A pensioner has admitted sending racist and threatening emails to six MPs, including telling one ‘remember what happened to Jo Cox’.
David Hall, 72, admitted six counts of sending grossly offensive, indecent or obscene messages via a public communication network after changing his plea at Walsall Magistrates’ Court.
Among the messages was one to Labour MP David Lammy, saying: ‘I would like to give you a friendly warning.
‘As you attack the White population of Britain in your aims to gain Black Supremacy in this country, remember what happened to Jo Cox.’
Extreme right-wing terrorist Thomas Mair was jailed for life for the murder of Labour MP Cox in her Batley and Spen constituency in 2016.
He repeatedly shot and stabbed Cox in an attack during the EU referendum in June as he said ‘this is for Britain’, ‘keep Britain independent’, and ‘Britain first’.
The email sent to Mr Lammy stated: ‘I AM NOT ONE OF THEM but there are those out there who would like to see you suffer the same fate. Be careful!!’
The email was signed ‘D.W.Hall ( a well-wisher).’ The court was told the Ukip supporter, from Wolverhampton, also sent emails to Nicky Morgan, Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen, in the wake of a Brexit debate in parliament in December.
Back to ‘the first banana boat’ to ‘the jungle clearing you came from’
Some of the emails contained an image of a noose attached. Hall, who appeared in the dock wearing a leather jacket, slacks and slip-on shoes, also admitted sending an email to Wolverhampton MP Eleanor Smith, calling for her to be put on ‘the first banana boat’ to the ‘jungle clearing you came from’.
The email – written in both capital and lowercase letters and containing several exclamation marks – read: ‘How dare you !!!!! HOW SODDING WELL DARE ATTACK OUR FLAG!!! ‘As a Labour/Communist and RACIST you come to MY COUNTRY AND ATTACK OUR CUSTOMS, and EVEN the IDENTITY OF OUR FLAG. I think that YOU MUST HAVE ENRAGED EVERY SINGLE WHITE PERSON IN ‘MY’ TOWN.
‘YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ARSE KICKED OUT OF POWER AND BE PUT BACK ON THE FIRST BANANA BOAT TO THE JUNGLE CLEARING YOU CAME FROM!!
‘Our Enoch Powell was dead right in his ‘River of Blood Speech’ 1968 when he said the streets of Britain will RUN RED WITH BLOOD AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT THAT REALITY ONE STEP NEARER WITH YOUR VILE RACIST RANTINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’
Mr Lammy and Ms Morgan attended court and had been expected to give evidence against Hall.
As well as being handed a jail term suspended for 12 months, he was ordered to complete 25 days of rehabilitation work and pay £735 in costs and a victim surcharge.