My father used to say to me, “If you’ve nothing nice to say, keep your mouth closed” and I think I will probably remember those words for the rest of my life. Admittedly, there might be times when I have to remind myself to live by those words, but I do try.
I’ve just been reading the report about Nick Griffin – it’s not pleasant. For him to go on Twitter and blatantly give out the address of Mr Black and his partner, Mr Morgan, with what probably amounted to a veiled threat to their safety, is nothing short of disgraceful.
He says he’s not behaving like an ordinary MEP because he’s not an ordinary MEP. I doubt many will argue with that. For him to place a religious cloak over this case must leave a very awkward feeling in the hearts and minds of the Christian people he purports to be defending.
The court has already found that Mr Black and his partner were the victims of direct discrimination and no amount of taking to Twitter to disparage this decision or this couple, is going to change that.
Only a few weeks ago Matthew Woods was given a 12 week prison sentence for posting offensive comments on Facebook about missing children April Jones and Madeleine McCann. (Communications Act 2003) I wonder if Nick Griffin is going to be dealt with in the same way?
Here at Ralli HQ, we use social media a lot, and it’s probably fair to say we enjoy using it, we deliver a lot of messages to our clients and followers this way, and we consider it to be a very useful tool. In the wrong hands, as has been seen many times before, it can be very dangerous.
It’s a shame Nick Griffin never met my dad, he might have been different if he had.
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