Tommy Robinson Arrested for Journalism

While the news stories are being shut one by one, as they go up, here is a brief video… who knows how long it will remain up?

The Baron will find more news later. A more permanent kind.

However, it does my heart good to hear him say, before the soviet police shut the door of the paddy wagon, “George, call my solicitor”.

Cressida (“Spotted”) Dick is in charge of this Metro Police shutdown on free speech.

Update from the Baron:

Yes, it seems that Internet news articles about Tommy’s arrest are being taken down as fast as they are put up. For some reason, however, there are still lots of YouTube videos of it.

As of this writing, this story from The Scottish Sun is still extant, as is this one from The Independent. But this one from Breitbart has gone missing. I read that others have also disappeared.

Also: I’m told a protest demo has been organized for 3pm tomorrow outside 10 Downing Street.

Further update (6:58pm EDT): This article from The Express has not yet been taken down.

31 thoughts on “Tommy Robinson Arrested for Journalism

  1. The UK police are being used as a weapon to instill fear in the hearts of anyone having the temerity to express concern about what they see happening around them. The officers do so in the belief that while they are out there persecuting the victims targeted by the government, they and their families back at home can remain safe and unharmed. That has always been the way, when agents of a repressive government crack down on free speech.

    But things are different nowadays.

    I am put in mind of this quote from Solzhenitsyn:

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?”

    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    Solzhenitsyn envisaged direct action being taken against those nocturnal visitors, because in those days the identities of the agents were largely unknown by the broader populace, until such time as that knock came in the night.

    But, as I say, things are different nowadays.

    Images are readily available of the police officers who are engaged in persecuting these outspoken individuals. Just look at the footage of the arrest of the Hyde Park lady, and that of Tommy Robinson (above). The officers are clearly visible, both full-face and in profile.

    These images can be readily captured as ‘still’ frames, then enhanced by relatively simple software, and posted anonymously on Freenet. Once posted there, (and posting to Freenet is permanent), there will be nothing to prevent anyone from seeking to, and possibly succeeding in identifying an officer, and then taking action against the officer or the officer’s family.

    That has never been the case before. Technology appears to have changed the playing field in favor of the (reluctant) recipients of the government’s attention.

    I have a cousin who is a policeman in the UK, and I am concerned for his safety. The identification and ‘doxxing’ of members of the UK police force as a result of the high-profile arrests we have seen recently may not be restricted to only those officers directly involved in these arrests. Other officers whose images appear in footage of demonstrations, or even just ‘on the beat’, could be exposed.

    He has already begun to avoid using the parking areas marked ‘Police Vehicles Only’ in the vicinity of the station where he works, out of concern that there may be observers monitoring private cars parked there.

    • I figured being an officer is a 24/24 365 job – just as for anyone else who takes their surroundings seriously, whether working for state or not.

      If an officer fears come-back from his work, he should choose another line, because very frankly he has chosen to enter into physical combat with others, and as you should know, there are simply no rules or law to that reality beyond survival.

      A country does not need nervous officers, it needs a force that will confront squarely with the confidence that it is acting soundly. I could mention other forces from other countries that are so and that have high local reputation.

      UK law enforcement benefits from many advantages, if they mess up their credibility, become corrupt or bureaucratically or politically inept, or disconnect from that which they should be concerned with for the above, then it will be average untrained people who take their place with none of the advantages the police “enjoy”.

      Maybe time to let UK citizens defend themselves better… if I remember even pepper spray is illegal in UK… I mean duh.

      I speak this way because for all I know you are lobbying for filming or photographing policemen to be made illegal. That is as it is in some other countries, but I can tell you all it does is reduce testimony and allow greater misdeed by the police.

    • Perhaps your cousin should find another way to make a living. Those who simply “carry out orders” are NOT off the hook when it comes to abuse of power. Hitler’s goons were not excused. Neither should be the goons of the British police. And a normal person working AS a goon really has no complaint coming when the s**t hits the fan. A tyrant is only as good as the people carrying out his orders. No tyrant can survive without these supernumeraries. I have little concern for your cousin’s family and none for him personally. If he is, indeed, a good person, he sought to find other work. If you work for the goon squad you can’t keep up the pretense of being a good person. Time to move on. And don’t waste your time being concerned for his safety. The time is coming when you should be concerned more for your own safety – because soon it will be a crime to say “good morning”.

  2. Celebrating free speech with at death sentence of Tommy Robinson must be British humour. He will not last a month.

  3. Breach of the peace is a common law term where anyone may arrest another if they feel sure an act of violence is about to be commited, or will continue to be comitted, by that person. I am not sure if a citizen may arrest a police officer. Anyone ?

    “Breach of the peace is a common law concept which is used to prevent unlawful violence against people or property.”

    In the UK you may film in public

    The police, I think, have no right to ask him to turn off the microfone. In fact his recording should be encouraged as it is later sought as evidence by a court

    Learn your rights, it is all you have available for your own defence before authority without breaking the law.

  4. I notice that when you click on the “donate” button for Tommy’s legal defence fund it doesn’t exist. Efficient of them I must say.

