I hate to write a whole new article about the Tommy Robinson case after having put out two already, but there’s important new information.
In my first article, I refuted claims made by Robinson and his defenders about his arrest on May 25, 2018, for press coverage of an ongoing grooming gang trial outside of Leeds Crown Court. In the U.K., press coverage is barred during such trials to protect the rights of defendants to due process.
In the United States, this is achieved by sequestering juries. This keeps them out of the public where they could be biased by slanted media coverage. But worldwide, the United States’ practice of sequestering juries is actually rare. Most commonwealth countries handle it by prohibiting media coverage, and allowing juries to continue their lives. Most countries judge it more important for juries to be able to continue their lives uninterrupted than for the country to be able to watch an often Jerry Springer-level media circus during ongoing trials. If you ask me, this is preferable.
Also in the U.K., many trials are held in sequence which have bearing on one anothers’ outcomes. The trial Robinson was arrested for in 2017 was actually the first trial in this sequence; this was the second. And there are still more on the way.
Robinson’s stunt may have given grounds for some of the defendants to claim a mistrial. And even if this trial proceeds as expected, it could still cause problems in future trials. Thus Robinson was not promoting justice for the victims of rape gangs. Indeed, he may even have impeded justice by setting criminals free.
Robinson, moreover, knew this, because he had been arrested for the very same crime on May 8, 2017. For that crime, he was sentenced to three months in prison, which was suspended if he did not re-offend within the next 18 months. When he was sentenced on May 22, 2017, the judge made the law crystal clear, as well as the consequences of breaking it again.
Thus Robinson knew exactly what would happen on May 25th, 2018. He was engineering his arrest, so he could claim to be a free speech martyr and raise money for his legal defense. (Why does a man who plead guilty need a legal defense fund?)
In my second article, I exposed the lie told by Caolan Robertson, who has been called Tommy Robinson’s ‘manager,’ about the threat to Robinson’s life from Muslim prisoners. These lies were clearly designed to keep the “Free Tommy” movement riled up and donations flowing in to the “Save Tommy” campaign. Hilariously, Caolan is already claiming that Tommy has been moved out of that situation. This sounds like a great way to: 1. ensure that the total lack of proof this ever happened won’t look suspicious, and 2. completely debunk the argument that this was an orchestrated attempt by the government to silence Tommy (why would they move him to a safer prison so quickly if that were the case?)
Now evidence has emerged that Robinson’s arrest and subsequent cash grab fits in with a larger pattern of manipulative fundraising by (((Ezra Levant))) of Rebel Media.
I pointed out in the first article that Robinson has a history of fraudulent behavior. In 2013, he was arrested for £160,000 in mortgage fraud. The judge in that case “described Robinson as a ‘fixer’ who had introduced others to fraudulent mortgage broker (((Deborah Rothschild))).” We can now see that this fits a steady pattern of Tommy Robinson committing not just any fraud, but (((fraud))).
In August of 2017, Robinson associate Caolan Robertson left Levant’s Rebel Media (with which Tommy Robinson is still working) and uploaded this video explaining why. The video starts off with audio recordings of Ezra Levant offering Caolan—in his own words—“hush money . . . a very nominal sum . . . to sign a second confidentiality agreement.”
Why would Levant do this?
Funny enough, the entire ordeal—and the reason Robertson claimed to have left Rebel Media—was about how Rebel Media was handling its funding. Again, in Levant’s own recorded words: “‘Oh, we’re going to talk about how you crowdfund.’ If you try and sell that to a real newspaper with something to lose, I’ll have Kingsley-Napley [law firm] make ten phone calls and ten emails, and they’ll just get everybody to take their defamation down.” Later into the video, we hear the recording of Levant saying this: “There was a guy in Ottawa who talked about our crowdfunding, and so I sued him for $95,000. Which is not a lot of money, but . . . this guy here is in a five year trap. He’s in a five year fucking trap, so let’s not do that.”
Caolan asks: “The Rebel makes enough from its shows to cover its costs; and it apparently makes even more from backers on top of that. So what on Earth does it need from your money?”
And this part is especially important:
At the Rebel, you’re put under immense pressure to create petitions, and to turn stories into campaigns. Over and over, Ezra would drill into us the importance of collecting email addresses.
He points out that per The Rebel’s official policy, any extra funds from these campaigns go back into the company (see here):
Surplus funds raised for specific initiatives will be used for other costs associated with that particular project, such as website development, website hosting, mail, and other such expenses. Additional funds will be used towards other similar initiatives in the future.
