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Royal Mail Refuse To Deliver Far Right Group Britain First's Leaflets

They have refused to deliver the leaflet on the grounds that it is threatening and abusive.

Posted on November 1, 2014, at 8:50 a.m. ET

Royal Mail have refused to deliver leaflets for far right group Britain First.

The leaflet, which featured a women wearing a veil with a red "warning" stamp over it, was part of the campaign material for Britain First for the upcoming by-election in Rochester and Strood.

The leaflet featured a statement from their candidate Jayden Fransen, who says that "unlike the rest, I am proud to be English."

Britain First

The statement, addressed to “Fellow English resident”, said a new mosque planned for Rochester should not be built, as it would cause Rochester to be "flooded with Muslim immigrants."

Royal Mail has a legal obligation under the Representation of the People Act 1983 to deliver Parliamentary election mail. Royal Mail may refuse to carry election mail if we consider its contents to be illegal, for example if it is threatening, abusive or insulting or is intended to cause distress or anxiety.

Britain First responded by saying that the Royal Mail are breaking the law, referring to them as “leftwing goons".

Many people on Twitter are applauding Royal Mail for their decision.

Well done #RoyalMail for refusing to deliver a disgraceful #BritainFirst election leaflet for #RochesterandStrood http://t.co/g353K1ffMl

Judith Langdon@jlangdon101Follow

Well done #RoyalMail for refusing to deliver a disgraceful #BritainFirst election leaflet for #RochesterandStrood http://t.co/g353K1ffMl

11:31 AM - 01 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'd rather receive a huge, extortionate, unwarranted tax bill through the mail than a Britain First leaflet.

Deguwitchrose@DeguwitchroseFollow

I'd rather receive a huge, extortionate, unwarranted tax bill through the mail than a Britain First leaflet.

12:24 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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