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According to the Police, there was a 'disturbance' in Birchington's Station Road yesterday, involving several past and present local political figures as well as a fracas involving a 'Day-Glo' Nazi poster waved in front of a UKIP candidate.
Now you might think that this might involve some kind of roving diversity champion; perhaps even a larger-than life a Ramsgate councillor or even, by odd coincidence, an independent local filmmaker, who just happened to be passing, at the very moment it all' 'kicked-off'? I could not possibly comment, as I wasn't present and I expect to see the results on YouTube very soon.
I have been chatting with the BBC, who know about it and are rather frustrated that the prevailing purdah period of election reporting, forbids them mentioning what happened in Birchington village at all, which leaves only me and I'm still quite vague about the details.
I am reliably informed, that a UKIP candidate, a parish councillor and an independent councillor were involved in a cynically-contrived, roadside political dust-up but I'm reluctant to mention the names of those involved, without corroboration of the detail, beyond the police and the BBC.
I'm sure however, that most readers will be able to make a pretty good guess at which political characters and agent provocateurs, may have been involved. Other sources tell me that no biting was reported during the incident and neither has the Councillor involved been given a ten match ban by the Standards Committee, at the time of writing this report.
Meanwhile, spotted today in the photograph moored at Tilbury docks. Looks familiar to the people of Ramsgate perhaps?