When it comes to covering Tommy Robinson, the mainstream media in the United Kingdom is terrible.
But I have good news: I have stumbled across that “unicorn” that is fair to Tommy — an independent website called Politicalite.
And when I was in Manchester recently, I met with the team and talked with them about their work.
I’ve been reading Politicalite for almost a year now. I find it professional, reliable and well-written. It covers Brexit; Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party; crime; terrorism — dozen other subjects that the mainstream media are afraid to report about candidly.
I have no connection to Politicalite, other than I’m a fan.
And when I heard that they had been “de-platformed” by the left — when Google Ads banned them, and other companies started trying to censor them too — I knew I had to do my part.
The team at Politicalite are essentially volunteers, and the site is a labour of love. But even a labour of love costs money — whether it’s paying their writers a few quid or even just paying for a website server that can’t be easily hacked:
Just this week, Politicalite's website was attacked and briefly knocked off-line. If we can raise some funds, I believe we can set them up with a high-security server, that will be immune to both hackers, and political pressure.
They told me they can run the whole operation on just £1,000 to £1,500 a month.
I’m in for £100 of that and I told the fellows that I’d ask our UK and Tommy supporters if they could make up some of the difference.
These guys are a small start-up. But they’re all the UK has right now in terms of a media outlet that’s fair to Tommy.
If you agree with me, and support freedom of speech and freedom of the press, please visit RealReporters.uk and help keep Politicalite up and running. Thank you.