The leaders of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group, held a press conference on the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson on 30 May. The MEPs call on the UK Government to release Tommy Robinson immediately.
Janice Atkinson, an independent UK MEP and Marcel De Graaff, Dutch MEP for the Party for Freedom, didn’t mince words when stating that the current state of Britain resembles a police state more than the bastion of free speech we were in times gone by.
De Graaff: Do you really think that this case of Tommy Robinson is about contempt of court? It is about keeping this information away from the general public.
“It’s a pity that the Government, police, judiciary and local authorities didn’t act with such eagerness and speed for the girls who were systematically sexually abused for over 20 years by Muslim grooming gangs, as they did with Tommy Robinson,” Ms. Atkinson says.
— Janice Atkinson (@Janice4Brexit) May 31, 2018
American journalist Tucker Carlson joined in as well.
My statement in front of the British Embassy in The Hague today.
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) May 28, 2018
Meghan Markle’s sister has described Tommy Robinson as a “political prisoner” and called for his release, sparking huge debate online.
Samantha Markle, the half-sister of the Duchess of Sussex, has accused the UK of being in the “dark ages” on Twitter and urged people to sign a petition calling for the English Defence League (EDL) founder and former member to be released.
A crowd of 500 gathered outside Leeds Crown Court to protest against Robinson’s 13-month sentence for contempt of court.
Demonstrators waved England flags and held placards in support of Robinson.
City centre traffic was brought to a standstill as the protestors make their way past Briggatem reports the Daily Star.
Passers-by shouted at marchers as they walked past a nearby branch of Boots on Albion Street, and fights almost broke out.
American conservative Ben Shapiro said:
Britain has now effectively banned reporting that actually mentions the Islamic nature of criminal defendants for fear of stirring up bigotry — and has banned reporting on reporting on such defendants. It’s an infinite regress of suicidal political correctness.
But at least the Europeans have their priorities straight: While it’s perfectly legal to lock up a provocateur covering a trial involving Muslims, the European Union is now considering a ban on products like cotton buds, straws and other plastics for fear of marine litter. And just as importantly, it’s now perfectly legal to kill unborn children again in Ireland, where voters — with the help of a cheering press — decided to lift the ban on abortions until the 20th week, condemning thousands of children to death.
This is how the West dies: with a tut-tut, not with a bang. The same civilization that sees it as a fundamental right to kill a child in the womb thinks it is utterly out of bounds to film outside a trial involving the abuse of children, so long as the defendants are radical Muslims. The Europeans have elevated the right to not be offended above the right to life; they’ve elevated the right to not be offended above the right to free speech, all in the name of some utopian vision of a society without standards.
Industry figures have rallied to support a journalist who received rape threats after successfully overturning an order barring journalists from revealing details of a patriot activist’s imprisonment for contempt of court.
HTFP reported earlier this week how Leeds Live court reporter Stephanie Finnegan challenged an order made at Leeds Crown Court barring any mention of court proceedings involving Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better know as Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League.
Stephanie, who also works for Leeds Live’s sister newspaper the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, has since revealed social media users have threatened to harm both her and her family “physically and sexually” after her resulting report on Yaxley-Lennon’s sentencing was published.
Examiner editor Wayne Ankers praised Stephanie’s response to the abuse in a post on Twitter.
He wrote: “The vile abuse Stephanie Finnegan is getting for doing her job for Leeds Live by getting restrictions lifted and then naming and giving the street address of a defendant is beyond belief.
“Excellent and brave regional journalism throughout, especially dealing with this reaction.”
Sun on Sunday political editor David Wooding added: “We should applaud this young journalist for doing her job in the face of appalling abuse.
“Another example of the Wild West social media running amok while politicians want to restrict trained professionals even more.”
A court order is currently in place temporarily banning any reporting on a trial being heard at Leeds.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 1st, 2018