Tommy Robinson Jailed for 13 Months After Being held in Contempt of Court


Tommy Robinson arrested outside Leeds Crown Court.

Tommy Robinson was jailed for 13 months last Friday after being held in contempt of court.

He was arrested outside Leeds Crown Court for live streaming himself commenting live on Facebook, outside the court, concerning the details of a trial which was still in session.   

 Eventually, the 35-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a breach of the peace and was held in the court cells before being taken up to the courtroom to face the trial judge.

The video footage was played to Judge Geoffrey Marson QC as Tommy Robinson sat in the dock. 

Tommy Robinson admitted contempt of court and breaching the terms of his suspended sentence for a similar offence.

In a rare move, he was arrested, charged and sentenced within five hours.

Matthew Harding, defending, said his client felt ‘deep regret’ after realising the potential consequences of his actions.

He said Robinson thought what he was saying on camera was already in the public domain.

The barrister added: ‘He was mindful, having spoken to others and taken advice, not to say things that he thought would actually prejudice these proceedings. He did not try to cause difficulties for the court process.’

But the judge said: “No one could possibly conclude that it would be anything other than highly prejudicial to the defendants in the trial. You have to understand we are not preventing publication. We are postponing publication to ensure that the trial is fair.”

“I respect everyone’s right to free speech. That’s one of the most important rights that we have.  With those rights come responsibilities, the responsibility to exercise that freedom of speech within the law.  I am not sure you appreciate the potential consequence of what you have done. If the jurors in my present trial get to know of this video I will no doubt be faced with an application to discharge the jury. If I have to do that it will mean a re-trial, costing hundreds of thousands of pounds.”

The Judge placed full reporting restrictions on the arrest and sentencing of Robertson because his present trial was still ongoing.  The restrictions were not lifted until Tuesday 29th May.

While I have every sympathy with Tommy Robinson’s motives in reporting the trial, he commenced his reporting before the jury had delivered their verdicts, and thus contravened the court reporting restrictions. 

His arrest and sentencing was in all probability not politically motivated, as advanced by some conspiracy theories on the social media, but simply brought about by his contravention of the law.

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  1. Considering it was all done and dusted within 5 HOURS , I should think the process was very much Politically motivated.

    • I was much agree John, this is very much part of a pattern of intimidating Patriots which has been taking place for some time. I keep trying to get it across that the people responsible for this treason are the rotten corrupt Tory gang now ruining our country.

  2. All the evidence points to him being in ‘contempt of court’. He was legally arrested on suspicion of contempt of court and shortly afterwards brought before the Judge conducting that trial. He then pleaded GUILTY to the contempt charge and of breaching the terms of his suspended sentence for a similar offence.

    I am convinced politics were not involved in this, more like stupidity on the part of Tommy Robinson by placing himself in such a compromising position.

    • Daz, if anyone else was charged with contempt of court they would only receive a fine. All he did was read out information from the BBC news website; he revealed no information which was not already in the public domain. He even asked the police and court staff for permission to film and they said he could. He was very careful in what he said, using the words “allegedly” and stating that the defendants “were innocent until proven guilty”. Other people were filming but he was the only one who was arrested. He is due to have a re-trial on September 4th because he was supposed to have pled guilty. This is false; at no point did anyone bother to ask whether he wanted to plead guilty or not guilty.

  3. I think it is a fair bet that the CONServative Party’s ethnic pet as Home Secretary isn’t too aware of the fact that in Britain we have an ideal that the law and the courts should be politically neutral. They do things differently in his ancestral homeland of Pakistan. This is him making sure that we native plebs get the message that any dissent from Tory Party globalist orthodoxy is going to be ruthlessly crushed, the law, police and the courts are NOT there for us and we had jolly well better get used to it.

    • I concur completely,Steven. Mr ‘Robinson ‘, as he is commonly kwown, perhaps might not necessarily appreciate my comment,but unknown to him, he happens to be a victim of the practitioners of the so-called New World Order.

      For those amongst us whom have read various books on this particular subject by such acclaimed Nationalist authors such as John Tyndall, Dr.David Duke, & Dr Kerry Bolton, shall very swiftly realise that very dark & sinister forces are very much in play here.

      Mr Sajid Javid is quite simply a mere tool of the International Money power- Sharks, whom in reality are the real puppet masters whom pull his strings. As you quite rightly point out, we can all rest assured that
      Mr Javid shall be doing his damndest to crush any dissident sign of, what he perceives as, in his globalist inspired mind, Nationalist resistance whatsoever.

      It is an absolute certainty that Mr Robinson shall refuse to accept my explanation for his unusual long spell of detention.

      Perhaps it is now high time that he languishes back & examines at length the much bigger picture in p!ace here.

      The so-called political figure known as Tommy Robinson is most definitely not the first casualty in the war invoked by the New World Order – and sadly he shall not be the last.

  4. There is some fantastic things happening in ITALY. So , instead of doing a ‘ Tommy Robinson ‘ I hope our Deputy Chairman and his wife , think it is time they had a holiday and get over to Italy and introduce themselves. Handled properly , we could solve an overdue ACTION and establish relations with the ‘ League. Some four years ago I advocated we try and get in touch with as many NATIONALIST movements as possible. Hopefully someone could act as full time OVERSEAS LIASON OFFICER FOR THE PARTY. I thought it was the way to go then and I think it would be very worthwhile NOW.

  5. Some contrasting views it would appear in the comments. TR has always worn allegiance to Israel on his sleeve. To put it mildly. Most on the Left however, tend to see no real distinction between Zio-nationalism and nationalism. Anything even vaguely critical of their failing multicultural society is “fascism.”

    TR has even stated in a televised interview that he likes multiculturalism. Yet he was a member of the BNP. Years later, when asked about this, he said that his “black mates couldn’t join”……and he hadn’t known this beforehand ? Hmmm So, At least some of what Tommy says you can take with either a very sparing or generous pinch of salt.

    This is the important bit. Whatever he may or may not say himself, about matters outside of Islam, he does associate with people who are intelligent race realists, among others, the brilliant Stefan Molineaux. Martin Selner from Generation Identity. And those two law abiding and articulate women, banned from the UK, after “anti racists” colluded with the authorities. The Stasi style policing on opinions is a mark of their desperation.

    • Tommy was only in the BNP for one week. The reason he joined is because of the Muslim problem (his friend was murdered by Muslims, his other friend was stabbed by them and they raped his cousin). He only found out about their racial policies when he went to a meeting and he stormed out because they refused to let Andre in because he is black. He also gave the names of racist EDL members to the police.

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