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Time The UK Stopped Being So Lily Livered!

I cannot believe that a man draped in an ISIS flag, with his young daughter on his shoulders waving one, was NOT arrested yesterday as he paraded in front of the house´s of parliament in London.

According to the news report, police who stopped and spoke to the man didn´t think he was breaking the law, and let him go.

FFS, when is the UK going to stop being so lily livered with these terrorists and their supporters. It seems quite obvious to me that this man was acting in such a way that he clearly was outside the law, and should have been arrested on the spot.

Here´s a link to the news piece.

At the bottom of the article I read this. “Wearing, carrying or displaying of an emblem or flag, by itself, is not an offence unless; the way in which, or the circumstance in which, the emblem is worn, carried or displayed is such as to cause reasonable suspicion that the person is a supporter or member of a proscribed organisation .”

As I didn´t understand what a proscribed organisation actually is, I looked it up and found this piece.

Unless I am missing something, then this man was indeed breaking the law, and should have been detained on the spot.

I´m sure I recently saw somewhere on the news that Britain is once again on highest or close to highest alert for terrorism, which makes it even more unbelievable that the 2 officers who stopped this man came to the conclusion that all they could do was have a chat with him and let him go.

Even if that was not the case, wouldn´t you think that the recent massacre in Tunisia would have been enough to get this man and his evil off the streets? It beggars belief that he was let go don´t you think?

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Koalemos wrote on July 6, 2015, 7:04 AM

There are a myriad of reasons for arresting such a person. The obvious example would be behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace or incite a riot.
I suspect that anyone attempting to hit him would have been arrested.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 10:50 AM

Barry you are back.. Hooray. I left a message for you as I was getting a bit worried about your sudden absence. So glad to see you again emoticon :smile:
Re your comment, too bloody right, more´s the pity. I don´t need to comment further as we all know the situation in the UK, and its disgusting emoticon :sad:

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 10:51 AM

Oh dear, is it as bad there then?

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 6, 2015, 11:02 AM

I cannot imagine that he was not at least detained for questioning and investigated for terrorist ties.

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 11:30 AM

hollyhocks100 We have all gotten too soft on issues such as this. Ridiculous.

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 11:31 AM


Nice to see you back, Koalemos !

Dragonfairy1 wrote on July 6, 2015, 1:43 PM

It is a sad sign of the times here in the UK, we seem determined to put the rights of the few over the rights of the many x

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 3:18 PM

If you read both links, you will see from the second one that he was clearly breaking the law.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 3:21 PM

How right you are. On a different topic, its the same when someone breaks into your house, shoot the buggers, or use more than what is considered " reasonable force " to detain them while the police arrive, and you are banged up. What happened to rights for law abiding people?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 6, 2015, 3:25 PM

It was like that well before I moved to Spain over 13 years ago, so nothing new there.

#Koalemos hit the nail on the head with his comment, what a state of affairs indeed.

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 3:27 PM

Don't even get me started. emoticon :winking:

WordChazer wrote on July 6, 2015, 6:05 PM

Agreed. Two other stories which had me seeing red today:

- maximum benefits to be capped at £20k (that's MORE THAN MY ANNUAL SALARY!)
- a man who murdered his wife and was imprisoned in his home (European) country was still allowed to travel here after being released. He is suspected to have murdered a teenager before killing himself.

MelissaE wrote on July 6, 2015, 9:07 PM

This is an excellent article. The law states that he was showing support of a terrorist group. Governments are so afraid of hurting the rights of individuals.

allen0187 wrote on July 6, 2015, 11:21 PM

The guy should have been arrested as he clearly was supporting a known terrorist group. We as a society has gone too soft!

Shellyann36 wrote on July 7, 2015, 2:47 AM

I feel what you are saying. I am so tired of all of this ISIS propaganda. President Obama spoke today on a long drawn out plan to defeat ISIS. It will unfortunately cost thousands of lives of our military. Here in the states we are also on heightened alert.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 7, 2015, 3:04 AM

I´ll tell you what really gets up my nose, it´s all those men who claim they cannot work because they have a bad back, but regularly manage to impregnate their wive´s, who then spawn more scroungers to suck the life out of we hard working taxpayers!!! And the worse part is they actually think they are entitled to all that free money GRRRRRRRRRR

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 7, 2015, 3:05 AM

Yes, and it's getting worse.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 7, 2015, 3:06 AM

Yes he was, there is no doubt about that. What on earth were those policemen thinking?

rescuegal wrote on July 7, 2015, 5:18 PM

Welcome to the club. The U.S. is even more lily livered. Both of our governments have their heads up where the sun don't shine. Isn't it strange that the U.S. fought so hard for freedom and democracy and now they're turning it over to terrorists.