A judge in Northern Ireland has upheld a hate crime conviction against Paul Golding – leader of far-right gammon army Britain First.
Golding was convicted of possessing and distributing material in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, which was abusive or insulting and likely to stir up hatred against immigrants. He will now be forced to pay a £1,000 fine.
Britain First had been leafletting the area – attempting to drum up support for their xenophobic conspiracies. Their leaflets allegedly accused Roma gypsies of “invading” the town and causing a surge in crime.
Announcing the decision on Britain First’s Telegram page, Golding showed no remorse, and said the group would soon return to the area to distribute their hate.
Another one to add to his CV.
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