Tommy’s Report on 9 December Rally

TR sent out an email today with his report on the Brexit rally, plus a clever, brief video:

Without your support there is absolutely no way we could have made a success of our Brexit rally last week; how grateful I am for your belief and commitment to these movements goes far beyond what words can describe. I was overwhelmed by the genuine heartfelt passion shown for both the issue at hand and the country as a whole. We can all hold our heads high in that we achieved what we set out to do, which is send a stark message to our government that we are watching their every move and we will not allow our democratic rights and freedoms to be dismissed!

We can also revel in the fact that the mainstream media and the establishment are scared. They have been out in force to somehow portray people demonstrating one of the biggest betrayals in British democracy as extreme!?!

Yes, it does get boring being constantly labelled; however, the mainstream media continually persist in shooting themselves in the foot. Every mainstream media outlet published that only 1,500 to 2,000 turned up but in the world of social media we continually expose them as blatant LIARS again and again!!

For those of you who want to fully understand how much propaganda and LIES are pushed out by the media and establishment CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW

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The background music was inspired, and the speeded-up motion allows you to see the numbers and mood of the crowds. In his comment section on that video, TR says:

“If you ever wanted an example of how much the media and establishment LIE to you it is this video. Every mainstream media outlet reported that only 1500 to 2000 people turned out in protest at the Brexit betrayal when in fact Tens of Thousands turned out as can be seen in this video! The Main stream media are the enemy of the people and report what they want you to hear rather than the truth.”

A commenter, Bill Borrett, said:

“I don’t know how the march was organised. But I am sure the route was assigned so no cameras could pick up the full scale of it. It was a very long and winding route to Whitehall, going around the back via Victoria. Whereas the counter-demonstration was permitted to march down Regent’s street and then down Haymarket into Trafalgar Square. Why was a preferential route given to a counter-demonstration, when you can only organise a counter-demonstration once a demonstration has been organised?”

Here’s a video explaining the Remainers’ views. Notice they were the ones who got violent.

That December 9th Brexit Rally

This is the first bit of video I’ve come across on the rally Tommy and Batten have been promoting:

There is a three four-hour streaming video on RT, but our less-than-broadband connection is weighted down by snow [pictures at 11:00, provided I can nag persuade the Baron into taking a few snapshots. Right now the visibility is less than a quarter of a mile].

This, our first real snowfall of the season, serendipitously closes out our Quarterly Fundraiser. It’s quite beautiful if you don’t have to go out in it.

If y’all find any good videos on the rally, please leave them in the comments.

Gerard Batten: UKIP After Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, one of the key architects of the Brexit referendum, has announced his decision to quit UKIP. Mr. Farage expressed concern that the party’s new leader, Gerard Batten, risked turning UKIP into something similar to the BNP by associating with Tommy Robinson and the anti-Islamization movement.

Below is an email sent out today to all UKIP members by Mr. Batten:

Dear Fellow UKIP Member,

Nigel Farage resigns from UKIP

I’m always sorry when a member leaves UKIP, however I have to say that I think that Nigel left the party in spirit after the Brexit Referendum in 2016.

Earlier this year he stated that he was dedicating “100% of his efforts to Leave Means Leave”, a cross-party organisation. Sadly that left 0% for UKIP.

Nigel and I were founder members of UKIP in 1993 and I have always given him full credit for the part he played in bringing about and winning the Referendum. The part that he played in UKIP in achieving the Referendum result was truly historic, and I have always been happy to acknowledge that.

The Party stood on the edge of destruction in February 2018 and Nigel chose to play no part in rescuing it. That was his prerogative.

I am pleased that I was, with the members behind me, able to save the Party. Under my leadership, the Party has been saved financially, recruited thousands of more members, and we have risen in the polls. We are now going from strength to strength.

Nigel has chosen to relentlessly attack me in recent weeks. I am not going to return like with like in this instance and instead wish Nigel well in his media career – even though I doubt he will be asking me to appear on his show.

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Tommy Robinson Delivers Soldier X Petition to No. 10

Back in October a young British soldier caused an uproar after a video of him with Tommy Robinson was posted on Facebook. As a result, the army initiated an investigation, and the soldier was rapidly discharged from the army.

Since then Tommy has rallied public support for “Soldier X”, and launched a petition demanding that the army stop targeting soldiers for political reasons. His initiative took off, and has now gathered more than 200,000 signatures.

The video below shows Tommy and MEP Janice Atkinson delivering the petition to Number 10 Downing Street. And there’s some good news: Soldier X has been reinstated.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Who Doesn’t Love a Tommy Rant?

This one is, among other things, a plea for the unaffiliated in Britain to join UKIP.

