In a shocking display of arrogance, a Tory councillor who was suspended after Scrapbook exposed his presence at a far-right political meeting has christened himself a “community cohesion champion” — and boasted of his links to the English Defence League. Blaine Robin, a councillor in Southend, was suspended in October after attending an EDL meeting, […]

Whilst suspended Conservative councillor Blaine Robin tries desperately to disown the English Defence League, the far-right organisation has jumped to his defence. Reports have emerged that the EDL’s Essex organiser, who was recently sighted alongside hardline neo-Nazi Eddie Stamton, has called for members nationwide to converge on the seaside town to protest Cllr Robin’s suspension […]

The Conservative councillor who hit the headlines for attending a meeting of the English Defence League has claimed he was fraternising with the far right to “reduce the barriers of racism”. In an interview with BBC Radio Essex, suspended Cllr Blaine Robin spoke out on his bizarre excuses for attending the planning meeting: “The aim […]

Having spent days wishing the growing scandal would just go away, Southend-on-Sea Conservatives have now suspended Cllr Blaine Robin over his links to the far right English Defence League. Scrapbook revealed on Monday that the councillor had attended an organising meeting for the EDL’s controversial Tower Hamlets demonstration at which 60 people were arrested. But […]

The top brass on Southend Council seem to be remarkably sanguine about one of their number consorting with the far right. Despite multiple requests, Tory leader Nigel Holdcroft is yet to outline what action he will be taking after after Scrapbook exposed his colleague Cllr Blaine Robin for attending an organising meeting of the English Defence League. […]

The face of the Conservative Party’s official “Become a Councillor” campaign is an EDL sympathiser who attended an organising meeting for their controversial Tower Hamlets demonstration, Political Scrapbook can reveal. Cllr Blaine Robin was publicly praised by EDL leader Tommy Robinson for his presence at the meeting in Southend-On-Sea. The gathering of EDL organisers included leaders of all […]