Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson’s statement of resignation from the EDL has fuelled speculation he might be gearing up to run in European or Parliamentary elections. But with his string of criminal convictions and the extremist reputation of the marching mob he founded, the question is will any political party have him?

A UKIP spokesperson told Political Scrapbook the mere question of Robinson joining the party was “dumb” because anyone who has ever self-identified as a member of the EDL is automatically barred.

That’s a no, then.

But the BNP refused to rule out a return to the fold for prodigal Tommy. A spokesperson confirmed Robinson had not approached them so far, and said although he thought such an approach was “highly unlikely”, that you should…

“Never say never in politics”

Independent candidacy beckons…

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