“I had [an] incident, quite a few weeks ago, with an arson”. An arson? Or was it just another case of his pants being on fire? But there is more. “I do have the video of everything, but … it was targeted against my property, well, not my property, against my wife’s property [!] … at that point we left the country straight away”. So it was a few weeks ago, but he hasn’t said anything about it until now? Tell us more.
“I’m looking at relocating my family, which is hard to do … I was due to be flying back for a demonstration … with this 14 day quarantine, if I fly back, I probably won’t get back out”. Eh? Carry on. “It wasn’t Muslims that done this, it was after all the BLM stuff, I think I know who it was [he said he had a video, so there should be no ‘think’ about it] … the demonstration’s still on, I’ll be doing a speech, it’s still on, in London”.
This is what's coming next
And you know what’s coming next: the inevitable appeal for money. One Tweeter had seen it all before: “Saw Tommy Robinson trending. A new grift. ‘Arsonists tried to burn down my house, sorry my wife's house" so I'm moving to another country. Translation. I'm trying to hide my assets and legging it ahead of a libel payout. Please send money’”.has detailed some of Lennon’s money-making schemes, the six he specifies having raised £259,000 with not much to show for it. Then there are the books, the attack on Panorama, the rallies and the rest. Safe to say that Lennon is skilled in causing the money to roll in, but less good at explaining where it goes after that. Hence his being regarded as a Grade-A grifter.
But good to see that another ardent Brexiteer wants to make use of freedom of movement before it all comes to an end at the turn of the year. The bad news for him is that being out of the EU won’t stop the authorities in the UK, and indeed lawyers and debt collectors, coming after him in the event he gets turned over for defamation later this year.
The grift of Stephen Lennon was for a time, but not for all time. Sad, really.