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I'm not sure of the actual date of this.  I think it might be a year old. It doesn't contain all the recent politically-motivated trials against Tommy.

But the fact that Liberty has not taken up his case, the fact the the media simply ignore what is going on with him, just shows how the elite will draw ranks to destroy those who get in the way of their plans.  These concerted actions require collusion not just by the police and CPS, but all the mainstream media, all the political parties (EDL is not aligned to any party) and all the human rights organisations.  If Tommy was black or Irish or a muslim, then Liberty would be knocking at his door to represent him.

Current link for info and to offer support 

https://tommyrobinson.online/latest/

https://tommyrobinson.online/support/

http://www.englishdefenceleague.org/my-persecution-as-told-by-tommy...

Until I joined the EDL, I thought state persecution was something that happened in places like Russia, China or Iran, but it seems that I was wrong.  It’s happening right here in Britain.  Here is the truth about one man’s persecution.  It was written whilst on remand for another trumped up, overblown charge.  In Tommy’s own words, his persecution at the hands of the Police and of the British State.

Where did it start? When did it start?……….

After our first demonstration back in May 2009, in response to the appalling scenes during the royal Anglian homecoming parade, we decided to leaflet our disgust at what the council and police had facilitated.

I organised a protest in Luton town centre, under the banner of the United People of Luton (UPL), calling for people in power to explain why the police and council had facilitated hostile individuals with known links to terrorist organisations to spit and hurl abuse at our soldiers.

The initial demo was very successful with about 500 in attendance.  But still the police and council were silent on the matter and instead prosecuted normal citizens who reacted to the abuse from the group of Jihadists.  We decided to call another demonstration. But a week before our 2nddemonstration (at the end of May) the police visited 4 addresses in Luton, one being my mother and father’s.  I was not at home at the time of the police visits so avoided arrest but  13 others were arrested and questioned on public order offences relating to the initial demo at the start of May.   All 13 were given a bail date 3 months away with bail conditions banning them from Luton town centre for 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Does this sound familiar?

The police seem to be using this tactic quite commonly these days.  I was not arrested so when we attended our second demonstration in Luton at the end of May a few of us decided to wear balaclavas.

This was for two reasons:

1.    I had a warrant out for my arrest post the first demo.

2.    Because some of the 13 who were arrested and banned wanted to attend the demo.

The day after our 2nd UPL demo I called the police to hand myself in.  I was then called back by the officer dealing with the incidents and he informed me I no longer had to hand myself in.  It was at this point the Home Secretary instigated a ban on marches in Luton for 30 days.  The reason for coming to my mum and dad’s house was simply to ban me from the town centre!

There was a 3rd date put out for a UPL demonstration, but that was cancelled.  On the date of the planned demo 200 Muslims had gathered in the Bury Park area of Luton and had decided to attack police and hurl bricks and fireworks at them for no apparent reason.

I was on my own driving through town and noticed a huge riot police presence near the entrance to Bury Park area, when I was pulled over by a police car.  I was driving my wife’s family car which was purchased direct from Vauxhall two years before.  When I got out of the car I could hear explosions going off and could see missiles being thrown.  I asked the officer what was going on and he said “nothing”.  I actually started to laugh and said your answer could not have been more ridiculous as it looked like a war zone in front of me.  He just turned and said the last thing we need is “your lot” coming down here.  By “your lot” I presume he meant the people who were opposed to the violent Islamic extremists who spat at our soldiers, call for death to the west, and were currently creating a war zone in the middle of the town?

At this point I was arrested – apparently for driving a ringed car?  My car was impounded and I was held in the cells for 12 hours.  Police then raided my mum’s house again, this time to look for number plates supposedly and guess what… my car was fine and I was released without charge. But I had to collect my car which was in a compound 20 miles away from Luton and I was supposed to be going to centre parks with my kids that morning!

I realise now that this was only the beginning of police persecution against me in an attempt to silence me.

What we were starting was only going to increase.

The UPL quickly turned into the EDL, and I soon found there were thousands of people just like me who were sick and tired of our spineless politicians and senior police officers who were too scared to stand up for our culture or our human rights when faced with the threat of militant Islam.

It was February 2010 and I was at Luton airport travelling to Scotland for the first Scottish Defence League demo.  When I went to check in I was pulled in and held by special branch.  When I got into the room I was told I was being arrested for racially aggravated public order and criminal damage!

