The English Democrats have been spamming Facebook for months now, setting up groups for England and St Georges Day and then re-branding them as English Democrats supporters groups when they get a few members in a desperateyl pathetic attempt to look like they have some support.
Every group I was a member of that they hijacked I left a message on complaining, left and then reported to Facebook. I had messages from Steve Uncles and Robin Tilbrook saying what they were doing was perfectly legitimate and that they intended to carry on.
But they took it too far – they didn’t just dupe ordinary Facebook users into putting their name down as supporters of the English Democrats, they set up Facebook groups claiming all sorts of famous people as supporters of their party. I warned them that they would find themselves in a spot of bother over it but they didn’t listen. You’d have thought that with a qualified solicitor as party leader they would have stayed away from this kind of fraud but evidently not.
According to this post on the British Democracy Forum, Bill Bragg’s office are threatening to sue the English Democrats unless the remove their fake support group from Facebook.
They can’t say they weren’t warned. More on the English Democrats later, I’ve had a post brewing for a while now …