In the article named "Meet The Men Who Tweet For UKIP' I was listed, by name as one of 9 people article worthy of mentioning in some kind of bizarre context that might be embarrassing to the party.
In the section in which I was mentioned it read the following:
"Thomas proudly announces that he is a UKIP member on his bio .. His tweets, in common with all on this list, show a propensity to believe anything posted by Breitbart news as gospel truth. Thankfully he avoids the Muslims are all bad and so on that front he is relatively sane! On the other hand he quotes Paul Nuttell and Roger Helmer as being purveyors of common sense – so perhaps sanity is an issue. I have seen Thomas telling racists where to go which is refreshing.. But then there is this":
The above being a post I posted on Twitter.
Firstly I feel I should point out that the individual in question did not ask my permission to screen-capture my tweet and publish it.
As for the text above it.
Yes I do read Breitbart, do I take it as the gospel truth? Goodness no. I have referenced it from time to time, but I no more reference it than any other news media outlet or website.
As for Paul Nuttell and Roger Helmer, they have been on Question Time on occasion, regularly get called onto speak on Politics shows. Have both been elected as MEP's for the European Parliament by the people of this country and all have a very logical grasp on politics.
I stand myself in good stead seeing who I had been partnered with in this web attack of which I had no knowledge until someone else who was following me on Twitter made me aware I had been involved in the article.
Why I have been mentioned in the "Top 9 of Tweeters" along with any of the other perfectly well spoken and decent people mentioned in this hit-piece/hit list is rather bemusing. But hey as Nigel Farage has said, when you receive flack, it just goes to show you are near the target.
As a mature adult I tried to point out that I had not given permission for my picture to be used, my name disclosed on the article and that by posting the picture of my Twitter ID my location and pictures would be available for people to see.
Over the last 2 years, as a UKIP supporter and more recently member, I have been subject to both verbal and physical attack when trying to attend UKIP meetings. As a disabled person I am of course concerned by the possibility of someone attacking me. As we have seen in the last few years it only takes one person to get a obsession and then anything can happen. I of course was also very concerned that someone would look me up and as such pose a threat to me and members of my family.
I tried to reflect this in the comments section. But to no avail, all I was responded to in the comments section was abuse and denials to remove the offending details.
Some time later the same account published a picture which had been created 5-6 months previous and had been added to in the form of attempted references by a Green Party member to attack UKIP before/during the May 2014 County Council and European Elections.
In the article the following picture was posted:
This picture has been answered so many times by UKIP members and representatives that it has got boring and yet recently Mr Sivier felt it necessary to post it again like it was a fresh brand spanking new picture only just published.
Scrapping paid maternity leave:
Raising Income Tax:
Human Rights Laws and Holiday Entitlement wouldn't be removed, the decision making and laws would be repatriated:
Before the United Kingdom signed the Lisbon Treaty we conformed to the 'Human Rights Act 1998', and if we left we would return to either that or a variant of that.
Speeding Up Privatisation of the NHS:
Hell UKIP even produced an article due to the lies Labour were spreading!
Cancelling House Building: Even the picture says no link found...
Abandoning Action On Climate Change:
Cancelling Regulations For Making Banks Safer: Again no link given...
Making It Legal For A Man To Rape His Wife: Taken from the video of a man who used to be a donor to UKIP but was removed from the party for his views. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22631003 and a "voting record" in which up until the end of the last European Parliament UKIP voted against any transfer of legislation to the EU from British Law. It has nothing to do with the actual law.
In the 2014- Parliament UKIP have decided to vote in a way that progresses Human Rights Laws.
Cutting Education Spending: (No Link Given) and buying 3 Aircraft Carriers Instead: Link given is to a East Sussex UKIP affiliate that had not been removed when the 2010 policies were abandoned as the website had not been used in months.
Other links given including to Amjad Bashir's page, economic pages and Keith Rowe's page link old 2010 policies to as they had not been updated at the time.
I pointed out that the picture was nonsense and that the Policies mentioned were either past policies from a 2010 Manifesto completely torn up by Nigel Farage 8 months ago:
... complete and utter nonsense or were just simply not true...
