Another attack at Ahava; legislation required.

Ahava is all perfectly legal. Come to the Buycott on 20 and 21 Nov.

Ahava is all perfectly legal. Come to the Buycott on 20 and 21 Nov.

With the incessant physical attacks on the Ahava shop in London’s Covent Garden it is about time that legislation was enacted to deal with the continuous intimidation of staff and disruption to business.

Last saturday anti-Israel activists stormed the shop again. They wheeled in a concrete block and locked themselves on to it before throwing themselves to the floor making it impossible to remove them. The shop was closed for three hours and the police came. The activists were arrested for aggravated trespass.

In a recent court case anti-Israel activists were prosecuted for taking similar action towards the end of last year but were acquitted on all counts.

The case collapsed because Ahava failed to show up in court. Ahava claim they were given no notice of the case. Others say Ahava chose not to turn up and defend themselves for fear of heavy cross-examination over their product labeling.

Ahava labels its products “Made by Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd., Dead Sea, Israel.”

It seems to be uncontroversial but when you have an ideological hatred towards the Jewish state anything, and everything, will be picked up on.

The Ahava factory that makes the products is based on the Dead Sea kibbutz of Mitzpe Shalem. It provides jobs in engineering, chemistry, research, and marketing & sales. There are 120 employees.

The main gripe for these Israel-haters is that Ahava’s products “come from stolen Palestinian natural resources in the Occupied Territory of the Palestinian West Bank, and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. Don’t let the ‘Made in Israel’ sticker fool you—when you buy Ahava products you help finance the destruction of hope for a peaceful and just future for both Israelis and Palestinians”.

Well, we know that for them “peaceful and just” means the ending of the Jewish state.

But all this talk of illegality and mislabeling is a hoax. If you attend the Ahava protests you can view the many “Boycott Israel” signs and hear the constant calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. The protest is not about Ahava at all.

However, when the activists get to court they have very able solicitors who will expertly argue the law for ends to which Parliament did not intend.

They will argue that being on the West Bank Mitzpe Shalom is illegal and so as Ahava was not engaging in lawful activity when the activists invaded the shop the activists were not committing a trespass.

They are likely to be acquitted again and activists will continue to attack Ahava. Intimidated Ahava staff will continue to see their photos put up on extremist websites.

But both Mitzpe Shalom and the product labeling are legal. It is not the duty of a local magistrate to decide the legal status of Mizpe Shalom. And as Ahava is an Israeli company and the Dead Sea is also in Israel the product labels are not a misrepresentation.

These are simple arguments that Ahava can make with the help of able, albeit expensive, legal representation.

But Ahava should not even need to make this case as it is being targeted solely because it is Israeli.

Britain should follow the French line and introduce the offence of incitement to discrimination, hatred or violence against a group of people on account of their belonging to the Israeli nation.

A French anti-Israel activist was successfully prosecuted recently for damaging Israeli product packaging in a French supermarket. Other prosections are due to follow. This is being supported by Bureau National de Vigilance Contre l’Antisemitisme.

So come to the Ahava Buycott, arranged by the Zionist Federation on 20th and 21st November, where you will receive a 10% discount on all Ahava products and treatments and where you can stick two fingers up to the anti-Israel protesters. The address is Ahava, 39 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden (near Leicester Square tube).

More importantly start lobbying your MPs for new legislation to protect Israeli products and businesses from being targeted solely because they are Israeli.

49 responses to “Another attack at Ahava; legislation required.

  1. Here, here. Hopefully the trespassers will go down, the Police have all the evidence they need. The best answer to the haters is to flaunt a bag of wonderful Ahava products in their faces. In the meantime they are great for sales: sales are higher on demo days than on non-demo days.

  2. excellently put.

  3. I’ve heard this about the “Equality Act” on the Today Program yesterday
    it left me utterly confused as does that idea that a private citizen is entitled to take the law into his/her own hands. As I understand the German “state’s monopoly on violence” blocking the shop would be a no-no.

    http://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/today-equality-act-barking/id73330187?i=87877222

  4. Any lawyers out there prepared to represent Ahava pro bono in prosecuting these people?

  5. Empress Trudy

    Can you douse them with Ahava products so at least they will smell better? Send them home slathered in creams and oils. It may even make them explode.

