Tommy Robinson sues the police!

Update March 12: Ezra Levant is doing a fine job reporting from the trial on Twitter.

Yesterday, March 11th, Ezra Levant got an urgent request from his friend Tommy to hop over from Canada to London and then Peterborough to report on his suit against the police in civil court. It’s probably unnecessary since there are so many fair and impartial UK media people keen to report honestly on anything to do with Tommy Robinson. John Sweeney will most likely be the first one in court, representing that most-trusted broadcaster known as the BBC.

UK media will no doubt be appalled and outraged at the harassment of Tommy and his family by the Cambridgeshire police, and will therefore report on the trial in impeccable and comprehensive detail. But just to be sure, he wanted Ezra Levant with him for his input and support.

I suppose Ezra has already landed and has made his way to Peterborough for the beginning of proceedings at 10am. The exercise is costly and he has appealed for help. Info on developments can be found here and donations made for those able so to do.

Here’s Tommy from yesterday, discussing the issue.

Thanks to StewGreen and G.W.F. for providing links on the Open Thread.

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118 Responses to Tommy Robinson sues the police!

  1. AWOL says:

    Fist!
    Isn’t this sub-judice and thus will have restrictions on reporting? At least that will be the MSM reasoning.
    Or if not it will have a D-notice slapped on it – just including Tommies name (not his real one of course) will be verboten.

       23 likes

    • TrueToo says:

      AWOL,

      I Googled a bit before posting and it seems there is no jury for a civil trial except in cases of libel, so maybe reporting restrictions will be less severe or absent.

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      • G says:

        TT,
        Correct, it is a civil action. Any member of the public can attend the case hearing. Indeed, the public are encouraged to attend to observe our justice in action. It would be tricky to prevent details of the case appearing outside the court.
        On that thought, I am reminded of my time living/working in Saudi. Similar to above, (and being obviously white/western) I was forcibly jostled to the front of a baying crowd to watch a punishment of a hand being amputated.
        Coming to a town or City near you within the next 3/4 decades……

           36 likes

        • David R says:

          Months, not decades, in some places, and no police action.

             27 likes

          • NCBBC says:

            The police only arrest solitary Christian preachers for “breach of the peace”. This reason is justified as preaching the Gospel in England gives rise to thoughts of violence in so many of our new residents.

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        • TrueToo says:

          G,

          Thanks for the encouraging info on civil trials. Seems Ezra Levant will have a degree of reporting freedom.

          I hope the UK is still far removed from Saudi Arabian ‘justice.’

          Your story reminded me of a joke by the eminent Pat Condell:

          On the other hand (and there’s always another hand unless you’re a Saudi Arabian shop lifter)…

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      • NCBBC says:

        Latest

        What we have proven Today is, that not only do we have a corrupt media but a corrupt system which supports Police persecution.

        To top it all off the costs of which I am now ordered to pay, which have also been inflated by the Police, are in excess of £40,000! Which is made up of £20,000 ordered to be paid within 14 days then reverting to over £40,000 if that deadline is not met. That is 4 times more than what my court costs were to bring this case in the first place, absolutely shocking I know! This was done by the Police in order to get me in a position to accept and take a deal from them, of which I REFUSED because freedom and justice have no price!

        https://www.tr.news/cambridge-costs/

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  2. Fedup2 says:

    AWOL
    You were ‘fist’…? Well I declare that I was first !

    Yes mr Levant was on the overnight red eye and the British State let him into their country .

    Bedford police will either apply for the case to be thrown out or ask for more time in order to get TR convicted in the political trial put up by the Tory AG .as well as pile on the costs and stress of course.
    They might even arrest him in front of his family again with some eager young lefty cop looking for a quick promotion .Lefty mob will be ignored as usual.

    Talking of which the AG QC MP for somewhere nice and white – is due to deliver an objective legal opinion on the backstop nonsense some time today . Mrs May has told him to do a good job and your missus will be ‘Lady Cox’ in the PMs Resignation ‘dis honours ‘ .

    Apparently the government doesn’t want him questioned in the Commons in case the truth comes out but I don’t think he ll get a choice . So he ll do his ‘booming attorney ‘ act and wing it for the Peerage ….

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    • TrueToo says:

      Interesting, Fedup2. I guess the judge could just say, sorry we are not delaying this trial for no good reason.

