Tommy Robinson announced his candidacy for public office today. He’s running as an independent, in North West England — that’s Manchester and the surrounding areas — to be that region’s member of the European Parliament.
And I think he’s got a real chance.
Tommy was a journalist for us for a year or so. He really opened my eyes to what’s going on in the United Kingdom — especially regarding mass Muslim migration.
Tommy Robinson didn't just make videos — he also ran campaigns. Like when he fought for Chelsey Wright, who was raped by a gang of migrants but abandoned by police; or when we helped John Fletcher, the shopkeeper who was threatened by police if he didn’t take down a little sign on his shop that said, “Don’t fund terrorism”.
I visited the UK a half dozen times with Tommy, and quickly I saw that the caricature about him was false: he wasn’t a racist, and he certainly wasn’t an anti-Semite.
In fact, everywhere I went, people came up to him, asking for a photo. So many minorities too — especially from places where they know what radical Islam can do.
I saw the love people had for him — mainly the poor, the working classes, especially the forgotten people — working class white folks, the indigenous Brits. In other words: the UK’s “deplorables.”
That’s what Tommy was reporting on, outside the Leeds court house: A rape gang of more than two dozen men who had raped working class girls as young as 11, hundreds of times. Tommy simply named the accused men (as had other media outlets) — men who were all later convicted, by the way — so he was arrested, packed off to to court, tried in less than ten minutes, then sent to prison for 13 months, where he was put in solitary confinement and practically starved.
It didn't matter that by then, Tommy was no longer a Rebel employee — we crowdfunded Tommy Robinson's legal appeal, and busted him out of there after ten weeks — the Lord Chief Justice of the UK himself called his arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing "improper and illegal."
It's no wonder that ordinary people don't trust the system anymore. Look at Brexit. In the largest vote in UK history, the majority of Brits voted to leave the European Union.
But for the past 1000 days, the establishment has tried to undo the results. They just refused to leave on the Brexit deadline, March 29 of this year. Just ignored the referendum.
And so, next month, the UK will still be in the EU when it’s time to elect their little stable of European MPs to sit in the EU parliament.
There are 750 MEPs in the EU, and 73 of them come from the UK. So the UK is outvoted on everything, before it even starts. And remember, the EU’s laws are binding in the UK.
Tommy is running for one of those 73 seats.
TONIGHT I'll run the numbers and explain why I think Tommy Robinson has a good chance of winning this election.
The entire media class is against him. The entire political class is, too. Police will surely harass him — it wouldn’t shock me if he was charged with some stitch-up, just to get him off the streets.
We support Tommy, always have. But of course we’re foreigners — so we can’t vote, and we can’t donate. If you’re a Brit, you can do both of those things, at Tommy’s website, VoteTommy.co.uk.
But there is one thing we’ll be doing as a company — we’ll be reporting on the campaign fairly.
I’m putting together a roster of other reporters from Canada the U.S. and Australia who will join me — I’ll keep you posted about that, at RealReporters.uk.
That’s actually a way you can help Tommy, if you’re not a Brit — you can chip in to help us do our media coverage. That’s not a gift to Tommy — it’s a gift to us, that we’ll use to pay airfare and hotel accommodation for our reporters covering his campaign.
Anyways, I’m pretty excited.
As Tommy's slogan puts it, it’s time to send the EU, and the entire 5-p professional establishment, "a message they’ll never forget."
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