  6. Well, we know that for them “peaceful and just” means the ending of the Jewish state.

    The usual paranoid claptrap from Richard ‘I’m not a Zionist’ Millett… Now exclusively preaching to the converted…

  7. mmmh maybe it is time to remind Gert how paranoid he used to get over the prospect of meeting somebody over a popsicle. I know that Gert doesn’t click on links I post but for the rest of you: enjoy!

    http://melchettmike.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/the-israel-only-bashers-a-case-study-bridlington-gert/#comment-6208

    • richardmillett

      cue massive personal onslaught from Gert. Silke!

      • Richard:

        cue massive personal onslaught from Gert. Silke!

        Unbelievable you have the nerve to write this. When I showed you earlier what Silke tried to do over at Hasbara Buster. How she made serious allegations about an alleged Google account theft (committed allegedly by moi) HERE at YOUR blog!

        I’ll remind you also, as you were witness to it, that prior to the arrival of Melchie (one of your decidedly less savoury friends), discussion on this blog was entirely civil.

        Silke gets what she wants: carte blanche on everything, emboldened by you. And all for a bit of admiration… How old are you, three?

  8. Richard:

    Again you baffle me. You claim to be a journalist but want to play l’ingenue, someone who pretends not to know something when in reality you may not be the sharpest tool in the box but the objectives of BDS are so well-publicised that even you must be able to recite them by heart.

    In reality anti-Zionism (or critics of Israeli FP, if you prefer) is like Zionism: quite a broad church, so I’ll play safe: at a minimum though what all in our camp can agree on is that the occupation has to end. And that is the main purpose of BDS. Now you can either keep writing for the in-house imbeciles here and get praised for that or you can take an honest position on it. So either stay intellectually bankrupt but keep being the darling of the Melchetts (a francophobic nutcase) and the Dannenbaum’s (too stupid to see that an alliance between Zios and the EDL would be a massive own goal) or grow up…

    But in your book there is no occupation (or at least it’s legal). Netanyahu has dovish days compared to you.

    Nazigirrrl:

    I’ll make yet another offer for a truce: get off my case and I’ll get off yours. I cannot put it any clearer than that and it’s the third time around now. All you need to do is… nothing! I’ve made far more vociferous Zionists shut up about me than a 60 year old descendent of a Nazi father…

    • richardmillett

      Gert, that specific comment about “peaceful and just” was really aimed solely at the boycotters, not generally at people who criticise Israel and/or Israeli policy. I don’t seem to have made that clear though. All the people I have met who protest outside Ahava and raid Israeli produce in supermarkets are not bothered about the settlements, but about Israel’s existence per se. That’s my experience of it anyway.

      • That’s my experience of it anyway.

        No, it’s your willful perception of it, that’s not the same. It allows you to prop up a giant straw man and avoid the real issues.

        Don Quixote lives…

  9. Richard
    you’re right a massive case of Logorrhea is in the offing as soon as his stock of diapers will have been upgraded – when he’s through with it I’ll know again some more about where my “friend” from the still silent Hasbara Buster had linden leafs falling on his body when he bathed in the dragon’s blood. As he has called me around here repeatedly Helga I’ll guess he’ll try to do something nasty with that piece of knowledge he assumes he has acquired. Let’s just wait and see.

    In the meantime I enjoy myself trembling with fearful anticipation of what the prime geek of Bridlington will be able to do to me.

    I don’t want to give geeks a bad name as I am really impressed by what they can do, as I in all likelihood had another chance to witness something pretty impressive recently over at Gert’s adored Argentinian Ibrahim and of course I emphatically declare that I do not in the least suspect Gert. I trust that Gert is completely truthful when he declares that he is a geek and proud of it but all he knows about are html-codes.

  10. Richard
    thanks to Gert’s tutoring I know that there was no theft of my Google account only of my moniker – way back then I didn’t know that the two could be separated. But thanks to the excellent lessons of Gert I am now convinced that it is very well possible that two Google URLs may be using the same moniker and one of the two using “Silke” very definitely wasn’t mine.

    forever a procrastinatrix I haven’t advanced any further on the story than this but I am currently building up some connections in the German blogosphere, maybe I’ll meet somebody there who can give me a recommendation to somebody in the know like for example a member of the Chaos Computer Club. Or maybe I#ll just get lucky and Gert gives me another clue.

  11. ooops I forgot, here is the link to my currently most favoured explanation

    http://ruth33.wordpress.com/speakers-corner/#comment-159

  12. “legislation was enacted to deal with the continuous intimidation of staff and disruption to business.”

