The Coronavirus R-Number, the reinfection rate for Covid-19, is, we are told, heading back up in North-West England. It may even have gone back above the all-important 1.0 level. This might not have been helped by one individual, along with his pals, who broke the lockdown rules and travelled more than 200 miles away from his home turf recently to stick his bugle into a campaign which did not require his assistance.
Then he got himself arrested, a skill which he has, over the years, honed to perfection. Cumbria Police - he was apprehended in the Barrow-in-Furness area after another of those alleged violent assaults for which he has become, as the late Russell Harty might have said, “famous, nay, notorious” - remanded him in custody overnight. But now he’s back home, somewhere in the home counties. So what’s his explanation?
So you know what comes next. “Police have seized my car, phone, cameras etc”. Wha-hey! At last, the action that so many of Lennon’s targets over the years had wished might one day happen … has happened. And just to put the icing on the cake, “they added perverting the course of justice to my charges”. Looks like the cops took a dim view.
Still and video images will tell the Police who he’s been filming, where and when. And any paper records may also be suitably incriminating. Those of us who have had visits from The Great Man can, if the cops get into his electronics, expect them to be in touch soon.
Driving 200 miles away from your own manor just on the off-chance of scoring some self-publicity, though, is fine for him. Self-awareness never was Lennon’s strong suit.
All this and the lawsuits racking up too. Stephen Lennon truly lives in interesting times.