4 Lessons We Need to Learn From the Tommy Robinson Case
Tommy Robinson is free, for now.
The Lord Chief Justice decided Tommy was improperly tried, improperly convicted, improperly sentenced and improperly treated in prison. For many of us watching around the world, the decision feels like a little victory.
Now the case will be re-heard under a new judge — the third judge for this case — and yet another decision will be made.
If I were a betting woman I’d say Tommy will be found guilty of contempt of court to spare the blushes of the Establishment, but will have served sufficient time in HMP Onley under duress to be allowed to walk free.
Watching him walk out of prison was a fascinating thing. This new tiny person emerged, shrunken in size, with sharp cheekbones, struggling with trousers now four sizes too big for him. A haunted-looking thing blinking against the sun, disorientated by the sudden freedom from his cage, like a mistreated dog from a rescue shelter.
Our victory is that this smaller person now has a much bigger voice than before. If the Establishment intended to school us in how to take an enemy of the state and turn him into an international face of oppression with a global platform, they succeeded. We will need him to tell his story well.
Because behind the hullabaloo we all have a role in this and there are important lessons we can learn. And we should study them well; I fear we will need to be reminded of them in the near future.
As I have learned to my cost, there is no such thing as The Law. We imagine it to be an extrapolation of the law we brush shoulders with on a daily basis. No faster than the speed limit. No parking on double yellow lines. No stealing. Right and wrong. Binary stuff.
It is not.
One horrible day you will realise the law is none of those things. It is merely interpretation, the partisan opinion of one man or woman as fallible as you or me, having a good day or a bad one. This is the reason no lawyer can ever give you a straight answer, only a ‘view’.
Many of these nebulous opinions are derived from antiquated laws created before cars were a thing, never intended to cover the actions of a man capturing images on a portable communications device to place on a fantastical inter-web in the sky.
One judge stood at the court window and laughed at Robinson in the street – then pronounced him guilty. A new judge has now said Robinson might not be guilty, but that the first judge was definitely wrong. And soon a third judge will make a different decision.
And we are supposed to listen obediently like stupid yellow minions, open-mouthed, gasping “ahhhhhh!” in unison at the brilliance of it all?
It is a terrifying truth that we are free or incarcerated at the whim of one person, usually a white-haired man, whose skill is to frame their decision any way they choose to make it acceptable “in law.”
Remember all those legal “experts” who categorically stated that Tommy Robinson’s charge and imprisonment for contempt of court was justified and lawful? That we were “knuckle-dragging” idiots and dullards?
They might give themselves fanciful “barrister” Twitter handles and adopt the sneering tone required by that profession, but that hasn’t stopped them turning out to be utterly wrong. And strangely silent in the press at the moment.
The real secret is that experts are just people with opinions we are supposed to believe. (Are they still experts if we stop believing?)
Hundreds of thousands of people have supported the campaign to Free Tommy Robinson — even those of us who might not agree with what he has done in the past; even those of us who think he shouldn’t have been anywhere near the court on the day of the rape-squad trial.
We have worked together acknowledging that, generally speaking, he is on the side of good against evil, did not receive a fair hearing, and would not survive in prison.
Our ranks include Geert Wilders, Steve Bannon, Ann-Marie-Waters, Ezra Levant, US Congressman Paul Gosar, and Gerard Batten.
Others have not supported the campaign. Beholden to media bosses and choosing to put self-preservation ahead of the need to expose this perversion of justice against one of our own, they have been found wanting.
Nigel Farage in particular. I respect that in the relay race of politics he took us to the brink of Brexit before laying down the baton in front of the finishing line. But refusing to speak out against the Muslim mafia in order to protect his income and MSM platform will prove to be his Achilles heel.
When the leadership struggle for UKIP is made public (the knives are already out), I would ask people to remember who stood firm against majority Pakistani—Muslim rape-squads and Tommy’s injustice, who best represented your voice. The fight for Britain is much bigger than Brexit.
Early accounts suggest his time in prison was nothing short of mental torture: too wary of powdered glass in his food to eat, too aware that his life was at risk to sleep.
He may be free now, but he will remain haunted by his time inside and his future remains clouded by the prospect of yet another court case.
The next time the Establishment tells you how to think, act and feel about the geopolitical issues of our time — remember Tommy Robinson.
And remember what Great Britain is prepared to do to silence one of its own.
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