At 8 am on Thursday June 5 revisionist publisher Simon Sheppard, of North Yorkshire, was woken up by a group of police threatening to break down the door of his house unless he opened it immediately, even refusing his request to be allowed to put on some clothes first.
Once inside, they arrested him on "suspicion of distributing racially inflammatory material, under section 19 of the Public Order Act 1986", allowed him to dress, handcuffed him and took him away.
Soon afterwards a search team arrived on the premises to prowl through his materials, confiscating two computers and some books (he does not know which).
Sheppard’s friend Paul Ballard explains
" … it seems that some sourpuss at the Post Office opened an outgoing package, saw something about Anne Frank, deemed it 'anti Semitic' and reported it to the police. This was enough for the special 'anti racist' task forces to spring into action."
Suspect Sheppard was detained until 1 pm, then bailed for three months, during which time he may or may not be charged with having committed an as yet unspecified act.
His activity as a revisionist publisher is well known to the authorities: in 2008 he was tried and convicted for distribution of "racist" tracts and imprisoned for three years. But he is unbowed, having no intention of giving up his life's work merely because the arbitrary ruling power disapproves of it.
Today the offence of "distributing racially inflammatory material" carries a sentence of up to seven years. So much for freedom of expression in England.
David Irving comments:
WE have to ask who were the traitors who allowed this to happen to Britain. In 1962 finally an act was passed restricting coloured immigration into England -- too late, and not strict enough even then. Lord Hailsham was one such traitor, as I reported on Day 15 in the Lipstadt Trial, cross examined about a speech I made in 1990 to my Clarendon Club.
In 1954 Lord Hailsham (right) said that only 100,000 immigrants had so far arrived and he did not expect many more. Rather like Tony Blair last year with the influx from East Europe, only far more deadly. I am glad to say that The Times reported my swipe at Hailsham the next day.
The cowardly newspapers always allow others to take the heat -- they are too frightened to say these patriotic things themselves -- and if others say them, the newspapers call them "racist." Nobody has dared pin that label in Churchill, yet.
MR RAMPTON: Could you turn to -- this is the Clarendon Club in 1990? Can you turn to page 9 of 12, please? I am going to read the whole of this.
You say: "Thus, we follow this tangled thread. At the end of the war in 1945, the British Empire was at its greatest ever extent in history. Our armies straddled the globe. We were beginning to get back the territories that we had lost in the Far East through Churchill's foolish military and naval strategy. And suddenly the Empire went.
Groping around in the darkness, we look for", capital G, "Guilty", capital M, "Men. Partly I think that we must blame sins of omission. If we look back from where Britain is now, with just a handful of people of true English, Irish, Scots and Welsh stock - apprehensive, furtively meeting in dinners like this, exchanging our own shared sensations and sorrows - then we can see where some of the worst errors have been made.
"In 1958, for example, we find Lord Hailsham saying at a Cabinet meeting, 'I do not think this Coloured Immigration is going to be much of a problem in Britain.
We only have 100,000 of these immigrants so far, and I do not think the numbers are likely to grow much beyond that! So on balance I am against having any restrictions imposed". . .
Then you close the quote from Lord Hailsham and you say: "Traitor No. 1 to the British cause". What do you mean by that?
IRVING. Lord Hailsham, these were records that were in 1988 just released from the Public Record Office, Cabinet records, and they reveal Lord Hailsham, who later became a Lord Chancellor, I believe, having said at a Cabinet meeting in 1958 in a totally negligent manner that he did not think that immigration into Britain was going to be a problem and that so far only 100,000 had arrived, and he thought it would not go to more than that.