The far right operates at maximum volume, but, it is clear from today’s developments, at less than maximum intelligence. This can be readily deduced from the latest video pronouncements of Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who has made the kind of open admission that law enforcement authorities around the UK will view as manna from heaven.had been apprehended by Cumbria Police while on a lockdown-busting trip to the Barrow-on-Furness area, and that the cops had seized his car, his phone, and his camera, although not perhaps his boots. But they still needed to access all the information on that phone for their confiscation to be of any use.
Now, Tommeh has told them what they need to know, openly. “I ain’t got a phone … I’m one of those morons who … I don’t remember any of my passwords, so my email, internet banking, I ain’t got a clue. Anything … I just always have it logged in on my phone … this latest Police joke, seizing everything. They seized everything, footage wise”.
Anyone who wasn’t paying attention before that paragraph - you are now. And there’s more., as the ranting begins. Black Lives Matter protests are, in his mind, the work of “Antifa, a far-left, fascist organisation”. Anthony Joshua urging black people not to spend their money in white businesses he denounces as “racist” and “black supremacist”..
Joshua, Lennon claims, “takes his money from Saudi Arabia”. BLM is, he claimed, supported by “the media” and “basically, the whole Remain movement”. He had been harassed so many times by the Police that he challenged any black man in the UK to match what he had suffered. People were being radicalised, “by a load of Antifa, socialists, Marxists, communists, activists”. And every few seconds, Lennon had to break off.
“It’s not an anti-Black Lives Matter protest. Many people were there for the right reasons, but you’ve been hijacked by Antifa, you’re being used … on Saturday, many non-white people will be standing with patriots [patriots can clearly only be white, then] cos we cannot rely on the Police”. Except we can rely on the Police.
Because, as he already admitted, he left everything logged in on his phone. The phone that is now in the hands of … the Police. And by next weekend, if they’ve got into that phone, and the rest of his electronics, the Met might just be waiting for him. Remember also that he was subjected to a stringent list of bail conditions.
When Stephen Yaxley Lennon told the world he was “one of those morons”, he was dead right. Will he get any further than his chosen railway station next Saturday? Maybe not.
The freedom of Stephen Lennon was for a time, but maybe not for all time.