INTERVIEW: Tommy Robinson Sits Down With Gateway Pundit to Discuss His Imprisonment and Ongoing Case
On the eve of his trial last week, The Gateway Pundit sat down with Britain’s last lion — Tommy Robinson.
We discussed his concerns, his hopes for the trial, and how he prepared his children for the possibility that he may be going back to prison.
Much thanks to Rebel Media for making this interview possible.
The day after this interview was filmed, Robinson appeared before a judge at the Old Bailey. He had brought his prison bag and was prepared in case he was sent back to jail — but instead the judge referred the case to the Attorney General.
Though it was the outcome Robinson and his lawyers were hoping for, it means the case continues to drag on and he remains stuck in limbo, uncertain if he will have to return to prison.
As Robinson was in the courtroom, well over 1,500 supporters rallied outside.
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In May, Robinson was arrested for contempt of court while filming outside a Pakistani grooming gang trial in Leeds, as the case was under a reporting ban. In August, the charge was struck down by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and two other judges — but he will now be subjected to a retrial.
Robinson’s reporting is heavily focused on Islamic extremism and his imprisonment stemmed from an arrest last year, also for contempt of court, when he was trying to film Muslims who were on trial for another grooming gang in Canterbury.
The arrest and same-day imprisonment of Robinson led to thousands of people going out in the streets to protest.
Robinson was imprisoned from May until August. During his detention, he lost over 40 pounds due to concerns about the inmates preparing his meals. He repeatedly complained to the prison and requested that they raise the £12 per week commissary spending limit so that he could purchase more packaged food, but they would not allow him to.
The Gateway Pundit was at the trial thanks to a generous effort from Rebel Media to crowdfund more fair reporters in the courtroom.