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Paul Mobbs arrested

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Around 3pm today Paul was arrested under the Terrorism Act (Highways section) for blocking the entrance to Downing Street in his attempt to make a citizens arrest of four key members in the government. He has acted in this way as he believes that members in government are guilty of Misconduct In Public Office in reference to fracking.

He arrived with a small team of witnesses and documenters at the entrance to Downing Street at around 11.15 this morning and proceeded to explain his intentions to the police on the gates. At first they ignored him but his politeness and clear knowledge of his rights necessitated that they eventually sent in their commanding officer who was joined quickly by two other officers.

He explained that as he has exhausted all other routes for taking action with regards to the fact that his research shows that the crime of Misconduct In Public Office is being committed, he has only one last resort which is to effect a citizens arrest himself. The police took a long time to scrutinise his arguments and there was much going and coming between them and other advisors behind the gates. His arguments were erudite and his temper remained pleasant and non confrontational at all times, as you can see from the photographs. In fact, there was not one officer that he spoke with who did not end up smiling and laughing, particularly when he said that he was going to leap over the fence soon and they responded that he probably was a bit too big and old for that and he responded that, being an avid rambler, he can move "gazelle like" if he wanted.

You could see that the police did not want to arrest him as they understood what his plan was. He had on his person all his research and that would have to be admissible evidence in any trial and of course, his research may very well prove that members of government are actually breaking the law. In fact, you could see that over the course of the three hours he was talking with them, many of them were finding his evidence compelling themselves and of course, being on this list, you know how compelling that evidence is.

Eventually, he took to stating that he was going to use his body to block any traffic coming in or out of Downing Street. At this point, a police van turned up and he was arrested. As you can see in the picture, he went peacefully.

We believe he was taken to Charring Cross police station. We alerted his wife who we had been told to ring as soon as he was arrested. Alice is now key contact and will update us as to what happens next. We are assuming he will be released this evening.

You are probably aware of Paul's research and all of his key work is on his site: http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/current/extreme_energy.shtml

But, his final report on fracking is soon to be released and he had given that to the police as soon as he arrived. He has also released today the update of his 'frackogram', which is here and he would really like people to circulate this as widely as possible. This document alone seems to point clearly at serious misconduct in office:
http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/archive/frac ... 015-A3.pdf


A film of the events of today should be up on the Talk Fracking you tube site by tomorrow morning.
[edit - it's here]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc1ESFg4fkA
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A beautiful human being is Paul.

'like a gazelle', ha!...a metaphysical bar of soap in the bath.
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Good luck, Mobbsie! Hope to hear from you soon.

There wasn't anything on the BBC News about it which is no surprise. No violence to make it a worthwhile story!!

The politicians will have to come out of the woodwork soon as they will be campaigning for the election. He would get plenty of publicity if he tried to arrest them then. I suppose they might slap an injunction/ASBO, or whatever they call them now, on him to keep away from said politicians.
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They'll be coming for all of us soon. :wink:
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3rdRock wrote:They'll be coming for all of us soon. :wink:
I think this was 'us' coming for 'them'. :)

Well done Paul.
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biffvernon wrote:Well done Paul.
+1 :D

Incidentally Bandidoz, the link to the PDF document http://www.fraw.org.uk/.../fracktu.../f ... 015-A3.pdf doesn't work. :(
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Why can't we access the file. where is it?
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The link has been copied incorrectly. I'm searching Paul's site but I haven't found it yet.
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Good man Mr Mobbs. Put him in parliament! He speaks for far more people than any of the current shower.

He certainly picked his moment, in the run-up to the election.
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Is this the 'frackogram' you're looking for:

http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/archive/frac ... 015-A3.pdf
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emordnilap wrote:Is this the 'frackogram' you're looking for:

http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/archive/frac ... 015-A3.pdf
Ta. :D
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I wish I'd had that with me the day before yesterday as I was listening to Oliver Letwin, Baroness Parminter and John Prescott and others discussing "The political debate: Is it time for a national resilience plan?" at Ecobuild. It would have been nice to confront Letwin with some awkward facts.
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Updated the link. Not sure what Paul thinks he has to gain though by fighting the establishment.
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Bandidoz wrote:Updated the link. Not sure what Paul thinks he has to gain though by fighting the establishment.
We have to discard with any pragmatic calculations of the likelihood of winning now. Things are far too serious for that. We just all have to do whatever we can wherever and whenever we can irrespective of the odds. Losing is not an option. Doing nothing for fear of failure is not an option. Each and everyone of us is morally bound to put ourselves on the line now.
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