Tommy Robinson Enemy of the State
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a b "Why Tommy Robinson could find himself in jail again". The Independent. 1 August 2018 . Retrieved 13 February 2019. Thomas Daigle, Free speech firebrand Tommy Robinson's contentious views on Islam spreading beyond U.K. CBC News, 28/30 September 2018.
Murray, Douglas (19 October 2013). "Tommy Robinson: Double standards, not fear of diversity, provoked the EDL". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013 . Retrieved 17 October 2013. Given the public profile I was surprised that he could read, let alone write or was there a ghost writer? Dearden, Lizzie (2 April 2019). "Tommy Robinson's YouTube videos restricted after internet giant refuses to delete channel". The Independent.Enemy of the State is a seriously flawed book in many respects, not least in its handling of the topic of Islam. Nevertheless, it is genuinely important: it constitutes a valuable primary resource on the development of one influential strand of working-class street politics, and provides some answers as to how this kind of politics might develop in the future. Consciously or not, it also raises curious if rather disconcerting questions about how the ethnicity known as ‘White British’ may be fracturing into more unstable elements. Whatever one thinks of its author, this book should be on the reading list of anyone who is concerned about social cohesion in Britain, or simply committed to rerum cognoscere causas. But there are plenty of humorous moments - he and his cousin climb up to the top of the FIFA building in Zurich to protest against the ban on poppy insignia worn on the English shirts, he gets a friend to organise a meeting with Theresa May and tries to draw her attention to Luton's extremism problems. She is not pleased.
What happens then is a full redefinition of nifonging. Polite society loses no time in aiming all its legal, semi-legal and illegal weapon arsenal at mr Robinson. Not only mr Robinson, but also his friends and family suffer from the heavy hand of law. Every little thing that he ever did is laid under a magnifying glass and slammed down on him for full effect. He is fined enormous amounts. He is sent to prison. He is falsely accused. He is beset upon by secret agents, aiming to turn him into a plant in the EDL. He is put in the cell together with radical muslims. On purpose. Twice in prison was he beaten up. Once, they even tried to kill him with boiling sugarwater, which would have his skin dropping off, if successful. On 23 February 2019, Robinson held a rally in MediaCityUK outside BBC's Salford, Greater Manchester offices to protest against BBC's investigative current affairs programme Panorama and its presenter John Sweeney. During the rally, Robinson launched his film Panodrama that was broadcast on a large screen to the protesters estimated to be 4000 people, showing undercover footage of Sweeney, filmed by Robinson's former aide Lucy Brown. UKIP leader Gerard Batten spoke in support during the rally. Robinson said the aim of the protest was to make a stand "against the corrupt media" and called for the BBC licence fee to be scrapped. Concurrently, about 500 people attended a counter-protest by anti-fascists.  In response, the BBC made an announcement that it strongly rejects any suggestion that its journalism is biased. Confirming that an upcoming Panorama episode was being prepared to investigate Robinson and his activities, it added that all programmes the BBC broadcasts follow BBC's "strict editorial guidelines". Regarding some of Sweeney's remarks during Robinson's Panodrama film exposé, the BBC announcement added: "Some of the footage which has been released was recorded without our knowledge during this investigation and John Sweeney made some offensive and inappropriate remarks, for which he apologises." Agerholm, Harriet (27 February 2018). "Tommy Robinson threatens to 'find' UK's most senior counter terrorism police officer". The Independent.
Steven Hopkins (4 December 2015). "Tommy Robinson, Former EDL Leader, Claims Quilliam Paid Him To Quit Far-Right Group". Huffington Post UK. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Robinson lodged an appeal initially against the proceedings at Leeds but much later against convictions both at Canterbury and Leeds.  The Court of Appeal agreed to hear Robinson's appeal out of time because Robinson had been held in "effective solitary confinement", which had made it difficult for Robinson to have meetings with his lawyers.  The matter came before the Lord Chief Justice and two others at the Court of Appeal on 18 July 2018. Robinson said that he had not admitted the charges at Leeds nor had he been given a chance to apologise. His lawyer said that his initial contempt hearing was flawed; the details of the charge were not clear. He argued that his sentence was unfair.  The court issued its ruling on 1 August 2018. In essence, the appeal against the proceedings at Canterbury failed and the appeal in respect of the Leeds' proceedings succeeded.a b c "Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson jailed at Leeds court". BBC News. 29 May 2018 . Retrieved 7 June 2018. Sally Kent (23 October 2013). "BBC One to broadcast documentary on Tommy Robinson's departure from English Defence League". Archived from the original on 23 February 2019 . Retrieved 23 February 2019.