As soon as I heard this I immediately though what an absolute stitch up, I was then taken to Luton police station where I asked to make a phone call.  It was at this point the arresting officer said I was not allowed a call.  I asked why and his response was “we are raiding houses linked to you”.  I then said, “criminal damage? What can you possibly be looking for and what house are you raiding?”

The criminal damage charge was for £30 damage to a door in a budget hotel In Sheffield I had stayed at 3 months earlier.  The damage was not even for my door, but another entirely different door in the hotel.  I thought this just didn’t stack up but soon it would get even more unbelievable.

A huge number of police raided my parents’ house (for the 3rdtime since I had started organising demonstrations and I had not even lived with my parents for over 4 years).  My parents are in their 50’s and 60’s and they entered the house basically ripping up everything searching through cupboards and wardrobes – for what exactly? Remember that this was supposedly all about a criminal damage charge after all.  They then packaged up my dad’s computer and laptop into evidence bags and took them back to the station.

Armed police then went and raided my house leaving my wife and children crying and petrified with the surrounding neighbours thinking they were living next door to Fred West!  They then removed all electronic devices, mobile phones and computers and even an EDL t-shirt from my house and placed it into evidence bags and then released me on bail.

Whilst in custody I asked them why it had taken 3 months to arrest me and told them that they had planned these raids to prevent me attending the SDL demo.  They said that was not the case and had been trying to locate my whereabouts for a while. Three days prior to this raid I was pulled over in my car by 3 police vans (this actually happens weekly since I started the EDL!).  They asked me to get out of my car while they stripped and searched it.  They would not provide me with a reason for the stop and search on my car.

I informed the police that the officers who had pulled me over had run my name through their system and if there was a warrant out for my arrest, then why didn’t they arrest me then?  What they did was deliberately hold off my arrest for these fabricated charges until I was at the airport in order to stop me traveling to meet with some patriots of the SDL.

My bail date was set for the bank holiday weekend and was timed for the exact same date as the Bradford demo with my bail set in Sheffield.  My bail conditions were that I could not meet with 3 or more members of the EDL!

At first I thought was what had the EDL got to do with this arrest? But in fact the EDL had everything to with this arrest.  The entire reason for these somewhat ridiculous heavy handed tactics was purely due to my involvement in the EDL.

When I spoke to my solicitor he could not quite believe what had happened and had the bail conditions listed in court within 48 hours.  Guess what… they were dropped as the judge said they were totally irrelevant to the case.

Three weeks later guess what… the police dropped all the charges and returned all our possessions.  I filed a complaint with the Independents Police Complaints Commission which is still to this day ‘pending’.  I demanded to know how they gained a warrant to raid both my parents’ and my house on completely fabricated charges.  My solicitor said in his entire career he had never heard of a police raid for supposed criminal damage, let alone one that involved nearly 40 police officers and an armed response team!

The police were clearly fishing for intelligence and wanted to intimidate my family and me.

A couple of months later I was awoken by the sound of the police smashing my door in yet again!  This time I was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.  The police also arrested my wife in front of our children.  We were both taken to separate stations and held for ten hours in custody.  Police seized any valuables (even my engagement ring) as they said I had financial irregularities between 2007 and 2009.

They then froze all of my bank accounts including business and left us as a family to live on a £250 a week restriction. In short if I spend more than £250 a week they will send me to prison.  I researched this and these tactics are referred to as ‘disruption’ tactics.  It has now been over a year and my family are still on the same restrictions, I am still on bail with no charge having been placed and they are financially crippling me.  I cannot even have direct debits and this causes serious problems on normal things such as mortgage payments or car insurance.

All of the police actions around this have been to intimidate and target the EDL.  The level of police harassment since the very first UPL demonstration has been quite unbelievable.

Last year a school friend of mine was arrested by the police, he was arrested in possession of 3 firearms and £140,000.  I had been on a lad’s holiday with him a year before this arrest, and he had a holiday picture on display in his lounge with me in it.

His partner contacted me and what she then went onto tell me was truly unbelievable in spite of all the police harassment I had already received.  Whilst this old school friend was on remand in prison the Serious Organised Crime agency (SOCA) had visited him in prison and offered him a deal: he could walk free if he provided a witness statement that the guns found in his possession were actually mine!

This is 100% the gospel truth – evidence of all these arrests with zero resulting in charges can be provided.

