Tag Archives: Tommy Robinson

News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 30th May 2013

BBC News: Viewpoints: How should radicalisation be tackled? ‘The killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has reopened the debate about those who carry out acts of violence in the name of Islamist fundamentalism. Experts give their opinions on how society and the authorities should react to this incident and what could be done to combat […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 15th April 2013

Demos: ‘Re-examining the EDL’ by Jamie Bartlett. ‘It is almost four years since the English Defence League burst onto Britain’s streets and made their mark on Britain’s political discourse. Recent turn of events has seen the movement start to implode, but were the seeds of destruction present from its formation? Demos’ Jamie Bartlett interviewed the EDL’s […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 5th April 2013

Huffington Post: EDL’s Tommy Robinson endorses Ukip: ‘They are saying exactly what we say in a different way’. ‘The leader of far-right group, the English Defence League (EDL), has urged supporters to vote for the UK Independence Party in the next election, arguing: “they are saying exactly what we say, just in a different way”. Stephen Yaxley Lennon, […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 7th March 2013

The Guardian: Derry mortar van contained bomb to destroy evidence, court told. ‘A republican dissident gang was so well prepared for a mortar attack on a Derry police station that it also had a blast incendiary device in a van to destroy all evidence at the weapons’ firing point, a court has been told. Evidence of a carefully […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 25th February 2013

The Guardian: English Defence League leader ‘released from jail’. ‘The leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, is believed to have been released from jail, nine days before the anti-Islamist group plans to hold a demonstration in Manchester city centre. The EDL’s official website announced on Thursday that Lennon, who is also known as Tommy Robinson, has been […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 14th January 2013

International Business Times: UKIP ‘homophobia’ in spotlight after online leaks. ‘Content posted on party websites by some senior members of UKIP contains views that could derail the party’s push for the centre ground of British politics. Former UKIP MP hopeful Dr Julia Gasper, who runs the party’s branch in Oxford, linked homosexuality with child sex […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 11th January 2013

The Telegraph: Four men arrested under terror laws after kidnap of journalist. ‘The men were held as part of the Metropolitan Police investigation in to alleged terror activity in Syria. They will be questioned over the kidnap of photographer John Cantlie and his Dutch colleague Jeroen Oerlemans last year. The pair were taken hostage on […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 8th January 2013

The Telegraph: EDL leader jailed for being illegal immigrant after entering US on friend’s passport. ‘Stephen Lennon, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a false identity document with improper intention, contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010, at Southwark Crown Court. Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic Flight […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 26.11.12

Digital Journal: ‘We are all Tommy Robinson’ – EDL protest at Wandsworth Prison. ‘Supporters of EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (a.k.a. Tommy Robinson) braved the bad weather on Saturday to demonstrate outside the prison where he is being held on remand. The demonstrators chanted “E-E-EDL”. Some protesters wore T-shirts saying ‘Free Tommy Robinson’. Protesters had travelled from […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 1/11/12

BBC News: Arrested PCC candidate Kevin Carroll denies any crime. ‘A police and crime commissioner candidate for Bedfordshire, arrested just over a week ago, has denied committing any offence. British Freedom Party candidate Kevin Carroll was arrested after about 50 English Defence League (EDL) supporters were stopped by police on 20 October. Police said officers arrested 53 men on suspicion […]

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