CTC political campaigning

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby gaz » 5 Dec 2015, 5:35pm

beardy wrote:A campaigner who breaks a law openly and out of principle as part of campaigning, is quite different to just breaking a law for ones own gain (and hoping to get away with it). ...


bluemootwo wrote:There is no provision in the law for your first paragraph. Interesting concept though. ...

It is an interesting concept, one which the British suffragette movement would have been quite familiar with.
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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby bluemootwo » 5 Dec 2015, 9:51pm

As reported in the Guardian article, there is no allowance for breaking the law; only a reasonable excuse for breaking the law. It's still breaking the law. Juries are great at this. I wonder if a magistrate would come to the same conclusion? We may find out on 10th December.

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby bluemootwo » 5 Dec 2015, 10:26pm

Hey! I've found my reasonable excuse for my pro-fracking aggravated trespass of the CTC offices! Serendipitously, it's an article by Matt Ridley !

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/969 ... -delusion/

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby AJ101 » 10 Dec 2015, 2:52pm

Good luck Rog, hope today has gone OK.

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby bluemootwo » 10 Dec 2015, 11:11pm

Think the case has been delayed to allow the police time to decide if they want to issue a caution.

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby irc » 17 Dec 2015, 6:06pm

Doesn't appear cautions are being issued.

Roger Geffen, 49, of Southwark Bridge Road, London, pleaded not guilty to entering the open-cast mine with the intention of obstructing or disrupting mining activity, and will appear in court in March 2016.


Others plead guilty and were sentenced.

Read more: http://www.newspostleader.co.uk/news/lo ... z3ubRU2xV3

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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby gaz » 18 Dec 2015, 2:22pm

Today Roger Geffen collected his MBE: http://www.ctc.org.uk/news/20151218-ctc ... ampaigners

He also receives a glowing endorsement from the CEO.
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Re: CTC political campaigning

Postby robgul » 18 Dec 2015, 4:36pm

gaz wrote:Today Roger Geffen collected his MBE: http://www.ctc.org.uk/news/20151218-ctc ... ampaigners

He also receives a glowing endorsement from the CEO.


.... but he missed the CTC Christmas lunch according to Cycle Clips .... possibly a serving of porridge may be in the offing come March?

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