• An invitation to join Mr Mercer and your Editor in prison!


    Above, HM Prison Dartmoor and inset, one of Her Majesty’s residents on D Wing.

    British Gazette readers will be used to getting the occasional unsolicited offer. Generally these will be to take up membership of a book club or to purchase a new kitchen or visit a nearby supermarket. Invitations to become a guest of Her Majesty at one of her penal establishments however will be very thin on the ground!

    We feel urged however to make invitation due to a report that has appeared in today’s Plymouth Herald.
    Herewith: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-MP-Johnny-Mercer-British-sniper/story-28568180-detail/story.html
    It is the most extraordinary report of our Dearly Beloved Political Masters considering the prosecution of a British Army sniper for failing to warn an enemy combatant he was about to shoot him. The excellent Mr Mercer, a former British Army officer is understandably appalled! Mr Mercer is the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View. Mr Mercer is so appalled he has recommended that should the authorities prosecute this soldier they prosecute him also.

    We feel that this organ and it’s Editor (and hopefully readers) will support the stance taken by Mr Mercer in supporting the solider. As a result we formally wish to state (for the record) that the British Gazette thinks the actions of this soldier were perfectly OK and in the best traditions of making war on the enemies of Her Majesty the Queen.

    Should some member of the politically correct brigade (Comrade Corbyn for instance) feel alarmed and distressed by the aforesaid statement they are encouraged to complain and report this article as an example of “hate crime” and demand the prosecution forthwith of the Editor and also any persons commenting in support of the article and the Editor.

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    A person guilty of this offence is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine, or to both, or on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both (s.31(4)).