Police follow and intimidate election candidate handing out leaflets

This follows the arrest and intimidation of Class War’s Lisa McKenzie, for putting up stickers as part of her campaign to get elected in Chingford, covered by Johnny Void on his blog. Marxists and the hard Left see the police and the armed forces as the instruments of class oppression by the aristos and bourgeoisie. It seems in this instance, the rozzers in Chingford and Croydon are doing their best to prove Marx and the Anarchists right.

At a deeper level, it also shows how insecure the Tories feel themselves to be, despite their boasting. They’re clearly afraid of a return of the riots of four or five years ago. It’s a tacit acknowledgement that they know they’ve increased poverty and destroyed lives, whatever Cameron and IDS say to the contrary.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today)

Whatever you may think of Class War‘s politics – they have candidates standing at the general election and they have the same right to campaign as any other candidate.

So why are up to 12 police officers following and intimidating Class War‘s candidate for Croydon South Jonathan Bigger when he’s handing out election leaflets:

Police Intimidation on the Croydon South Election Campaign

As Bigger on his blog puts it:

The message to me seems to be clear. If you’re a Tory candidate, representing a party that is waging a very real class war on ordinary people you get police protection. If you stand for a party called Class War and you oppose the Tory cuts and austerity programme you get police intimidation.

This is, of course, entirely undemocratic behaviour on the part of Croydon Police – not to mention a complete waste…

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