I visited Tommy Robinson in prison a couple of weeks ago, and he’s being treated in a satisfactory way.
He’s in isolation, in a special prison within a prison at HMP Belmarsh. Given how many Muslim prison gangs there are in the UK, it’s probably for the best.
When I saw Tommy, he told me he was receiving adequate meals and medical care, and that the guards were courteous enough. It’s outrageous that he’s in prison at all just for doing journalism, but at least he’s not being starved, threatened and physically and psychologically tortured, like he was last year in at the prison in Onley.
But what if they move him? That’s the one thing that worries me. Because they moved him last time, and that's when his treatment changed and he ended up being starved in solitary confinement.
So I spoke with Tommy’s wife Jenna yesterday, and we agreed that I’d continue to visit Tommy until he gets out:
To make sure he’s fine, and to give him some company. To inspect his treatment in prison — as I told you last time, the guards tried to change the conditions of that visit at the last minute. I made such a fuss I thought they were going to throw me out of the prison, but instead, they backed down.
And I think it’s for one reason only: I’ll raise bloody hell about it in the media if they mistreat Tommy (who has been "unpersoned" from social media.)
I know it’s crazy to come all the way from Canada to visit Tommy. But I just have to see for myself. I don’t trust anyone else, and Tommy knows he can be candid with me.
And he's specifically asked me to keep visiting him.
I want to keep that promise.
So that’s why I’m going back:
I’m leaving tonight; I fly overnight; I land in the morning; I visit him in the afternoon, and I fly back to Canada that same evening. No hotel. I’m sleeping both ways on the plane. I bought an economy-class ticket. Plus train and taxi fare each way.
The total cost of my one-day trip to visit Tommy is going to be about $2,000 Canadian, which is about £1,500.
The only way we can afford this, is through crowdfunding. If you think Tommy's fine and doesn’t need to be checked on, then don’t worry about it. But if you’re worried they might move him, or change his treatment, like they did last time, please help me get over there.
So please help if you can — go to PrisonReports.com to chip in a few dollars or a few pounds. And that’s where I’ll post my videos when I get out of the prison.
Help me keep watch over Tommy Robinson for 38 more days till he’s free.
If you can help me do that, please do — go to PrisonReports.com. Thanks.