I also warned him that if he kept trying to pass off already proved discredited policies via his Blog, Twitter page and Facebook that I would report him for spreading false information.
I repeat, I provided him with links, Youtube videos and all the information including the policies which had thus far been revealed and received a couple of dramatic messages in response.
Response 1 in which Mr Sivier refused to admit they were abandoned policies regardless of my providing him with straightforward evidence that they policies had been abandoned.
Apparently as you can see from this picture they are not abandoned even if the party leader says the Manifesto is "drivel" and abandons it.
Until UKIP replace it with something else, they are apparently "not past policies".
Also apparently posting articles saying that past discredited and abandoned polices are "current UKIP policies" is not misleading.
He then ends the message by threatening to have me "slung of (think he means "off") Facebook for threatening behaviour."
Personally I would say threatening to have me chucked off Facebook for warning him that I would report him if he kept lying about UKIP policies is "threatening behaviour"...
Over a week since he supposedly reported me to both Facebook and Twitter I am still on there...
I then reiterated that as long as he knowingly stated policies that had been removed by UKIP he would be lying...
If in 2010 I said "I like chocolate", and then in 2014 it was discovered I was allergic to chocolate and I said "I no longer like Chocolate", because I hadn't found anything to distract my sweet tooth, it doesn't necessarily mean I still like chocolate...
As I said, I sent him numerous links to articles and videos of the UKIP leader, reps and members saying that the policies he had references were not UKIP policies but he went on to state he was "VERY sure of my ground".
In the previous message he had mentioned he would report me to Facebook/Twitter for "threatening behaviour, yet suddenly he is saying that he had not said I was physically or verbally threatening him? So what was he reporting me for??
As I said, I would report him if he continued making such lies, that I have done, it is now up to the relevant personnel as to whether they take action.
If a person knowingly lies about something important, he/she should be reported for such lies if he/she is publishing such data in an attempt to damage the credibility of a party, company, organisation or person. It is a form of defamation of character.
I guess his comment that "I will not tolerate such threats" was given as he was about to publish a link that could harm me, my friends and my family.
What this person has done has as I have said put me, my friends and family at risk.
I have also been getting friend requests from strangers, and adverts bombarding my Twitter and Facebook pages. So now I know why.
This somewhat creepy obsession took on a whole other angle however when the individual published an article solely about me...
The New Article
Over the last 24 hours (25/07/2014) I was made aware of a new article completely devoted to me.
I read it and was immediately confronted with the fact that Mr Sivier (as I have previously said) had posted a direct link to my profile, which has my picture, location, family pictures and links to friends and family.
For this I shall be asking advice externally of course.
"It isn’t VP policy to name names usually, but this gentleman’s tone was so aggressive that he deserves to be identified. On his own FB page he describes himself as ‘Belligerent Ruler of the Planet Earth’."
UKIP members frequently get told that they should develop a sense of humour. Imagine my surprise then that Mr Sivier doesn't know a joke from the Hit TV Series Futurama by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons:
"Firstly "tone was aggressive"? Really? So aggressive that neither Twitter or Facebook have taken action against me.
I haven't been aggressive in the slightest. I pointed out he was lying, as proven above, and he took it upon himself to start threatening to report me to Facebook and Twitter?"You are encouraged to visit if you want to enjoy more of his pearls of wisdom" - So yeah... Encouraging people to troll me and harass me...
He quotes me saying: “Mental. Thankyou very much to the lefty anti-UKIP article someone posted the other week listing me in the top 8 ‘worst UKIP tweeters’ my Twitter following gave me a much needed boost from fellow Kippers!”
I thought a rather well measured sarcastic joke personally. Which is rather funny when you consider he has accused me of being aggressive? I guess he must have meant elsewhere??
"His communication with me was as follows (in fact the first is much the same as a comment he posted to the blog itself): “The UKIP picture you have published as an article was created by a Green Party member/supporter before the European and Council Elections. “It’s so outdated it’s cringeworthy.”