      Not sure which issue will grab the most attention – Brexit, opposed by practically the entire MSM or Tommy’s trial, ignored by the MSM but followed by millions on social media.

      The video I linked to above of Tommy discussing the issue has already had 123 000 views since it was streamed live 11 hours ago.

         29 likes

      • john in cheshire says:

        Normal people would be appalled at what the police state has done to Tommy Robinson and his family. But the police state isn’t manned or womanned by normal people; they are either commies and /or globalists and/ or Common Purpose graduates and /or satanists.
        The swamp must be drained!

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  3. Lucy Pevensey says:

    Surely the MSM’s days must be numbered in this country? If pride comes before a fall……it’s going to be a hard fall. How can they continue to simply pretend millions of people don’t exist? Look here, France, The USA and Iran among other places and apparently no one opposes globalist control. Except of course “right wing extremists” The libmob catchphrase of a generation. Surely something has to give.

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  4. theisland says:

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Scaring, targeting children and families, is an increasingly used tactic of the left. Remember the crazies from Class War who tried to intimidate Rees Mogg’s children, only on that occasion they merely entertained them

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  5. Fedup2 says:

    Lucy as I wrote yesterday – journos are being fired because the MSM has a monopoly and no commercial competition – a saturated market .
    Obviously it’s distorted by state broadcasters in UK but happening in the States

       31 likes

  6. Thoughtful says:

    If anyone thinks the UK courts and judges are impartial then they are deluded!
    The decisions are decided in these cases which matter well before they are heard and there might as well not be a trial. We’ve seen it before and we will no doubt see it again.
    The UK is an oppressive country with no freedom.

       46 likes

  7. theisland says:

    Court in session

    @ezralevant tweeting

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  8. TrueToo says:

    Thoughtful,

    Dunno if it’s quite that bad.

    Ezra Levant is tweeting up a storm from the trial.

    *Judge wanted to view all video of the incident.

    *Cops deleted their video (surprise, surprise).

    *Cop defence lawyer wanted to know why there is no video of Tommy’s daughter running into the street to escape the cops and nearly getting hit by a car. (As if a father would carry on taking a video of his young daughter nearly getting killed rather than rushing to help her.)

    *Some cops in court recognized as those in Tommy’s video.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Surely if they decide in TR’s favour they will find a way to withhold it until after the contempt trial.

       21 likes

  10. StewGreen says:

    Adjourned for lunch

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    • TrueToo says:

      StewGreen,

      Adjourned for lunch?

      I gave Ezra a few shekels. It won’t pay for a Sweeney-style pub lunch swimming in liquor on expenses, but I hope it pays for Ezra’s lunch!

         25 likes

  11. StewGreen says:

    @MonkeyBrains on ITTB
    \\ Live feed on the TR case against Cambridgeshire Police…Either the person who’s writing it doesn’t have English as a first language, or they are useless at short hand or they can’t type into a laptop!
    However, you do get a flavour of the proceedings… //

    https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/live-updates-tommy-robinson-edl-15959422

       10 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      \\ He claims that he was forced to leave due to violent left wing groups nearby.

      But police say he was asked to leave as part of a group of 18 Luton Town supporters, as the football club played Cambridge United on that day and officers wanted to stop any potential trouble//
      that police defence seems flakey

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  12. StewGreen says:

    Court due to resume at 2:30pm

       13 likes

  13. NCBBC says:

    British Police Run Jihad ‘Akbar’ Muslim Mob, but Attack P-Spray Tommy Robinson fans.

       24 likes

  14. theisland says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ezra is close to the edge
      You can’t interference with witnesses
      However … a police officer witness would know to say “sorry no comment”
      I bet regular MSM journos do same as Ezra

      \\ Justice Walden-Smith says to Mr Levant: “It is not acceptable. You are a journalist – you are not here to interrogate or intimidate.
      So I am disappointed in you and I am not going to accept it. Do not do it again. I will take it as an error of judgement.”
      Mr Levant replies that he apologises and did not mean to be intimidating. //

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  15. StewGreen says:

    \\ Ms Gurden: “You said you saw him earlier that day so you must have known what he looked like. Why didn’t you ask if he was with children?”

    Ch Insp: “I assumed the children had gone off with other adults. This wasn’t about Mr Robinson, I mean Mr Yaxley-Lennon.”
    FFS …

    Ms Gurden: “How did you know he was Tommy Robinson?”