Tommy calls UKIP a great chance “to form a proper resistance”.

For us Americans, this is somewhat insider baseball, but for our British readers, it sounds like things could turn a corner – an unbloody, legal corner. If his ideas bear fruition, there is hope.

I look to our British readers to give us more information on this in the comments.

[Yeah, I know. Tommy’s language wouldn’t make it if he were a commenter or essayist on Gates of Vienna. But this is a live-streamed video…I’ll take it as is.]

Tommy Robinson is Now an Advisor to UKIP

In recent months there has been a factional war within UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) over whether Tommy Robinson should be invited to join the party. As far as I can tell, there is a difference of opinion between Nigel Farage, the former leader of the party, and Gerard Batten, the current leader. Or it may be a disagreement over the most prudent tactics — it’s hard to say.

In any case, Gerard Batten has now finessed the issue by appointing Tommy to an advisory position, which does not require that he be a member of the party. Below are excerpts from the report in The Daily Mail:

Tommy Robinson gets UKIP job

Ex-EDL leader who nearly wrecked child abuse trial will advise party on rape gangs and prison conditions — despite not being a member

Far-right leader Tommy Robinson has been appointed a ‘special adviser’ to UKIP on rape gangs and prison conditions.

Robinson, 35, who was jailed and then freed this year after allegedly jeopardising the trial of a gang of child abusers with a live Facebook video, will work as an aide of UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Senior UKIP figures have clashed over Robinson’s potential role in the party, with ex-leader Nigel Farage warning it faced ‘total and utter marginalisation’ if it allowed the EDL founder into the movement.

Robinson — whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon — is not yet a member of the party.

Mr Batten said in a statement tonight: ‘I have appointed Tommy Robinson to be a Personal Special Advisor on two subjects which he has great knowledge.

‘It is not necessary for him to be a Party member in order to assist me in this role. I am looking forward to working with him’.

Mr Batten, the Eurosceptic party’s seventh leader in two years, has previously spoken out in support of Robinson.

Read the rest in The Daily Mail.

Hat tip: Pierre Picaud.

Tommy’s Possible Visit to America

From the Middle East Forum some intriguing and welcome news:

The Middle East Forum has, in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, invited activist and journalist Tommy Robinson to the United States.

In addition, Rep. Paul Gosar (Republican of Arizona) and six other members of Congress have invited Mr. Robinson to speak to the Conservative Opportunity Society in a closed-door event.

Assuming all the legal issues are sorted out, he will address the public in Washington, D.C. on November 14. Americans will then have a chance to hear Mr. Robinson, a long-time target of UK authorities attempting to silence criticism of Islamism, about his first-hand experience confronting radical Islam and his cautionary tale about political correctness run amok.

The Forum first sprung to the defense of Mr. Robinson’s rights last May when he was arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced to 13 months prison, and jailed — all in the course of five hours — after covering a rape grooming trial involving Muslim defendants in England.

On August 1, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales threw out his conviction and released him from prison, citing a lack of due process. A re-trial was ordered and Mr. Robinson is currently free on bail after a London judge referred the case to the UK Attorney General, saying it was too complex an issue for him to decide on his own.

“Mr. Robinson titled his autobiography Enemy of the State and that title is dismayingly apt,” notes MEF counselor and Legal Project director Marc Fink. “The UK government and press have come down hard on him by way of conveying a general message: discuss Islamic issues with caution. This could be a warning to Americans too, as some voices here argue that ‘hate speech’ should not enjoy First Amendment protection. Is Mr. Robinson’s plight America’s future?”

The Middle East Forum will continue to support Mr. Robinson personally, as well as the general right to publicly discuss controversial subjects — including those related to Islam — without facing legal jeopardy.

Can you imagine the security costs for this visit??

Can you imagine the twisted MSM accounts of his travels… on both sides of the Atlantic??

Tommy at The Old Bailey

Here’s Tommy Robinson’s speech before going into court. Notice the size of the crowd!

From Canadian columnist, Andrew Lawton, here’s his experience with the scurrilous British press:

I Overheard How Reporters Talk About Tommy Robinson

Before he walked into the Old Bailey for what was supposed to be a contempt of court hearing, Tommy Robinson said the media were the “enemy of the people.”

It was a line that got uproarious applause from the growing crowd of supporters.

I was inside at the time, with a front row seat to how some members of the press talk about Robinson when they think everyone agrees with them.

To be clear, and as I wrote Sunday, my working visit to the United Kingdom this week is out of a commitment to facts and fairness, not a support for Tommy Robinson. That open-mindedness wasn’t shared by at least two members of the media covering the case.

While I was preparing my own coverage before the judge’s arrival, two reporters were conversing behind me.

