For those of you who do not know who Anthony Butcher is and his involvement with The Democracy Forum - also known as the UKIP Hypocrisy Forum - I shall give you a brief summary of the man.
Butcher is currently a parish councillor for Long Ashton, a nice fluffy type village well out of the way from enriched Bristol to the South West. He has also served on the NEC of the state release valve, UKIP and has stood as one of their candidates in national elections and is now responsible for the UKIP run Democracy Forum, that is registered in his name. He may well find himself paying heavily for that privilege.
Within UKIP, he does not appear to be very popular with genuine patriots who have misguidedly joined Farage's Fools and this is what the UKIP vs EUKIP site has to say about him and his/UKIP forum.
Anthony Butcher's UKIP Controlled Forum Still Seemingly Hosting Libel!
A collection of dishonest low lifes acting for UKIP too ashamed of their own behaviour to put their names to their libelous claims and cowardly cyber abuse on behalf of UKIP!
Would anyone of any ethical values want UKIP near ANY lever of power in the light of the dishonesty, corruption and self serving behaviour of the liars, cheats and low lifes they are associated with even NEC members like the sordid Mick McGough and his criminal behaviour and lies and he is far from alone - consider Gerard Batten, Derek Clark, Peter Reeve, Paul Nuttal and other liars and racists and the sick little claque of anonymous cowards and perverts!
Now it was interesting to discover the above with its mention of libel, because this is what this article is all about, so first let us look at the meaning of libel and who can be held responsible for the dissemination of it.
Well the classic definition of libel is: "a publication without justification or lawful excuse which is calculated to injure the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt or ridicule." and I believe that Anthony Butcher, through his publication of articles on his forum, libelling me personally, along with the authors of the comments are guilty of all of the above.
Now Anthony, I suggest you read the following very very carefully. The information below is taken from a legal site that specialises in libel, slander and malicious falsehood.
To bring a viable action in the English courts, you would need to be able to show that publication occurred in England or Wales.
A claimant in a defamation action must show that the words they complain of would be understood by a hypothetical reasonable reader (i.e. requires publication to a third party) to refer to them and to bear a meaning defamatory of them, that is, a meaning which would tend to lower their reputation in the eyes of right-thinking members of society.
The actual effect of the publication of the words is irrelevant to whether they are defamatory: this is determined by reference to right-thinking members of society only. A claimant must also show that the words complained of have been communicated (published) to a third party.
Anyone involved in the publication of the words will be liable unless they can establish a defence.
A defence can be for the defendant to show that although defamatory its words were published pursuant to the discharge of a public duty (e.g. reporting suspicion of a crime to the authorities) and are thereby privileged from suit but such a defence is vitiated if the claimant can show that the words complained of were published with malice. It is a defence for the defendant to show justification, meaning substantial truth of the words complained of.
Right, now we understand the definition of libel and who can be held to account for it, let us get to the meat of the article.
For some time now, Anthony Butcher has been permitting a small group of individuals from the British Freedom Party and the British National Party, who have joined in an unholy alliance to publish outright lies about my racial origins, my name, my history and my family, in order to discredit me personally and the website that is an outspoken opponent of both those political parties.
When I initially complained about these comments to a moderator on the Democracy Forum, with regards to these libels I was banned from the forum (which I rarely visited because I know who is behind it and what its true purpose is) because I had written that I was considering legal action.
I should have taken legal action then, because a fire, if not put out straight away will just spread and grow, as have the lies now being published about me on Butcher's Democracy Forum.
Last night the number of vitriolic libels on myself reached a new high and became increasingly more outrageous and would undoubtedly, if believed by morons, damage the reputation of both myself and the British Resistance site and so action had to be taken.
Below are the email communications between myself and Anthony Butcher that took place earlier today. I will not comment on them until you have read them.
To the Democracy Forum
Please provide me with the name of the site owner, including a postal address, in order for my solicitors to contact you with regards to the endless libels that you have posted about me on this site.
Editor of the British Resistance
I am sorry that you feel that someone has libelled you. The forum has a very fast and robust system for dealing with complaints, so please do take advantage of it. Every post has a 'report this' icon underneath it
that will immediately flag it up to a moderator who will be able to look at it usually within 24 hours. If you think that a posting has breached the rules, then please just report it.
There are hundreds of postings each day so, as with all large web forums, we depend on people reporting problems. If you don't tell us about them, we can't do anything about it.
You can read the forum rules here:
You are well aware or should be, that I have been banned from your forum for asking for your contact details of a moderator when I was considering taking legal action against the writers of previous libel comments that you had allowed published on your site.
I see now, that the libels you continue to allow through are much, much worse and now attack the memory of my late father - a war hero. I am no longer prepared to tolerate it.
I also believe that I have a world wide reputation to maintain which your site has damaged and so have now sought the advice of a legal firm specialising in libel actions. I believe I also have the financial means to carry this action through to a successful conclusion for myself and the memory of my late father.
Please provide the contact details of your solicitors or how you propose to end these attacks on my reputation.
Editor of The British Resistance
As I have said, unless you directly inform us of the problem postings and why you think that they breach the forum rules, there is nothing that we can do. Using solicitors only makes that process much slower and more expensive for you. It doesn't help us to fix the problem.
Although you have been banned from the forum for threatening legal action (as per the rules that you agreed to when signing up), we would allow you to open an account solely for the purpose of reporting posts.
Alternatively, you can email me the details, but please include the direct link URL of each post (available at the top right of each posting) and why you believe that it breaches the forum rules. This will be a much slower way of getting it resolved - I generally only check this email address every few days.
Your response is totally unacceptable for so many different reasons.
Please now provide me with your solicitors contact details.
With regards to the expense that I will undoubtedly incur, I am fairly sure that I will be able to reclaim them from you and the author of the comments who is known to me and the authorities.
Editor of the British Resistance.
I am currently awaiting Butcher's solicitors details, meanwhile here are some observations on Butcher's replies. He knows full well that he has the ability to stop these libels dead in their tracks if he so chose. He should remember that I also am the owner of a web forum and know exactly how to deal with problem posters.
His solution is to let people libel me and 24 hours later, after the libel is reported, to remove the libel from the forum and round and round we go again. As they say - No way Jose.
Butcher also attempts to warn me off with the costs of taking libel action against him but what he fails to realise that this time he is not fending of some limp wristed UKIP member, this time he is crossing swords with a British Nationalist, who someone once wrote of, using these words: "The last person in the world that you want on your case is the Green Arrow" and I am on your case now Butcher.
It is also interesting to note that among those joining in the libelling of me are the homosexual pervert Peter Stafford and the rat of nationalism, the fraudster Simon Bennett, both of the British Freedom Party, who despite posting some of the vilest comments of perversion and threats of violence, are still welcome on the Democracy Forum and one must wonder if it is because of their parties links with UKIP, of which Butcher, who denies being a member is still a rabid supporter of.
Now then Butcher, I want to point you to the following statement with regards to Personal Responsibility, that you have posted on you blog. In it you write:
I believe in personal responsibility, and this is a central theme throughout my political beliefs. Unless we take responsibility for our own lives, actions and finances there can be no true liberty.
Fine words Anthony, fine fine words and now I intend to make you take responsibility for your own actions and will also make you pay to learn to practise what you preach. Please email me your solicitors details as requested.