    Ch Insp: “Through policing of EDL marches historically.”

    Ms Gurden: “So you’ve just assumed that he’s at the pub and Mr Lennon was at the pub and would be a co-ordinator. Who told you he would be a co-ordinator?”

    Ch Insp: “All my information came to me through the Luton spotters.” //

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  16. StewGreen says:

    Ezra \\ Were done for the day. Back in court tomorrow at 10 a.m. GMT. Thanks for your interest. I’ll have a few vids up at //

    (link: http://www.TommyTrial.com
    See you tomorrow.

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  17. theisland says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Brian comments on the video
      #1 Cut all this loony talk of “Tommy does it for the money”
      … if he was he would accepted the police out of court settlement
      #2 TR’s evidence has always matched the videos and has been consistent right from the video he made on the way home
      #3 The police evidence is not
      #4 Come on the police LOST their camera footage … shows their video didn’t support their case
      #5 The police are under the spell of dhimmitude , they feel they must please the Muslims
      ..digresses story of Bri, TR and his black friend visiting the Temple of The Mount
      The Jordanian guard says “You 2 guys must cover your tattoos …Oh BTW that’s 20 shekkels for the shawl”
      TR says “I’m not paying your jizya (non-Muslim tax)”

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      • StewGreen says:

        Cop Hills: Cop Mason “had formed a group in the pub that formed a risk”

        BrI – I think at this point there were 7 kids including Tommy’s 3 and 2 other dads with kids!
        3 dads and 7 kids constitute a dangerous group

        Radio4 7pm news did report the story
        “The far right activist founder of the EDL”
        “says police ‘targeted him because of his beliefs”
        they then stated the police case that TR was in a crowd of hooligans , so that is what the average R4 listener is going to believe.

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  18. bandit says:

    Thank god for Ezra.

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  19. john in cheshire says:

    I’ve had another thought about Mr Sweeney and his cancelled ( or is that only postponed) flawed investigation of Tommy Robinson:

    I wonder how much advance notice the far-left bbc collective had about Tommy’s court cases? I wonder how much they influenced the far-left bbc collective to spend time and effort concocting their appalling programme? I wonder who commissioned this filthy effort? I wonder if the intent was to air it before Tommy’s court cases in order to influence public opinion and the judges?

    Because I wouldn’t put any of this past the hive mind of the far-left bbc, their state handlers, the police, the judiciary and everyone else connected with state persecution of Tommy and, let’s not forget, many others.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      John
      I think they are going to try to “do” him whatever the outcome of proceedings .

      Mr Levant s’ videos of today are worth the watch . The Cambridgeshire locL paper is also running a commentary – I browsed it and it seems the judge is less that happy with TRs “ scattergun” approach to proceedings … we ll see ..

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    • TrueToo says:

      John in cheshire,

      What’s needed is a Panorama-type investigation (as it was years ago in the hands of people like John Ware) to expose the collaboration between various branches of the elite in their oppression of ordinary people.

         29 likes

  20. StewGreen says:

    Just in

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  21. StewGreen says:

    # BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-47548410
    I’m too tired to read them
    But I guess it will be the seem the same as usual
    That HatNotHope write them with a template in their office and then they get handed out to the media.
    No comment is allowed on the Mail article.

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Journos supporting poor Stuchbery
    Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary NUJ
    Gary Younge, editor at-large, The Guardian
    Paul Mason, journalist
    Michael Stuchbery, ** journalist **
    Gerry Gable, editor Searchlight
    Pete Lazenby, northern reporter, Morning Star
    Morning Star NUJ chapel
    Leah Sinclair, online editor, The Voice
    Steve Bird, newspaper rep, NUJ NEC; father of the chapel, the Financial Times chapel
    Julia Armstrong, South Yorkshire NUJ branch chair
    Mike Simons, journalist
    Tim Lezard, NUJ National Executive Council
    Peter Chapman, Financial Times journalist
    Janina Conboye, Financial Times journalist
    Jess Hurd, photo journalist
    Tom Wall, journalist
    Alan Lodge, photo journalist
    Alan Gibson, NUJ National Executive Council
    Phil Turner, journalist
    Tim Sanders, cartoonist

    For journalists there seems to be some major missing context
    \\ Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, awoke Stuchbery twice in one night earlier last week – first at 10.45pm and then again at 5.00am on Tuesday morning by aggressively banging on his front door. The harassment followed the journalist’s investigative reportage.

