Tommy Robinson has been forced to cancel his speaking tour of schools. Looking to switch to a less extreme — and financially lucrative — brand of Islamophobia since leaving the EDL, Robinson raised collective eyebrows when it was reported the themes on which he would engage school children included “tolerance”.
News of the talks had organisations such as the Quilliam Foundation running for cover, followed by schools — with his first hosts pulling out. Now that he can’t headbutt people that disagree with him, Robinson says he will upload a YouTube video challenging headteachers who won’t let him in.
So with the tour out of the way, here are the remaining in his diary for this week:
- WEDNESDAY: Watch a Crimewatch appeal to identify EDL thugs who threw cobble stones, bottles and coins at the police at a demonstration he addressed as EDL leader last July.
- THURSDAY: Attend court to be sentenced for mortgage fraud. A custodial sentence is likely.
- FRIDAY: Wake up in prison.
What a great role model for the kids, eh?