Beth Stratford: a complete and utter watermelon moron. Oh, and violent criminal...
This article by a fucking eco-loon called Beth Stratford—who, with her buddies, held up a coal-train bound for a powerstation—is a massive load whining, self-righteous, ignorant, self-justifying crap. No change there then.
Luckily, I don't have to delve into the guts of this awful, mewling pap as Longrider has effectively disembowelled the bloody thing, at length.
Just a couple of questions though: first, why—when the Greenpeace fucknuts who caused £30,000 of damage at a powerstation were found not guilty because of the justification of the damage from climate change—was this argument not accepted in the case of the Drax train defendants?
(Don't get me wrong: I think that it is a shit defence that should not be accepted in any way, but why the inconsistency?)
The second question that I like to ask is this: the going rate for a CiF article is £75—was this paid to Stratford? Because—and feel free to say I'm wrong here—I was under the impression that criminals were not allowed to profit from their crimes.
Given that Stratford has been convicted, and the article has only been written because she committed a crime, were she to accept payment, Stratford is quite obviously profiting from crime—as is Comment Is Free.
I think we should be told.
And, if Stratford has been paid, then the money should be confiscated; and then both she and CiF should be prosecuted for breaking the law.
Now, that would be funny...