More recently I was arrested for an offence relating to a demo outside Luton council when a contingent of Euro MPs came on an anti-EDL crusade, with the aim of calling all citizens who are concerned about their own culture being eroded violent racist islamophobes.  This dross is pretty boring now.  I was subsequently arrested and charged under section 4 of the Public Order Act.  Again I had committed NO crime and surprise surprise… the bail conditions for this fabricated charge was that I do not attend any demonstrations within 10 miles of Luton!

On that very same day Lancashire police charged me with assault and the two forces had clearly cooperated as the bail conditions I was given for this second offence was that I cannot be involved in any EDL demonstration (removing my right to freedom of assembly – can you ever see them doing this to a Muslim extremist? – they would have lawyers queuing up to defend their human rights), I cannot use the internet, email or text message to participate in anything EDL related.

I went to Luton magistrates and pleaded not guilty to section 4.  Then 6 weeks later I received a letter saying it was not in the public interest to pursue this case and guess what? The case was dropped.  Are you noticing a bit of a pattern?

A short while after this the police raided my house again – I wish they would just knock it would be a whole lot easier and cheaper as it happens so bloody often.  I was arrested for another ‘alleged’ assault.  I pleaded not guilty and went to Luton magistrate’s court.  Guess what?  Yes you guessed it thrown out of court for lack of evidence.  There are so many instances of this you might think I am exaggerating but these are all factual.

I have now just spent 8 days in prison for breaching the bail conditions from the Lancashire police (a charge which again is fabricated and will not hold up in court) by attending the peaceful protest at Tower Hamlets.  This is the 3rd time the police have restricted my democratic rights – have any Muslims had their rights restricted?

Anjem Choudary and his merry men turn up on Armistice Day burning poppies and shouting through the two minutes silence and yet they are still free to turn up at the 9-11 memorial and repeat the same disgusting behaviour, burning American flags and shouting obscenities through the service.  Does this sound like a two tier legal system to you?

The government and the police can do what they like to white British citizens even hit them with police batons for attending peaceful demonstrations, but Muslims extremists can march with faces covered at a time when there is a supposed marching ban in London. They can carry sticks, shout disgusting abuse and praise terrorists, wave the black terrorist flag of Jihad in London’s streets and the police are scared stiff to even touch them.

Now let me talk about my two circus-like convictions earlier in the year which the press love to mention at every given opportunity (Football Hooligan).  Bearing in mind what I have just explained about the police action towards me, have a think about this case and make your own mind up.

I was arrested outside Luton Town football stadium because apparently there was a warrant out for my arrest for an apparent assault which was laughed out of court as mentioned above.  I was taken to the station, questioned about this so called assault, and bailed for 8 weeks.  I was at no time questioned about any football violence.  I answered bail 8 weeks later and when I did this they then arrested me for supposedly being involved in football violence 8 weeks prior on the night they actually arrested me for something entirely different!  If this was the case would you not think I would have been arrested for the supposed football violence on the night it happened as they had me in custody?

What was my crime that night?  To have my hands in the air and shout the C word (which I am not particularly proud about) at a group of opposing fans who were goading Luton fans.  In my charge sheet the crime which magically changed from a supposed assault in Luton (which I was arrested for) to leading a 100 man fight outside a football ground in the 8 weeks I was on bail.

So I was accused of leading a 100 man punch up – a 100 man punch up would be serious disorder so how many arrests did the police make, both on the night and since this serious violent 100 man brawl?  That’s right, 1 arrest – me!  Was there any video footage of this huge brawl – No!  In a world where everyone has a camera phone you would think a 100 people fighting right outside a football stadium would have found its way onto YouTube – No!  Was I going to be able to get the chance to have a jury – No!  They charged me with an offence which could only be settled in magistrates.

So there you go – I went to magistrates and was convicted of having my hands in the air and swearing.  The police statement also said I was shouting ‘EDL, EDL’ – get real why would I be shouting this at a Luton game?  I received a ban from football for 3 years just another little inconvenience the police have managed to place on me, and I am banned from Luton town centre and bury park on a Saturday.

The arresting officer also wrote in his statement that he witnessed me fighting.  He somehow did a u turn in court when interrogated by my defence solicitor and said that he did not see me fighting.  A police officer lying in his statement in order to get me convicted – whatever next?  You can see evidence of this U-turn in an article by a Guardian journalist who sat in on the trial.

