Vicar Admits ‘Massive’ Sham Wedding Plot

Paul Cheston, London Evening Standard, January 25, 2012

A vicar has admitted arranging hundreds of sham marriages to enable African immigrants to stay in Britain illegally.

The Rev Brian Shipsides, 55, presided over bogus ceremonies at All Saints Church, Forest Gate for over two years in a “massive” plot, Inner London crown court heard.

With his colleague, the Rev Elwon John, 54, he married EU residents to mainly Nigerian spouses, it is claimed. Amdudalat Ladipo, 31, a Nigerian woman living in Dagenham, is alleged to have acted as marriage “fixer”.

Shipsides, who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for officiating at the wedding of the world’s tallest married couple in 2001, admitted conspiracy to facilitate immigration law breaches and will be sentenced later. John, of Barking, and Ladipo, of Dagenham, deny the charge. Ladipo also denies possessing a false Nigerian passport. The trial continues.

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  • He personaly should be fined for all the benifits given out to these blacks.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking as the biggest Anglophile you’re likely to meet, I must admit that it seems that there isn’t a single institution in English public life that isn’t actively involved in selling out the English people. If it isn’t the government handing out million dollar homes to families of illiterate Somali “asylum seekers”, it’s an immigration service that refuses to deport actively militant Muslim clerics (who, naturally, are on the dole) or it’s Emma West put in jail for “hate speech” while Muslim trash organize groups to mock the English war dead on Remembrance Day and are given police protection or whatever the scandal of the day is….

  • Anonymous

    Speaking as the biggest Anglophile you’re likely to meet, I must admit that it seems that there isn’t a single institution in English public life that isn’t actively involved in selling out the English people. If it isn’t the government handing out million dollar homes to families of illiterate Somali “asylum seekers”, it’s an immigration service that refuses to deport actively militant Muslim clerics (who, naturally, are on the dole) or it’s Emma West put in jail for “hate speech” while Muslim trash organize groups to mock the English war dead on Remembrance Day and are given police protection or whatever the scandal of the day is….

    • Anonymous

      It’s even worse living here, where you see the church, the BBC, the government, schools, universities and any and every other institution you can think of, shoving diversity down our throats ALL THE DAMN TIME!. I want revolution. And of course, you have it pretty bad over there too.

  • Anonymous

    1 Timothy 2:7, “Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.”

    Leviticus 19:11 “You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.”

  • jeffaral

    Time for people to wake up , especially those who think that there is only a Muslim problem.   Most subsaharian Blacks are christian.   Black churchs in Europe have become the most criminal bent and promiscuous outfits you could ever think of.    Illegal immigration, drug dealing , rackteering, house servant slavery, witch burning, just to mention a few of their “activities”.    Wake up PLEASE……

  • jeffaral

    Time for people to wake up , especially those who think that there is only a Muslim problem.   Most subsaharian Blacks are christian.   Black churchs in Europe have become the most criminal bent and promiscuous outfits you could ever think of.    Illegal immigration, drug dealing , rackteering, house servant slavery, witch burning, just to mention a few of their “activities”.    Wake up PLEASE……

  • Anonymous

    This is about what one would expect from Anglican clergy!

  • Anonymous

    This is about what one would expect from Anglican clergy!

  • Anonymous

    Oh the Anglicans!

  • Anonymous

    Ths Anglican church was once described as the Tory Party at prayer.  Now it is the Communist Party at prayer.

  • Anonymous

    Ths Anglican church was once described as the Tory Party at prayer.  Now it is the Communist Party at prayer.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re Henry VIII and want a divorce, then yes. If you’re a nigerian or other undesirable, then certainly. If you’re a protestant white Englishman, like me, then not so much.