    That legislation already exists, it is the basis of the offence of Aggravated Trespass, the only hurdle to be overcome is the small matter of lawful activity, should be no problem for Ahava write?

    Will you be posting details of the physical attack any time soon?

  13. Richard
    l’ingenue

    I don’t know about the Flemish Belgian definition for l’ingénue but the English one most certainly leaves me a bit bewildered. I thought you were a journalist and not an actress and I thought you were male and not female. I don’t know about your age but it seems to me that your teens are some time in the past.

    You are neither an actress nor a woman

  14. pro bono lawyers usually botch it up…

    could this be a hint that Gert lays the guilt for some of his lack of playmates and in-between-job-state at the doors of pro bono lawyers?

  15. in our camp

    that Gert feels he belongs to a camp sounds plausible to me but that regular visits to his website makes me guess that the others in his “our” are at best very on and off visitors.

  16. might this be of interest to BDS-sers?
    or do they consider Palestinians to be too ignorant to judge what is good for them?

    Prof. David Newman, a staunchly left-wing Israeli professor at Ben Gurion University, explains why boycotting Israeli universities is a truly dumb idea. He offers a number of interesting reasons; I found this one particularly interesting:

    In most cases, it is the Palestinian side which prefers to keep the project out of sight of the media. Important groups within Palestinian civil society, such as trade unions and academics, are highly critical of those who want to cooperate on a basis of equality when, in reality, there is no equality – political or economic. They are uncomfortable with the thought that through cooperation they are, de facto, legitimizing the occupation. Palestinian academics who work with Israelis find the political pressure to bow to the anti-intellectual logic of the boycott campaign difficult to deal with.

    http://yaacovlozowick.blogspot.com/2010/10/hard-to-be-palestinian-professor.html

  17. Nazigirrrl Helga:

    As he has called me around here repeatedly Helga I’ll guess he’ll try to do something nasty with that piece of knowledge he assumes he has acquired. Let’s just wait and see.

    No such plans here whatsoever. The sooner you start ignoring me (completely), the sooner I start ignoring you (completely).

    Blame the idiot Dannenbaum for me knowing your first name. Numpty wanted to run a blog with ‘absolute freedom of speech’ but came to ask us both for permission to delete one of its pages… by cc email! Idiots will be idiots. And living proof that living in a settlement for 32 years with your head firmly up your *rse does nothing for your intelligence…

  18. Handcuff them to their own concrete and leave them.

  19. might this be of interest to BDS-sers?
    or do they consider Palestinians to be too ignorant to judge what is good for them?

    For every Perfesser xyz you can find, I can find 10 that are in favour of it. Your belief that this one man is somehow ‘proof’ shows how little you understand (or care) about the nature of ‘proof’, ‘evidence’ or elementary logic.

    Pocolocowitz likes to pretend now and again he cares about the ‘Palis’ but he doesn’t fool me…

    BDS is the last thing left, ‘last chance saloon’ really. If it fails renewed massive violence from the Palestinian side will be the only other ‘last thing’ logically imaginable. Giving up and self-transferring to ‘Arabia’ isn’t on the cards, trust me…

  20. Daniel
    never mind Gert – he is jumping to conclusions in his usual geeky style i.e. it is either electricity off or on and the only explanation for anything not fitting into his world view is that it must have been a dumb act.

    actually the story of Helga is a nice albeit insignificant one which I nevertheless don’t want to share with our fluent in four languages between jobs Bridlingtonian geek

  21. he is jumping to conclusions

    Not exactly le mot juste, there. Lemmesee, I get an email from Dannenbaum, addressed to me and you (regarding the deletion of said page of Dannebaum’s execrable blog) and for you it says ‘Helga Silke’ in the address line… Not exactly jumping to conclusions, now it it? Or where you using mutti’s email address again? Oh no, she’s pushing daisies… in hell…

  22. Richard
    re Don Quixote
    if I had to bet on who had his mind damaged by reading the wrong stuff, I would under no circumstances place it on you. In case Gert should for once happen to know something about the book he is alluding to than I bet that we chose to call you that while suffering through a bout of projection.

    Gert
    I admit that jumping is probably the wrong verb to use in connection with you, people capable of jumping tend to have alert and broad minds. That btw is a view which is supported by the old Greeks. Prematuring to conclusions would have been a better choice of words.