Both reporters—a man and a woman—were from the Press Association (PA), a British wire service. They aren’t columnists, but news reporters whose work fills the pages of publications across the United Kingdom.

I would normally not share details of private conservations—especially those in which I was not a part. In this case, the conversation was taking place surrounded by people, with no attempt to be discreet. The reporters just assumed everyone around them shared their worldview.

They mocked and chuckled at the “enemy of the people” comment, even asking a couple of arriving journalists from other outlets if they knew they were enemies of Britons.

Over the next few minutes, the bias became even more apparent.

The male reporter had seen commentator Ezra Levant outside and remarked to his colleague that Levant had apparently broken an unspecified law.

“He needs to be arrested,” he said in a markedly non-jovial tone. “He’s whipped up hate.”

The reporter didn’t extrapolate and his colleague didn’t respond.

Moments later, the female reporter said there was no ambiguity about Robinson’s guilt.

“He is in contempt of court,” she said. “There’s not really any doubt.”

Of course, when the presiding judge made the decision to refer the case to the attorney general, it was because he thought there actually was enough doubt and complexity to warrant a fuller hearing.

As the two reporters discussed the size of the crowd outside, they openly agreed to downplay it.

One of the reporters had been told by a member of the law enforcement team that there were at that point 1,500 people outside.

After some banter, the PA reporters agreed they would say “hundreds.” The reason was to not “give it credit,” the female said.

These quotes are direct and were transcribed either while they were being uttered or seconds later. They also didn’t come to be secondhand—I heard them myself.

A Press Association spokesperson said they are “inaccurate” and “misheard”.

“The Press Association is held to the highest standards on all aspects of its journalism by customers across the UK and the world. Fairness and accuracy are the cornerstones of PA reporting, and our coverage of the Tommy Robinson case today is another example of these standards,” it said. “We decline to comment further on inaccurate and misleading accusations based on fragments of misheard, private conversations.”

Members of the media aren’t allowed to record court proceedings, so all I have to go on is my word. But a recording does exist. The courtroom’s official recording device had been turned on, so I will be working to get a copy of that audio.

There was a lot of hostility towards the media at the rally. One man, thinking I was a mainstream media reporter, dumped a bottle of water on me (and my laptop bag) while calling me “scum.” There’s no excuse for that conduct, regardless of the intended target.

When I was filming the rally after the court appearance, one of the speakers (with whom I had shared my Press Association story) handed me the microphone and asked me to share it with the crowd.

Having never turned down a microphone in my life, I read the quotes to the attendees, who chanted about their disgust with the media. Some were downright nasty. While I understand the frustration, I don’t like painting an industry with one brush. Those who are letting their agendas get in the way of their coverage need to do better.

As a columnist, bias doesn’t faze me. Bias masquerading as journalism does.

Two Canadians, Lawson and Levant, have given us some clear windows into Tommy’s work and to the animus arrayed against him. You can’t publish venues like Levant’s Tommy Trial Reports in Britain. Sad…

Tommy Robinson Has Won

No, he hasn’t won his court case — that won’t come up again for weeks, or maybe months; they’ll drag it out for as long as they can.

But Tommy has won. This is not a little victory, but a major one: his actions have forced the local authorities in Bradford to explicitly and publicly acknowledge that Pakistanis make up a massively disproportionate share of the suspects in “grooming” cases — that is, the organized sexual enslavement of underage white girls by non-white Muslim gangs.

And those same authorities acknowledge Tommy’s role in what they are discussing: “If we don’t ask these questions, Tommy Robinson will.”

In the pie graph above you can see the Pakistani share of the cases, which looks like a Pac-Man icon with its mouth open wide. Can you imagine what it would look like if the figures had been normed to reflect the size of each group as a percentage of the population? The big mouth would snap shut on the little sliver of the “White British” share.

Yes, Tommy Robinson has won: The Powers That Be in Britain have been compelled to admit that what he has been vilified for saying for the last nine years is in fact TRUE.

Here’s the article from The Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

“If we don’t ask these questions, Tommy Robinson will”

Ethnic Breakdown of Grooming Suspects ‘Should be Addressed’

A COUNCILLOR has asked what is being done to address the fact that a “shocking” amount of suspects in grooming cases in Bradford were of Pakistani origin.

Councillor David Ward (Lib Dem/Independent, Bolton and Undercliffe) was referring to recently released figures that show that around 63 per cent of child sexual exploitation suspects identified in the past year were classed as Asian/Pakistani.

He was told that the high proportion was due to a specific ongoing police investigation into historic grooming offences in the district, which had identified a large number of Asian suspects.

