At 09:30 this morning 2 police cars and 4 policemen from Merseyside Police arrested British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes at his Wirral home and drove away. The first his family heard of him was at 18:30 this evening via a telephone call from a Warder in Liverpool prison, to say that Roger had been tried and sentenced to prison. At no time were the family or any other members of the public informed of his arrest, and it is understood that he was tried in a secret court without a Jury.
We have all heard of summary justice – and while details have yet to emerge – it is incredible that in what is supposed to be a democracy someone can be arrested at 09;30 and by 18;30 the same day be imprisoned (sentence unknown at this time). It is understood that such an example of summary justice can be witnessed somewhere like North Korea – but in England?
Is this the nadir to which our country has sunk?