Pam Barker | Director of TLB Europe Reloaded Project
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 a 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…