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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Article called “Pale, Male and Stale?” reported to the Police as a Racist, Sexist and Ageist "Hate Crime".

Article called “Pale, Male and Stale?” reported to the Police as a Hate Crime.

I have been calling on people from our side to be more active in using the weapons of Political Correctness against its advocates. I recently came across another opportunity to set an example of what can easily be done.

I am therefore setting out below my correspondence with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) over a blog item entitled “Pale, Male and Stale?” by Lisa Hornung.  

Having got no satisfaction I then reported both the Organisation and the author to the police.

Here is the correspondence with the NCVO and the police:-

4th May 2018

Society Building
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL

Dear Sir

Re:  Your Blog article Entitled “Pale, Male and Stale?” - complaint
entitled “Pale, Male and Stale?” 

This is an expression which is both sexist, racist and ageist and insulting, abusive and grossly offensive against older white men.  Lisa Hornung also makes the fundamental error of stating that charities should be run to make “diversity a top priority”.

Anyone involved in running a charity ought to know that “Diversity” is not the primary objective.  The primary objective of a charity is to be run to achieve its charitable purposes.  “Diversity” if it is to be considered to be an objective at all, is certainly no more than a second or third order objective.  Of course what Liza

Hornung means by this comment, which is contrary to the fundamental Laws of Charity here in England, is that charities should, in her Leftist, Internationalist political world view be run in such a way as to conform with her view rather than in accordance with English Law and practice. 

Taken together this article and the relevant tweet on the NCVO’s twitter account which reads as below are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older comments which are grossly offensive, abusive and insulting both within the meaning of Section’s 4A and 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 and contrary to within the meaning of Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

Our researcher @ncvolisa looks at the lack of diversity in volunteering, and how we can address it:

Pale, male and stale?

1.25am – 30 Apr 2018”

I am hereby making a formal complaint against your organisation generally and Ms Hornung in particular.  I shall consider your response and in the light of that make a decision as to whether to report this matter to the police as a “Hate Speech” Crime.

Yours faithfully

Robin Tilbrook

Letter received from National Council for Voluntary Organisations dated Friday, 11th May 2018

Dear Mr Tilbrook

Re:  Complaint reference 4/05/18/1

Your letter of 4 May was referred to me in line with our complaints policy and I have reviewed your concerned.

The phrase you refer to is used as a shorthand for the issue under discussion, as befits the headline of an article.  It is not used in an abusive or insulting manner.  Indeed, the blog post title is deliberately phrased as a question, and the answer that the blog post sets out is that this ‘civic core’ contribute greatly through their volunteering.

You object to the recommendation in the blog post that organisations wishing to address a lack of diversity may wish to make doing so a top priority.  It is NCVO’s firm and long-held view that organisations are made stronger by involving people of all ages and backgrounds and that seeking to enhance the diversity of volunteers is a positive move for any charity.

You may like to note that the Charity Commission is of a similar view:

In conclusion, I am content that NCVO and our staff have acted entirely appropriately and that the blog post raises no credible grounds for complaint.

If you are not satisfied with this response, our complaints policy gives you the opportunity to have it reviewed.  Should you wish to do so, please contact the complaints coordinator, Tracy Kiernan, at this address.


Aidan Warner
External Relations Manager

And my reply: dated 29th May 2018

Mr Aiden Warner
External Relations Manager
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London  N1 9RL

Dear Sir

Re:  Complaint Reference 4/05/18/1

Thank you for your letter of the 11th May. 
We do not agree with your characterisation of what is clearly a racist, ageist and sexist “Hate Speech” Crime.  In the circumstances we shall be reporting your organisation and Ms Hornung to the police with a view to prosecution. 
On the subject of diversity; what you and the Charity Commission have said is merely a subjective political assertion, as would be the counter assertion that homogeneity gives organisational coherence and strength. 
These are matters of political and philosophical debate and do not negate the laws against “Hate Speech”.
Yours sincerely

Robin Tilbrook

From: Robin Tilbrook
Sent: 30 May 2018 16:10
To: Crime Bureau Essex
Subject: Re: Report of “Hate” Crime/“Hate” incident

