The Minutes of the previous meeting (in June 2013) were read by the Secretary.
Geoff repeated his previous advice to members re- not accepting a `Caution` from the Police, which could later be used against them and would show up as some sort of criminal record. Members also heard, and discussed, the case of member Lee, who had been arrested in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, and later illegally harassed, by Leicestershire Police. The case is still on-going, although Lee has been declared `Not Guilty` by a Leicester Court. It`s cost him quite a lot of money so far, but that`s living in a `Democracy` isn't it ?
Word of a forthcoming by-election in the Melton area was heard; meeting decided not to fight this one.
Peter Jarvis, called upon to speak at short notice, told us that we`re threatened as a race, and ever more so. "British people are being marginalised", he said, "and fading into the background. The future looks somewhat terrifying, due to intimidation by police and Left Wing parties. Britons have nothing to be ashamed of, and everything to be proud of.....all of us should stand together and eventually overcome all opposition to us as a nation". He ended his words with a quote from the Dismissal Speech by Oliver Cromwell to the `Long Parliament` in 1651.These words, though antique, ring down the ages.
The Collection raised £153.00.
The Raffle raised £31.00 plus £3.60 from teas,etc.
The Chairman, whose 65th birthday it was, closed the meeting early at 15:37, then dashed off for `a jar`to celebrate his becoming an OAP (?).
Next meeting October.