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Thursday, 23 May 2019



Some time on Thursday last week Facebook “Disabled” my “Personal Profile”.

The first I knew about this was when I tried to sign on to check if I had had any messages. I was then told that the account had been “Disabled”. 

Here is exactly what the text said:-

Your account has been disabled
For more information, or if you think your account was disabled by mistake visit the Help Centre”

For more information about our policies please review the Facebook Community Standards.  If you think your account was disabled by mistake please contact us.”

I of course thought that that must be wrong and therefore went to their next page which said:-

Why was my account disabled?

Your account has been disabled for violating Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

Our Policies

One of Facebook’s main priorities is the comfort and safety of our members.  The following are not allowed on Facebook:

·       Support for a violent and/or criminal organization or group
·       Credible threats to harm others or the promotion of self-destructive behaviour
·       Targeting other individuals on the site
·       Hate speech or singling people out based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease
·       Graphic content including sadistic displays of violence against people or animals and depictions of sexual assault
·       Selling recreational or pharmaceutical drugs

Learn More

After looking carefully at that page I was able to see that there was some element of an appeal process, so I clicked onto the link they provided and got a page which only told me to send them a PDF of my passport or other ID.

So all I was able to do in response to my Profile being “Disabled” was to send them an image of my passport to confirm my identity!

On Friday I received a response saying that the ID Team couldn’t help with any appeal!

Which is absolutely hopeless.

At that point I thought Facebook’s procedures for appeals were completely inadequate and didn’t even remotely approach the basic “Rules of Natural Justice”.  I therefore sent off an email to every Facebook email address that I had got. 

Here is my email to them:-

Dear Sir

I have tried to log in to my above profile and your system asked me to submit an ID check.  There is no proper detail of any reason why this happened nor a clear appeal process just some generic items which can’t be relevant to me.

I am currently a candidate standing in an election here in England and I have already done your double identity check for political figures and advertising so you should be aware.

Here in the UK it is a crime under the Representation Of the People Acts for candidates to be slandered so I would politely ask you to sort this out and restore my profile or I shall get the police involved tomorrow.”

In reply I did get this answer:- 

“Hi Robin,
Thanks for your report.  We’ll review the information you provided and get back to you when we have an update on your report.

In the meantime, you can review our Community Standards to learn more bout what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook:

We appreciate your patience.

View updates from your Support Inbox:

The Facebook Team

At the time of writing this blog, I have not received any substantive response explaining either why they have done it or what they are going to do about it.

I, in common with many other EU Parliamentary candidates, did receive a visit from the police advising us on security and so have received contact details of the officer who is responsible for dealing with political crime. I have therefore started the process of reporting this matter to the police, since Facebook would seem to interfering in an election which could well amount to a criminal offence.

The police have acknowledged that they are now investigating Facebook’s actions.

I shall wait and see what the police will do about this before considering my civil options against Facebook, which at the least would seem to amount to a breach of contract and may well be at least an implicit defamation in wrongfully disabling my profile.

Facebook’s actions call into question what exactly this is all about. 

I should explain that I have had my profile up on Facebook for at least 10 years (although I now of course cannot check exactly when I signed up!).  In all that time I have not been banned or warned of a ban for anything that I have ever posted up.  That is quite simply because I have not posted up anything that is even remotely against Facebook’s so called “Community Values”, nor even of questionable taste.

Furthermore I would say that as far as my profile is concerned I had not actually posted up anything new on my profile for quite a few days.  Also I hadn’t posted up anything else, other than updates about the case which I as a solicitor and Chairman of the English Democrats, am bringing against the Government (to get a Declaration that, as a result of our Notice expiring, we were Out on the 29th March!). 

In addition Facebook is well aware of my being involved in politics as a few months ago they had written to me to ask for me to sign up to what they describe as something along the lines of ‘double identity verification’ for political figures which would then allow me to place political adverts.  I had done this and I had also placed a few political adverts.

So the situation is my profile has been disabled and this has happened in the context where I have only been posting information up about the case. 

I had not even posted up very much about the English Democrats and myself having stood in the EU elections.  That is of course because the primary reason for standing in the EU elections was to publicise the case. 

Since what I am aiming to achieve with the case is that a Declaration that were actually already out and that therefore these elections are null and void. 

In response to this activity Facebook has disabled my profile without notice and without giving any explanation as to why they have behaved in this way and without providing a proper appeals process! 

