Walter Wolfgang, an 82 year old man from London, who fled Nazi Germany in 1937, was held under the 'Terrorism Act' today after shouting 'nonsense' as Foreign Secretary Jack Straw defended the British Labour Party's illegal war in Iraq.
This was after poor old Walter was violently bundled out of the hall by New Labour bullies.
British Nationalists like Tony Blair and Jack Straw talk about protecting freedom of speech, and then treat their own party members, who dare to disagree with their policies, in this vile way! As stated on Labour Watch:
"It might be worth noting.... this is the way fascism started."
Apology after heckler treatment - BBC NEWS, September 28 2005
The Labour Party is to apologise to an 82-year-old member who was thrown out of its annual conference for heckling. Walter Wolfgang, from London, was ejected from the hall after shouting "nonsense" as Foreign Secretary Jack Straw defended Iraq policy. Police later used powers under the Terrorism Act to prevent Mr Wolfgang's re-entry, but he was not arrested.
Has it really come to this? - Labour Watch, September 28 2005
For those who want a vision of the future under New Labour, if Tony gets his way on legal reform, ID cards, and zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour, look no further than today's disgraceful incident at conference when an 82 year old heckler, Walter Wolfgang, was bundled out of the hall by security guards. A second delegate who tried to protests at the way he was treated was also expelled. In the New Labour utopia, dissent will not be tolerated and there will be no freedom of speech. It might be worth noting.... this is the way fascism started.
Respect Nonsense - splodgebucket, September 28 2005
I heard the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, this week, assuring us that the new anti-terrorism legislation would only be used against a tiny minority of people who were against the State. Now we see how that legislation can be used to protect the State from people who embarrass it. Good job the heckler was 82, and shamed the Labour Party into an apology! In the same interview Mr Clarke spouted forth about Mr Blair’s respect agenda. He said the government couldn’t force people to behave in a particular way, but “You should have to respect other people”. The irony is crushing.
Freedom of Speech? My Arse!, thecomplexchrist, September 28 2005
So yes, I find it outrageous, yes I find my blood boiling, yes I want to spit expletives and post excrement to Number 10 when I see an 82 year old man, a faithful party member, being yanked, tugged, pulled, pushed, grabbed, threatened, man-handled out of a Labour party conference speech. For what? For shouting 'nonsense' when Jack Straw spouted his guff, broke wind up his vocal cords, and flabbed his usual bollocks about why people are continuing to die. This freedom of speech doesn't even extend to the ranks of his own party. The man was thrown out, his security pass invalidated, and then held under the prevention of terrorism act when he tried to re-gain entry.