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14 March (Part 3) - Free the Bexley One

As I await Mrs. Cromwell’s promised call with news of Olly’s incarceration my mind wanders towards Martin Neimoller’s words about the Nazis…

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

I have recently joked that in order to raise the website visitor numbers from its recent bout of flat-lining it might be beneficial if Bexley council or their policemen friends did something really really silly to Olly. And now that they have I am feeling deeply depressed at how this country for which my father came very close to losing his life flying a stricken Halifax bomber in 1942 is now in the hands of control freaks and criminals little better than our then enemy; ready to take bribes from newspapers, murder private investigators, put a website entrepreneur on an aeroplane to the USA or sling a blogger into a cell for swearing.

It seems my prediction was correct and in a few hours this morning Bonkers got very close to exceeding its previous record of hits within a 24 hour period. Pastor Niemoller’s warning has not been ignored. The Twittersphere is alive with Bexley council’s utter stupidity. I have already had two press contacts. While we await news here are links to more comment on the subject.

Link 1 (Blott)
Link 2 (Free the Bexley One - Twitter)
Link 3 (The Skip Licker)

Today’s scheduled blogs which one or two readers may be be awaiting will now be deferred for a day or two. I am afraid my mind is occupied elsewhere.


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