    Stuchbery called the police who he says claimed they would arrest Mr Yaxley-Lennon.

    The incident follows the mass protest that Robinson organised outside the BBC’s Salford studios last month following Panorama’s exposé. //
    Oh so nothing happened like Stuchbery sending goons to scare TR’s kids * the day before* and dox his kids address ?

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    • bandit says:

      Great to see Brian of London on here. Love your posts on line. Brill stuff my man!
      Biasedbbc should have its own section in the Brexit betrayal march?
      We could all wear John Sweeney faces which would use up ten years of the Bbc,s
      facial pixilation budget as they desperately
      try and report on a march of a “few hundred people “without a shot of him anywhere in the crowd?????
      Think about it?
      We could all sit back later when we get home
      Sipping our flaming Sambuccas as their pixilation engineers work endlessly through out the night trying to find a single camera shot where their impartial and independently
      minded reporter is not ridiculed as the classist
      Bigot he really is.
      We should do this ?
      Regards

         24 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      210,000 views …….if TR loses they’ll kill him with costs and the MSM will crow ….

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    • TrueToo says:

      StewGreen,

      Tommy’s update last night: 217 000 views and 5 000 comments in 16 hours!

      But I’m concerned that both Tommy and Ezra are discussing the case too freely on video. Could be they’ll fall foul of some obscure ruling they are unaware of.

      Also, I get the feeling that ?Tommy hasn’t been briefed properly by his lawyer.

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  23. TrueToo says:

    Dunno if the trial has been delayed today. Can’t find anything from Ezra or the Cambridge live blog thingy on proceedings.

    Should have started 40 minutes ago.

    Gotta go do some things.

    If there’s no action by the time I get back in an hour or so I’m going to make a formal complaint.

       8 likes

  24. Fedup2 says:

    Ezra has been tweeting that the judge doesn’t like some of his online comments . Cambridge police body recording seems to have been deleted despite a legal request soon after the incident to be retained . …..

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  25. TrueToo says:

    Fedup2,

    Ezra is starting to worry me. The judge has warned him twice now against ‘intimidating’ witnesses, but he is continuing to tweet insults against the cops.

    I’m baffled by it. He could prejudice the case. Who knows what obscure law the judge could pull out of a hat if she’s so inclined.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Baffled yes we are
      but they may be playing 3D chess so we shouldn’t be apply draughts rules

      .. It could be all about keeping pressure on the police
      .. and Ezra knowing that he actually has freedom of speech
      Like he could tweet to a third party who added the same opinions
      ..and that person could not be prosecuted, so on what different grounds could they prosecuted Ezra.
      Remember a judge has already ruled that police officers can put up with the F-word as part of their job.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ezra agreed to drop opinions
      \\ The judge addressed live-tweeting (and obviously mine). The judge and I went back and forth on the subject, and I told her I have no wish to have a quarrel with her or the court, nor for the matter to be raised again — and that I would abide whatever her directions were.
      I asked if there were any tweets I had done that she wanted me to delete; she declined.
      I asked for advice on tweets going forward. She suggested not giving my opinion or commentary on the proceedings, but just reporting it, more in the style of a stenographer (my word).//
      .. I am not sure if the judge is legally right
      ..Once something has been said in court it is public domain
      ..and there is not law against expressing opinion.. to the limit that you can’t make threats
      Calling the police cameraman pervy ..is not illegal I would have thought

      Oh Ezra still speaking
      I asked the judge to clarify if her suggestion applied only to my tweets from the court, or other comments outside the court, or even my commentaries after the court case itself was done. Her advice was to refrain from political commentary until after the judgement was issued.
      I was deferential (as I truly am — this is her court, and this is Tommy’s lawsuit. I am not a party; I have no standing here). But I respectfully made the point that opinion journalism is a species of journalism. I didn’t want to belabour the point, so I submitted.

      I am here because I believe in justice and the hope it will come from this trial. I’m here because I know the BBC, Sky News, the tabloids, etc. will not cover this trial fairly. I’m here because Tommy’s a friend. And I’m here because hundreds of viewers crowdfunded me to be here.

