After the UKIP Nuremberg-style victory rally yesterday, when Adolf von Batten gained the endorsement of Goebbels figure Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, the claims and counter claims about how many attended the march and rally have continued. This has given Lennon the opportunity to claim, once again, that only he is telling THE TRUTH and all those rotten real journalists are liars.
Hence his claim “TENS OF THOUSANDS of normal every day people descended on London today to peacefully protest about the Brexit Betrayal. If you ever want to see first hand the LIES of the left then look at the Metro, Guardian and Momentum who today published that only 1500 turned up and then WATCH this video!”
Sadly for Lennon, one look at the Metro and Guardian reports shows that he is, once again, lying, an unfortunate state of affairs for someone so ready to call “liar” on others. Indeed, Metro’s headline is “Tommy Robinson leads thousands of ‘Brexit betrayal’ protesters on Ukip march”. The Guardian report pitches a figure of 3,000.
And Hope Not Hate, which Lennon despises with a passion, gave Lennon’s event a rather more favourable gloss than The Great Man might have hoped, telling “Roughly 5000 gather for Tommy Robinson and UKIP Demonstration in London”. What he won’t like is that HnH also asserted that his march was “dwarfed” by the counter protest led by the likes of Owen Jones and other figures from the left and centre-left.
Still, what else did Lennon have to tell his adoring faithful? “The MSM and establishment are just so scared! Imagine how many more would have turned up if Farage and co had not been spreading scare stories all week. Thank you to each and every one of you, it was a great atmosphere all day”. Well, there might be a good reason the MSM are scared, and that is down to the less then savoury treatment meted out to them by Lennon’s supporters.
As HnH noted, “those keen on trouble only had the press to attack with numerous photographers being physically ejected from the press area by angry Lennon supporters”. Lennon whines incessantly about bad publicity, seemingly unaware that he and his pals are contributing directly to it by their sometimes violent hostility to the media.
Moreover, he is not attracting significant numbers of new supporters. HnH concluded “While 5000 is a worrying and significant number for any far right event, it is significantly less than the organisers would have hoped … Today certainly didn’t feel like momentum was building but rather plateauing … Also evident was the fact that the event failed to attract the new respectable figures they had hoped”. Quite.
Stephen Lennon and his new pals in UKIP won’t improve their media coverage with threats, lock-outs, intimidation - and certainly not with lies. If they want to have the press report that they got 10,000 plus at a rally, there is only one way to do that, and that is to actually get 10,000 plus to turn up - rather than just pretend they did.
Yesterday, the far right came off second best. Deal with it, UKIP people.
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