Wednesday, May 10, 2006

David Lucas is a sick bastard

David Lucas, a Suffolk farmer, sells "Multi-hanging Execution Systems" at ₤100,000 a time to despotic countries, according to a BBC report.

“Business is business,” he says as he ships off his vehicles of death – trailer-mounted gallows – to countries like Zimbabwe – for over ten years!

Of course, with a galloping inflation rate of 450%, the David Lucas’s contraptions set back Mugabe’s treasury ZM$ 18,876,146,875 – yep, almost 20 BILLION Zim-Dollars. Why is a country with grinding poverty and run-away inflation spending so much money on gallows?

Another question is: how did David Lucas get to tender for these? How do you get a contract to build execution apparatus for dictators?

Did he send out a brochure? What in the world gave him the idea to start manufacturing these devices in the first place?

In my humble opinion, if anyone has been executed on one of his devices and can be shown to have been killed in a way (how can I put this) ‘not compatible with international law’, then Mr Lucas should be charged as an accessory to murder.

Peter Tatchell has already attempted to arrest Robert Mugabe for torture. Mugabe was protected as a head of state and by unwillingness on the part of the UK and the EU to pursue the charges. I doubt a Suffolk farmer has the same ‘protection’ from prosecution.

A new EU law will make the sale of execution equipment illegal from July 2006.


At 2:15 pm, Anonymous Don said...

I would love buying some of this execution equipment for use on ranting gays like you and tatchell. 20 billion "zim-dollars"? A real bargain if it's used to kill sick fucks like you, brett!
You gays always divert attention from yourselves by focusing on the moral wrongs of others. May I remind you in the USA, AIDS was first identified amongst gays!

At 6:09 pm, Anonymous richard farnos said...

Don you are a bigot

At 8:08 am, Anonymous chris said...

actually Don is starting to grow on me. Please do stick around Old Boy, truth be told, I come here more to read your comments than Bretts these days (but please don't tell him that he'll probably get all pissed off and try and give me AIDS, you know what those gays are like Don)

chris 'teh honorary gay' etches

At 9:10 am, Blogger Brett Lock said...

Yes Chris, I'll only warn you once. Best keep a clove of garlic around your neck and be ready with a wooden stake. We come out at night, so be home before sunset. Eep, the sun's coming up. To the crypt!

At 3:23 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know David,and I personally agree with his opinions on what he does.
Don't be so quick to judge unless you know the full story behind David's actions.
And actually,just for the record, no gallows have been exported.

At 3:33 pm, Blogger Brett Lock said...

There's a 'full story' that would exonorate him? Well, don't keep it to yourself, fill us in!

The BBC report also says:

"David Lucas, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, said he had been selling execution equipment to countries including Zimbabwe for about 10 years."

If the BBC have it wrong and - as you claim - no gallows have been exported, then feel free to set the record straight by challenging the BBC report.

As it stands, we have a choice between believing the BBC and an "anonymous poster". I have to be honest, I'm still titlting towards the BBC story.

At 11:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you so stupid you don't realise that not everything you read in the news is actually true? Why don't you get off your soap box and get your own life instead of passing judgement on other people's?

At 12:17 pm, Blogger Brett Lock said...

Well, "Anonymous", I've invited you to give an alternative "true" version of the events if, as you claim, the BBC was lying. But you haven't. You've just submitted more shouty rhetoric. This leads me to believe that you are neither in posession of your facts nor your faculties.

If you have information that contradicts the BBC, let's have it.

At 2:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any proof that he has been exporting them? No. The only people they have been sold to are people that have them in their gardens ect...

When you actually have evidence to say that he has been selling them to all these countries then, slate him all you like. But there is none because he has'nt.

At 2:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and as your are so interested in other people lives, there is an interview with him in the guardian today, and he is having a meeting with the Daily Mail this afternoon for an exclusive story, that will be published later on in the week.

At 2:36 pm, Blogger Brett Lock said...

And to repeat myself one last time:

If you have information that contradicts the BBC, let's have it.

At 3:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for one last time too: there is no information because NOTHING happened. NO Gallows have been exported to other countries. Do you understand now?

At 9:28 pm, Blogger Brett Lock said...

So what you're saying is that a local farmer makes ornamental gallows that people put in their gardens, and the BBC simply made up a story about him making real working truck-mounted gallows worth 100 000 Pounds each and exporting them to Zimbabwe and outher countries?

So, you're saying that the story on the BBC was a complete fabrication?

Well, since I'm not the source of the story, it is pointless trying to convince me. Post a link to the BBC's retraction and correction and then I'm sure I and others will believe you.

At 9:45 pm, Blogger Brett Lock said...

OH, thanks Anonymous. I went to the Guardian story (as you suggested) and it CONFIRMS the BBC story!,,1785191,00.html

In fact, it says Mr Lucas actually showed an undercover reporter the mobile multiple station truck-mounted device.

Now, I know some people collect more garden gnomes than good taste might otherwise permit, but parking a truck with multiple gallows (worth a six-figure sum) at the bottom of your garden as an ornament seems most unlikely.

At 8:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, this so-called news story was a hoax perpetrated by the farmer, intended to wind up gullible media types. Guess what? Everyone swallowed it hook, line and sinker and it's generated plenty of outraged comment, just as the hoaxer intended.

Time for a reality check, folks. There never was a trade in gallows. It was just a big wind-up. Stop and consider for a moment: why would anyone in their right mind buy a gallows in the UK and then transport it all the way to Africa. A gallows isn't some complex device with hundreds of moving parts. It's actually very simple, the sort of thing that a couple of competent wood-workers could build in a couple of days, for a tiny fraction of the hoax price of £12,000. Switch on your critical faculties and the more more you think about this story, the less likely it all seems.

At 3:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Lucas is a BNP candidate who was recently arrested for handling stolen goods. Check out the following article:


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