The valid legal reasons why Tommy Robinson is inside

A barrister clearly explains why Tommy Robinson is in jail.   The explanation could not be clearer.  If you want to know why Tommy Robinson had to be put in jail, please take the trouble to read the evidence in full on the  link and read the extract below.  It is not hate speech to say grooming gangs are terrible and law, but statements must not be made that jeopardise a fair trial.

Nothing must jeopardise a fair trial, because alleged rapists could then walk free.  The Judge made the following statement:  

This contempt hearing is not about free speech. This is not about freedom of the press. This is not about legitimate journalism; this is not about political correctness; this is not about whether one political viewpoint is right or another.

It is about justice, and it is about ensuring that a trial can be carried out justly and fairly. It is about ensuring that a jury are not in any way inhibited from carrying out their important function. It is about being innocent until proven guilty

 It is not about people prejudging a situation and going round to that court and publishing material, whether in print or online, referring to defendants as “Muslim paedophile rapists”. A legitimate journalist would not be able to do that and under the strict liability rule there would be no defence to publication in those terms.

It is pejorative language which prejudges the case, and it is language and reporting – if reporting indeed is what it is – that could have had the effect of substantially derailing the trial.

As I have already indicated, because of what I knew was going on I had to take avoiding action to make sure that the integrity of this trial was preserved, that justice was preserved and that the trial could continue to completion without people being intimidated into reaching conclusions about it, or into being affected by “irresponsible and inaccurate reporting”.

If something of the nature of that which you put out on social media had been put into the mainstream press I would have been faced with applications from the defence advocates concerned, I have no doubt, to either say something specific to the jury, or worse, to abandon the trial and to start again.

That is the kind of thing that actions such as these can and do have, and that is why you have been dealt with in the way in which you have and why I am dealing with this case with the seriousness which I am.”

Link to judgement is here.

Tommy Robinson is no martyr, but a racist thug, who got what he deserved. via Mail on Saturday.

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