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‘Tommy Robinson’ to serve remainder of his original sentence for contempt of court

This was no surprise.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the far-right activist better-known by his stage name ‘Tommy Robinson’, has been sent to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence for contempt of court.

He had already served two months of a 13-month sentence when his lawyers managed to have him released on appeal, but a subsequent repeat trial confirmed his guilt.

As prisoners serve only half their sentences these days, those two months took four off the sentence the judge at the Old Bailey handed down today (July 11). He was ordered to serve nine months but will probably be out in four and a half.

Yaxley-Lennon is on record as claiming that the UK’s prisons are now run by Islamist terrorists, and that jailing him is the equivalent of a death sentence.

He appealed to Donald Trump to grant him asylum in the United States, ignoring the hypocrisy in the fact that he said the UK should refuse to take refugees from other countries because they were criminals.

This Writer wonders what he will be saying after he has served his sentence – if he survives it against all his own predictions.

Will all these terrorists he fears so much radicalise him?

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‘Tommy Robinson’ appeals for political asylum in the US after contempt of court conviction

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (right) was appointed as an advisor to Gerard Batten’s UKIP in December 2018, and stood in this year’s EU Parliament elections. He didn’t get a seat.

Anti-Islamist, anti-immigration campaigner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka ‘Tommy Robinson’) has appealed to Donald Trump to let him flee the UK before being sentenced for contempt of court.

I hope everyone can see the irony in his behaviour.

This is a man who has spoken out against the admission of Muslim refugees into the UK because they may be criminals – terrorists – in disguise.

Now he – a convicted criminal – is seeking refugee status in the United States.

Maybe he can’t see the hypocrisy there, but I hope we all can.

According to the Independent report (see the link below), he said he would be killed if he was jailed because UK prisons are “controlled by jihadi gangs”.

This is a theme that he has been using since 2014, when he told the Oxford Union that Woodhill Prison had become “an ISIS training camp” with radicals “running the wings”.

Many decent UK citizens might be happy to see this man leave and never return.

But the fact is that he committed a crime in the UK and has a penalty to pay.

He is due to appear for sentencing before a judge at the Old Bailey tomorrow (June 11).

It would be a crime if he were allowed to escape from that appointment.

Source: Tommy Robinson: EDL founder begs Trump to grant him political asylum in US | The Independent

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Who do you admire more – fake ‘Kate Adie’ or the traffic warden who ticketed ‘Tommy Robinson’?

If you’re looking for a story that hilariously spotlights the insanity into which UK politics has fallen, here it is: Far-right supporters of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the activist who was convicted for contempt of court yesterday (July 5), have been praising BBC stalwart Kate Adie for supporting him.

The trouble is, it’s a fake Twitter account and all they have done is set themselves up for more ridicule.

Meanwhile, the traffic warden who ticketed Yaxley-Lennon’s bus while it was parked outside the Old Bailey has received well-deserved plaudits.

Here’s how it unravelled on Twitter – with video evidence:

Here’s a trainee reporter who did gobble it up – right-wing hack James Delingpole:

His editors should probably check his credentials before letting him write anything else. Thankfully other people got the point:

The whole farrago culminated with this:

Meanwhile, outside the Old Bailey…

Happy days!

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‘Tommy Robinson’ faces possible two years in prison for contempt of court

The far right-wing extremist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – who goes by the stage name ‘Tommy Robinson’ – has been found guilty of contempt of court by making a Facebook Live broadcast of defendants in a criminal trial.

The broadcast interfered with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May last year.

The broadcast could have led to the defendants walking free and a new trial having to be held, at a large cost to the public purse.

Yaxley-Lennon, the 36-year-old former English Defence League leader, was originally jailed for 13 months on the day of the broadcast but was released two months into the sentence, after winning an appeal.

The case was then referred back to Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, who announced, in March, that it was in the public interest to bring fresh proceedings.

Sentencing is set to take place on July 11, although this is a provisional date.

Reporting restrictions had been put in place postponing the publication of any details of the 2018 case at Leeds Crown Court until the end of a series of linked trials involving 29 defendants.

Robinson broadcast the footage from outside the court on 25 May 2018, while the jury in the second trial of the series was considering its verdict.

The video lasted an hour-and-a-half and was viewed online 250,000 times after being live-streamed on Facebook.

The maximum sentence for contempt of court is two years in prison, but it can also be punished with an unlimited fine.

Contempt includes publishing anything that creates a substantial risk of seriously prejudicing “active” criminal proceedings. Proceedings become “active” when a suspect is arrested.

Someone could also be in contempt by actions including taking photographs or film, recording what is said in court or talking to a jury member about a case.

Yaxley-Lennon reportedly said he had been convicted for who he was, not what he had done.

That seems an odd interpretation of events – at the very least.

Source: Tommy Robinson guilty over Facebook broadcast – BBC News

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Another vile creature set to stand for UKIP – so why would anyone support it in the Euro-election polls?

