Tommy Robinson, the court case and (guffaw) 'free speech'

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Cloo, May 27, 2018.

  1. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

    This is a bit "pop" but I heard about a book written by a German woman in the early - mid 30s. She said that it was rare for happy people to get fully on side with the nazis.

    Pop as it is, it might also get to the roots of the modern gammon phenomena.
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    have some brinton The Irrational in Politics
     
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  3. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

    If / when there are guilty verdicts the case will be all over the media. What will the droolers say about "cover up" then?

    Obviously, expecting them to understand how reporting restrictions have worked in many cases for many years is far too much a stretch. These are people who tended not to know that polling booths use pencils or the Irish border issue could be problematic in Brexit, so digesting what the lead prosecutor in the Rotherham case and this one has to say is way beyond. "experts" innit. Celebration of stupidity and distrust of people who know things are cornerstones of tyranny. A lot of people love this stuff. And yes, there is a massive crossover now with the US far right and conservatism generally.

    Where we go from here is hard to say. The "left" has a habit of blaming ourselves for everything, the right rarely bothers with such self analysis and manages to succeed.

    Their numbers are worrying but not overwhelming. Fascism tends to come about as a minority getting co operation or some form of assent from conservatives who think they can tame them. But add centerists, liberals, progressives and the left together - we probably have more numbers. Certainly if you add neutrals. But there seems to be a lot of factionalism among those of generally good will.
     
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  4. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Some of the reporting restrictions have been lifted.

    He pled guilty to contempt of court, and got 13 months.

    edit: also if anyone interested in the concept of hubris wants to understand how it was that the Liverpool goalkeeper committed two unprecedented mistakes in that Champions Leaue final, check out the first fifteen seconds of the accompanying video
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2018
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Real name 'Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.' LOL.
     
  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    he has had a few names hasn't he ?
     
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  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I'm sure all over the internet there are people claiming this is a death sentence
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    everyone's known that for years - not sure how you've missed it before - first mentioned on urban by audiotech here upload_2018-5-29_14-43-19.png
    EDL in Tower Hamlets on 20/06
     
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  9. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

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  10. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon (born 27 November 1982[3]), known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, and previously by Andrew McMaster and Paul Harris,[4]
     
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  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    hope springs eternal
     
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

  13. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    13 months, how unlucky. :)
     
  14. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    One of the yanks on Paltalk yesterday was going on about the idiot who stuck bacon on the door handle of a mosque near me and died in prison - inquest yet to be held, but not seen as suspicious - and yes, they were suggesting that Robinson would be the target of a Muslamic Raygun or somesuch ...

    EDIT :-

    Bacon mosque attacker died in prison after drug overdose
     
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  15. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

    Lennon has admitted to endangering a trial of alleged nonces.

    His drooling fans are supporting a bloke whose actions could see nonces go free while they frequently accuse his supporters of being "paedos" etc.

    They ceaselessly muddy the waters in this way to the aid of actual nonces. Baseless accusations technically constitute a fantasy about child abuse.

    Doubtless, some of them would rather nonces get off if it would give them something else to rant about.

    Victims are just pawns to be exploited once more. Detail, facts and analysis at anything parallel to Key Stage 2 education or above are for commies.
     
  16. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    EDL founder Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months under contempt of court laws
    What a bloody tool.
     
  17. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

  18. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

    On his umpteenth spell at Ms Windsor pleasure, will he finally pen a book about his struggle?
     
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  19. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Tommy - Banged Up
     
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  20. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    this latest shenanigans is great publicity for his book :hmm:
     
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  21. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I find it a bit odd tbh. After Canterbury he must have known it was highly likely he'd get banged up. I know his line of work means he has to try and constantly get attention but this seems a bit extreme. Does he enjoy chokey or is it more simply that there's nothing like a spell in prison to get the donations rolling in?
     
  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    "My Scuffle" by Tommy Robinson
     
  23. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Pleasingly, the radio news report I heard about this earlier (BBC) made specific reference to him violating the terms of his current suspended sentence and stressed that he'd been doing the same thing again. Later report mentioned contempt of court too.

    Bit of a stretch to call that a freedom of speech issue tbh.
     
  24. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    It doesnt matter to him - he is hardly going to get a job in the FO fast stream or train to be a lawyer- its a lucrative venture - Chokey is just a sorta business trip for him
     
  25. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    "the long walk to Luton" by Tommy Robinson
     
  26. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    De Profascist by Wild Tommy Robinson
     
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  27. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    On day in the life of Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon ; by tommy robinson (autobiographical in the 3rd person style)
     
  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    "the ballard of Hull gaol" by tommy robinson
     
  29. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    and that's enough from me
     
  30. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    And from Tommy, one hopes
     

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