation that is being used by the current Conservative Government was brought in by Labour. Section 127 of the Communications Act needs to be repealed.




Posted on 23/04/2018

The Bagpipe March for Free Speech


A good natured but passionate demonstration took place Monday 23rd April 2018 to protest about the threat to humour and free speech. This video is filled with inspiring bagpipe music which uplifts the spirit and made it a joy to participate in.

About protesters gathered in Leicester Square and marched on Downing Street to melodious bagpipe tunes. There was a friendly liaison with police, but the protesters  conveyed a strength of feeling about the UK political and legal establishment penalizing comedy and attacking those they think have committed hate speech.

Many bystanders voiced their support along the route.



I was the first to arrive at Leicester Square. I got there just before 11am on 23rd April 2018.

It was a sunny but with a thin veil of cloudy patches and a chill wind, just to enough to take away the desire to strip and absorb the sun’s rays. Although, these days, I feel the threat of contracting skin cancer has been a sufficient deterrent for some years now.

People started to show up from about 1115 onwards and it was a very friendly atmosphere. I heard from a police officer that Mark Meechan (Count Dankula) had been fined £800.

Milling among the various gatherings I was struck by the passion that seemed to ooze from the attendees, but it was not mindless passion, but a grouping of people who had thought thing s out and who had decided that our society is under serious threat from radical authoritarians who are intent on turning us all into a passive automatons , fearful to think anything let alone say anything.

I overheard one young man, probably not a day over 20 years, tell of how he had suffered abuse from a young woman who made derogatory remarks about his sexual organs after he had turned her down for a date. There were stories abounding of how a young woman had said the ‘wrong thing’ on Twitter and been booted off the platform. I heard word that a regular attendee to Speaker’s Corner, Tam, a Malaysian student had gone to Paris for a filming with Tommy Robinson, but had been refused entry back into the UK. He had had a clash with London Mayor Sadiq Khan a few days earlier. In the event he had had the microphone taken off him by officials and then evicted.

There was a lot of friendly exchange with the police attending and not a hint of any trouble. I reckon numbers attending were probably about 500 in number. Perhaps one of the biggest cheers that went up when Karl Benjamin arrived. Karl is perhaps better known by his online pseudonym, Sargon of Akkad. He has many hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide and something of a global star.

There was appropriately, as it was a pro-Count Dankula march. a bagpipe player whose very accomplished talents played some classic Scottish melodies that went down well with the whole crowd.

At 1300 we began the march from Leicester Square through Trafalgar Square and to Richmond Terrace across the road from Downing Street.

I had been provided with a blue T-shirt with the slogans:




Along the way a number of bystanders took photographed and I was asked by several of them what it was all about. There was a heavy police presence, but throughout relations were cordial and, at times, jovial.

There was ton of footage taken. Too much for it all to be processed, but one of the important things is to meet with others and establish links and friendships.

At Richmond Terrace several people took into in turns to speak with a handful of nominated ones such as Karl Benjamin being among them and a well spoken reporter from The Spectator who was non-too-pleased with the Conservative Party administration over the whole free speech affair.

There will be a selection of clips published here once I have had time to go through the footage. In the aftermath of the march, the organizers, from a group identifying as Liberalists UK, had booked up a session at a floating pub called the Tattershall Castle on the Thames.




While Mark Meechan was receiving his sentence in Scotland, a demonstration, organized by Liberalists UK was underway in London. This is the second film on the event by Chimes Media and is about the gathering – Bag pipes, You Tube star Sargon of Akkad and the humour of being silenced. Fun as well as serious. No trouble; no arrests; good relations with the police.

Pre-departure to Free Speech march in London



Zuckerberg Fry Up Courtesy of Ted Cruz

Posted on 11/04/2018




Mark Zuckerberg admits that Silicon Valley is very Left leaning. He has up to 15,000 employed to control inappropriate content, but claims to know nothing about their political allegiances. 

He cannot explain why several pro-conservative and Catholic pages have been sanctioned and removed but no Leftist content. 

In the senate hearing, Mr. Zuckerberg is made uncomfortable by Senator Cruz’s powerful assertions backed up by examples, but the conclusion can only be that Zuckerberg acts as a demigod and allows censorship of material that he and his employees feel are not in line with their own political views. It is disturbingly fascistic in the way that the company operates. It clearly does not obey its own rules.

Facebook needs to be sanctioned heavily for 1st Amendment violations of other content users. Zuckerberg is either an incompetent CEO or a blatant liar. The situation cannot go unpunished as the implications are very serious and other tech giants need to know the limitations of their power.

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Speaker’s Corner and Tommy Robinson

Posted on 03/04/2018

Tommy Robinson defies UK Government’s attack on Freedom of Speech

Campaigner Tommy Robinson delivered Activist Martin Sellner’s speech to an enthusiastic crowd of many hundreds of supporters at Speaker’s Corner on Sunday 18th March 2018. Austrian born Mr. Sellner and his girlfriend, Brittany Pettibone were detained and held for 3 days before being deported at the hands of the UK Government.

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There were scores of Muslims present, but they were easily outnumbered by those who had come in support of Mr. Robinson’s stand to defend freedom of speech. I can only report on one incident that happened about 30 minutes before his arrival. I saw one injured police officer being led away for treatment by a colleague. A Muslim man was arrested, handcuffed and loaded into a police van. A witness in the crowd told me that the police officer had been punched in the face. Film that I took at the scene suffered technological interference probably from some kind of police suppressant device.

This woman makes an amusing case for not wearing a Niqab and not being a Muslim

Muslim men responded to a call to prayer after Tommy Robinson Left and the crowds started to disperse.

Flags of Defiance flutter in the chill wind at Speaker’s Corner

Flags for Freedom

For Full Videos of this event ‘Walk Among the Crowd’


Many, especially those in the Main Stream Media, are very quick to call people they do not like or who has a different opinion as “Far Right”, but they never explain what they mean by Right or Left.

Politics is basically about the relationship between the individual and the collective (the state). From that perspective, if you favour big government and maximizing state control, then you are politically Left Wing. If, on the other hand, you want smaller government and maximum individualism, then you are Right Wing. I believe the ‘wing’ part stems from the French Revolution days.

In 1789 the French Assembly consisted of a Right Wing and a Left Wing. Militarism, dictatorship and fascism are not the sole preserve of the Right. Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Workers Party espoused Marxism and openly despised capitalism. Benito Mussolini was the first to establish fascism (in Italy) and received a letter of commendation from Lenin himself. It has been one of the big lies in history to spin these regimes as Far Right.

Islam – Nazi Link

Posted on 28/03/2018

Malaysian man in Hyde Park decries the foolishness of open borders and warns of the authoritarian nature of Islam. He draws attention to the historic link between Nazism and Islam



The rise in antisemitism in the UK and across Europe is no surprise. Could there be a connection between the spread and growth of Islam and the increase in anti- Jewish aggression?


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