The Ballad of Wandsworth Gaol

Free Tommy!

I never saw a man who looked
   With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
   Which prisoners call the sky,
And at every drifting cloud that went
   With sails of silver by.

— From “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde

Word has just come in from the EDL with the latest about their recently arrested leader, Tommy Robinson. He is still a guest of Her Majesty’s correctional officials in Wandsworth Prison.

Tommy is on remand, and has not been convicted. However, because he has to be kept in the segregated unit away from the (largely Muslim) general prison population, he has been housed in the dungeon (basement) of the prison. He gets no daylight at all, and is locked up 23 hours a day.

He also only has a blue plastic mattress, a rock-hard pillow, and one blanket, even though it is freezing cold all the time. His wife wasn’t allowed to bring him a duvet — he was told he could buy one at the prison shop for £25, but at that time he had no money because it had gone missing.

Despite his being held in an icy dungeon, I’m told that he’s keeping his spirits up. He just received his first batch of mail yesterday, because they only have three staff members who read the mail for the whole of the prison, so there is a backlog of two to three weeks.

Tommy sends the following message to his well-wishers:

Big thanks to everyone for all the letters/postal orders I’ve been receiving, thanks also to everyone that is writing to MPs about me being locked up. I’ve had some very positive letters and it is raising my spirits. I’ve also put in a request to transfer to Bedford Prison.

For those who would like to write to Tommy while he is in durance vile, this is his current address:

Stephen Lennon
HMP Wandsworth
Heathfield Road
SW18 3HS

Tommy’s birthday is on the 27th of this month. He will be turning 30 — old man! — so I’m sure cards will be welcomed.

Just think — he’s going to spend his birthday AND Christmas in the slammer. The rest of us should count our blessings.

Francisco de Goya: The LunaticTommy now has a legal team who are working very hard on his behalf. He and his fellow EDL members express their thanks for the donations received to date. The first invoice will be paid shortly.

The EDL is planning demonstrations on his behalf, but no definite date or location has been set. Most of the rank-and-file are afraid they will be arrested, too, especially those who live in the London metropolitan area.

Wandsworth is the largest prison in the UK, and is thought to be the largest in Western Europe. It is a Victorian-era relic:

The prison was built in 1851, when it was known as Surrey House of Correction. It was designed according to the humane separate system principle: a number of corridors radiate from a central control point with each prisoner having toilet facilities. The toilets were subsequently removed to increase prison capacity and the prisoners had to engage in the humiliating process of “slopping out”, until 1996.


5 thoughts on “The Ballad of Wandsworth Gaol

  1. Winston Churchill saved Britain. If Churchill were alive today he would be lied about and demonized by the media. Churchill would be intensely hated by Prime Minister Cameron and the rest of the UK government. Churchill would be viciously persecuted, prosecuted and jailed. He would share a cell with Tommy.

    Long ago, the British government abandoned the British people. The British government’s allegiance is not to Britain. Not to the British. The British government’s allegiance is to the totalitarian political system of Islam. They endeavor to please the Ummah – the global Islamic community. President Obama bowed low to the Saudi king. Prime Minister Cameron bows low to the Saudi king in spirit. Muslims did not conquer Britain via military conquest. Despicable British leaders SURRENDERED Britain to Islam. The British must take back the country from Islam.

  2. Nothing about legal representation or efforts to get him out.

    This isn’t good.

    The fact he’s being treated a like a convict at a maximum security prison in solitary is even worse.

    I’m not very positive about his fate.

  3. Actually Linda, the British gov are only encouraging
    Moslem colonisation to please Cameron’s real master,
    Rothschild and the Wall St/City of London banksters. The traitor Cameron is totally bought like the traitor Blair was, and many others. The effect of Moslem settlement in Uk
    Is to speed up the dismantlement of White/Christian Britain.
    That is what is required by the traitor class.

  4. We could all at the very least send Tommy a card on his birthday, & let him know he is in our thoughts.

  5. I keep thinking – I’ve got to wake up, this makes no sense. Of course it makes one kind of sense – the sense of a society where a huge chunk is doing its best to commit societial suicide (to kill their own society, that is).

    Tony Robinson is one of the people I would like to interview for my online teleseminar series on people who are speaking out about things like Islamization. In fact, I was just in process of trying to contact him when I learned of his sudden arrest.

    Anyway, if the series interests you, you can find it at:
    Personal Journeys Toward Difficult Truths.

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