May 21, 2010

Leeds racism row singer loses unfair dismissal claim against police

A racism row singer fired from his day job with West Yorkshire Police has lost his claim for unfair dismissal

Gary Marsden I'Anson, of Morley, was arrested and sacked over his alleged association with the British National Party and for using work time to compile right-wing CDs and DVDs for his rock band Anglo Saxon. The police imaging officer of 23 years claimed West Yorkshire Police unfairly dismissed and discriminated against him. But an employment tribunal in Leeds has ruled against Mr I'Anson.

Deputy Chief Constable David Crompton said: "This case was significantly aggravated by the fact that force computers were being used in order to generate material which was clearly supportive of the BNP and which had content that was unquestionably contrary to the aims and values of the force."

Now jobless Mr I'Anson, 48, said: "It's a sad day for freedom of speech, artistic expression, liberty, democracy and human rights. It is a good day for political correctness."

Mr I'Anson denies any political links to the BNP and says he is not racist but an 'anti-terrorist patriot.' He said police were "talking nonsense" over claims he is associated with the BNP.

In 2007 Mr I'Anson was arrested on suspicion of possession of written material with intent to incite racial hatred. He denied any wrongdoing and no charges were brought. After being suspended on full pay he was eventually sacked in February 2009, after a two-year investigation.

Yorkshire Evening Post

Note: l'Anson is a liar when he claims he has no connection to the BNP. More details here.

6 comments:

Bill Bow said...

"He said police were "talking nonsense" over claims he is associated with the BNP."

But he played at the 2007 Red White and Blue and has a couple of tracks on the RWB 2007 CD. Not associated, my arse.

Anonymous said...

"Leeds racism row singer loses unfair dismissal claim against police"

Good.

Joe Chapman said...

"It's a sad day for freedom of speech, artistic expression, liberty, democracy and human rights. It is a good day for political correctness."

No wonder he lost considering he clearly does not understand what any of the things he has listed, are.

Freedom of expression? Sorry, I did not realise that the police force's internet connection was a public place where people have the right to spout racist drivel.

It's almost as if they are slowly reverting to an earlier, primitive state. Hopefully, eventually they'll lose their legs and slip back into the pond from whence they came.

Anonymous said...

Talking of thick Yorkshiremen and music a Sheffield BNP member apparently thinks that the current economic woes are the fault of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John rather than policies in Athens. On the Sheffield Star website he says;

Yorkshire guy, sheffield 21/05/2010 17:01:32

"Oggmonster, The stock market is crashing becouse of what is happening in Grease which has nothing to do with this.

And nobody can blame me for this becouse I voted BNP."

See;

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Nick-Clegg-No-favours-for.6310710.jp?CommentPage=3&CommentPageLength=10#comments

Anonymous said...

"The stock market is crashing becouse of what is happening in Grease..."

Well, ONJ is Jewish so I guess as part of the gigantic worldwide conspiracy she must have had some kind of a hand in it.

LOL, the thick fascist fuck!

Anonymous said...

This has nothing whatsoever to do with free speech

This berk was paid public money to WORK for the police and serve the general public, not to spend time moonlighting on his own commercial CD productions (even if he wasn't promoting right-wing drivel he still should've been sacked)