“What Choice Do We Have?”

Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, was interviewed today on the BBC’s Radio 4.

Tommy has come a long way since the BBC first made mincemeat of him a few years ago. Notice how he retains control of the interview process all the way through, despite the constant interruptions and loaded questions. He is able to get his message through clearly, forcefully, and articulately.

Every trap the interviewer lays for him he deftly sidesteps. When she attempts to put words in his mouth — adding “white” to his use of the phrase “working-class” — he stops her and firmly corrects her.

I’m surprised the Beeb let him on the air. Presumably they were expecting to gut and fillet him as they have done so many times in the past. I don’t think they realize what those all those months in solitary did to him. He has grown past the point where an entity as trivial as the BBC can manipulate him:

Hat tip: Kitman.

22 thoughts on ““What Choice Do We Have?”

  1. I expect good things in the near future from Tommy…..and more from the others if they can put aside their differences………Lee Rigby’s death should not be squandered nor smeared with the excrement of personality, vanity and service of self.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Dogtown, Crankville County
    Alberta, Canada


  2. If you want to win an argument, you have to practice it with many hostile people. That way, you can evolve responses to every trap, counter argument and objection, and every debating tactic, every piece of ‘evidence’ that is claimed to prove you wrong . The internet is a great place to do this.

    • Yes, the internet is one place to practice. There are others of course. Ever since the first time I heard Tommy ‘interviewed’ after he’d been released from prison, this piece of Shakespeare has been running through my head:

      Sweet are the uses of adversity,
      Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
      Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
      And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
      Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
      Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.

      For a gregarious extrovert like TR, solitary confinement must have been difficult indeed. Especially as practiced by her Majesty’s gaolers against Tommy.

      Do you think they’ll soon let him speak again?

      I hope he continues to do so, not waiting on an invitation from the corrupt media, but using the internet to broadcast his message.

  3. Have you heard President Putin’s recent statement on islam and minorities in Russia? This has been republished after the arrest of 300 suspected islamic terrorists. This is the same Putin who said that France had been colonised by her former colonies and no doubt thinks the same of Britain. Note his reference also to national suicide in France, Holland, Britain and America, a fate Russia is determined to avoid. He could have added Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Russia like Australia is a harsh country to live in and produces strong masculine leaders (even if they are called Julia Gillard) who are respected for this even if they compromise democracy. The west has weak leaders who compromise their democracy.

    Putin said, “In Russia live Russians. Any minority from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, should speak Russian and should respect Russian laws. If they prefer sharia law then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities, they need Russia and we will not grant them special privileges or try to change our laws to fit their desires no matter how much they scream discrimination. We had better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack or the primitive ways of most minorities. ”

    Please remember that Russia is meant to save European Civilisation for Christendom from the Marxism which was first imposed on it in 1917 and now holds the West in its stranglehold. Remember also that Russia has lost hundreds if not thousands of its people to islamic terrorism.

    • Sorry, it’s a hoax. In France, it’s credited to a French minister. In Australia, to John Howard, the ex-prime minister. Putin never said any of this.

  4. Good job, Tommy.

    I note the interviewer kept asking what they would do, when that question had already been answered – they’re trying to speak out on behalf of people whose voice in the political arena has been ignored, in order to get the politicians in this country to climb down out of their ivory tower and deal with reality, and to get THEM to do something about this state of affairs!

  5. sorry that should have read the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities.

  6. I hope this is not off-topic, Baron and will get me a slap across the wrist but I have been musing on Paul Weston’s reference to the fact that what has happened to hitherto white European countries could not, according to Tony Blair, be judged to be genocide in terms of the usual UN definition of the term because, in the case of England and it must be the same for our continental and Scandinavian neighbours, our nations did not possess an indigenous population. Blair said there was no thing as the indigenous English despite the fact that his fellow Labour mp Jack Straw said that the English i.e. the ethnic English, were not worth saving.

    However, Peter Sutherland has said that the UN’s aim is to destroy the homogeneous nations of Europe through mass third world immigration. Surely, a homogeneous nation must possess an indigenous population as how else could it be homogeneous? Perhaps I have got it wrong but is this not the tack that Paul Weston could use to promote his accusation of UN or state sponsored genocide? Over to you, Paul. although the chance of one arm of the UN agreeing it is genocide whilst another branch is promoting it is probably pretty slim.