  5. This is what happens when a government successfully disarms the very people that they allegedly “serve”. Poor Tommy Robinson sure got “served”. Disgusting. I suppose they were “Just following orders.” SHAME!

  6. We have to get him out and a capable attorney immediately, otherwise they will really murder him this time

  7. In reply to own question :

    Yes, a citizen may arrest a police officer in UK

    Interesting conversation and video for US at

    UK case law

    Foulkes won appeal and police arrest was not justified, in spite of somewhat agitated circumstance. I think Tommy has grounds to sue for false arrest and imprisonment if he so chooses.

  8. This is just outrageous. Who wants to live behind the Iron Courtain please remain calm and carry on…

  9. See the website Orphans of Liberty, their website was neutralised by the forces of evil.

    The Breitbart report was taken down almost as soon as it was published.

    Evil is abroad and we had better acknowledge that fact so we can resist with the armour of God.
    God bless all believers, may God help all the rest.

    • And that is why unrelated message boards and stories should be flooded with the comment: Tommy Robinson arrested in U.K. UK is suppressing the story. I also wonder if it just happens to coincide with the new EU privacy agreement. Many sites have new terms and agreements.

  10. Remembering all the “Tommy sacrifices”.
    “Tommy” this, Tommy that

    I WENT into a public ‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
    The publican ‘e up an’ sez, ” We serve no red-coats here.”
    The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
    I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
    O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, go away ” ;
    But it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play.

    I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
    They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
    They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
    But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, wait outside “;
    But it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide
    The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
    O it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide.

    Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap.
    An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
    Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul? ”
    But it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes ” when the drums begin to roll
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes, ” when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
    While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be’ind,”
    But it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind
    There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
    O it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind.

    You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
    We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! ”
    But it’s ” Saviour of ‘is country ” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An ‘Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool – you bet that Tommy sees!

    Rudyard Kipling
    reprinted in his 1892 Barrack-Room Ballads.

    Sweeping things under a judiciary carpet, while most governments try to claim an “open and transparent” government.
    So this must be exposed, and to protect Tommy.
    Maybe many others protest, end up in jail to form a group and roster to protect Tommy.
    The level of getting into jail seems to be very low.

  11. I just watched “Darkest Hour” with Gary Oldman. Should have been called “Darkest Hour, Part I.” Part II is coming soon and there will be no Churchill to rouse the public this time. Even that great man is considered a racist now.

  12. Can we please raise some money for Tommy’s legal defense?
    I want to donate now.

  13. The British state wants Tommy dead. Every 5 years you are asked to vote for these people. I was going to suggest you bore this latest outrage in mind but maybe it’s time to dispense with the sham of elections and resurrect the French Revolution.

    A La Lantern.

    • It isn’t the buildings and tearing them down won’t help. New buildings will do just as well to house new creeps – or the old creeps there now. The problem is the people have forgotten how to assert themselves. Without weapons, as they have allowed themselves to be disarmed by their masters, the only recourse is passive resistance. This could take the form of a general strike, mass public demonstrations, etc. It worked for the Bolsheviks. It might be time to turn the tables on them and do an anti-Bolshevik strike. BTW, you probably noticed that the “crowd” whose peace was being disturbed was non-existant. This wasn’t a rally. There were more cops there than audience.

    • Or an American Revolution. Ours worked out pretty well until Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt began dismantling it. Ours resulted in a Constitution, which if we require our representatives to follow (so far we have not) would protect our rights. The French ended up with Robespierre, Napoleon and a succession of other dictators. Not the best route. Reason might work better. Of course you need guns to get to the point where reason can be used. Or these disarmed English sheep COULD just conduct a general strike for as long as it takes to tumble their corrupted government. I hope they have someone trustworthy with their interests at heart to take over if they do. But they will have to persevere. You can’t live the easy life and have revolution as well. The Brits need to decide whether they want the easy way now, keep their mouths shut and their eyes downcast, and get by, or whether they care enough about their future and their past to stand up, take the slings and arrows and do something. Robinson is doing something. Who knows? maybe he should be the next prime minister.s

  14. I would not trust the UK police. To cooperate is to capitulate to Sharia.

  15. The games been long over, in uk only route now is to tear down the state and all of its marxist apparatus, 10 downing st and houses of parliament id love to see in ruins.

    Where do these uk polticians hide at night??

    Its time to find out, and they need to answer now, forvthere crimes against us the people.

  16. Dympha, this arrest took place in Leeds not Dick’s London so that means South Yorkshire Police who are as bad if not worse than the Met scum awhen it comes to covering for the activities of the barbarians. That presiding judge was also up to his neck in this dangerous abrogation of principals meant to protect us but in fact doing the exact opposite.

  17. Having served as a police officer for 32 years in the United States I have to say I am appalled by the conduct of my British counterparts. American police are trained to be guardians of civil liberties and staunch defenders of our constitution…the idea of arresting a journalist or a citizen conducting a pod-cast in front of a court of law for “a breach of of the peace” would be inconceivable…and entirely illegal.

    I would challenge any British officer, if any read this blog, to provide legal rationale for the arrest of Tommy Robinson.

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