      But I am not here to reform the UK’s approach to journalism and justice. That’s not my job, and I’m not equipped to do it. And I’m certainly not here to get into quarrels with judges, or to interfere with their proceedings — however they interpret that.

      I note Tommy was imprisoned for 10 weeks for reporting — with colourful commentary — outside a court in Leeds last May. I don’t need to be another test case in that. But it is certainly something that the UK — the media, lawyers, judges and mostly citizens — should address.
      So I will submit. And for the remainder of this trial, I will report as a stenographer would do — bloodlessly. No commentary, no view. That is not how I’m built, but I’m in the judge’s house, in a foreign land. That seems just a little bit more foreign to me today
      I say again: the judge has not ordered me to do anything; the judge has not even asked me to do anything. Her answers to my questions were slightly cryptic. But out of an abundance of caution, I’ll just stop opining, at least until her verdict is in. //

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      • StewGreen says:

        Ezra
        \\ But enough about me — from now on, it’ll be just stenography. But now you know why.
        If you’re a Canadian and an American, rejoice in your freedom of speech. And keep it.
        And if you’re a Brit, think about what you have lost.·

        I can see why someone as stubborn and as free as Tommy would fall afoul of these laws.
        (Or as we now know from the court of appeal, he was not actually imprisoned in a lawful manner.)
        But interpretations can be vague and subjective.
        That’s not why I’m here. //

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Stuchbery agreeing with Tommy and against the police
    \\ @Nevela_1892 1h
    It still doesn’t change the fact that toomy was harassed for no reason. The video evidence is there for all to see.
    Love him or hate him, doing that while he was out with his children is bang out of order. //

    \\ Mike Stuchbery💀🍷 @MikeStuchbery_
    @Nevela_1892 and @zelo_street
    ‘Tommy’ probably has a case here. //

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  27. StewGreen says:

    TR has left court at 15:31pm
    as previously arranged

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  28. StewGreen says:

    If you want to be pedantic about reporting the Cambridgelive post today and yesterday has at the top
    \\ Robinson was given a section 35 dispersal order by the police, which meant he had to leave the city after being identified as being part of a group of ‘risk’ football supporters. //

    So he is stating as fact something TODAY the police deny in their evidence ..that they merely took him outside cos he was shouting
    \\ Sgt Street says he made it clear that Robinson was going to be given a section 35 dispersal notice if he didn’t leave.//
    \\ Sgt Street says he has answered Ms Gurden’s question several times, explaining that the section 35 was not given to Robinson until he was given the form, and he says in the video that if Robinson stays he will get arrested.//

    \\ Sgt Street says he made no notes as no section 35 was served.//

    \\ Ms Gurden plays more video, in which Luton police officers say that the boss had issued a section 35.

    In the video another officer in Sgt Street’s team says a senior manager had issued a section 35 against Robinson. //

    \\ Sgt Street replies that the officer doesn’t understand the power.
    “The officer doesn’t understand the power, because an inspector can’t issue a section 35. They issue a section 34, which allows officers to issue a section 35.” //

    So the police twice tell TR he’s been issued with a “section 35.” and has to leave then he leaves ..takes them to court ..and they say , you left of your own accord so there was no section 35, there was a section 34 , but our officers don’t know the difference”

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  29. africamike says:

    I wasn’t aware of this development and did a Google search to find media coverage. One report in the Luton Times, one on Cambridgeshire live, and one in the Sun. And that’s about it! Also, some results ‘removed’ rather curiously. Not sure what that’s about.

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    • StewGreen says:

      I wonder if you are talkin about the message at the bottom of the Google page
      \\ In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 10 already displayed.
      If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.// ?

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Interesting FOI response from the police
    “1. The name and rank of the senior police officer who authorised the Section 35 order”
    Ans “1. Insp 0440 Johnson”
    “4. No individuals were given Sect 35 ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 direction to leave”
    etc.
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/execution_of_section_35

    I complement that Police info officer for at least trying to answer the request
    Although the requester notes
    “It is very convenient that, once again, written evidence seems to disappear when police conduct is questioned.”

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  31. StewGreen says:

    #TommyFightback was trending on Twitter

    I see Brian of London did pickup and started annotating Ezra’s now sterile tweets

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    • TrueToo says:

      StewGreen,

      Been having Internet hassles but finally got to read all of Ezra’s tweets and the Cambridge live blog.

