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Tommy Robinson Finally Gets His Day In Court — Here’s The Update

This case will be setting a lot of precedents for a long time to come.

Tommy Robinson, as he’s known in his work and reporting — has been held in solitary confinement since being thrown in jail for contempt of court.

While unhinged Britons were protesting something-or-other about Trump — they didn’t even seem to know why — more level-headed voters were marching in defense of Tommy Robinson, who they viewed as a political prisoner who is being held for daring to report on something the PC police would rather we not discuss.

Even the circumstances of his arrest were themselves under a gag order, and local press were forbidden to discuss it until they were shamed into lifting the order by international pressure reporting the same story.

A conservative news outlet from Canada — with whom Tommy was once associated — was present for the trial. Here are the updates, with the video summarizing the day on top for those who like to skip to the back of the book.

For those who make it to the end (the summary is pretty lengthy), there’s a little gem about Fake News in there.

Here are a few of the highlights of the live-tweeting.

First, about the defendant:

Just how interested was the Media in this story that has risen to international notoriety?

Five. You’d probably see a bigger crowd at a cheese roll.

That’s a reference to the rape gang (or ‘grooming gang’) case TommyΒ was trying to report on which got the whole Tommy Robinson saga started…

Denied access to his own Lawyer:


His public defender lawyer didn’t have time to be properly briefed before the trial, either. It was ‘too rushed’.

Despite being called a ‘model prisoner’, but his treatment is the kind they reserve for their most violent offenders:

11. Bad sentencing, including that Tommy is held as a criminal, not a civil prisoner. Sorry I couldn’t keep up so quickly with Dein’s rapid-fire summary.

If this is what the media ‘fact-checkers’ look like. Is it any wonder the rank and file are so shoddy?

So the judge seemed to be giving an honest hearing to Tommmy’s case and may in fact have been sympathetic to his lawyer’s arugments.

This is a key case that will be used as a precedent for a long time to come, so the judge wants to get the wording right on his ruling. He will have his final result some time between now and the end of July.

Not the result Tommy was hoping for, to be sure, but at least there’s an end in sight now.

Wes Walker

Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck