Friday, April 24, 2015
37,000 people voted for Lutfur Rahman in a record turnout. He has now been deposed – not by an election, not by arrest and not by a jury trial, but by four local politicians who took him to court. Sitting in judgment was one man only – not a qualified judge, only a barrister (assumed by the media and even myself, to be a Judge) – who has demonstrated previously a peculiar interest in Muslims and elections.
This man found Lutfur Rahman guilty of multiple offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983. This article goes over what they were...
If, having read the judgment and Jen's article, you find yourself outraged by such a flagrant attack on local democracy with such a flimsy rationale, then you can sign this petition as a start. There will be a campaign around this. Those prematurely braying and hugging themselves with joy this judgment have a lot of explaining to do.