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Crime still illegal even if you commit it ‘patriotically’, Robinson discovers

Images of Tommy Robinson crying with the phrase 'White people can't even break the law in this country any more' written over it

A judge has found Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) guilty of contempt of court. This is despite him assuring the judge that he was “one of the best patriots going”.

Indefensible

Robinson offered a number of unique defences. He claimed his ‘patriotism’ should make him immune to any crime. Examples of his patriotism included the fact that he:

  • Owns the complete DVD collection of Only Fools and Horses and has started making his way through the extras.
  • Always wears a Union Jack thong.
  • Sings “it’s coming home” every time the England squad gets so much as a throw-in.
  • Trashes the European bistro he’s in every time the team playing the England squad gets so much as a throw-in.
  • Sings the national anthem to conclude a long night of cocaine abuse.
  • Only ‘cracks off’ to vintage pics of Page 3 girl Sam Fox.
  • Is cynically using the crimes committed by Muslims to wage a culture war against all non-white people in the interest of achieving racial purity.
Verdict

The judge described Yaxley-Lennon’s vision of ‘patriotism’ as:

Tawdry, depressing, pig-headed, criminal, and racist.

Yaxley-Lennon replied:

Yeah, that’s what I’m saying, so how come you won’t let me off?

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    1. All I know about the law is from watching “Crown Court” and “Rumpole” in the 70s, but even I know that you can’t take pictures of people leaving a court because you might be “jury nobbling”; they don’t even allow filming outside the Old Bailey at street level, they usually use the Law Courts in the Strand (where they don’t have jury trials) to double for the Bailey in tv shows. Robinson ought to try watching more television than just “Celebrity Love Island” or whatever it is.

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