      Interesting that the cops’ lawyer and the judge are showing such interest in Ezra’s tweets. Also interesting that one guy from Canada can ‘intimidate’ a whole bunch of cops.

      Seems the left have taken over the force, er sorry, I meant service.

      Seems they see Tommy as a far-right thug who probably goes around beating up gays and Jews. They must be really puzzled by Ezra. How can a Jewish guy, and a foreigner to boot, be such a close and loyal buddy of Tommy Robinson?!

      I know I’m speculating a bit here, but perhaps that’s why the cops’ lawyer got involved and then involved the judge who then called the meeting with Ezra.

      Also interesting that Tommy’s lawyer seems uninvolved in this sideshow.

      10:30 start tomorrow.

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  32. Lucy Pevensey says:

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    • TrueToo says:

      Lucy Pevensey,

      I hope Danny Tommo is wrong about bias from the judge. Anyway, we should reserve judgement till she gives the verdict.

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  33. G.W.F. says:

    Ezra on the Trial. Comments are interesting

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    • TrueToo says:

      G.W.F.,

      Yes. I read several of those comments. Good to see that practically all were sympathetic to Tommy and Ezra.

      I’m wondering if this is accurate from the blurb under the video: PLUS the judge has now told Ezra to stop live-tweeting from the courtroom, or even outside it!

      If so, that would be drastic.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Do we know in what way are Ezra’s tweets prejudicial to Tommy’s court case against the police?

      Are other journalists also tweeting from the court? And have they also been told to stop giving personal comments in their tweets?

      How many police people are spending time monitoring Ezra’s and others’ tweets? Shouldn’t they be out harassing innocent people sitting in pubs with their families?

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      • TrueToo says:

        john in Cheshire,

        Yes, the cops waste a lot of time checking tweets when they could be out harassing innocents.

        Re Ezra’s tweets, the judge expressed concern about him interfering with police witnesses, for example, during testimony one tweet mocked the response of a witness – I think it was sergeant Street.

        At the beginning of today’s hearing, Ezra tweeted that the cops’ lawyer was watching one of Ezra’s or Tommy’s videos. (Ezra later indicated he’s not sure which one.)

        I’m not sure what the law is here, but perhaps Ezra could be held in contempt. He’s being careful today. He’s in real danger of being banned from the country. All it takes to be denied entry to Britain these days is to have an opinion the elite don’t like.

        There’s a guy from Cambridgeshire Live News doing a live blog from the courtroom. It’s straight reporting of proceedings without opinion.

        Police constable Mason has been giving testimony today. He has broken ranks with Sgt Street and other who are trying to say Tommy was a risk re violence. Street’s evidence is that he was told as much by a drunken patron, can you believe it. Mason is quite firm in his insistence that Tommy was not a risk. Takes guts to go against the narrative.

        I would have liked to see Tommy’s lawyer dig around more to find out how far up the chain the rot goes here. Perhaps she still will. So far it’s got up to inspector Matthew Johnson.

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        • john in cheshire says:

          True too, many thanks for the update. I’m not on Twitter or Facebook and I don’t pay the TV protection money so I can’t watch live TV. I rely on websites such as this for updates, and YouTube videos.

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          • TrueToo says:

            john in cheshire,

            You are welcome. I’m also not on Farcebook (not a typo) and seldom tweet. No UK TV and so I also get much info from here and elsewhere on the Internet like YouTube.

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      • Demon says:

        John in Cheshire, I agree. The fact that the Police spend so much time scouring the internet for innocent people to harrass means that I have no sympathy at all for their claims that they are undermanned.

        As far as I see it, if they want more police to walk beats in problem areas get the ones scouring the internet to do it. Otherwise I support cuts in their numbers as long as the lost jobs are the ones that are trying to stop free speech.

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  34. TrueToo says:

    Trial resumes 11:30 tomorrow. Looks like they will be summing up.

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  35. StewGreen says:

    I think it’s probable that the judge and other people don’t understand Twitter.
    If press just wanted to report words said in the court they could just cutNpaste from the court stenographer’s transcript.
    Ezra adds info and opinion like X said “this … but that contradicts what he said 6 months ago ” etc.
    The judge thinks that if Ezra didn’t add those contexts no one would ever know.
    But the nature of Twitter is that 30s after a sterile tweet from the court, someone in Russia or Australia will likely retweet that with the extra context added anyway.
    And such context is great for us bystanders… and justice.

