How Political Opportunists and Racist Misfits Use the Criminal Law to
Deflect Criticism

Since she is a  Councillor in Brighton I’m not sure how she can vote for Peter Kyle in Hove – but he is a fellow Progress racist and an Israel right or wronger 
Police Notice that ‘Poison’ Penn used to try and restrict my freedom of speech using the bogus category of harassment

Last week I was at home with my
wife and son when who came knocking at the door but 2 members of Brighton Plod
with nothing better to do of an evening. 
What I wondered had I done? 
Robbed the local offy, held up a bank or annoyed some Zionists?  It would seem that the latter was my ‘crime’.

Last year, Progress Councillor Caroline
‘Poison’ Penn, who is a notoriously foul mouthed and abusive person, even by
the standards of the Labour Right, took to Twitter to announce that she had
joined, like a few fellow Progress members like Cllrs. Emma Daniels and Warren
Morgan, the Brighton branch of the Israeli Labour Party (otherwise known as the
Jewish Labour Movement).
Since Poison Penn had taken to
announcing that she was a racist to the whole world, I thought I would respond.  I wondered if she thought if would be worth announcing
that she had joined the National Front or British National Party too.
Penn accuses me of being an anti-Semite and then  threatens to call in the Police when I respond!
In May she decided to send out a
Tweet (which she has since deleted) calling me an anti-Semite.  Now I am used to Zionists calling me anti-Semitic.  It is the standard accusation to make against
anyone who is anti-Zionist or supports the Palestinians.  Nonetheless it is abusive (and to use today’s
PC language, ‘harassment’) especially when directed by someone like Poison
Penn, who is a Goy, against someone who is Jewish.
So I responded to PP with a
series of tweets pointing out that I am a long standing anti-fascist activist
whereas she has been a racist for most of her short and miserable career.  I also pointed out that a notorious
right-winger, who resigned from the Labour Party because it was too left-wing
Harris ‘Fascist’ Fitch, is her flat mate and moreover he has expressed to a number
of people the fact that he is a supporter of the BNP.
Poison Penn denies she is a racist but supports Israel despite its ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinians
Probably because a number of
people began retweeting what I had sent out, Ms Penn bleated that I was
harassing her!!  Presumably responding to
these people is harassment!
This isn’t the first time that a similar accusation has been made.  Indeed responding to political criticism with
charges of ‘harassment’ is now the done thing.
Apparently telling the truth is harrassment
The first such complaint was made to Northumbria Police by one Gary Spedding
for posts such as Gary Spedding –
The Zionist Cuckoo in the Palestine Solidarity Nest
The Walter Mitty of Palestine
The next complaint
of harassment, I’m not sure if it was on the grounds of race or not, was
Cecille Wright for having posted Professor Cecile
Wright –the Black Face of Lansman’s Coup
– Paying lip-service to
anti-racism for the advancement of a political career .
Since Poison Penn accuses me of anti-Semitism I pointed out how I had helped organise the ousting of people like the fellow in the middle – never seen Penn and Progress on anti-fascist demonstrations – they are not concerned about the anti-Semitism of neo-Nazis just supporters of the Palestinians
What you might ask is the common
denominator?  Trenchant political
criticism of pseuds, careerists, opportunists and racists.  Instead of these people responding in kind, they
call in the Police and file charges of ‘harassment’.  So the Police hand you a Police Information
Notice which states that nothing in it implies you are guilty but nonetheless
you have been warned.
Nonetheless it is serious as it
can be the first stage in a charge of harassment, he definition of which is
causing ‘alarm or distress’.  This whole
procedure is undemocratic.  It is an
attack on free speech.  It’s no different
in principle to the persecution radical pamphleteers like John Wilkes or Thomas
Paine faced.  It is the use of the criminal
law to prevent political criticism and dissent. 
Because Poison Penn and company cannot respond politically they resort
to the Police.
After she announced she had joined the Jewish Labour Movement, which supports Israel right or wrong, I pointed out that in Israel asylum seekers are demonised as ‘cancer’ by government ministers whilst the opposition Labour Party says nothing
Most people will think of harassment
as being a man ringing up, stalking or worse an ex-girlfriend or wife.  It could be an ex-girl friend harassing a man
too.  Or breaking into someone’s flat and
threatening them, as happened
to Lily Allen or the vile abuse
that Lily Allen suffered after the still-birth of her baby.  There are many such examples of harassment and
stalking.  What isn’t harassment is
political criticism made against people who, by their actions, court publicity
but then complain when those actions are subject to scrutiny.
I criticised Gary Spedding because
he claimed to be a Palestine solidarity supporter but spent most of the time feeding
his own ego whilst attacking other, genuine solidarity activists.
Apparently it is ‘harassment’ to respond to an accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’
Cecile Wright I criticised because
she professed to be a Black anti-racist yet she stabbed Jackie Walker in the
back when she supported the (very) white Jon Lansman in voting to remove Jackie
as Vice-Chair of Momentum.  I also
pointed out that she had also been censored by the Momentum Black Caucus!  This was deemed worthy of a complaint to the
Police and I was also sent an email from Emma Rees, of the Momentum National
Office implying I’d broken some social media code or other.  Apparently criticising someone who is Black
is itself an act of racism!
Since the racist Penn loves Israel so I pointed out that the Deputy Defence Minister believes Jews have higher souls than non-Jews and the opposition Labour Party says nothing
Caroline Penn is in a different
category.  She is a right-wing member of
the Labour Party who shares a flat with someone who supports the BNP and
EDL.  She is know to be obnoxious and, like
many racists, a supporter of Zionism and the State of Israel.  When I called her out about this she ran to
the Police.  Well she can continue
running because I intend to keep criticising her.  She is a local politician and if she can’t
take the heat then she should, in Harry Truman’s immortal phrase ‘get out of
the kitchen’.
I look forward to charges of ‘harassment’
being filed and I intend to defend them vigorously!

Tony Greenstein 
In Israel the ‘Culture’ Minister calls African Migrants a Cancer