  23. Daniel Marks

    My late father’s company was in Charring Cross Road, Leicester Square and though I haven’t been there for 30 years or so, I once knew the area quite well. I get a little nostalgic just seeing the name.

    While I do not dismiss the idea of the legislation that Richard suggests, it seems to me that such an endeavor should not be embarked upon without good chances:

    1. Of the bill passing.
    2. Of the law being effective.

    In the event that such a bill is proposed, but defeated, it seems to me that this could give further motivation to judges to rule as they have and could even deter the police from taking action in the first place. During his many years in opposition Menachem Begin often refused his over zealous coleagues wishes to propose no-confidence motions that were doomed to fail. He argued that every failed no confidence vote is like a vote of confidence in the government. Similarly a bill that fails to pass could be seen as support for the opposing view.

    I still suspect that the correct long-term strategy is to:
    1. Turn every anti-Ahava demonstration into an Israel love fest.
    2. Cooperate with ALL groups interested in supporting Israel, especially those whose presecence is more likely to scare the opposition.

    Once again, I am very much out of touch with UK political realities, so I may be wrong about anything or everything.

    Good luck whatever you decide.

  24. Great exposition of the situation, Richard!

  25. “Pure genius: pro bono lawyers usually botch it up…”
    that is the most fatuous content- free generalisation.
    Go to Jack of Kent’s site and see what amazing legal victories pro bono lawyers have achieved just in the past few months/

  26. amie
    I guess Gert is generalising from his own experiences, but pro bono or paid I think even the most skilled lawyer would have a hard time distilling a coherent story out of his rantings.

  27. “They wheeled in a concrete block and locked themselves on to it before throwing themselves to the floor making it impossible to remove them. ”

    As dramatic as that sounds, it simply isn’t possible to throw yourself to the ground once you’ve locked your arm into the tube. The only violence that occurred was perpetrated by the shop assistant, who as the photos show was happy to sit there interfering with someone locked on until the police arrived. Intimidated? I think not!

    Your lopsided rhetoric is on a par with Jonathon Hoffman who starts his ,a href=”http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/zf-buycott-ahava-london-and-get-10-20-21-november”>blog by claiming that “Every second Saturday, a nasty group of bullies stands outside the Ahava Dead Sea beauty products shop in Covent Garden” and then proceeds to demonstrate what a nasty bully he is through the entire comments thread.

    Btw on that thread a quote was wrongly attributed to Mandela. One that he is likely to have made though is ” “we South Africans cannot feel free until the Palestinians are free.” This is cited in an article by Ronnie Kasrils, who also shows that Verwoed, the architect of Apartheid recognised Israel as an Apartheid state as long ago as 1963.

  28. ftp: You seem to another of those who suffer under the delusion that people should genuflect when you quote Kasrils. He is thoroughly discredited.
    http://cifwatch.com/2010/09/30/cif-gives-voice-to-south-africas-most-famous-theobald-jew-ronnie-kasrils/
    No one who knows anything about him is impressed.
    And why should we accept the characterisation of Verwoerd of all people about the nature of Israel. (If any quotes from Kasrils can be relied on) If Verwoerd said it all, he would have had his own agenda.

  29. Well done to the protestors and I applaud the moral actions of these courageous humanitarian activists who occupied the shop. They should be awarded a medal. Next time, please make sure its closed down all day. I walked by, saw the banner , realised what was happening and had a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

    I met an Israeli chap the other day. Pleasant chap he was. I admit I always feel uncomfortable around Israelis because I know he had to serve in the Israeli Army of Occupation and wondered if he served in one of the units that manned a checkpoint that forces Palestinians to wait hours to pass, laughing while women are forced to give birth by the roadside, or maybe he was one of the soldiers that protcted an illegal Israeli settlement? Then he could of been one of the brave warriors that murdered women and children in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead or perhaps he was stationed in Hebron where he probably took part in one of the forced evictions of Palestinian families? I wondered if he knows how to drive a bulldozer like the one that ran over Rachel Corrie?

    I don’t blame Israelis for being so filled with hate towards Palestinians, as they are taught at a very young age that they are enemies of Israel.

    Fortunately there are many brave Israeli peacemakers who defy their government, risking arrest and long term imprisonment by refusing to undertake military service, and/or participate in civil disobedience against the illegal occupation and take a brave stand against injustice. This is something like what happened ar Ahava a few days ago.

