Tommy Robinson, a Pusillanimous Establishment Abandons Treasured British Ideal of ‘Fair Play’


May 25 will be marked as a day of infamy for British justice. On that day, political activist Tommy Robinson was arrested outside a Leeds courthouse, where, as a citizen journalist employing normal journalistic strategies, he was live-streaming commentary to Facebook, as several Muslim defendants involved in infamous grooming gangs arrived for their trial proceeding. Robinson was doing nothing illegal. But the police arrested him for "breaching the peace." Within hours, he was tried, convicted and sentenced to 13 months incarceration, whereupon he was whisked off to Hull prison.