The question was asked during a meeting of Bradford Council’s Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee last night, when members were discussing an annual report into CSE in the district.

The report reveals that from April 2017 to the end of March this year, there have been 317 CSE flagged offences recorded on Police systems.

People of Pakistani descent made up around 63 per cent of the suspects identified in that period, with white British suspects making up around 20 per cent.

During the meeting, which was attended by members of the police, Bradford Council officers and children’s charity Barnardos, Cllr Ward said: “These charts show a disproportionate number of perpetrators that are Asian, and it is something we need to address.

“If we don’t ask these questions, Tommy Robinson will next time he is down in Bradford.

“There is nothing in this report that really refers to this statistic. It is a shocking statistic — 63 per cent of perpetrators. This has an enormous impact on community cohesion, but we have to ask these questions, if we don’t others will.”

Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, is a far-right activist and former leader of the English Defence League.

Police responded to Cllr Ward by referring to Operation Dalesway, an ongoing operation to tackle historic grooming offences. The report says the operation has led to the arrest of 109 suspected perpetrators since 2014, with dozens more arrests expected in the coming months.

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Katie Hopkins: “We Are Headed to a Very Dark Place Indeed”

Note: This video was posted previously. Since then Ms. Hopkins has sent the prepared text, so the video is being embedded again to accompany it. The text for the intervention is at the bottom of this post.

2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Thursday, 20 September 2018

Working Session 17: Combating racism, xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination

Intervention read by Katie Hopkins, representing Hopkins World

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below is the prepared text for Ms. Hopkins’ intervention:

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Tommy Robinson, The UK Political Football

This persecution of TR would be illegal in America. Here, anyone facing trial is entitled to have a formal written document outlining the charges under which the government plans to try him. Evidently, that’s not the case in Old Blighted.

What has the UK become?

This is beyond dreadful, veering into sadistic, cruel and unusual. They’re playing “Kick the Can Down the Road” – in hopes his public following gets bored and the furore dies down, perhaps? The can they are kicking so hard is Tommy Robinson and his family.

As I’ve said before he is damaged from his previous stays in prison. I hope he can sue some bureaucracy or other for sufficient treatment of the sequelae from the last two imprisonments before they send him back. That probably won’t happen; they’ve stitched up the man and due process be damned.

Has the BBC Changed its Mind About Mosques and Terrorism?

Tommy Robinson has been a relentless critic of what is being preached in mosques. The BBC has just as relentlessly demonized him for his point of view.

Could that be changing?

Vlad Tepes pointed out this BBC report linking Islamic preaching and the mosque in Manchester to the violent message contained in Islam, which the BBC had avoided at all costs up until that point:

And here are excerpts from the accompanying article:

Manchester Mosque Sermon ‘Called for Armed Jihad’, Say Scholars

A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support of armed jihadist fighters, according to two Muslim scholars.

An imam at Didsbury Mosque in December 2016 was recorded praying for “victory” for “our brothers and sisters right now in Aleppo and Syria and Iraq”.

Scholars Usama Hasan and Shaykh Rehan said it referred to “military jihad”.

The imam, Mustafa Graf, says his sermon did not call for armed jihad and he has never preached radical Islam.

The recording the BBC obtained is of Friday prayers at the mosque six months before Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in May 2017.

Abedi and his family regularly attended the mosque and his father sometimes led the call to prayer.

I didn’t agree with Vlad’s take on the report. I saw this as a strategic and temporary retreat by the Beeb and the British establishment.

Here’s a digest of our discussion on skype:

Baron:   It’s an attempt to cauterize the wound for Muslims, by elevating those “scholars” and making a scapegoat of the imam.
    I wish Steve Coughlin or Bill Warner had been there to ask those scholars some pointed questions.
    This is a skilled shot at strengthening the grip of Islam, to keep it from being fully exposed. It’s their strong fallback position, a tough line of defense. A very smart strategic move.
Vlad:   But its a full line of defence behind their primary line.
Baron:   It doesn’t threaten the ascendancy of Islam at all.
Vlad:   Well, the real danger is that the Beeb will gain authority amongst skeptics by this.
Baron:   Yes, that, too.
    I’m telling you: This is the BBC mounting an effective strategic defense of Islamic Britain. The structure and functioning of Islam in Britain will remain untouched. One mosque and one imam will be sacrificed for the good of the whole.
    And most importantly, this enshrines Muslims themselves — the “scholars” — as arbiters of what jihad is, and what is meant by certain terms and passages in Islam. That precludes any independent analysis by anyone not already sympathetic to Islamic ideology.
    This is very clever, very skilled propaganda.
 

Sure enough, in a follow-up article the next day, the BBC walked back even the weak dishwater that its “scholars” had offered:

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