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article imageOp-Ed: Roger Hayes, British Constitution Group, sentenced to 21 days

By Richard Milnes     Jul 3, 2012 in Crime
Liverpool - Is this a sign of a new pattern of action by the people? After the ‘Occupy’ movement, it seems that those on the right are also becoming increasingly mobile in protesting against what they believe to be a treacherous political establishment.
In a press release on its website the British Constitution Group (BCG) reports that on Tuesday 26 June 2012, a Committal Hearing took place, which activist and Chairman of the BCG, Roger Hayes failed to attend, according to Wirral Council.
As a result the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Roger was arrested at 9:30am on Monday morning as reported by Digital Journal.
After his arrest, Roger was brought before a Magistrate and sentenced to 21 days.
A correction to the initial press release issued by the British Constitution Group on their website was made:
“Roger Hayes “WITHELD” his Council Tax rather than “refused to pay” as we reported. This has important implications in his legal case.”
One comment on the website by Dick Bradshaw said:
“…I do think that Roger – as Brian Gerrish once said, has been “taken off the street” not because of so-called Council Tax issues but because of what is going on with the current Barclays Bank scandals.”
Roger’s prison number is A8953CP and he is being held at HMP Liverpool, 68 Hornby Road, Liverpool L9 3DF.
A ‘Free Roger Hayes’ Facebook group has been set up.
‘Lawful rebellion’
Previously, on 7 March 2011, the British Constitution Group had been involved in an act of ‘lawful rebellion’ (as they see it) when they attempted to ‘arrest’ Judge Peak at Birkenhead Court, near Liverpool, England.
The basis of the attempted ‘arrest’ was article 61 of the Magna Carta, where they believed they were acting ‘as freemen in lawful rebellion’.
The event can be seen in a YouTube video below.
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