Last month, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the fiasco when a legal case against the West Midlands blogger known as the Sandwell Skidder was postponed on its first day in court because the court had lost a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service asking for the blogger, Julian Saunders, to be barred from representing himself when cross-examining Sandwell council’s chief executive.
That case concerned an alleged public order offence involving, bizarrely, the use of a single, insulting word said by Saunders to the CEO, Jan Britton.
But behind that one questionable charge lies a year-long history of the council’s leader, Steve Eling, pressing West Midlands Police (WMP) to pursuing criminal action against Saunders – not just for a one-word insult but because of the extent to which his blog was discomfiting the council.
Previously on Rotherham Politics… https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/squealing-eling-and-west-mids-police/
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