Today was the day that the public took back something everyone thought was the cornerstone of any Democratic Society ‘Free Speech’ After the last number of weeks in the ‘UK’ were we have seen, Austria’s Martin Sellner and ‘US’ Citizen Brittany Pettibone stopped at the UK border in a London Airport, detained and held in a holding centre, only to be deported for three days later, Why? Martin wanted to stand at Speakers Corner the deliver a speech to fellow Identitarians from the UK.
Brittany Pettibone was there to interview Tommy Robinson, Martin had asked the Border Control agents to let Brittney carry on with her business when they informed her that her situation was more severe than his, ‘the excuse’ the Authorities informed her, Tommy Robinson was a Far-right ‘Hate Preacher’ putting a stop to her entering.
In a further move the UK Border Control in Calais, France detained Lauran Southern, a YouTube Video Blogger, under ‘Section 7 of the Terrorism ACT’, She was not only refused entry to the UK, She also received a life time ban, what was their crime’s ‘freedom of speech’,
Tommy caught up with Martin and Brittney in an interview after they were deported back to Austria, As the interview ended Tommy asked if he could deliver, Martins speech at Speaker Corner on the following Sunday, Martin agreed, So it happened Tommy went live online at 2.00pm, London time from a Hotel near the park where he left on a shuttle bus with a number of supporters and security the fact he needs to have a ring of security with him tells you how far our societies have gone.
Speakers Corner has a long history of ‘free-speech’ Including in Law, Historical figures like, George Orwell spoke in the park including hard-line communists like, Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin,
Every Sunday, Atheists, Christian, Jewish, Islamic preachers including extreme Islamists have made it their place for, ‘freedom of speech’ with not a word from the police and today so did Tommy Robinson on arrival he had hugh support form thousands of supports both at the park and online, There was a large police presence at the event and on the outskirts, Antifa, Anarchist’s and some Muslims looking for trouble, there were reports of some minor scuffles, but Tommy’s supporter’s stood firm with dignity and waited, As Tommy arrived he was welcomed with hugh applause, he marched the through the police lines got among his supporter’s, set down his ladder, stood up and delivered the speech to the waiting crowd after about fifteen minutes he finished with the words “You might stop the speaker but today this prove’s you won’t stop the speech” and carried on to say that the battle for free speech starts in the park promising to come back to hugh cheers.
The message today wasn’t about which side of the divide you stand on, but what every Democracy has battled for and has been built upon, ‘Freedom of Speech’ and on Sunday the eighteenth of March 2018 The people took it back from the Establishment, if only for one day.
Martin Sellner’s Speech: