Tommy Robinson thought his nightmare was over when he was released from prison in early August. He was wrong. After winning his court appeal, British authorities still want him back in jail. He is scheduled to appear back in court at the end of August, less than a month after he was released.
Robinson made headlines around the world when he was sentenced to 13 months in jail for filming on the street outside a court where so-called Muslim grooming gangs were being trialed. Many people were outraged by what they perceived as the totalitarian path upon which the UK had embarked and protests were organized across the globe.
After spending nearly three months in jail, an appeal court overturned the sentence, due to procedural errors. He was released on bail on the sole condition that he would show up at his next hearing.
Normally this would mean that Robinson would remain a free man for quite a long time. The British court system is notorious for being slow with a long backlog. It takes months, often years, for people to appear before a court.
However, someone went to great lengths to prioritize Robinson’s case. In an almost unheard-of efficiency and swiftness in the British legal system, he was summoned to appear in court less than a month after he was released.
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
During the short time he spent in jail, Robinson was placed in solitary confinement with restricted access to food. In only two months, he lost 40 pounds of weight. In addition to physical health problems, he also developed signs of post-traumatic stress due to constant threats by Islamic inmates, who passed by his cell.
Robinson came out in far worse physical and mental shape after only a brief time in a British prison than terrorists who have spent years in Guantanamo Bay, a place that has been criticized for torture and cruel and unusual punishment. Terrorists and prisoners of war are treated better than Robinson.
The evidence suggests that this mistreatment was intentional, and the fact that his re-trial appears to be hastened suggests that his tormentors do not wish him to recover physically or mentally before he once more is subjected to solitary confinement.
Rebel Media was instrumental in raising money for Robinson’s court appeal. Now it seems that he needs monetary support again for his re-trial. Ezra Levant has set up a page for donations to combat the politically motivated charges against Robinson.
Lessons to be Learned
Tommy Robinson is a working-class man. He is not dumb, but he does not command the sophisticated language of the educated classes and elites. However, the crux of the issue is that he is being punished for their failures. Cognitive elites tend to rise to the top of hierarchies because they are often better at finding good and efficient solutions. When they fail due to incompetence or arrogance, the working class tries their own solutions instead.
Those solutions often have rougher edges and are less eloquent. The elites can at any time choose to avoid such actions by simply acting responsibly. They have failed to do so and have instead embarked on a social experiment of multiculturalism that is creating strife and conflict at every corner. They are at fault, but instead of taking responsibility, they blame the likes of Tommy Robinson.