  7. Very decent interview.

    Tommy Robinson is definitely on the right track. He still has work to do with his supporters. I understand the face covering bit- many British HR depts would ruin the career of someone photographed at an EDL march. The beer-swigging on marches needs to stop- I am sure it is only a small minority but it gives the MSM an easy target.

    Also, if you do not identify as “working class” can you still join the EDL ? Will it be broadening its appeal to the “middle classes”?

  8. Anonymous bravely points out that ‘In Russia live Russians’….one should point out to the anonyme that Once Upon a Time, In Estonia and Latvia, Lithuania, and other places taken over by Russia also lived Russians…after removing large amounts of indigenous peoples by firing squad and cattle car.

    • It would be good if the speech cited were genuine, but it’s a hoax. Sorry.

  9. Did anybody else notice the interviewer when told about the Sharia law courts? She quips that Tommy is not being judged under these sharia courts, implying with her tone that it is not his problem if women are being subjected to the Sharia courts.

    Absolutely disgusting.

    • Yes but Tommy nailed that one down right away. British Muslim women are being treated unfairly in those courts – Hold on! the leader of the “far right” EDL standing up for Muslims? How can that be?

      It was a pretty poor stance throughout – ignorant of the shariah courts themselves, then dismissing whatever happened in them because they didn’t happen to the interviewer – one more aspect of the point made many times at GoV – if these people truly believed that the doctrines of Islam were true they’d be down the mosque taking off their shoes bumping their foreheads off the floor – but they’re not. If they really believed that multiculturalism was the greatest boon ever bestowed on mankind, they’d all up sticks and move to an Islamic area and enjoy the benefits of their own beliefs being enacted on a day-to-day basis.

      But they don’t. They won’t. Complete hypocrites.

    • I think you mean Tommy Robinson, unless you mean that character off Blackadder and Time Team, soon to be axed as nobody is interested in English history nowadays since we were blessed with vibrant multiculturalism. You can pray for Tony to get a new job I suppose.

  10. Perhaps the most sickening thing is this English middle class liberal contempt of the unreformed “white working class”. They used to be the English working classes but are no longer allowed to call themselves English. You can hear Martha Carney – I think it is her – sneering when she uses the term. Where do you live, Martha? I doubt if it is somewhere that is culturally enriched. BBC employees, whilst spouting the virtues of multiculturalism, used to live in an area of Hammersmith that was 100% white.

    It is the English working classes that have born the brunt of mass immigration for the last 60 years. They have been driven out of London and the hearts of all our major cities and have had their jobs taken away and have had to compete for school places, houses and benefits with people who have just landed at Heathrow. Many now have to drive in 30 miles a day from places in Essex in order to do their jobs. They can no longer live on the doorstep as the social housing has gone to immigrants and foreign billionaires laundering their money in London have made property obscenely expensive, too expensive even for the middle classes who are having to commute in as well.

    Interestingly, two of their greatest defenders were not middle class intellectuals – unless you term Enoch Powell as such; but Lady Jane Birdwood, an aristocrat and her friend Alfred Sherman, a Jew, who was greatly saddened by the sight of the ordinary cockneys being driven from their homes. As Paul Nuttal of UKIP, who are trying to and succeeding in wrenching the working class vote away from Labour, said New Labour mps wouldn’t recognise a council house if it fell on their heads and hit them. They only want the indigenous working class vote to remain in power long enough to replace them in their own country. Public school educated liberal Marxists who use the workers as fodder in their revolution should be [redacted] “given their just due”.

    • It is the “white English working classes” that have voted with such mindless loyalty for Labour over the last three decades. They enabled and encouraged the invasion. Now they are losing their towns, street by street. Well, tough. Let them stew in their own juice.

      • That is a bit unfair on them. Those who mindlessly voted Conservative or Liberal Democrat are now realising they are not going to fare much better.

      • By the way, don’t forget that Ed Milliband said diversity is strength whilst Dr Frank Ellis said diversity is not strength. So who is right? Well it seems pretty obvious to me, oil and water is the analogy. Try fighting World War 2 again with today’s vibrant, multicultural and diverse Britain and see what happens.

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