Dear Sir
Re:  Report of “Hate” Crime/“Hate” incident

I wish to report both the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and also Ms Lisa Hornung, the author, for her blog item on the NCVO’s website found here >>>  >>> entitled “Pale, Male and Stale?”  Such a remark is anti-white, racist, anti-man, sexist, anti-older people and ageist.  It was also put out on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We have made a complaint to NCVO and set out below the contents of our letter which explains my reasoning.  This offending article and the supporting Facebook and Twitter postings were publicised, inter alia, in Essex.
Yours sincerely

R C W Tilbrook
English Lobby
“Protecting English Culture and Values”
A not for profit lobbying organization

From: Crime Bureau Essex
To: Robin Tilbrook
Sent: Thu, 31 May 2018 14:23
Subject: RE: Report of “Hate” Crime/“Hate” incident 
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email, if you wish to report a hate incident then I’m afraid that you will either need to call into Essex Police on 101 and press the option to report a crime please be aware our phone lines are very busy and there is usually a wait or if you have access to the internet please report it on line on the below link.

Kind Regards

Essex Police
Crime Bureau

From: Robin Tilbrook
To: Crime.bureau
Sent: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 17:47
Subject: Re: Report of “Hate” Crime/“Hate” incident 
Dear Sir

RE:  Report of “Hate Crime” incident

Thank you for your email. 

I have reported Hate Crimes to you via email before.  What is different about this one?

Yours faithfully

Robin Tilbrook
English Lobby
“Protecting English Culture and Values”
A not for profit lobbying organization

MR ROBIN TILBROOK                                                   Date: 01/06/2018
Quires Green, Walls Green                                    Crime Ref: 42/76534/18

Dear Mr Tilbrook,

I am writing about the crime you reported to us on 30/05/2018.

The details of this offence have been recorded and allocated Crime Reference Number: 42/76534/18.

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We are carrying out further investigations and we may be in contact with you if we need to obtain any additional information.

Should you require any further advice or have any additional information regarding this investigation please telephone the police non-emergency number 101.  Please quote your crime reference number in all correspondence.

Yours sincerely

PSE 76567 James Swatton
Essex Police

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  1. Like so many parts of education, media & policing the emphasis, symbolism & yes, sympathy can only work one way.
    The same point logically could be 'not enough dark, female and young' involved in receiving the charitable rewards which rather prejudges the issue up front,too.
    Put as a question is not good enough to hide the intrinsic attack on other parties' right to be respected.

  2. @RT yours is the correct approach. The perception of weakness provokes aggression. Referring to one comment on your other recent article concerning this same subject, it is not for the opposition to preach 'turn the other cheek'.

  3. Are these complaints being followed up? I can see the Fuzz just allocating a crime number and forgetting about it.

  4. So David Dimbleby has stood down as the presenter of Question Time on the BBC. I am sure we all know that his replacement will not be Pale Male and Stale but black or Asian and female.

    Meanwhile, many of us can remember the World Cup Final of 1966. I am not sure how many ethnic English are in the current England team but I was bewildered to see, I think, three Arab players. Perhaps somebody could fill me on the qualification to play for England now? But we are not alone and looking at the teams, it would seem that few, Iceland and Russia are notable examples, are ethnically homogeneous any more. The result is that the countries are becoming interchangeable. Indeed, just as the elites want, countries are disappearing rapidly to be replaced by a brown soup.

    A notable example is Orban's Hungary which has just passed a law criminalising lawyers and others who try to push migrants into the country. Not surpisingly it is called the "Stop Soros Law". The Hungarians and many others in the know now, recognise our George as being one of the financial elites behind the swamping of European nation states with immigrants to bring about their destruction.

    Still enjoying Peter Snow's programme on the restoration of old railway carriages and its exclusion of diversity. Peter seems to play with his model railway in his attic. Perhaps, having been one of the chief supporters of the multi-ethnicisation of the England of his chilhood, he is now just hiding away from what he has done as those with the money to can do. But as Peter Hitchens says, barring the civil war he sees coming, there is little else many feel they can do.
    The former Marxist and supporter of the Left's dream now realises that he has helped them to bring about England's annihilation.

  5. Good work Robin; there needs to be push back on this sort of thing. My first recollection of hearing this meme was from the Liberal Democrat politician Lynne Featherstone. Yesterday I noticed it dropped into a letter in the Daily Telegraph about the membership of national park authorities.