Now to the earlier conviction when the EDL counter protested the Muslim Extremists that burned the poppies through the armistice two minutes silence.  The police happily facilitated these animals to burn poppies and hurl abuse through the two minutes silence shouting for our fallen heroes to burn in hell and worse.  Again we have instances where an ex-soldier burns a Qur’an.  Now I am not agreeing with the burning of a Qur’an, but at the end of the day it is just a book.  This guy was arrested and is now serving time at her majesty’s pleasure.  What happens to the animals that burn poppies on the streets of London?  That’s right a £50 fine which he refused to pay even though the scum bag gets £800 a month in benefits from tax payers.  Two tier system in full view!

The terrorists were waving the black war flag of Jihad which is the same flag that the Islamic terrorist organisations have above victims like Ken Bigley before they severed their heads.  I just cannot understand why the police are so scared that they let these people walk through the streets of London waving terrorist flags.  I decided to jump the barrier and pull down one of these flags.  When I did this I was man handled by a number of police officers and one office actually smashed my head against the metal railings.

I was arrested for the incident and then at the station to my surprise they were arresting me for assaulting a police officer!  When my solicitor asked for the CCTV footage he was told there was none but instead they had the statements from two officers which said I assaulted one of them.  The protest happened on exhibition road, right outside an embassy in London with 40 of Britain’s most extreme Muslims, yet there was no CCTV?  I personally saw police surveillance officers filming through hand held cameras but the police insisted there was no video footage.

I was actually concerned as I knew that my word against two police officers would not stand up in court and I would get a few years in jail for something I had not done.  We contacted some of the film crews who were covering the event and to my relief ITV had filmed the whole incident which clearly shows the only thing I assaulted was a black terrorist flag.

I turned up at court with the video footage which the police conveniently did not have and guess what?  Yes you know the case got thrown out of court and the assault charge was dropped.  2 months later Scotland Yard came back and re-arrested me for the same incident but this time for public order (causing alarm and distress to the scum that were burning poppies).  It looks like they were determined to get me on something and this time it was a charge which could easily be proven as the police man just had to say when I grabbed the flag I caused him alarm and distress.  I was found guilty and give a fine 7 times larger than that of the extremist who burned the poppies.  So pulling down a terrorist flag is 7 times worse than burning poppies – go work that one out…

Those two instances where the police have actually lied in statements in order to prosecute me for crimes I did not commit.  It makes me wonder if they will get fast tracked in the police force if they nail ‘Tommy Robinson’ and try to put an end to the EDL.  Well the EDL is far bigger than any one person.

Well the police persecution will go on and I know it’s nothing to do with the front line officers, many of which have told me off the record they agree with what we are saying and they are following orders from the top, which in the instance of the poppy burning etc frustrates the life out of them.

It’s political policing from the top and, to be honest, it stinks.  You could be forgiven for thinking we are in China not Britain and we have a police state.  The only thing that has shocked me so far is that no one has planted anything on me such are the lies, persecution and attempts to disrupt and ruin everything in my family life.

At first they tried to intimidate me, then they tried to intimidate my mum and dad, then they arrest my wife, anything in order to break me.

Well you won’t break us, I wrote most of this statement with my head held high in Bedford prison C wing.

Edward Abbey once said, “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government” and Sir Winston Churchill said, “I see the damage done by the enemy but I also see the spirit of an unconquerable people.”

The one thing I was thinking when in Bedford on hunger strike for the 8 days was that I miss my wife, I miss my kids and I miss Nandos…

Has it all been worth it? Of course it f*cking has!

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Judge Geoffrey Manson, who added 10 months to Tommy's suspended sentence.

https://www.facebook.com/thetommyrobinson

On Tommy's Facebook page it says that he is no longer allowed to write to his wife, because the letter might be published. Even Gramsci, Gandhi, and Mandela were allowed to send letters from prison.  The Fascism of the British state has always been latent, now it's manifest.  Even under the so-called despot Putin letters from prison get published.  Political prisoners in Iran are able to have letters published. Does this mean that Tommy is not allowed to write to the newspapers?  I understand that  weeks ago Tommy or his lawyer had decided that he should do nothing that would antagonize the state. Bearing that in mind, I suspect Tommy had no hand in publishing that letter.

