An unemployed man from Holten-le-Clay, Lincolnshire, is suing David Cameron for a staggering £1 MILLION, after alleging the Prime Minister violated his right to freedom of expression.
Unemployed father of one, Harvey Stone, was charged with an offence under the Malicious Communication Act 1988, after writing a “protest email” to David Cameron over the government’s controversial “Help to Work” scheme, which requires affected jobseekers to work unpaid or risk losing their benefits.
Mr Stone claims that by allowing the introduction of back-to-work schemes, like “Help to Work”, David Cameron has “allowed his government to discriminate against and criminalise the unemployed”.
He has now lodged a £1 MILLION lawsuit for damages against the PM at London’s High Court, claiming that a criminal record would destroy his reputation and future job prospects.
This consists of £500,000 for lost future earnings and a further £500,000 for the damage to his reputation. Mr Stone sets out his case in the writ:
“Prime Minister David Cameron has allowed his government to pursue a course of action designed to discriminate against and criminalize the unemployed, breaching the Human Rights Act 1998 Article 4, the prohibition of slavery and forced labour.
“This prompted a protest email from myself, for which I was arrested and charged under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.
He continues: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. The negligent actions of David Cameron’s government could lead to a criminal record for myself making it hard to find a job.
“I have no money…I am unemployed, do not own property or anything of financial value and have to support my wife and daughter on benefits.
“The issues raised are of general public importance. Only too often the litigant in person is regarded as a problem for judges and for the court system, rather than the person for whom the civil justice system exists.”
David Cameron’s lawyers have acknowledged the claim but were unavailable to state what the Prime Minister’s defence will be.
Read more: Grimsby Telegraph