Sandra Leslie Is Barking.
For the last several months, probably approaching a year now, myself and a couple of other activists I work with have been the target of slanderous and hate-filled diatribes from one Sandra Leslie. I have been accused of being a bully, a fascist, a nepotist, a fifth columnist, a boss’s pet, a homophobe, and a few things more besides. Sandra has taken to emailing all and sundry in Trident Ploughshares and CND about my so-called crimes, as well as posting them on her public websites. As I have the full support of National CND, and the TP Core Group, I have not felt the need to respond to Sandra’s vindictive missives, until today.
Things took an unsettling turn for the worse on Saturday, when Sandra actually physically attacked the Plymouth CND procession in the Lord Mayor’s Day Parade, in front of scores of onlookers. Leaping in amongst our group, she started screaming “Nazi’s!” at the top of her voice at us, myself and Mark in particular, before starting to physically attack the paper-mache submarine that I and another colleague were carrying. This carried on for several hundred yards along the route, with pleas for her to cease and desist falling on deaf ears, and only seeming to enrage her more. Without a doubt she had completely lost the plot, and was immune to reason or placation. It was decided that the best course of action was to remove ourselves from the procession, Sandra effectively managed what Plymouth City Council have failed to do for the last couple of years – prevent Plymouth CND from completing the Parade. No doubt she is proud of herself. All this after spending months accusing us of “sabotage”!!!
On her website, a new comment has appeared with regard to Saturday’s debacle. Incredibly, she accuses us of persecuting her! As if it was us who attacked her as she took part in a procession! She also makes up some fantastical story about a shop refusing to serve myself and Mark because of our “nazism”. Truly the workings of a delusional mind. What actually happened, was that after our group had removed ourselves from the Parade due to Sandra’s harrassment, we planned to go for a drink in the Barbican. While Peter, Ian, and young Marc went into town in search of a cash-machine, Mark and I went to the nearby Spar to get cigarrettes and some chocolate. While we were waiting outside the Spar for the rest to appear, Sandra came striding across the road shouting about “Nazi’s”, “stalking”, and “persecution”. She accused of us stalking her, of mounting a “campaign of hate” against her, and various other allegations too silly to mention. She then, rather shamefully, started ridiculing Mark’s mental health, and his bi-polar condition. No-one overheard Mark or myself “abusing”, “degrading”, or “petrifying” Sandra, because this did not happen. It was Sandra who was engaged in these acts, while Mark and I refused to lower ourselves by retorting to her poisonous and hate-filled vitriol. After she left, we went back into the shop for more chocolate. The shop assistants served us with no problems.
Sandra’s behaviour on Saturday was nothing short of shameful. Fortunately, a good portion of the march had already been completed by our group before this sordid episode transpired, and her actions did not ruin an otherwise excellent day.
There is though, one part of her recent web-comment that is accurate, I did take video footage of Sandra losing the plot and calling all and sundry “Nazi’s”, not to mention her nasty verbal attack on Mark. If I can figure out how to post it, I will in due course. Until then, anyone wishing to view Sandra’s mad behaviour can email me and I will send the clip as an attachment.