Last Friday, same day as my guilty verdict was pronounced, founder of the EDL (English Defence League) Tommy Robinson was arrested outside a court in Leeds, reportedly for contempt of court.
Reporting restrictions are in place and therefore details are somewhat confused.
Already under licence for a similar offence, was Robinson aware that defendants and/or witnesses are due to appear in an separate, upcoming trial? Contempt laws apply to all defendants. We cannot complain about these laws only when it suits us…
Earlier this year, we saw Robinson recycle himself as a free speech advocate, notably in the Markus Meecham aka Count Dankula trial. Despite the fact that I was charged and, like Dankula, found guilty under the same law, Robinson has never breathed a word about my case. Why is this?
Was Robinson persuaded to attend the Leeds hearing by his most ardent Zionist supporters – including the Tel Aviv regime’s deputy social media advisor (see image above)?
There is even a demonstration planned for tonight, 6 pm, outside the British Embassy – also in Tel Aviv! (See image left)
Was the Robinson kerfuffle a deliberate measure to deflect attention away from the verdict in my trial, which is most definitely a grave threat to freedom of speech in the UK?
Another important point to note: as cited in last week’s Metro report, the ‘Jewish activists’ who provoked a brawl outside my hearing are all staunch supporters of Robinson (see above).
Surely pro-Israel fans and the likes of Robinson can’t have it both ways? Free speech is free speech – no exceptions!
It will be interesting to see what happens next. Will Robinson be released on the express orders of our rulers in Tel Aviv? Will the British unjustice system be jailing a singer for her satirical songs?
To be continued…