Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to 9 months in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court, linked to his filming of criminal defendants outside of a courthouse and broadcasting the footage online.
Sentencing Robinson at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday, Judge Dame Victoria Sharp told him: “You will be committed in prison for a period of 19 weeks.” Robinson will serve up to one half of that period.
The right-wing activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arrived at court with supporter Katie Hopkins in tow, wearing a T-shirt that read “Convicted of Journalism” on the front and “Britain = North Korea” on the back.
As he gears up to stand for the first time as an anti-establishment MEP candidate in the upcoming May 23 European Parliamentary elections, Tommy Robinson has once again managed to evoke the scorn of his critics.
Tommy Robinson’s offer to donate his European Parliament salary to child victims of sex grooming gangs has been slammed as “an insult to survivors of abuse” by woman’s rights groups who added that he is “no ally for the children he claims to stand up for.”
A whole host of charities, including the End Violence Against Woman and Girls Coalition, penned an open letter which unanimously rejected the offer by the former English Defence League leader, who is standing as an MEP candidate in the North West of England.
On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon removing doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale because the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found them offensive. In that article, I asked:
How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?
The answer turned out to be 51 days.
It’s the British government and the BBC, rather than CAIR, that are likely behind this, but Amazon has just dropped the book Mohammed’s Koran by the renowned British activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin — and apparently only because its censors dislike Robinson. In the last two weeks, Robinson spectacularly embarrassed the BBC by exposing the bias and dishonesty of its reporter John Sweeney. The retaliation has been swift and severe: Robinson has been banned from YouTube and Facebook, and now his book has been withdrawn from sale.
A well-known supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has called for the Queen to murder pro-freedom activist Tommy Robinson, after social media users called for Robinson to be given a knighthood.
Derek Hatton, who was expelled from Labour in the mid-80s for being a member of the Marxist group ‘Militant’, was readmitted to the party in September 2018 after being an extremely vocal backer of leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Sharing a mock-up picture of Tommy Robinson being knighted by the Queen – which had the caption “One man who should be knighted #TommyRobinson”, Hatton wrote: “Ok, on the condition the sword slips to the left and chops his f**kin head off.”
Politicalite is a tabloid right-wing media outlet. They launched barely two years ago and are an emerging and important voice in alternative media. Being new and right-wing you’d think the mainstream media wouldn’t give them a thought.
You’d be wrong.
As it happens, this past week Politicalite’s Founder Jordan James was contacted by Mark Di Stefano from BuzzFeed News UK to ask about a third-party advertising application Politicalite uses to help fund the site and writers.
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UKIP has now lost close to half of its representatives in the European parliament after suffering two departures in the space of five days.
East of England MEP Patrick O’Flynn announced on Tuesday that he has quit the party in protest at the decision of its leader, Gerard Batten, to employ English Defence league founder Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
But Yahoo Finance UK can also reveal that north-west England MEP Louise Bours has also quietly left the party.
It means just 14 of the 24 UKIP MEPs elected at the last European elections remain in the party.
Nigel Farage Slams Appointment of Tommy Robinson as an Advisor
Tommy Robinson Gets 13 Months For Live Streaming Outside Courthouse
Nigel Farage has called for UKIP leader Gerard Batten to be sacked for appointing Tommy Robinson as an adviser.
Former party chief Mr Farage said Mr Batten was taking the Eurosceptic party in a ‘shameful’ direction.
He hit out at the appointment of Mr Robinson, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Well, I’m appalled.
“The NEC of the party voted overwhelmingly last week not to have a ballot of members to let the man, potentially, join the party.
“But Gerard Batten has got this, sort of, fixation with Tommy Robinson and discussing Islam, and dragging UKIP into a direction of effectively being a, sort of, street activist party.”
Tommy Robinson has been denied a visa to the US where he planned to embark on a speaking tour.
The English Defence League co-founder was due to meet Republican politicians in Washington this week at the invitation of the Middle East Forum.
But Daniel Pipes, president of the conservative Philadelphia-based organisation, said Robinson had not been granted a visa in time for the meeting, Reuters reported.
He said Robinson recently applied for a visa at the US Embassy in London but realised it “will take a while” for him to be allowed into the country.
But Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, categorically denied his visa application had been rejected.
Fifty five MPs have written to the US Secretary of State calling on America to enforce a travel ban against far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
The founder of the English Defence League has been invited to speak at an event in Washington later this month.
The MPs include Conservative and Shadow Cabinet politicians, such as Labour’s Luciana Berger and Chris Bryant, have written to Mike Pompeo.
‘We hope you agree that it would send a terrible signal if a convicted felon deemed inadmissible to the United States such as Yaxley-Lennon (Robinson’s real name) were allowed to travel to your country and speak before a prominent audience despite his conviction for previously entering the United States illegally,’ reads the letter, which is written in conjunction with the Hope not Hate group.