Moreover, Tommy's phone calls have been restricted to lunchtime.  This seems designed to stop him speaking to his children.  Do you think that the fascist state would do this to a Muslim who committed mass murder?  Remember that in prison the dirty pigs who run the place must handle the manual of the Muslim terrorists by wearing gloves.

I noticed that last week some politics programme on Channel 4 had a discussion about why Tommy is rightfully in prison (they discussed the hundreds of thousands who signed a petition for his release).  This a month after he'd been imprisoned and there was no particular reason for this discussion.  A few days ago the BBC news site had a piece on a side bar about why Tommy is rightfully in prison (I don't see it there now). Again, no particular reason for this.  Clearly they are attempting to manipulate the narrative, the elite have picked up that among the great unwashed there is a general understanding that Tommy is wrongfully imprisoned, and this is the state's attempt to alter this perception. 

On Facebook Tommy's followers have gone up since his imprisonment from 800,000 to 900,000.  I remember when his following on Twitter was marching up to 70,000 (I'd guess that was around 2014, and his following would go up by about 10,000 a week).  I suspect he has now surpassed the kind of contemporaneous awareness that Mandela or Gandhi had, the difference being that those two were known within the chattering classes, rather than the class who have been brutally subdued by the state since the 1980s.  One of the things I've done in the last month is to look at Harry's Place to see how they discuss what has happened to Tommy.  They are silent.  Just one year ago The Telegraph published an article by a SJW named "Rubert", who normally writes for The Guardian, saying that Tommy represents no-one and he should not be on Britain's TV screens (a tacit ban which has been in place for years any way) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/20/tommy-robinson-radical-...  The top-ranked comment on that article is one which points out the author of it knows nothing about Tommy. 

It looks to me that Tommy is now so well-known that the media must speak about him whilst still denying him the chance to speak for himself.

Here's The Ministry of Truth, trying to control the narrative.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44577573/who-is-tommy-robinson-and...

Officer hospitalized as Tommy Robinson supporters face-off with anti-fascists (PHOTOS)

West Yorkshire Police tweeted pictures of the officer who was hospitalized after being hit by a glass bottle during the fracas.


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The officer injured on the weekend wants to say Thank You for all your messages of support & well wishes. A few more hospital visits booked but he is recovering well. He does want to share some images as a result of this unprovoked attack

Some 250 walked out as part of a march organized by the ‘Yorkshire Patriots’ and against Robinson’s imprisonment. Robinson - whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - is serving a 13-month sentence after pleading guilty to contempt of court.

The march was countered by more than twice as many people with some 750 supporters of the Leeds Anti-fascist Network marched out crying ‘Where is your Tommy gone?’.Police were deployed to prevent the two groups from clashing.

Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain, who was the commander of the operation, said the constable’s injury “is completely unacceptable” and is under investigation.

Free Tommy - Whitehall Demonstration no.2 on 14th July 

Generation Identitaire arrive to load cheering:

The stage and screen, just visible: 

It's very interesting how the state media are having to "explain" to the public again and again that Tommy is "justifiably" in prison.  Below is the 3rd such attempt I've seen.  The BBC and C4 attempts both seem to have been issued as standalone propaganda, not even embedded in a show.  This propaganda is linked to again and again, to ensure it gets the widest repeated coverage.

Of course they don't have anyone appear in this propaganda who might actually speak for Tommy and his human rights. The media apparently have no worries about blanket, one-sided propaganda, where their presentation of this problem is done and dusted. It's one of the clearest indicators that we are in a post-dialogue world.  The media don't want there to be another side.  

Compare this with how they would treat some terrorist where there were protests/appeals about wrongful imprisonment.  They would have representatives of the victim interviewed, whatever flaws there were in the case would be discussed.  Never mind that in TR's case the appeal judges adjourned to make their decision and then came back and said they were going to have to take weeks to ponder a decision.  So much for the case being settled. https://gatesofvienna.net/2018/07/a-detailed-account-of-tommy-robin...

Incidentally, I was surprised to see TR's QC was using some of the arguments I'd used in the days immediately following TR's imprisonment.  Then it turned out the friend with whom I discussed the case actually ensured that the QC got to hear those points.  In fact, from the transcript of the case linked above, I think some of the better arguments were possibly not communicated to the QC.  When I looked through the list of cases of contempt of court provided by the Ministry of Justice, it was clear that TR's sentencing was entirely inconsistent with the sentences given to others who had committed far worse contempt (including organized perjury).

