1. Tommy Robinson is on trial again tomorrow for the same contempt of court matter he was already jailed for once. I’ll be covering the trial on Twitter as always, and also on video. We’re also bringing https://t.co/VcbFInCWS1 — because you can’t trust the Media Party.
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) July 3, 2019
Surely time for the judge to call an end to this absurd farce and send the prosecution and fascist UK government away with a flea in their Ear.
— RogerGLewis (@PMotels) July 4, 2019
https://t.co/r2VdcPGyQT #FreeSppechforall #IamTommyRobinson (notmyrealname) https://t.co/rWBNEnYLxG https://t.co/ds9DlMrHP1— RogerGLewis (@PMotels) July 4, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
‘Tommy Robinson’ and the Leftist legalese of those with no respect for the average citizen.
There is a young chap – I assume he is young because he admits to being only a Junior Barrister – who holds forth to all and sundry (with matinées on Saturday) on subjects of legal exactitude. He writes under the exciting nom de plume of The Secret Barrister. He’s no dope: in both 2016 and 2017, the Secret Barrister was named Independent Blogger of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.
My problem with his double victory is the word ‘independent’. This is based on several observations, but chiefly the obviously Left-leaning sneer with which he writes, born of an equally clear superiority complex that is, these days, common to almost all bourgeois Leftists.
His most recent post – you can view it here – is thorough and well
It can now be reported that Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, convicted fraudster, sometime-football hooligan and self-reinvented free speech advocate, was on Friday 25 May 2018 imprisoned for 13 months for contempt of court after livestreaming a broadcast, including footage of participants in a criminal trial, outside Leeds Crown Court.
Today the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) heard the appeal of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson).
Judgment was reserved, meaning the Court’s decision will not be known for another couple of weeks. However it is worth, given the events of today, having a quick look at what happened. In doing so, I am grateful to the excellent Lizzie Dearden of the Independent who provided a comprehensive live-blog of the hearing from the Royal Courts of Justice, as well as the indispensable Matthew Scott who live-tweeted the hearing, and whose blogpost on the subject tells you everything you could ever need to know.
Today the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) handed down judgment in the appeal of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson), partially allowing the appeal and directing a rehearing at the Crown Court.
What does this mean? Has Tommy been proven innocent? Is this a victory for freedom of speech?
Let’s break it down.