    Zionists are like Israel, seeing enemies everywhere, thanks to its own aggressive policies and blaming the victim of its aggression for the crime; just like Israel blamed the nine activists of the Mavi Marmara who were murdered by them for their own deaths. The government of Israel does this quite often. It’s like blaming the woman for the rape or the corpse for the murder.

    The area that is now called Israel was settled by Palestinians long before the country came into existance. Over 500 Palestinian villiages were wiped off the map and thousands of Palestinians (including women and children) were murdered by Zionist forces. It is not Judiasm or Islam that is the cause of all these troubles, but Zionism.

    Richard, why weren’t you at the last Ahava demo? Your EDL mates were asking about you.

    Will you have the chutzpa to be there this weekend?

    • Philoctetes, clearly your gripe is not merely with Ahava products, but the existence of Israel itself.

      You name yourself after the Greek who was exiled to a desert island by the rest of the Greek expedition to Troy, because the wound in his foot stank to high heaven.

      You have rather shot yourself in the foot by revealing your problem is with the existence of Israel per se, and that smell will prove counter-productive to your cause.

      I suspect you are the would-be-Classicist who earlier called himself ‘Suetonius’.

      A Classicist denying Jews the right of return, restoration and national self-determination in the land of Israel is a sorry and amusing sight: it was the Greeks and Romans, first pagan, then Christian, who exiled the Jews in the first place, and created Palestine and Palestinians in their place, in the first place.

      It was the Greeks and Romans, first pagan, then Christian, who wiped Judaea from the map, a 1000 Jewish villages, 50 Jewish towns, Jewish Jerusalem, and 100s of 1ooos of Jews from existence, that the province of Syria Palaestina might come into existence.

      It was Greeks and Romans, first pagan, then Christian, who defined the Jews as a people dispossessed and in exile, as a punishment for their rejection of the gods of Rome, then of Jesus and the prophets. And the Muslims followed suit.

      Above all, Palestinian Christians and Muslims.

  30. Philocetes

    had a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
    you naughty naughty boy!
    when I read that image of you my stomach heaved so hard I almost lost my delicious supper.

    You are oh so right to defend your Palestinian brothers – I dearly love any guys who have the courage to finish off a woman 9 months pregnant from really really close by. That is a sign of real valiant manhood. May they be haunted with the deed for the rest of their lives.

    and to you, please go and see a psycho, it is urgent, delusions may be infectious and you wouldn’t want to inflict your ugliness of mind to loved ones wouldn’t you. If you would keep in mind that it begins to show in faces as of about 25.

  31. You are oh so right to defend your Palestinian brothers – I dearly love any guys who have the courage to finish off a woman 9 months pregnant from really really close by. That is a sign of real valiant manhood. May they be haunted with the deed for the rest of their lives.

    and to you, please go and see a psycho, it is urgent, delusions may be infectious and you wouldn’t want to inflict your ugliness of mind to loved ones wouldn’t you. If you would keep in mind that it begins to show in faces as of about 25.

    Just by those two paragraphs you show how precious, precious little you actually have to say. No wonder all you seem to do all day and all night is prattle on with your gossipy mini-tirades. I wonder how many megabytes of server space your cacklings are taking up by now…

  32. finishing off a 9 months’ pregnant woman from close quarter is prattle. Can it be that it turns you on? Come on admit it. Mommie understands everything.

    There’s a difference between what one has to say and what one choses to say, but that thought is probably to difficult for you.

    Sorry to say I won’t have much time for you, another guy showed up on another blog and he has a lot more to offer than you. So as long as he’s around, even I won’t play with you, poor little lonely boy you.

  33. Philocetes: There is no point even beginning to try to remedy the gaping ignorance of the history of the region and who inhabited it which riddles your maunderings.
    But this:
    “Israelis for being so filled with hate towards Palestinians, as they are taught at a very young age that they are enemies of Israel.”
    Have you ever watched some clips of the murderous hatred pouring out of Hamas children’s TV day after day? Do you know Farfour the mouse or Assud the Lion? Assud says:
    I, Assud, will get rid of the Jews, Allah willing, and I will eat them up, Allah willing, right?”
    To which the girl-host replies: “Allah willing.”
    This is the message of genocide fed to Palestinian children, all the time. Not kill Israelis, not kill Zionists, but kill the Jews. All of them.
    And you wonder why Israelis might sense some hostility?