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  36. Annunaki says:

    Tommy approached by reporter with camera filming him and asking questions as he arrived at court today : Tommy observed that that was EXACTLY why he was jailed…hmmmm

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  37. Fedup2 says:

    Stew
    I think it would be best if Ezra had just done an end of day summary – despite there being no jury to undermine .

    The Judge is looking for a way to dump the case on someone else as opposed to having to decide it herself – particularly since the coppers in volved have been shown to be thick thugs who don’t know their own powers .

    On Friday the judge will say the case should have been settled before court and if she decides in favour of TR she’ll find a way to punish him- particulary with the forthcoming political trial authorised by a diminished AG QC MP ….

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Fedup2,

      That’s exactly what Ezra should have done. The time for opinions is when the case is over. The one thing that will (probably) save him is that he’s not a UK national and is genuinely unfamiliar with the English court system.

      If TR loses the case, he’ll be found liable in costs. And that’s more than likely to be ‘punishment’ enough in anyone’s eyes.

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  38. G.W.F. says:

    It is possible that the MSM will report on the outcome of the trial. If so it should be pointed out to those who are unaware, that Tommy Robinson is Steven Yaxley Lennon.

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  39. theisland says:

    Live updates day 4 here
    https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/tommy-robinson-trial-live-updates-15977877

    and here

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  40. Lucy Pevensey says:

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Does the word stitch-up come from the way a judge weaves a false tapestry out of the evidence presented ?
    I’m guessing that other people would say TR has strong grounds for appeal
    I was expecting it to go the other way… and that the police would be the ones appealing
    Proper justice doesn’t seem to be fast in this country.

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  42. Annunaki says:

    Not going too well in the summing up from judge:

    Judge “satisfied that [Robinson] was a risk-based supporter”

    “Mr Lennon’s behaviour towards Sgt Street gave Sgt street further cause to be concerned.

    The uniformed officers were perfectly entitled to follow Mr Lennon at that time. In my judgement it was proper operational procedure to stop Mr Lennon from re-entering the pub.

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  43. Annunaki says:

    Judge:

    The allegation that Cambridgeshire police deliberately targeted him in my judgement must necessarily fail.

    There is no evidence for the inequality claim, and it fails.

    In my judgement there is no evidence, relying on the evidence Mr Lennon gave himself, there had been a breach of [his human rights].

    This claim for harassment in my judgement must fail.”

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  44. theisland says:

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  45. Annunaki says:

    Robinson asked if he could address the court at this point, and was told that he could not except through his counsel.

    He did stand up and address the court at this point, saying he felt it was an unfair ruling.

    Court has broken for five minutes/

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  46. Annunaki says:

    Mr Clemens, representing Cambridgeshire Constabulary, “If there was an appeal, I invite you to dismiss all of the claims and ask for my costs of the actions paraphrased be paid for.”

    He is asks for costs of £20,000 to be awarded,

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  47. Lucy Pevensey says:

    This isn’t just about Robinson. This is about anyone and everyone who dares to resist the injustice we see around us. It is in microcosm, a picture of the future of Britain if we allow it to continue.

    ‘Keep quiet and put up with harassment and abuse or we will crush you or literally drive you out. We will expel you.’

    That is the message I read from this.

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    • TrueToo says:

      Lucy Pevensey,

      (Seems the ‘like’ function is back up and running)

      Yes, if the cops win the appeal case it will surely set a precedent.

      I believe I’m right in saying that Tommy Robinson’s activism began when he saw returning British troops being vilely abused by Muslims in Luton while the cops not only gave the Muslims a free ride but abused ordinary Brits who had come to welcome the troops home.

      Anyway, it’s good that he didn’t take the money originally offered by the cops. At least now their abusive behavior has been exposed more widely.

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  48. Annunaki says:

    He has confirmed he will appeal the judge’s ruling, which he has seven days to do.

    He has 14 days to pay the costs of £20,000. (Greggs will be doing well in doughnut sales I suspect)

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    • TrueToo says:

      Annunaki,

      Does he still have to pay the costs of this defeat if he wins on appeal?

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      • Van Helsing says:

        Almost certainly not. I say ‘almost certainly’ because it is possible – in very, very limited circumstances- to win on appeal but still be liable for the costs incurred in proceedings before the lower court.

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