It is undeniable now that Levant is willing to use orchestrated arrests of his writers to boost funding. After all, that’s a great way to “turn a story into a campaign” for money, isn’t it?
In mid-2017, (((Laura Loomer))) — then a writer at The Rebel — was arrested for interrupting a performance of Shakespeare in New York, where she objected to, uh… Caesar’s resemblance to Donald Trump. Caolan points out that when this happened, Ezra Levant had already set up the “Free Laura” website hours earlier. And if you have any doubt about Loomer’s character, just watch her discussion on Baked Alaska’s YouTube channel with Andi Warski and Mike Enoch. At an hour and thirty-two minutes, the conversation turns to Loomer’s doxxing and bizarre conspiracy theories about Mike Enoch’s mother.
The paranoia and lack of any self-awareness or remorse from Loomer in this discussion are completely disgusting. A couple days later, Loomer claimed Andy Warski was doxxing her by posting her phone number everywhere, with no evidence for this other than the fact that people she didn’t know were calling her. Andy Warski’s bewildered response to this claim the next morning is worth listening to. A few days after this, she was on Twitter describing Warki as someone who “constantly whines” about how he was “*supposedly* sexually assaulted.” We now know for a fact: this is the kind of person Ezra Levant joins up with to manufacture stunts that will result in contrived arrests for the sake of funding.
Which brings me to the main topic of this post: we now have very strong evidence Ezra did the exact same thing with Tommy Robinson. And he appears to have been planning both of these stunts simultaneously in the middle of 2017.
As we discussed in the first essay, Tommy Robinson was already arrested once for contempt of court. He was given a suspended sentence—and warned that if he did it again, he would go to jail, which he did. When Tommy went to court for doing this the second time, of course, he immediately plead guilty, so he was taken directly to jail. Well, let’s take a look at the Whois page for www.savetommy.com.
It must be true what they say that Jews always keep their suitcases packed, ready for every contingency. Well, not every contingency. I searched for saveezra.com, but apparently the great man hasn’t yet felt the need to be saved.
The date the website was registered? May 10, 2017.
When was Tommy Robinson arrested? May 8, 2017.
Just like in the Laura Loomer case.
As you can read here, Tommy Robinson was warned about the contempt of court laws and allowed to leave the court on May 8. There is no record of what he was told then, but it is likely the same in substance as what he was told when he was given a suspended sentence and a very firm warning on May 22, 2017. Note also that Ezra Levant did not make use of the SaveTommy website then if you have any doubts about the implications. You can read the judge’s ruling here.
To sum up: two days after Tommy Robinson was told that he would be arrested again if he tried to give press coverage to ongoing trials of grooming gangs, Ezra Levant registered www.savetommy.com. Then, a bit more than a year later, on May 25, 2018, Robinson showed up outside Leeds Crown Court and was arrested for press coverage of another ongoing trial of a grooming gang. He was taken before a judge, plead guilty on the spot, and was thrown in jail. He was jailed not only for his crime in Leeds, but also ordered to serve his suspended sentence from the previous year.
Then the Ezra Levant publicity and fundraising machine sprang into action, resurrecting a “Save Tommy” funding website created a whole year earlier. Created at the same time he was manufacturing the arrest of yet another one of his writers with a pre-prepared “Save Laura” website.
If this were a deliberate stunt, why did Tommy wait a whole year? We don’t know. It might have to do with the timing of the court cases. It might have to do with Robinson’s own schedule. Additionally, it might have been too much to run crowdfunding appeals for Laura Loomer’s arrest and for Tommy Robinson’s simultaneously.
Robinson and Levant knew very well that this stunt might be cause for a mistrial and the release of the very rapists they claim they wish to bring to justice. But that was judged a small price to pay — for other people to pay — in order for Robinson to gain publicity and raise money.
To wit: Tommy Robinson has never exposed a single ethnic rape gang pedophile who was not already known. Yet, he has defended his mates who were jailed for confessing to downloading child pornography. He has condemned the BNP which actually did expose pedophiles and force these cases into the courts through tireless efforts as vile racists. He has literally attacked them in the streets. Now, he has appeared at multiple trials achieved through the BNP’s hard work to endanger their success for his own self-promotion.
This is beginning to look like an utterly cynical swindle cooked up by two sleazy operators with a history of such behavior. I hope the British and Canadian governments investigate and get to the bottom of this. It would certainly be interesting to know where all the money ultimately ends up. But whether or not Levant and Robinson are convicted of actual crimes, we have already seen enough lies and shady dealings to conclude that anyone still willing to deal closely with Ezra Levant should be pariah in the nationalist community.
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