Nigel Farage has come out fighting against what he calls the UKIP leader’s “fixation” with Tommy Robinson, saying that the Gerard Batten is trying to turn UKIP into a street protest movement and “dragging us in a shameful direction.” Yesterday evening Batten appointed Tommy Robinson as his ‘Rape Gang Advisor’.
“I will be writing to the National Executive Committee of the party today and urging that we have a vote of no confidence in Gerard Batten as leader, that we get rid of him.”
Since September 2016, UKIP has had six different leaders, including eighteen day term of Diane James, and the 141 day term of Henry Bolton. From the moment Nigel stood down as leader UKIP has been in chaos. Most of the party still sees him as their ‘spiritual leader’ and he is their only household name. His move today will probably be enough to dislodge batty Batten, and move UKIP onto their seventh leader in two years…
Tory Conference showstopper Geoffrey Cox will decide Tommy Robinson’s fate after his case was referred to the Attorney General following a short hearing at the Old Bailey this morning. After reviewing Robinson’s statement the judge concluded that a thorough cross-examination was needed, which would require a different legal procedure. Robinson’s bail has been extended on the same terms as before. Cox will have to decide whether the public interest lies in pursuing the case. Cox will be reviewing the case in a legal capacity, not a political one…
The UKIP motion proposing to make Tommy Robinson a member of the party has been dropped on a procedural technicality, Guido has learned.
Party Chairman Tony McIntyre emailed party members this afternoon to inform them that the motion had fallen foul of the party’s rule book because it was submitted by an individual, rather than a constituency association or similar, and was therefore ineligible to be debated at the party’s conference.
The move was welcomed by MEP Jonathan Bullock, who dismissed the issue as a “complete distraction” from the party’s main issue of Brexit, adding that “UKIP needs to continue to make the case for Brexit with passion and avoid internal arguments about whether an individual should be a member or not”. UKIP should never have allowed it to get even this far…
This weekend UKIP’s NEC will decide whether to allow members to hear a conference motion proposing that former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is offered membership of the party. UKIP’s Family and Children spokesman Alan Craig has submitted a motion to be debated and voted on at their party conference, which is expected to be approved for debate by UKIP’s NEC on Sunday.
The proposed motion in full reads:
“Conference believes that Tommy Robinson stands on the long English tradition of anti-establishment rebels with a cause from Robin Hood to the Suffragettes and Nigel Farage; admires his campaigns both for #FreeSpeech and to expose the authorities’ decades-long silence and inaction over industrial-scale child sexual abuse by rape gangs; and requests the NEC to offer him membership of UKIP.”
Earlier this year, Neil Hamilton welcomed ‘alt-light’ internet celebrities Paul Joseph Watson, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), Mark Meechan (Count Dankula), and Milo Yiannopoulos to UKIP as party members.
Nigel Farage said recently “everybody hates Tommy Robinson“, when he was leader he proscribed former EDL members from joining. Now the party is on the verge of embracingthe EDL’s founder…
UPDATE: A UKIP spokesperson has been in touch to say that the NEC will not be considering the proposed motion, as it would go against the party’s constitution and therefore require an extraordinary general meeting to enact.
Robinson is to be released from prison on bail after partially winning an appeal against his Contempt of Court ruling. The case will now be reheard. The far right will be jumping all over this…
Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months for potentially prejudicing a court case while already on a suspended sentence for contempt of court. Reporting restrictions on Robinson’s arrest have now been lifted. Robinson’s knuckle-dragging supporters were triggered yesterday into claiming there was a conspiracy of silence and an establishment stitch-up. In the real world, a judge ruled that Robinson’s actions could prejudice an ongoing case. Embarrassingly for the Breitbart crowd, reporting restrictions were only lifted following an application by the MSM…
This is what Judge Norton warned Robinson last year:
For the hard of understanding, Judge Norton warned Tommy last year: pic.twitter.com/qOVli0oZVQ
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) May 28, 2018
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) May 28, 2018
Robinson was warned he would be sent to jail if he took on contempt of court laws and did anything that could prejudice a trial ever again. He did so anyway. Tommy Robinson is an idiot.