posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Sunday, 29 April 2012, 20:07
We have received information that leads us to believe that the man charged over the Tottenham Court Road siege on Friday previously stood as a BNP parliamentary candidate.
Michael Green, 48, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was arrested on Friday after the incident, during which parts of central London were evacuated.
His alleged offences include possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas or electrical incapacitating device.
Green is also accused of false imprisonment, making a bomb hoax, causing criminal damage and recklessly endangering life.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.
Michael Green stood for the BNP in the Stevenage constituency in the 2010 General Election.
He received 1007 votes, finishing in 5th place.
BNP Chairman Nick Griffin on Friday posted the following three messages on his Twitter account " Tottenham Court Road hostage situation. I bought my copy of the Koran there back in 2OO1."
"If hostage taker angry coz refused HGV licence then won't be a Muslim bomber. They don't work!"
"Police say hostage taker is 'mentally unstable'. No shit, Sherlock!"
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Posted: 29 Apr 2012 | There are 5 comments
Comment 1 | From: Jamie Maidment | Date: 29 April 2012, 22:15
This story has actually made my Sunday so much better.
Comment 2 | From: Smooth | Date: 29 April 2012, 22:58
You are doing a wonderful job. I wonder if the right wing media will report on this or will it upset their fascist agenda.
Comment 3 | From: asif arif | Date: 30 April 2012, 20:00
The irony is there for all to see. Sometimes you almost feel sorry for the BNP #losers
Comment 4 | From: Michael | Date: 1 May 2012, 01:40
""Police say hostage taker is 'mentally unstable'. No shit, Sherlock!"" For once I agree with Nick Griffin.
Comment 5 | From: pv | Date: 1 May 2012, 02:39
Very heartening story - BNP chappy ever so slightly unhinged. What a surprise. I liked this surprise too. Note the last line on Michael Green's BNP Policy card: "To restore the sovereignty of the British Isles to the British People". Last time I looked, the British Isles had a monarch. And not just any old British monarch, but one descended from the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Afaik the "British People" have never had sovereignty over the British Isles, unless "monarchy" is a euphemism for "democracy".
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