James Allchurch Laura Towler
Spare a thought, if you will, for the plight of the UK’s neo-nazi ‘political prisoners’ whose cause was taken up at the weekend by Patriotic Alternative’s Laura Towler.
On PA’s podcast she reads out a letter from James Allchurch, aka Sven Longshanks, with advice for political prisoners and their friends “on how to get the most out of prison and ways we can support those who are in prison for speech crimes…
“Hopefully it is useful for anybody who wants to support Sven Longshanks or James Costello, or anybody who may find themselves in their situation in the future…”
Well, let’s just hold it there: Allchurch (he takes his alias from Edward Longshanks or King Edward I of England who expelled the Jews in 1290) was banged up for two and a half years for 10 offences of stirring up racial hatred, including a podcast which discussed hanging black people.
James Costello (right) with Mark Collett
Costello, the darling of the last PA conference, got 5 years for 15 offences which, in the words of the CPS, “aimed to recruit people to join the violent destruction and subjugation of people of colour, black people and Jewish people”.
Somehow “speech crimes” doesn’t quite capture it…