More on the UKIP attempt to gag the blogger who posted the “10 reasons” meme. Apparently the police were called because Mr Abberton is a member of the Green Party and his Tweet/Blog should have been labelled as election material.
Firstly, this excuse seems to have been cobbled together hastily, after the fact of the police visiting Mr Abberton. Secondly, it doesn’t work as Mr Abberton would have to be a Green Party candidate.
A couple of days ago, blogger Michael Abberton got a visit from the police. As reported in the Guardian:
“He was told he had not committed any crimes and no action was taken against him, but he was asked to delete some of his tweets, particularly a tongue-in-cheek one on 10 reasons to vote for Ukip, such as scrapping paid maternity leave and raising income tax for the poorest 88% of Britons.”
This is the poster Michael tweeted:
Michael described his experience in his own blog here. As he put it:
“…they said this was in relation to a complaint that had been made by a certain political party in relation to tweets I had published about them and one tweet in particular which talked about ten reasons to vote for them. The PC wanted to know if I had made that poster.”
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