There Are Big Unanswered Questions about Alex Belfield, His Court Cases and the Donations from His Supporters

Okay, I admit it: I’ve put up any number of posts about mad right-wing internet radio host, Alex Belfield. So many, in fact, that one of the great commenters here described him as ‘my favourite right-winger’. Well, something like that. Belfield is interesting in that he says openly what the Tories think in private but deny in public. He’d like the NHS privatised, because somehow handing it over to private healthcare companies will reverse the lethal chaos and deprivation that four decades of Thatcherite privatisation and three decades of Tory cuts have done. Much of his views are bog-standard Daily Mail bigotry. He rants about the Channel Migrants – ‘the dinghy divers’ – as he calls them – landing here and being put in 5 star hotels. But I’m pretty sure the migrants and asylum seekers aren’t getting five star service. They’re there because there seems to be nowhere else to house them. And while I’ve no doubt some of them are economic migrants, others are equally doubtless genuine asylum-seekers fleeting some horrific regimes. He also hates British benefit recipients. There was a story in the mainstream news a few months ago that there were a couple of million jobs going unfilled. So Belfield put up a video about that, demanding all benefits be stopped so that people should be forced to apply for them. Never mind the fact that a large proportion of the benefits being claimed are by people in work, who can’t support themselves on the paltry wages the Tories and British capitalism have decided are enough to keep them alive.

He also hates the BBC, left-wing media and students and universities. He has a feud going with the Beeb. He claims he was forced out of a career in local radio because of jealousy from the other broadcasters. He, a working class lad from a pit village, who had never gone to uni, had more viewers than they, who were ‘Guardian-reading, middle-class, champagne-sipping, oyster-eating Naga Manchushy – for some reason he has an especial hatred of Naga Manchetty – twirlies. He’s been the subject of a series of raids and prosecutions, including a court action involving Jeremy Vine. He’s appealed and received donations from his viewers to help him fight these cases, all the while protesting his innocence and claiming that the courts have found him innocent, at least in the specific cases he’s put up videos about. However, the truth seems to be rather different and somewhat murkier. Jim Round, one of the great commenters on this blog, has pointed out that Belfield has not disclosed what he’s done with the money. Which contrasts very strongly with his loud denunciation of the BBC for allegedly spending half of the donations to Children In Need on the charity’s directors and staff and refusing to reveal what it has done with the donated money. Last Friday Jim made this comment about Belfield’s court cases.

‘As pointed out previously, Belfield is the defendant in all of the cases, the main one now a six week jury trial at crown court next July, something he fails to mention to is supporters.
The other is the now public Jeremy Vine defamation case. A video he posted shows Belfield waving only the letterhead of an FOI request (again, freely available) to his followers (who uncannily like Farage followers, never research anything he tells them)
There is a lot more to it if you are prepared to waste an hour of your life searching Twitter.
He has now deleted the above video, something he does regularly if his followers pass negative comments or he gets a bit to close to the line.
On a side note, the Liverpool taxi driver has been quoted as saying that the bomber asked specifically for the hospital, and the mosque story seems to come from a Daily Mail “source” make of that what you will.’

And today Jim posted this comment and link to a Twitter post about the Belfield vs. Vine case.

‘Some light reading for you, have a look at the link in this tweet (apologies for it being Twitter)
https://mobile.twitter.com/The_Mumpsimus/status/1464564826731122689?cxt=HHwWgsC4_ej8ltMoAAAA
I am (not) surprised your comments on those YouTube videos get deleted, shocking behaviour from so called bastions of free speech isn’t it?’

If you follow the link, you get to a Tweet from ‘Outing the Snallygasters’, who says of the Vine case:

‘FACT CHECK: 5th Oct’21 the High Court defamation case, brought against Alex Belfield @celebrityradio, commenced. His defence was poor & the Judge made him pay the claimants costs (£25k). He posted a number of deflection tweets/video. Here’s the truth

⬇️

https://bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2021/3068.html’

The email address is that of the official court records. The Tweet’s also worth looking at for the three pictures of the thumbnails from Belfield’s videos with ‘False’ stamped across them.

The statement that the judge ordered Belfield to pay Vine’s costs appears to contradict Belfield’s own statements that he’s a pure as the driven snow and the court hasn’t been able to find anything against him.

Belfield is doing well at the moment. He says he has over 300,000 supporters, which is quite possible. It’s a respectable number, but I get the impression that it’s dwarfed by the really popular YouTube creators, like Zoella and the beauty vloggers.

But apart from his appalling right-wing views, there are serious questions to be asked about his own conduct and what he has done with the money given to him through the kindness of his own supporters.

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8 Responses to “There Are Big Unanswered Questions about Alex Belfield, His Court Cases and the Donations from His Supporters”

  1. Joshx45 Says:

    Hmmm, Merry Christmas.

    🎄🎉😜

  2. beastrabban Says:

    Yup, also applies with this one!

  3. steve Says:

    factually wrong as usual belfield has had 8 no further action from the police so will not be in court for any of the things you say he has done BUT will be sueing all of the ones from the BBC including vine and notts police for illegal raids 3 times and no warrants. he quite openly tells the world his solicitors name henry bramman not sure of the spelling who holds all the money for his trial next year to sue the ones that tried to shut him down since turning whistleblower on the BBC. He actually resigned from the BBC not sacked and in the new year will be doing a slot on GB news so more utube followers dont you just love it ha ha

    • beastrabban Says:

      Thanks for that, ,Steve., I’m aware of what Belfield has claimed, but some of the checkable facts about his cases don’t exactly tally6 with his account. And I’m sort of surprised at him planning to join GB News, as when it started he had nothing but contempt for it and said very plainly on his YouTube channel that he’d never work for it because he prefers broadcasting on YouTu8be just for himself.

  4. Donald Biatchfook. Says:

    Utter shite.

  5. Bram Says:

    https://bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2021/3068.html&#8217 This doesn’t go anywhere. Think The BBC might have pulled the wool over your eyes.

  6. Anne boleyn Says:

    Alex appears to ruffle you feathers does he not?

  7. Michael Mcardle Says:

    Yeah I followed mr Belfield for a while it didn’t take me long to realise just exactly how absolutely shallow and false he was nothing short of an attention seeking greedy money grabbing charlatan he talks about people on benifits taking money under false pretences err he’s the biggest sponger going living the high life off of money donated by people who are small minded bigots like himself

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