Tommy Robinson supporters hurl missiles at police as violence flares after EDL founder jailed for contempt

Tommy Robinson supporters hurl missiles at police as violence flares after EDL founder jailed for contempt

Supporters of Tommy Robinson threw cans and bottles at police outside the Old Bailey after the EDL founder was jailed for contempt of court. Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for nine months after he risked prejudice to a sex abuse trial by posting a video of defendants on Facebook. He will spend about nine weeks […]

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Tommy Robinson case - live updates: Judges rise to consider verdict on EDL founder, after court hears his explanation is 'impossible'

Tommy Robinson case – live updates: Judges rise to consider verdict on EDL founder, after court hears his explanation is ‘impossible’

While the AG’s barrister goes through historical contempt of court cases, here are some extracts from Robinson’s sworn affidavit, dated 4 June.   He begins by complaining about the previous contempt hearing which saw him sent to prison. Robinson adds: “I was imprisoned for over 2.5 months in solitary confinement, held against my categorisation, moved […]

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Tommy Robinson case – live: EDL founder faces new contempt of court hearing at Old Bailey

Tommy Robinson case – live: EDL founder faces new contempt of court hearing at Old Bailey

Some further background from Press Association: During a hearing at the Old Bailey last month, Andrew Caldecott QC said the Attorney General considers Robinson’s conduct during the Leeds Crown Court trial to be of “great concern”.   That trial, which involved members of a Huddersfield grooming gang, was covered by a reporting restriction banning publication of any details until […]

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Tommy Robinson releases video after footage shows him punching England fan

Tommy Robinson releases video after footage shows him punching England fan

Tommy Robinson claims the man he punched to the ground before the England game last night confronted him twice before he lashed out. The far right extremist says he was with his wife in Portugal when the England fan came up to him. He claims he warned the victim’s friends to keep him away. Footage […]

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Brexit: Labour split on 2nd referendum as Corbyn says public vote 'only way out'

Brexit: Labour split on 2nd referendum as Corbyn says public vote ‘only way out’

Labour’s split over a second EU referendum deepened today after Jeremy Corbyn said a public vote is the “only way out” of the Brexit crisis. The Labour leader appeared to be inching closer to a so-called People’s Vote last night, when he said “the only way out of the Brexit crisis ripping our country apart […]

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Andrew Graystone: the man of peace taking on Tommy Robinson | Politics

Remember Andrew Graystone? He is the chap in the flat cap who stood outside his local mosque in Manchester on the day of the Christchurch terrorist attacks with a placard bearing the beautiful handwritten message: “You are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.” A man on the way in to the mosque […]

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Ukip to hold leadership contest after European Parliament elections

Ukip to hold leadership contest after European Parliament elections

Ukip is to hold a leadership contest after the European Parliament elections. Party leader Gerard Batten confirmed there would be an election following the 23 May Euro poll after he attacked reports he planned to stand down on 2 June. The anti-immigration MEP, who took over the top job in April last year, tweeted: “The usual lies. I was elected […]

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Three female UKIP MEPs quit party to join Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

Three female UKIP MEPs quit party to join Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Three Ukip MEPs have said they are quitting the party to join Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party. They warned that the pro-Brexit party had drifted to the far-right and said party leader Gerard Batten had led a “purge of party loyalists”. Deputy chairman and East Midlands MEP Margot Parker, West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour and […]

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Brexit: Theresa May's deal DEFEATED by MPs plunging UK into deepest chaos yet

Brexit: Theresa May’s deal DEFEATED by MPs plunging UK into deepest chaos yet

Britain has been plunged into its deepest chaos yet just hours before Brexit was meant to happen as MPs voted down Theresa May’s deal – AGAIN. The desperate Prime Minister only put forward HALF her twice-defeated Brexit deal, and even promised to quit if it passed, in a desperate last pitch to MPs. It won […]

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Leader of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party quits over anti-Islam messages

The leader of Nigel Farage’s new pro-Brexit party has dramatically quit over anti-Islam messages sent from her Twitter account. Catherine Blaiklock’s Twitter account was deleted earlier this year after she co-founded the Brexit Party. But analysis of the account found a string of anti-Islam statements and retweets of far-right figures. According to campaign group Hope […]

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