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Breaking: 68 Year old Brighton man arrested after abusive emails sent to Angela Rayner.

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Police investigating a string of threats and abuse sent to deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner have arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of malicious communications.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that working alongside their colleagues in Sussex, they arrested the man in Brighton on Wednesday as part of Operation Octant.

Brighton man arrested after abusive emails sent to Angela Rayner

POLICE investigating a string of threats and abuse sent to deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner have arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of malicious communications.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that working alongside their colleagues in Sussex, they arrested the man in Brighton on Wednesday as part of Operation Octant.

Officers said it was the fourth arrest made in connection with abusive messages sent to the Ashton-under-Lyne MP, with one man previously having been charged and handed a suspended prison sentence.

MP said the latest arrest was related to “abusive emails” sent to Ms Rayner on November 17. The man was later released on bail, with inquiries ongoing.

A spokesman for Ms Rayner said: “We are working with the police to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice and Angela would like to thank the police for their work during these investigations.

“Abuse and threats of this nature don’t just have an impact on Angela but also on her family, her children and her staff, who are on the receiving end of these communications.”

The identity of the 68 year old Brighton man has not been released.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

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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‘Red Wall’ Voters Turn Against Tories.

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Rees-Mogg, Johnson was “very rigorous about the rules.” Needs no criticism from his ‘humble servants’ (Channel Four this evening)

Exclusive: ‘Red wall’ voters turn against Tories, poll suggests

This is on Channel Four News now.

Gary GibbonPolitical Editor

Labour is in the lead by 11 points in “red wall” seats, according to an exclusive poll commissioned by Channel 4 News.

Not everybody is happy. Former Labour supporting site Skwawkbox comments:

Written by Andrew Coates

January 19, 2022 at 8:22 pm