Tommy Robinson is giving a talk at a US college via Skype, possibly because his last visit to the USA landed him in prison.
Robinson — who now leads the minuscule and bizarre outfit Pegida UK (an offshoot of the German variant) and founded the EDL — is presumably unable to enter the United States because he has previously been sentenced to ten months in jail for entering the country illegally on a friend’s passport in 2012.
That’s right, he went to prison for being an illegal immigrant.
What is a bit of a mystery is why the Columbia University College Republicans wanted to invite Robinson to speak to them in the first place.
I'm looking forward to giving a 2 hour talk @ Columbia University in America in October.I'm going to use the platform to expose #policestate
— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) October 3, 2016
The topic is the ‘Police State’, something Robinson should have good knowledge of, having:
- been convicted for drunkenly assaulting a police officer
- helping to start a 100-man brawl (he was sentenced to community service)
- convicted of headbutting a fellow EDL member at his own rally
He once managed a full 24-hour long hunger strike against his status as a ‘political prisoner’ (and the halal food) in jail before cracking and chomping down a meal. Real Mahatma Gandhi stuff there.
So it’s good for him that at least there’s free pizza … even if he won’t be on the right continent to have a slice.