  34. Philocetes

    “The area that is now called Israel was settled by Palestinians long before the country came into existance….” – Leaving aside your unusual spelling of the word existence, what exactly do you mean?

    1. I guess you mean before the State of Israel came into existence. You aren’t talking about the actual country, are you?
    2. Are you stating that there were Arabs living in the land area of the State of Israel before it was declared in 1948? If you are, then I think that’s a point that even us Zionists are prepared to concede, can’t we?
    3. I’m sure that you couldn’t be suggesting that there has ever been a Palestinian state, sovereign or otherwise, anywhere in the Middle East, could you?
    4. I have no doubt that you know that the land area under discussion was “settled by Jews, Israelites, or whatever you want to call them almost 2,000 years before the advent of Islam, don’t you?

    However, returning to your original point, and assuming that’s what you meant, you’re dead right. There were definitely Jews, Moslems, Christians, Bedouin etc in Israel before 1948. It’s really great when we can all agree about something, isn’t it?

  35. sad news for us all –

    it seems like Gert is about to give his life a new direction, looking for new friends/playmates – in that famous interview he mentioned something about wanting to get to know better his Pakistani neighbours, could it be that this is his new project he has been hinting at? Pyro community sounds intriguing to me, while chemical as adjective describing a human seems a bit out of ill-guided.

    A chemical enthusiast serving the chem and pyro community with chemicals, professionally, competitively and courteously…
    and he even has a website for the chemical advice under construction

    I wonder whether he’d give me lessons on how to make my own fire crackers or whether that’s too much child play for him

  36. Daniel Marks

    “…serving the chem and pyro community with chemicals, professionally, competitively and courteously” – Pyro!!

    Where are the X-Men when you need them?

  37. Daniel
    that’s a nice picture of Gert dreaming you posted

    yeah Pyro – I wonder whether that’ll mean he’ll explain the business going on at rocket shops in detail – maybe it is time somebody asked the police to have an eye on his e-mail traffic.

    It may sound ridiculous but with somebody as vile as he is, I don’t like it.

  38. I can only hope that those here, including sadly also ‘Philocetes’, who want to play the ‘who was there first?’ card also support the plight of the many indigenous (aka ‘First Peoples’) around the world, who’ve been expelled, dispossessed, trampled on, discriminated against, often to this day. But I doubt it. Zionism is an inward looking thing (that will be its downfall one day).

    Perhaps American Zionists (Jewish or not) should strongly support the plight of Native Americans (instead of having them fobbed off with some gaming licenses – only in Amewikah!) but I doubt if they give a rat’s arse…

    Just about everything about Zionism is unadulterated racism or smacks thoroughly of it. Even the ‘Empty Land’ myth is deeply racist. In this canard Palestine was basically empty, Zionists legitimately immigrated to it and colonised it and then the Evil Arabs came to steal the land from the Good Jews. Except… if the ‘Good Jews’ had the right to immigrate there, then was would that right have been refused to those having the misfortune of not being born Jewish? Because of racism, of course…

    Nazigirrrl, your suggestion of having my emails monitored is priceless and only shows what kind of a world we would live in if the likes of you ever got near the levers of power. It would be fascism, just like you like it all over again, Nazigirrrl! Testicle munching Popsicles must be so pleased with a daughter like you…

  39. had the German state monitored wannabe thugs and their possible tutors early and rigorously the Nazis wouldn’t have gotten far

  40. Attilathecricketer

    You right that the protest needs to be limited and that it is unfair that one small shop gets targeted in such a way constantly. Deal with this through harassment laws. However, I do support the right to protest that may include doing so on the premises – particularly against bigger companies – without getting prosecuted. If you get your way one off / annual protests against banks that can just right off half a day’s trading easily will be stopped as well.
    Laws against discrimination against Jews fine – laws against discriminating against citizens of Israel no way. If your an Israeli citizen you have to expect some flak for the sins of your country when in the EU. Just as I would expect some flak as British citizen in a West African country.
    Your wrong about the unions as well – apart from the tube unions they have sod all power nowadays. They do not need hammering again.
    Roll on the new cricket season!

  41. Protests like this one would presumably also become illegal under the proposed Millet law.

    The grovelling editorial follows a protest last week by a group of activists calling themselves Action Against Anti-Semitism, who marched into the magazine’s offices demanding it print an apology.