Candidates: Carl Benjamin (left) and Mark Meechan (right) are both set to represent UKIP in the European Parliament elections. Two good reasons NOT to vote for that party!

Wow. UKIP’s leaders certainly know how to pick ’em.

Is it the influence of Stephen Yaxley Lennon (stage name: Tommy Robinson)? I don’t know.

After learning that Mark Meechan (stage name: Count Dankula) may be a UKIP candidate in the European Parliament election, we now discover that Carl Benjamin (stage name: Sargon of Akkad) is one of two candidates for the southwest region.

Maybe you don’t think you are familiar with this person’s work; you are probably mistaken.

Remember when Labour MP Jess Phillips revealed she had received many threats, including some of rape and murder? ‘Sargon of Akkad’ was the Twitter user who responded, “I wouldn’t even rape you.” He got thrown off of Twitter for that.

Habitually, his choice of language is appalling. The Sunday Times (I know, but you’ll understand why it seems reliable in this instance) reported that he had used what we now call the “N-word” in a livestream: “You are acting like a bunch of n******, just so you know. You act like white n******.” He used the word again, along with slurs including “Spic”, “Chink”, and “Retard”, in a video.

Oh, and apparently he thinks the age of consent should be negotiable: “Yeah, I think.. it depends on the child really, doesn’t it.. it should really be a case by case basis”.

Visit Zelo Street for the full details.

“We went through an exhaustive process to sift over 190 potential candidates down to those the national executive committee representatives and I felt were most suitable,” according to UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

“This list is based on a number of factors that we felt would select candidates to fight for a real Brexit after the European elections. Ukip’s priority is to have MEPs who will fight to make Brexit happen.”

As far as UKIP’s priorities are concerned, it’s a real eye-opener.

Perhaps it is a reason the party is plummeting in the opinion polls related to the European Parliament election:

Are people getting the message?

I guess we’ll find out at the end of May.


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‘Nazi salute’ dog man ‘Count Dankula’ standing for Ukip in Euro election – so they’re BOTH sunk, then

One man and his (Nazi) dog: Mark Meechan, otherwise known as “Count Dankula”, with the dog he taught to Nazi salute when he shouted “Gas the Jews!”

Mark Meechan, the YouTube activist (?) going by the alias “Count Dankula” who was fined £800 for training a dog to do a Nazi salute when he shouted “Gas the Jews!” reckons he’ll be standing for UKIP in the forthcoming EU Parliament elections.

If this is true, I applaud it – it means that UKIP has drifted even further to the political right if it allows a known anti-Semite to become one of its election candidates.

I look forward to seeing both this man and that party sink without a trace.

“Dankula” was recently cut out of a BBC Scotland discussion programme called The Collective after the Corporation received complaints that it was inappropriate to feature a man convicted of an anti-Semitic hate crime.

But the excuse was that he was excised “during the edit process”.

“Dankula” is not only a convicted anti-Semite but also a friend of Stephen Yaxley Lennon, the far-right Islamophobe who is better-known by his stage name “Tommy Robinson”. Funny how they all have aliases, isn’t it?

He shot to infamy over the YouTube clip in which he had trained his girlfriend’s pug to do a Nazi salute while he repeatedly shouted, “Gas the Jews!”

And he dragged Countdown co-host Rachel Riley down with him when she responded to a tweet in which he complained about the possibility of having a GPS tracker attached to him, and being placed under house arrest, with the word “insane”.

The tweet prompted strong responses, although some expressed uncertainty about what Ms Riley meant.

(Further information is available here.)

She has not – to my knowledge – ever clarified the statement in a way that allayed anybody’s fears.

She wants to sue This Writer after I criticised her for ill-treating a teenage girl with anxiety issues who criticised her over her pose as a campaigner against anti-Semitism.

Considering some of the people she supports, it seems clear she hasn’t got a leg to stand on.

Source: ‘Nazi pug’ YouTuber ‘Count Dankula’ says he’s standing for Ukip in Euro election – Mirror Online


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UKIP appoints jailbird who nearly ruined a rape trial as adviser on prison reform and rape gangs

Grinning idiots: UKIP leader Gerard Batten shakes all credibility away as he shakes hands with Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (Tommy Robinson) and gives him a position of responsibility in his inner circle.

No wonder Brexit is such a godawful mess when the political organisation that campaigned to achieve it for decades appoints a far-right extremist who was sent to prison after he nearly ruined the trial of a major rape gang as its special adviser on prison reform and rape gangs.

Not only has UKIP leader Gerard Batten allowed Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (also known as Tommy Robinson) into his party; he has also given him a job that can only be seen as an insult to the public.

And the reaction has been exactly what we should expect:

https://twitter.com/DickCoughlan/status/1065676244338057217

Andy King’s opinion is particularly sharp:

https://twitter.com/AndyMoboboKing/status/1065672803322658816

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