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Tommy Robinson pursued by creditors for an estimated £2m.

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Tommy Robinson: The rancour, rhetoric and riches of brand Tommy - BBC News

Far Right Bankrupt.

This is one of the most important emails I’ve written. It’s long, because it is so important. In a moment I am going to ask you to contribute to a legal fund which I think will expose Tommy Robinson’s bankruptcy as a fraud intended to deprive a Syrian refugee of the libel payout Tommy owes him. It could be massive, but before I ask, I want to explain.

A few months ago, far right extremist Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon lost a libel court case. He had accused a young Syrian refugee called Jamal of being a bully, of abusing female students at his school. This all happened after Jamal was in a viral video where he was the victim of bullying.

Jamal was already a victim, but Robinson’s intervention turned it from an unpleasant experience to a living hell. His family were put through an awful time because of Robinson’s lies, and even feared for their lives at points.

When Robinson lost his libel case, the judge ordered him to pay Jamal £100,000. It’s the least he and his family deserve. 

But there’s a problem: Tommy Robinson says he is bankrupt. And people who are bankrupt can’t pay up.

Here’s the thing: we are convinced Robinson is lying. He’s not really bankrupt – and we are very confident that we can prove it. And if we can, Robinson will face severe legal repercussions – and Jamal will get the chance of being paid what he is owed.

Here is where you come in. We have most of the evidence we need, but the rest will come through a complex legal investigation. Jamal, and others who are owed money, have requested that an insolvency expert take over the case and conduct a forensic examination of Tommy’s bankruptcy claims. This expert will have powers to access company records and bank accounts and interview under caution – but it will also mean we’ll incur big costs.

To ensure that Robinson’s lies are exposed – and so that Jamal gets the money he is owed – we need to conduct this investigation. We need to raise £50,000 to cover the costs of the insolvency expert and associated legal costs. It’s a lot, but if we all club together, we can get this done.

So here’s the ask: every donation will help us reach our goal – and when we win, we’ll all have a sense that we did it together.

amal’s life was turned upside by Robinson. He is owed a chance at a new life – and we are all owed the sense that justice will be done, even to Tommy Robinson.

Robinson owes £2 million and after months of research we are confident that we know where he has hidden his money. By bringing an Insolvency Expert to take over the official investigation, we know – with your help – we have the best chance of getting the money from him. On average, when we’ve asked for donations like this, supporters have given an average of £19.65. That means we need 2,544 people to step up now. That sounds like a lot, but we’ve done it before, and I know we can do it again.

Tommy Robinson will lose it when he hears we’re doing this so we need to move fast.I want to make Tommy Robinson pay up

There is so much on Robinson. A good place to start is here:

Tommy Robinson (activist)

Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon (born 27 November 1982), better known as Tommy Robinson, is a British far-rightanti-Islam activist, and convicted criminal. He is the co-founder and former leader of the English Defence League, and later served as a political advisor to former UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Those with long memories will recall this: 2014.

Organisers of an event on Holocaust Memorial Day in Ipswich have been criticised for inviting Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, as a guest speaker.

The event on Monday, January 27, was originally planned to take place in conjunction with the Education Quarter Multi Faith Chaplaincy at Suffolk New College and University Campus Suffolk.

However the colleges have since disavowed themselves entirely from the talk and organiser JIMAS has decided to proceed independently.

Muhammad Manwar Ali of JIMAS, who is also a fellow of Suffolk New College and a member of the chaplaincy for SNC and UCS, said it would be a “solemn occasion” to mark the Holocaust.

It is not yet known where the event will take place. Other speakers will include Holocaust survivor Frank Bright; Pat Magee, who was convicted of planting the IRA’s Brighton Bomb; and Umme Thara, a former member of Al-Muhajiroun.

Huff Post.

Tommy Robinson, the ex-EDL leader was to be a key speaker at a Holocaust Memorial Day event at a college, until concerned trustees told organisers HMD could not be associated with the event, The Huffington Post UK can reveal.

The event was organised by the Suffolk New College & University Campus Suffolk chaplaincy at the college in Ipswich next Monday, in conjunction with controversial Muslim charity JIMAS.

The event has now been pulled, according to Tell MAMA’s Fiyaz Mughal, who is one of the Holocaust Memorial Day trustees.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 20, 2022 at 2:07 pm

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  1. Robinson has been turning up on the Right wing media world in the US, after a few years of quiet. He recently gave an interview on Steve Bannon’s influential (in right wing circles) War Room show. No doubt appeals for money from the vast right wing American Grift machine.


    January 20, 2022 at 7:42 pm

  2. Its odd but i seem to take more notice of this group hope not hate rather than who this article is about.

    “Here’s the thing: we are convinced Robinson is lying. He’s not really bankrupt – and we are very confident that we can prove it. And if we can”.

    This sticks in my claw as if your confident you can you dont then precede with if we can.


    January 22, 2022 at 1:07 pm

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