With the appointment of Tommy Robinson as unpaid adviser on grooming gangs to UKIP interim leader Gerard Batten, the party can finally promote its official standing as United Kingdom Islamophobia Party. Next, they’ll be adopting the IHRA ‘working’ definition of ‘anti-Semitism’.
Not that things were much different under Nigel Farage who yesterday, after announcing his intention to topple Batten in a vote of no confidence, stated in an interview that his greatest achievement in politics was ‘single-handedly killing off the British National Party’ (BNP). Yes, dear reader, this from the same man whose party brought about Brexit – the greatest achievement of British democracy in most voters’ lifetimes. By his own admission, Farage confirms allegiance mainly to himself, rather than to British voters.
Today, I watched Vincent Lapierre’s EetR report on last week’s hearing at the court of appeal in Paris where patriot and author, Hervé Ryssen, stated his case against a 17-month prison sentence demanded by the state procurator and usual anti-racist [sic] busybody organisations (LICRA, SOS Racisme, Jewish Students Union, etc.)
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.
*Updated and revised, April 9 2018.
Support for my right to freedom of expression was never going to strongly manifest itself in mainstream press reports. Social media provides a more balanced outlook, although most alt-lite personalities dare not broach the subject of my prosecution. It was interesting to note some tentative mainstream support for Markus Meecham aka Count Dankula, found guilty last month in Scotland of causing gross offence after teaching his girlfriend’s pug to lift its paw on the command ‘Gas the Jews!’.
Meecham now has over 90,000 Twitter followers and 170,000 YouTube subscribers: being found guilty certainly hasn’t put a spanner in his works. Contrary to my songs, it seems Count Dankula’s mischief-making is not considered to be that much of an effective weapon against New World Order orthodoxy. Indeed, Meecham has since been compensated for his sins with a media career. Even Tommy Robinson turned out to report on the recovering communist’s trial. Doubtful that Israel-loving Yaxley-Lennon will be doing the same when the time comes for my verdict to be pronounced. Also unlikely that Ricky Gervais, David Baddiel and Jonathan Pie will be voicing their concerns – as they did regards Meecham – if I, too, am found guilty.