Friday, April 29

UKIP One Freed

Nikki Sinclaire, UKIP's parliamentary candidate for Rowley Regis, attended a public meeting about the election organised by the Birmingham Pride Trust on Wednesday evening.
Held at the Hippodrome in Birmingham, Clare Short (Lab), Andrew Mitchell (Con) and Richard Brighton (Lib-Dem) were represented on the panel but curiously not Nikki. She objected to this exclusion on the grounds of fairness and pointed out that UKIP is contesting all 59 West Midlands seats while the Lib-Dems, for example, are not.
Miss Sinclaire was asked to leave but refused to do so and the police were sent for. No fewer than six policemen turned up and arrested her to ‘prevent a breach of the peace’ and she was taken to the main Steelhouse Lane police station.
With her one phone call she rang Mike Nattrass UKIP MEP for the West Midlands who was at a UKIP meeting at the West Bromwich football stadium, which she was meant to be speaking at.

Reportedly it was Rustie Lee, UKIP candidate for Wyre Forest, who suggested picketing the police station and 80 UKIP supporters decamped there with standard UKIP posters and impromptu ones saying ‘Don’t nick Nikki and ‘Release the UKIP One.’

This people power had the required result and she was released at 10pm without charge.

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