BBC lying reporter filth:

"for them, he's out on the streets telling the truth about Muslim immigration and Islam"

Not a word abour grooming gangs then?

Instagram has deleted Tommy Robinson's account.

Meanwhile, the controlled media are claiming that TR was never held in solitary confinement at Onley.  Below is a copy of a letter (which the prison made TR sign) showing that he was indeed banned from leaving his cell and mixing with other prisoners.  

The contrasts made by Ezra here are shocking.

A total smear job on TR by The far-right Daily Mail.  I'll paste the top-rated comments after I post the article.  All the implications of fraud, etc. then buried in the details is that a 3 year investigation followed by a trial resulted in "not guilty"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-6049325/GUY-ADAMS-asks-Br...

GUY ADAMS asks why British hatemonger Tommy Robinson is being funded by American billionaires

An old-fashioned media scrum greeted Tommy Robinson when he was freed on bail last week, having successfully appealed against his jail term for contempt of court.

Accompanied by a tattooed heavy, the far-Right activist refused to answer questions from assembled reporters and camera crews, declaring: 'All the mainstream media do is lie...I've got a lot to say [but] nothing to you.'

Robinson, 35, then adjourned home, changed into fresh designer clobber and submitted himself to chummy interviews with his two preferred news outlets.

Tommy Robinson's being hailed a hero by the far-Right. And, in a sinister twist his lavish lifestyle is being bankrolled by a flood of foreign money 

The first to hear from him was Trump-supporting current affairs channel Fox News, which broadcasts across the U.S.; the second was an anti-Islamic website from Canada called The Rebel Media.

This somewhat unconventional choice of outlets lays bare a curious fact: that while his divisive brand of rabble-rousing has, for years, been largely confined to these shores, an increasing portion of the father-of-three's support base and (perhaps more importantly) money now hails from overseas.

Take, for example, his social media following. In the hysteria following his imprisonment, only 40 per cent of the half-million odd tweets urging the authorities to 'free Tommy' were uploaded in the UK, according to research by the anti-extremist charity, Hope Not Hate.

Around a third came from America, where conspiracy-theorist Right-wingers regard his prosecution (for potentially prejudicing a trial by illegally filming both himself and defendants outside Leeds Crown Court) as part of a sinister Establishment plot.

On Facebook, between a third and a half of the 945,000 people following this self-styled crusader for English working-class values live outside the UK.

Crucially, however, some of them appear to have very deep pockets. Donors from as far afield as Istanbul and Washington responded to a plea on Robinson's YouTube page to send him the crypto-currency Bitcoin. During his time behind bars, he was sent almost £20,000, with one generous soul sending £5,500.

Still more was raised via a host of crowd-funding appeals, along with a link on Robinson's own website where fans of his inflammatory actions are invited to set up monthly direct debits 'to support Tommy's work,' and are informed that a donation of £100 will get you 'access to a monthly Google hangout with Tommy and a signed copy of Mohammed's Koran (his book on 'why Muslims kill for Islam').

Those donations are processed by Stripe, a tech payments firm, one of whose biggest investors is Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder who made a hefty donation to Donald Trump's election campaign.

Last year, Robinson — founder of the far-Right English Defence League (EDL) — raised £49,000 in a few weeks to finance the building of a 'low cost' recording studio in his hometown of Luton 'with a British theme', where he can produce films that, as he puts it, 'tell our side of the story'.

The appeal site is still accepting donations, financing a soapbox from which Robinson — who once likened Muslim babies to time-bombs, and in 2012 threatened the UK's Muslim population with EDL retaliation in the event of a terror attack — continues to spout inflammatory rhetoric.

When it comes to the 'monetising' of the Robinson 'brand', appeals to individuals are only part of the picture, however.

For behind the scenes, an opaque and controversial network of U.S. billionaires and far-Right lobby groups are also funnelling cash his way.

Legal fees for the recent court case, for example, in which he instructed a high-profile QC, are being covered by the Middle East Forum, a controversial think-tank based in Philadelphia.

The Forum has previously bankrolled Geert Wilders, a Dutch parliamentarian once banned from the UK for anti-Islamic rhetoric, and has been described by the anti-racist Centre for American Progress as being 'at the centre of' a so-called 'Islamophobia network' of hard-Right groups.

Last month it paid the bill for Paul Gosar, a Republican member of the U.S. Congress, to fly to London to address a rally of Robinson supporters.

