Tuesday, 27 November 2012

UK democracy - you're having a laugh

Having overcome the attempts to get Marlene Guest excluded from the BBC's debate in Rotherham, our effort to get our voice heard in Middlesbrough last night was thwarted by the police. Yep, that's right a candidate in a parliamentary by-election dragged away from a hustings event by the boys in blue.

Viewers from overseas used to the UK lecturing other nations on their democratic shortcomings might like to know that this is not an isolated case. Only last year Derek Adams, our candidate in Oldham East and Saddleworth, received similar treatment, which we managed to capture on video.