Friday 28 January 2022
Against His Persecutor
Seen in the usual places:
As a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen who is not serving a term of imprisonment in the United Kingdom or in the Republic of Ireland, Julian Assange is eligible to contest a British General Election. He ought to do so against his persecutor, Keir Starmer.
Furthermore, Starmer supported the prosecution of the Colston Four, whose actions have been found to have been a prevention of crime, since the statue of Edward Colston was itself a breach both of Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, and of Section 1 of the Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981. The jury accepted those arguments.
The Colston Four should support Assange in his parliamentary candidacy against Starmer. We ourselves would certainly do so.
David Lindsay, Independent parliamentary candidate for North West Durham, 2019 and 2024; candidate for General Secretary of Unite the Union, 2026
Dr Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym Technologies SA; Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Council Member of the Progressive International