Then there is Robert Shillman, the billionaire founder of tech firm Cognex, whose clients include the supermarket chain Asda and drug company AstraZeneca.

He financed a 'Shillman fellowship' that last year allowed Robinson to be employed by the aforementioned Rebel Media site on what was said to be a 'high five-figure salary'. The grant also allowed his three assistants to be paid a reported £2,500 a month.

Mr Shillman, a reclusive figure, uses income from the tech firm to channel funds to a variety of far-Right organisations, including the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a California-based 'school for political warfare' dedicated to defending conservative values from 'attack by leftist and Islamist enemies.'

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a prominent civil rights charity, has described the Freedom Center as a 'hate group' which publishes 'anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant racist sentiment'. Another generous donor is Pamela Geller, a wealthy anti-Muslim blogger from New York famed for provocative and — critics say — highly racist rhetoric who is banned from the UK because her presence here would 'threaten the public good'. She has given at least 10,000 dollars to 'help his family' according to a report by Hope Not Hate.

Such support at least partly helps explain one of the enduring mysteries about Tommy Robinson, whose name at birth was Stephen Christopher Yaxley but who was prosecuted under the surname Yaxley-Lennon, taken from his stepfather Thomas Lennon, who raised him from the age of seven.

Namely: how this articulate but often ugly purveyor of hate — who boasts a string of prior convictions for assault, drug offences, passport offences and fraud — maintains his turbo-charged lifestyle?

On paper, Robinson certainly has an odd pedigree. A former engineer at Luton Airport, he was sacked in 2004 after receiving a year's prison sentence for punching and kicking an off-duty policeman who intervened in a domestic dispute with his then-girlfriend Jenna Vowles, who he later married.

Since then, he has never held a conventional job, but for the past decade has lived curiously high on the hog.

Currently on holiday with Jenna and their three children in Tenerife, for the second time in recent months, Robinson reportedly has a £500,000, four-bedroom home in an upmarket Bedfordshire village.

He also loves fast cars. For an interview with Vice magazine a few years back, he turned up 'in a shiny new BMW 1 series with leather seats, was kitted out from top-to-toe in designer sports gear and reeked of posh cologne'. He's been filmed driving a Subaru, a Ford, a Chrysler and an Audi.

Sartorially, he generally sports well-tailored suits, Ray-Ban and Prada sunglasses and £250 Gucci and Louis Vuitton belts. His wardrobe staples are £100 T-shirts and £500 coats made by Stone Island, a brand once described as 'the imperial robes of ladwear'.

In 2013, Robinson was spotted browsing £800 Puffa jackets at Selfridges, where an Asian shop assistant refused to serve him. After he complained on social media, the store apologised and gave him a free meal in its Hix restaurant which reportedly 'included £25 portions of char-grilled sirloin steak and chips, and chocolate cake and ice-cream'.

Last year, he was filmed brawling outside Ascot racecourse, seemingly a favourite day out. On another occasion, he was turfed out of a casino in Milton Keynes after it emerged that his name was on a list of banned players.

When he took to Twitter to complain about the latter incident, one wag replied: 'Tommy Robinson asked for donations for legal bills while wearing a Rolex, shopping at Selfridges and visiting a casino! It's not funny you know.'

In fact, Robinson's preferred brand of watch is Chanel. Though careful not to wear it for most public appearances, he's occasionally been photographed in a chunky J12 wristwatch with a bling-encrusted bracelet and face.

He wore the piece to the Oxford Union, where he gave a speech in 2014. The watch's value depends on whether the jewels are diamond or diamanté. The former would make it worth £250,000, the latter a 'mere' £20,000.

In interviews, Robinson has explained his ability to buy luxury items by claiming that he made large amounts of money in the few years surrounding his 2004 prison sentence via the property trade.

He once told the Huffington Post website that during his 20s he worked for 'this Dave fella' as a plumber on developments and said he found himself 'doing £70,000-£80,000 projects and employing six people'.

Robinson then said he'd gone into business with a property developer from Milton Keynes, who 'gave me some backhanders' by selling him re-possessed properties which he renovated and rented out. By the age of 25, he claims to have owned seven of them, along with a lucrative tanning shop business.

'By 2007, Robinson, now a father-of-one, had two businesses — plumbing and a sunbed shop — and an expanding portfolio of rentals,' the interview claimed.

