Tommy Robinson to go on trial for contempt of court AGAIN

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Tommy Robinson was taken to court for the sixth time today over his filming the defendants (since convicted) outside a Muslim Rape Gang trial in Leeds 12 months ago.

Ezra Levant was in court live tweeting the court proceedings was the first to reveal that a re-trial will take place.


What with Robinson being removed from social media to such a large extent and his being given so little advance notice of this hearing the crowd around was quite small, Id estimate around 300 as opposed to the 3000 odd that turned up to his last hearing.

There was a good atmosplere outside, Robinson was combative outside the court afterwards. One very welcome development was that BBC personal were persona-non-grata - at certain times BBC reporters/Camramen were identified and literally ran out of town, nothing violent but they were assertively pushed away along with a few hundred people screaming at them letting them know what people think of them,
Still there were plenty of Cameraphones out to fully document the proceedings. (Apologies for sh*t photography#1)

One interesting character turned up, I presume this is the guy from the Olympic Marathon episode and the British Grand Prix episode.
During the long period the crowd were waiting outside he did a jig with his portable sound system blasting out diddldy eiddledy music and got a big cheer from the crowd who had been getting a bit bored at that stage: (Apologies for sh*t photography#2)

Anyway the saga goes on.
Its pretty hard not to believe that this is entirely politically motivated - the amount of effort the state is putting into this trial is unreal and disproportionate.

And the date put for his trial looks to be non-coincendal, its the 4th of July which apart from being American Independence day is the day that Robinson if elected would be making his first visit as an MEP to Brussels.

Still he was joking at his speech afterwards that he will be appearing at his trial as a Member of the European Parliament.
 
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I just came across this new movie- 'You Can't Watch This', seemingly about all the silencing lately with Tommy, etc. It's released on Vimeo.


Vital services, such as communications, should always be in public hands - otherwise the population has no control over its modes of communication at all.
 

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Its pretty hard not to believe that this is not entirely politically motivated
Another reason to distrust statements which rely on a double negative.

'Political motivation' might well be a clinching argument at the ECHR. Except, of course, the British legal system has dissociated the administration of Justice from the politically-appointed Home Office. Which is why a final appeal under UK law would first have to go to the independent Supreme Court.
 

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Vital services, such as communications, should always be in public hands - otherwise the population has no control over its modes of communication at all.
Scary stuff now with so much communication and info in the hands of corporations, so it's their rules. And when we go more and more cashless as a society, god only knows.

Slightly different, but I often think back to the first time I had an email obviously scanned for ads- it felt like such a huge violation, but then it became almost acceptable somehow, or you get used to it. But thinking back to when I used to write letters, the idea that they'd be steamed open, read, and have fliers put in relating to it, would be just mental.
 

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Scary stuff now with so much communication and info in the hands of corporations, so it's their rules. And when we go more and more cashless as a society, god only knows.

Slightly different, but I often think back to the first time I had an email obviously scanned for ads- it felt like such a huge violation, but then it became almost acceptable somehow, or you get used to it. But thinking back to when I used to write letters, the idea that they'd be steamed open, read, and have fliers put in relating to it, would be just mental.
that's the satanist plan...
 
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Another reason to distrust statements which rely on a double negative.
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'Political motivation' might well be a clinching argument at the ECHR. Except, of course, the British legal system has dissociated the administration of Justice from the politically-appointed Home Office. Which is why a final appeal under UK law would first have to go to the independent Supreme Court.
This decision to send Robinson back to court was made by a Conservative MP who is a member of the Cabinet holding the position of Attorney General. It is a tough sell telling people that this decision was not political. Its hard to imagine that it was made without it being at least mentioned in Cabinet and without it at that point being given the nod by Theresa May.

Of course once back in court Robinson is in the legal system which is in theory separate to the political system
It is in the public interest to bring contempt of court proceedings against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – also known as Tommy Robinson – Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has decided.
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox Rules Against Tommy Robinson -
Geoffrey CoxQC MP[1] (born 30 April 1960) is a British Conservative Party politician and barrister serving as Member of Parliament(MP) for Torridge and West Devonsince 2005.
Geoffrey Cox (British politician) - Wikipedia
 

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This decision to send Robinson back to court was made by a Conservative MP who is a member of the Cabinet holding the position of Attorney General.
Even in that superficial rendering, the AG had two choices:
  • allow the Court process to continue;
  • intervene and overturn the course of justice.
Which of those looks and feels the more 'political' and interventionist? Correct! Canadian Ezra Levant, 'Rebel Commander' at Rebel Media, is no credible authority on the English justice system.
Its hard to imagine that it was made without it being at least mentioned in Cabinet and without it at that point being given the nod by Theresa May.
Believe it or not, Yaxley-Lennon is not that significant a player. It is very easy 'to imagine' that, at the present juncture, the British Cabinet has more pressing matters to squabble over. Again, your assumption is that politicians should intervene in Court processes: on the whole they have learned not to.
Of course once back in court Robinson is in the legal system which is in theory separate to the political system
What happened at the RCJ yesterday was (here's Dominic Casciani's report for the BBC):
High Court judges order that the former founder of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who goes by the name Tommy Robinson, should face full contempt of court proceedings.
Got that? The AG had to beg permission for continuing proceedings, and the Judges decided the case was sufficiently important to be retried.
 

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Even in that superficial rendering, the AG had two choices:
  • allow the Court process to continue;
  • intervene and overturn the course of justice.
Which of those looks and feels the more 'political' and interventionist? Correct! Canadian Ezra Levant, 'Rebel Commander' at Rebel Media, is no credible authority on the English justice system.

Believe it or not, Yaxley-Lennon is not that significant a player. It is very easy 'to imagine' that, at the present juncture, the British Cabinet has more pressing matters to squabble over. Again, your assumption is that politicians should intervene in Court processes: on the whole they have learned not to.

What happened at the RCJ yesterday was (here's Dominic Casciani's report for the BBC):
High Court judges order that the former founder of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who goes by the name Tommy Robinson, should face full contempt of court proceedings.
Got that? The AG had to beg permission for continuing proceedings, and the Judges decided the case was sufficiently important to be retried.
The BBC?
LOL...UK's PRAVDA...
 
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