One of the organizers of the appeal for Tommy Robinson just sent me this note. It seems that the response to the appeal, both here and elsewhere, has far exceeded expectations, so that competent legal counsel has now been engaged:
Thank you so much. Your generous contributions have made all the difference. I have never seen Tommy so down-hearted as he was before we made this appeal to your generosity. Now his spirits are lifted. None of us expected the extent of the amazing outpouring of kindness we received, and the personal comments in support of Tommy. So many people care!
We are very happy to be able to inform all the generous people who have taken the plight of Tommy Robinson to heart and generously donated to his legal appeal fund that: yes, we have now received sufficient donations, and a QC has been appointed to represent him at his forthcoming court hearing, plus he has some additional funds to tide him over for subsequent legal challenges.
This is so wonderful and has lifted his spirits enormously. Thank you, thank you everyone!
Regardless of the outcome of next Thursday’s court appearance, I don’t think the British state is done with Tommy Robinson just yet. So I’m glad his fund is accumulating at least a little bit extra in advance of the next round.