For Britain Press Team
March 11th 2020
On Monday 16th March 2020, For Britain leader Anne Marie Waters will act as legal representative for Mr Damian Ryan.
Mr Ryan is charged with bringing the teaching profession in to disrepute and the case could result in his inability to continue in his profession.
The hearing will take place at Cheylesmore House, 5 Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT and will continue for 3 days.
Representatives for Mr Ryan include Father John Dane and For Britain leader Anne Marie Waters.
The facts of the case are that Mr Ryan produced a small number of YouTube videos (now unpublished) in which he expressed concern about the ‘grooming gang’ scandals erupting across our nation. Mr Ryan stated his support of Anne Marie Waters, Tommy Robinson, and others who believe, based upon evidence, that misogyny and hatred of non-Muslims, as mandated in Islamic scripture, are significant factors in the ‘grooming gang’ debate.
Father Dane and Anne Marie Waters will argue that this is in fact true, and stating so is in keeping with Mr Ryan’s right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.
Mr Ryan has an unblemished teaching record, is not deemed to present any danger to children, and yet is facing the loss of his livelihood merely for stating an opinion based upon objective evidence and extensive study of Islamic scripture.
This case is crucial, and will set an important precedent. Are we permitted to state facts and express our opinion and still maintain our ability to earn a living? That question will be answered.
For Britain will update on the hearing proceedings daily and provide a full report upon its conclusion.