It might have been thought, with his retrial for alleged contempt of court coming up later this month, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, would be keeping a low profile and avoiding the kinds of actions that might bring him once more to the attention of the law enforcement authorities. But it seems that thought would have been misplaced, as a recent interview with The Great Man has shown.
Lennon sat down for a discussion with the like-minded Ezra Levant of Rebel Media, for whom Lennon no longer works, but which is still lending him support, as with his appeal against his conviction and sentence for that alleged contempt of court. His initial beef was with those reporting restrictions that caused him so much trouble - but then, the tone became increasingly menacing, as well as potentially defamatory.
“These reporting restrictions, I believe … I still believe … are just another law, and another way, of silencing, and stopping people, [from] knowing the full details, day in and day out, of what’s happening in these cities” he began, going wrong from the off.
But that was a mere sighting shot. “Essentially, the minute this case is done, on the 27th of September [this is his retrial for alleged contempt of court], I’m going to work, with others, to bring videos and documentaries to every town and city … from every town and city, with the details … and all of the people who are in power - this is why they don’t like me, I believe - because the people in power, as in the people who took payoffs, didn’t lose their pensions, knew these young girls were being raped”. And there was more.
“Stood by and allowed it [!] … Police officers, senior Police officers, politicians, care workers, I’m going to find them [my emphasis]”. After Jane Collins lost that libel case brought by three South Yorkshire Labour MPs, he could be batting on a sticky track.
The scapegoat of this campaign ...
But he wasn’t finished yet. “And the whole British public is going to be made aware who they are, and what they ignored, and the horrific crimes that have been happening to … generation of our children”. Levant then indicates his support.
“We’ll be there to cover you . You’re a former employee of ours but we still support you in your mission”. That might prove troublesome for him later on.
Because Lennon is making claims of corruption, neglect, conspiracy, and more, which he most likely cannot, and will not, stand up. Moreover, the menacing assertion “I’m going to find them” is not only a show of intent that he will be pursuing several public servants, and probably without evidence that has been tested before the law, it is the kind of statement that, intentionally or otherwise, incites others to take the law into their own hands.
... and its inevitable destination
Stephen Lennon likes to play the martyr, to claim that they’re all out to get him. Then he will protest long and loud if he then puts himself on the wrong side of the law and they actually do get him. But what society cannot tolerate in vigilantism of the kind that will inevitable follow from the idea that people will be identified and then “found”.
Stephen Lennon’s new Wild West Show may return. But if the misbehaviour begins, it won’t be around for long. I’ll just leave that one there.
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