March 13, 2019

Judge tells Ezra Levant to stop tweeting opinions about Tommy Robinson's trial

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Testimony began today on day two of Tommy Robinson's court case against Cambridgeshire Police, who he says harassed him and his family.

However, I became "part of the story" today as well...

As you may know, I've been live-tweeting the court proceedings. It's something I've done in other courts, when covering Tommy's cases.

But this afternoon, the judge took exception to some of the opinions I've expressed about this particular case. 

She has ordered me to stop tweeting any "commentary," that is, any expressions of my personal opinions on the matter.

And not just in court — I'm also not allowed to tweet about the case outside of court, or after the case concludes, until the verdict has been handed down.

As you can imagine, I'm not happy about this, but this is her courtroom and her country.

It's only right that I reluctantly comply.

However, this makes me sad about the state of freedom in the United Kingdom. 

So all I have to say to my readers and viewers in Canada and the United States:

Treasure and defend your freedom of speech and freedom of the press, while you still can...

PS: WATCH my full video reports at TommyTrial.com

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commented 2019-03-14 16:27:06 -0400
Rebel media…? I am disappointed!
commented 2019-03-14 15:24:38 -0400
Further proof, when none is needed, that Britain is indeed a stupid little country.
commented 2019-03-14 14:51:20 -0400
“We don’t discuss ideas; we assassinate character.”

Bill Warner
commented 2019-03-14 12:11:36 -0400
britain is a fascist communistic state these days,WW lI was for nothing,England has been lost to the ages
commented 2019-03-14 11:20:48 -0400
Ezra, this judge is setting you up to be banned from entering the Country for the big Trial on Mar. 22.
commented 2019-03-14 10:01:13 -0400
Ezra I think thats why Tommy wanted you to be there. To report on what the main stream doesnt. Sounds like as you put it had your wings clipped.
Wheres the freedom of the press? Very surprized and disapointed.
commented 2019-03-14 09:11:00 -0400 · Flag
Rights are stolen, insidiously and in minutia. Political Correctness and Free Speech are mutually exclusive. Political Correctness is valid, and useful, in environments where the cost of conflict is higher than the matter in dispute. However when Political Correctness bleeds into matters of grave import, the open forum necessary to hammer out the sturm and drang necessary is poisoned. And through this poisoning, what could have been the better voice may well have been silenced. And that is, sadly, a great loss.
commented 2019-03-14 03:45:42 -0400 · Flag
Ezra… I will certainly leave it to your better judgement as to what to do in this case, but I seem to remember from my Journalism 101 classes on The Libel and Slander Act that there is such a thing as “fair comment”???
commented 2019-03-14 01:54:57 -0400
EZRA, thank you again for this on-site reporting.

You have been inside Canadian court rooms and British court rooms. Which do you feel is better at preserving the rights of victims and perpetrators? The judge took exception to some of your tweets. Did she really bother to look them up? and then see that her directive was followed even outside the courtroom?

It seems like she is putting a lot of care into her hearing of the case.
commented 2019-03-14 00:59:33 -0400 · Flag
Ezra: The judge may consider your video going outside the limitations she set for you. You may be banned from the court (and by extension the UK when you want to come back), held in contempt, or maybe charged with interfering with a court case.

When in a police state, don’t poke the bear. If its a matter of two or three days for the judgement, just wait it out. Once outside the UK, you can always be as opinionated as you wish. Remember, there are 900 thought police in London alone, and if you say something that hurts the feelings of one of the constables you may get a 5AM visit.

Just saying…
commented 2019-03-13 22:34:16 -0400 · Flag
EZRA…I almost chipped in for your flight…but then I remembered my own struggle with a commandeered legal system…and I knew from experience that Tommy’s claim…was like going into Dracula’s Castle to complain that vampire’s suck blood.

Tommy is not likely to win this case…he was a fool not to accept the out of court monetary settlement.

NOBODY…but NOBODY….inside that court building…other than YOU Ezra is on his side…and the sooner you AND Tommy see that…the sooner you will see what is actually required to change this….which is something that must never be spoken of.
commented 2019-03-13 22:26:03 -0400
Ezra was also quite upset at the Journalist beside him being so lackadaisical about the UK’s reporting restrictions.
Perhaps it is true that many of the intelligent people left the UK in the 50’s to the 7o’s and immigrated to North America.
commented 2019-03-13 21:11:00 -0400
Was George Orwell from England by any chance?
commented 2019-03-13 19:42:39 -0400
So her warning was basically saying, you either remain silent or Tommy will suffer.
Sounds like Henry VIII and you know what he did to Thomas More.
commented 2019-03-13 18:58:20 -0400
One of the cop’s claimed he didn’t know it was Tommy Robinson he was depriving of his right to be left alone when he wasn’t committing a crime. This isn’t even a good lie.
commented 2019-03-13 18:55:24 -0400
Is Ezra in England or China?
commented 2019-03-13 18:41:29 -0400
When Robin Hood is on trial you go by the laws of Prince John….In truth the laws and judiciary in the UK are in fact the laws and system of the EU. The laws of England have been a thing of the past ever since the UK became a member of the EU.
commented 2019-03-13 18:38:26 -0400
A bit alarming as to what verdict will be made as it wouid seem that judge doesn’t like the details of the trial to be known.
commented 2019-03-13 17:38:41 -0400
Tommy is basically a political prisoner .Technically he isn’t being held in the Tower of London but haven’t others been held there for having beliefs contrary to His or Her Majesty of the day?
We only thought those days were behind us but now reality is setting in and it’s alarming .
commented 2019-03-13 17:30:56 -0400
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Somehow it seems as though there are still vestiges of the feudal system in the U.K. treating people like vassals. They still have the class system there, too.
commented 2019-03-13 17:27:53 -0400
Contempt eh?
Weaponized, like it has been by some judges, et al, it can be devastating…
My question is; does the judge have a valid, legal reason for asking for that self-censorship from you Ezra, or is it an extrajudicial demand driven by the shadow government who put Tommy in solitary and is destroying Britain from within?
I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say when you’re safely back on Canadian soil.