THREAD: Mask clampdown on London Tube today led to two arrests on my commute. Arrest 1 at Vauxhall, man not wearing mask. I arrived part way through this one, he was lacerated on arms, clearly resisted, in huge distress. 10 officers/TfL staff on site
Arrest 2: Utterly horrific. It started with a man not wearing a mask & woman came to his aid as he got ticket. She'd apparently given him her mask (I spoke with the bloke later). It quickly escalated to full-blown violence - the woman assaulted copper & a huge incident followed
Woman then assaulted cop first: pulled off his mask and shoved him in the face. He pushed her away with reasonable force. She flew into him. She then tried to gouge out his eye on arrest. Cop was NOT first to strike, I have given details & will be a witness. Utterly horrible
She resisted arrest & had to have her legs strapped together to stop kicking. It looks extreme, but was necessary to avoid injury to her/officers. The female officer restrained her head likewise to avoid injury to her. Reasonable force was used IMO. But >>
I'm torn on. It's easy to blame the cops, but they're just enforcing bad policy. In the second arrest, they used reasonable force. The bigger point is: surely it's time to end masks on Tubes/buses? It's insufferably hot. Masks are scientifically pointless. It's dividing society
In conclusion: I’m attending a police station 3pm tomorrow to give a statement on this second arrest. Facts are facts: the woman’s violent reaction was bang out of order. The cop was a good guy & I shook his hand. But he’s enforcing shite legislation. Over & out 🙏🏻

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Martin Daubney

Martin Daubney Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @MartinDaubney

3 May
THREAD: Why we need a "green revolt" against eco taxation

Out on the campaign trail with @LozzaFox in Walthamstow today & Nadim, who helps run the street market told us 250 trader's van will need to be scrapped or pay £12.50/day from October thanks to @SadiqKhan ULEZ expansion>
Nadim & other traders spoke of the war on motorists. A one-way system that means a 5-min journey is now 40 mins. Empty cycle lanes. Immediate parking fines for shoppers, who now stay away. A 60% drop in trade on top of £60k/year rent. In the name of what?
They all appreciate clean air is important, but they feel punished. Many struggling to make ends meet. All grateful for government help during pandemic but very fearful for the future. Low Traffic Neighbourhoods driving congestion - pollution worse as a result
Read 5 tweets
3 Feb
THREAD: So @UKLabour think they can win back the red wall by "use of the union flag, veterans & dressing smartly?" Here's why this is ludicrous fantasy

1. You don't "use" the union flag & especially veterans. You believe in them, from the patriotic heart. Anything else is lies
2. How can Keir Starmer pretend to love the Union flag, when he knelt to BLM, who set fire to it at the Cenotaph? No way will patriots swallow this co-opting of the flag for votes

3. Labour MPs are secretly or even openly ashamed of our flag & history, esp Corbynistas
4. Labour want to win back working class voters? First, believe in Brexit. Except Starmer led Labour's #PeoplesVote movement to cancel Brexit & most Labour MPs are ardent Remainers, so there goes that one
Read 13 tweets
19 Jan
THREAD ON POLLS: Lots of people wilfully missing the point about my Twitter poll – like, I think Twitter polls are real life

I've been saying for years they're about as reliable as tea leaf reading

The bigger questions: are @YouGov polls representative of the whole population? Image
I know my followers aren't representative of the whole pop: nobody's are. In theory, @YouGov has access to a cross-section of all outlooks. In practice, they know people's views from previous polls. So who gets polled? To back up govt messaging? We should be naturally curious
Thirdly, why are so many liberals/those on Left supportive of authoritarian Tory lockdowns & supportive polls? Is it because they are more likely to be furloughed? Working from home/saving money? So they go with the flow? Again, it's good to be curious
Read 4 tweets
28 Dec 20
THE FISHING BETRAYAL: After 2 days of poring over the Brexit Agreement, it is my clear conclusion that my initial gut feeling – this treaty betrays the UK's fishing industry & coastal communities - is true. Here's why >>
Quota increases are terrible. Boris talks of +25% increase, but I cannot find any evidence of this. Instead, of 87 shared species: 7 increase 10-14%, 6 increase 5-10%. 42 species increase between 0-5%. But 32 species STAY THE SAME
At the end of July 2026, Britain WILL NOT go to a mythical 100% quota, as has been widely misreported

Instead, we will remain at 2026 levels in perpetuity. We CANNOT unilaterally set quotas: they MUST be agreed with the EU. This isn't freedom IMO
Read 6 tweets
20 Aug 20
BREAKING: The “16-year-old boy” who drowned off the Calais coast yesterday was actually a 28-year-old man named Abdulfatah Hamdallah

Sudanese migrant who drowned trying to reach UK named…
His fellow traveller, who survived, lied about his mate’s age. They also stole their boat from a shop

They were not “desperate children”. Yet the media/MPs lapped this up & attacked @pritipatel based solely on an illegal immigrat’s fake testimony 🤷🏼‍♂️
Also, French politician Pierre Henri Dumont - who claimed this showed the U.K. didn’t have “an ounce of humanity” - might want to look into claims that Abdulfatah Hamdallah had already applied for asylum in France...
Read 4 tweets
6 Aug 20
Earlier this week I argued the BBC had no place educating our kids. This nonsense of the myth of white privilege further cements my position

It’s agenda-driven brainwashing, designed to make white kids feel terrible about their very existence
The clearest example white privilege is a myth in the U.K. is educational attainment. In order of those most likely to attend Uni from state schools: Chinese, Asian, black, mixed, white. Worse, there is not a single government directive to address this
Those arguing “but it isn’t their whiteness that prevents them getting to Uni” aren’t paying attention. Their whiteness means they are not getting the help they so desperately need. To help them would be deemed racist or divisive - because policy makers believe white privilege
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!