These are strange and dangerous times. You can feel the wheels coming off and a confused search for solutions.
Last night I was in Burnley and met someone who was in a band I once produced. They stated telling me about this concept album they had written about this new political movement called the Freeman-On-The-Land.
He made a lot of claims about the movement, that left me with a lot more questions than answers. There was talk of conspiracy theories, squatting land and not paying tax and not recognising the law. A leaflet handed out by the demonstrators said they were trying to seize the building “in defence of our freedoms and liberties as provided for under section 61 of Magna Carta”.
They attempted to arrested a judge in Birkenhead a couple of weeks ago a story which he claimed had been ‘kept out of the media’ but is on the BBC website and they also and claim to have two million people ready to take to the streets of London next month.
Details about the party remain sketchy on the internet and their mixture of ideas makes is hard to get a grip on them.
Who are they? What are they? What do they stand for? are they anarchists or a very English Tea Party?