Could this have anything to do with Facebook’s internationalist/globalist agenda and of their appointment as a Director of Nick Clegg of the “Bollocks to Brexit” Liberal Democrats?

Go figure!

Saturday, 18 May 2019



One of the bonuses of standing in EU Elections (of which the current one will hopefully be the last!) has been that you are able to get a free mailshot of your "Region". 

The snag is that the Royal Mail has very strict rules on how the leaflets are to be presented, which makes them a lot more expensive than leaflets usually are!

Consequently, although we have had a very generous response for our appeal for funds for leaflets from our members and supporters, we are not yet a big enough party to have been able to leaflet all four of the EU “Regions” which we have stood in.

Even for the two “Regions” that we are not able to leaflet it is still a worthwhile exercise to stand, as we have had many radio and television interviews which we would not have otherwise had.  We also have had an entry in many of the local papers. All this has enabled us to get the message out about our Party and also about English nationalism and most especially about our Judicial Review case. 

In those two “Regions” that we have been able to manage to leaflet, the Eastern Region and the Yorkshire and the Humber Region, we have put out what I think is a very good leaflet. Which we have been able to use to get around the mainstream media blockade and get something mentioning our case onto every single doormat in each of those “Regions”. 

Above is the image of the leaflet.  If you click on it, you should be able to see the whole leaflet. 

I am hoping that the leaflet will continue one of the good effects of the Brexit vote, which has been to reveal to millions of English people just how biased and dishonest our mainstream media actual are.  Their refusal to publish actual news and their focus on only pushing their internationalist/globalist agenda and the interests of their owners and of Big Business and of their Advertisers has been blatant!

An amusing by-product of the leaflet’s delivery has been to get emails, not only of support and of people donating and joining us, but also emails from our opponents. 

I thought I would give you a selection of the sort of ravings that the opponents of our moderate English nationalism have sent us. Enjoy!

Mr Daniel M:-

“First of all I would like to thank you for the leaflet I didn't want, nor did I ask for.
I must admit it has done it’s job, never before have I wanted to contact a political party immediately upon reading such a docket of information.
As a proud Englishman myself I take pride in knowing I can put this leaflet to good use in wiping my colostomy bag with it after I have emptied it's contents down the toilet. 
Ironically I was put off of voting recently but your leaflet has inspired me to vote on the 23rd May, but don't get too 'Proud' of yourselves as it won't be for you. I would rather void my ballot paper (much like my colostomy bag), than vote for your version of 'English and Proud'

Many thanks for inspiring me to vote again”

Mr Tom H:-

“I read your leaflet with interest but have some questions regarding some of the content.

You wish to make St George's Day a public holiday but St George was born to Greek parents in Turkey. He is also a patron saint in Portugal and some regions of Spain. That doesn't seem very English!

You also wish to fly the flag of a man of mixed European descent from public buildings!

Your leaflet also features the '3 Lions' but only one of the lions represents England. The other two represent Normandy and Aquitaine which are both regions of France.

Apparently Richard 1st first used the three lions but he did not speak English as his first language, rather French, and he spent very little of his adult life in England. Both of his parents were French.

Surely this shows us that the emblems you are using to promote Englishness are not English but European!

This leaves me confused as to what 'English values, history and culture' mean to your party. It would be great to get some clarity.”

From Heather:-

“I’'ve seen a few copies of your leaflet that friends of mine have received by post in light of the upcoming EU elections. Whilst I haven't received a leaflet myself, I have read it, as friends have been kind enough to share it on social media with me. 

I wondered if you could tell me where I stand with this party?

I was born in Scotland, and lived there until I was 19. I then moved to Cardiff, where I studied at Cardiff University. In 2014 I met my now husband, and we now live in England together. We both work in England. I was a teacher for 2.5 years, and he works for the NHS. He is Welsh, and lived in Wales until he went to university in England.

I would hate to be a cause of concern for this party, but at the same time, I feel like the leaflet makes my husband and I are made to feel unwelcome, as we are not English. I am very proud to be a European and British citizen and will continue to fight for my right to be called both.

Perhaps your next leaflet could be reworded to remove ambiguity - surely all people who are able to contribute to the economy and community are welcome in our wonderful country?”