There is, however, a major problem with this version of events: namely there's no legal record of Robinson having ever run any plumbing company.

In fact, the only business he's ever registered involvement with is called Maximum Trading Limited. Purportedly a property firm, he was a director under the name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, from 2007 until 2010.

It never filed accounts, claiming to be dormant throughout its entire existence, meaning it never declared any income or paid tax. In 2013, it was struck off the register at Companies House.

His wife Jenna was a director of a business called 'Tanning @ Unit 2' from 2009 to 2013. While the premises appear to have been active throughout this period, the business filed accounts claiming it was also dormant. The firm was then struck off the register.

Around the same time, Jenna was arrested for tax evasion and money-laundering. Detectives, Robinson told interviewers, concluded that their supposedly dormant sunbed business had evaded around £137,000 in tax.

Several of their assets were frozen, but when the case came to court, they were found not guilty.

By then, Robinson, who cut his political teeth in the racist BNP, had become a public figure, having been inspired to found the EDL in 2009 after seeing a group of Islamic extremists shout 'terrorists' at troops parading through Luton after returning from Afghanistan.

With a cabal of local football fans, he led a backlash against the protesters. Then, having assumed the alias 'Tommy Robinson' — the name of a well-known Luton football hooligan from the 1970s — he organised a series of anti-Muslim protest marches. Several ended in violence, including a demonstration against a new mosque in Harrow, north-west London, which in 2010 saw him mentioned in the national Press for the first time.

As its profile grew, the EDL became riven by a number of internal disputes — and in 2013, Robinson announced his departure, claiming to be disenchanted with Neo-Nazi infiltration.

He briefly formed an unlikely alliance with an anti-extremist organisation called the Quilliam Foundation. But that swiftly fell apart as legal woes unrelated to Robinson's political career began to catch up with him.

First, he was prosecuted and jailed for travelling to the U.S. using a passport of a friend called Andrew McMaster (his previous convictions prevented him travelling there under his real name).

During the court case, it emerged that Robinson's own passport identified him as Paul Harris — yet another alias acquired by changing his name via deed poll several years earlier (for reasons he's never explained). He got ten months.

Then he was prosecuted for mortgage fraud and served six months in prison after being found to be the 'instigator if not the architect' of a £160,000 series of scams in which several mortgages were obtained by deception by a group of his associates. A confiscation order required him to pay £125,000.

After serving this sentence, Robinson appears to have concluded that the best way to repair his tattered finances would be to reinvent himself as a 'journalist, activist and public figure fighting for the forgotten people of the UK'.

He wrote a couple of books, including an autobiography, before securing a regular and generous income via the job for the Right-wing website Rebel Media. His stock-in-trade was to produce provocative short films. Many played fast and loose with facts — some might call them 'fake news' — but succeeded in motivating viewers to donate money.

A typical example saw him travel to the spot in Woolwich where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered by an Islamic extremist, in order to complain about the fact that no memorial has been erected there.

He conveniently forgot to mention, however, that — at the request of Lee's parents — a large memorial was instead erected in his hometown of Manchester.

In another video, he wrongly claimed that three teenage boys killed by a drunk-driver in Hayes were the victims of a terrorist attack 'covered up' by the police and media. His only evidence was that the driver had been Asian.

Last week, a photographer called Lucy Brown, who helped to produce such films, turned whistle-blower, telling The Sunday Times that Robinson was guilty of 'panto-journalism' in which he deliberately created false narratives to outrage viewers who would then donate money to him.

'I used to think, foolishly, that when he went home he was doing his research and putting case files together,' Brown said. 'He doesn't. He just goes home and eats crisps and looks himself up on Twitter.'

Fans have, sad to say, lapped it up. Indeed, so successful were the films that Robinson decided late last year to leave The Rebel Media and set up a personal news website which would allow him to keep all of his crowd-funded revenue.

All of which led to his recent imprisonment. For a few months later, he twice broadcast footage from outside courts where sex-grooming trials were in progress, even though reporting restrictions designed to prevent a jury from being prejudiced were in force.

He pleaded guilty to contempt of court and was locked up for two months, before being released on bail last week, having become a folk hero to the American Right.

Robinson now awaits retrial — but however that pans out, this lover of designer clothes, fast cars and sunshine holidays may very well look at the money now rolling in and conclude that getting locked up was perhaps not as bad as it first appeared.

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