https://longhairedmusings.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/free-speech-on-line-harms-act-and-eu-web-censorship-the-tommy-robinson-not-his-real-name-case-should-have-us-all-up-in-arms-first-they-came-for-the-free-speech/ Free Speech, On-Line Harms Act and EU Web censorship. The Tommy Robinson (Not his real name) case should have us all up in arms! First They came for the Free Speech. Read the guidance yourself I think that Tommy was denied a proper Brief familiar with both the Canterbury case and the Extent one was a Big Own Goal by the presiding Judge and the prosecuting Officer.
I think the State has got its knickers in a twist with this, The Chabloz case and the Dunkula case. I looked at the court listings for the Leeds Case and to say its extensive is an understatement, That Tommy pleaded guilty is I think an indication of how poorly advised he in fact was.
As for the Secret Barrister, he should remain anonymous should he reveal his identity no one would instruct his chambers.
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.
Some people will have seen reference to this on social media; others may have had the plight of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – to use his real name – drawn to their attention by the hordes of protestors storming London over the May bank holiday weekend. But there has not, until today, been mainstream coverage of the case due to a reporting restriction – what is known as a “postponement order” – that forbade publication of these facts until after the conclusion of the trial upon which he was purporting to “report”.
While, as we’ll see below…
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