From Natty N:-

“In getting pretty fed up of bigoted people shoving their disgusting leaflets through my door. Especially when it's specifically states not to post junk mail.
That's exactly what your leaflet is. Junk.
You racist cunts.
Not a single brain cell between you!
You're so busy hating strangers that have a different ethnicity to you, that you can't even get your facts straight about the EU.
You're a bunch of fuck wits who haven't the first clue about the world, or how it works.
All you care about is hating others and blaming them for your crap lives.
Maybe look a little closer to home.
Perhaps you're just useless and that's why your lives suck.
Incitement to hate to a serious offence, and that's what you're doing.
It's fucking pathetic.
English and proud!?
Fuck off. We're all earthlings.
Bring English is nothing to be proud of. We're responsible for so many atrocities. Why be proud of that?
You're hateful arse holes and you can, quite literally, shove your racist paraphernalia up your backsides. Or better yet, down your throat. Maybe that'd stop you spouting such tripe.
Go fuck yourselves.”

From Julie W:-

“I read with disgust the leaflet posted through my door this morning.  I abhor it’s thinly veiled racism.  Please do not ever send me any literature again.”

From Helen:-

“Please do not pollute my doormat with your racist literature”

From Adam H:-

“Please do not send your flyers to my house again!  I do not agree with anything your party is saying.  In my opinion you are all terrible terrible racist xenophobic people.”

From Tina C:-

“I received your racist leaflet today through the post.  I would be grateful if you would not send me your literature as I do not want to be associated with racist like you.”

From Sylvia A:-

“Do not just assume the person behind the door you post your degrading leaflets though to are English.  I am a proud English/Spanish woman how dare you!!!  I don’t force my opinions on you, don’t force your opinions through my letterbox invading my privacy.”

From ‘A normal person’:-

“You Nazi cockwomble.”

From Liz P:-

“I find your leaflets, your attitudes and your values totally unacceptable, do not contact me in any way.  I am contacting the electoral commission as in my opinion your leaflet contains many untruths.”

From Gemma T:-

“I’d like to make a complaint about the person who put your leaflet through my door.  Please can you direct me as to where I need to send this?”

From Mosteve:-

“After having one of your Election Communication leaflets put through my letter box I am in a quandary.  The reason for this being that my Paternal Grandfather was Egyptian, my Grandmother Welsh, and my mother a Londoner.  I am a Londoner married to a Scottish lady.  The question therefore is, how English am I!???”

From: Mr J:-

“Just had your leaflet delivered.  Just remember that not only English people live in England!!  Suggest the party name should reflect that.  A PROUD Welshman living in England.”

From Mark F:-

“If you put material as offensive as your latest ‘election brochure’ through my mail slot again, and expose my family and children to this kind of vile rubbish, I will call the police and have you arrested for contravening the Obscene Publications Act.  I am English and white and proud… proud to reject moronic views like yours!!  In future, keep them to yourselves …………”

From Vanessa S:-

“Don’t send your crap through my door.  You are not a party, you don’t represent a majority view point.  Please stop.  Don’t waste paper on your racist slander.”

From James S:-

“Thanks for your meaningless little poster-note that came through my door.  Unemployment is at its lowest level in years. English people can get whatever job they desire and or are qualified for, other issues such as education, inequality and discrimination can lead (and are far more important) to people being excluded from the workforce.  From my experience we learnt a great deal of “English” history at my school, but given the fact that history is the record of English interactions with other foreign powers, it would be almost impossible to separate history from the rest of the world.  ‘Flying the English flag from all our public buildings is the least educated thing that came through my door today and that does nothing for anyone, doesn’t really qualify as a top priority does it?  Given the rising levels of inequality and poverty in this country – none of which was mentioned of your flyer – flying English flags from every public building seems an inconsequential thing to put as one of the main things on the flyer.  It saddens me that your rhetoric and narratives are so hostile to lots of people that live in England stirring up hatred, animosity and intolerance, you should be ashamed of yourselves. 

I suggest that you ensure that you base your ideals on facts rather than emotion. 

Thanks anyway for the kindling, not sure how well it’s going to burn though.”

Some of the leaflets have been sent back with rude messages on them, the most amusing of which was sent back with a post-it sticker on it saying:- “This fascist shit came through my letterbox today.  I am returning it to you to shove it up your arse where it belongs”.  Funnily enough the individual not only paid for the postage, but on an envelope appropriately stamped with “Mental Health Awareness Week”!