Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has apparently been forced to sell his home to pay a £125,000 proceeds of crime order. Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) was landed with the bill after pleading guilty to a £162,000 mortgage fraud, a conspiracy to obtain two loans from Abbey and Halifax banks by false representation. Robinson’s […]

Are your long-time-no-see school mates now paid up ‘kippers? Or are the kids you used to play football with EDL sympathisers? Using a quirk of Facebook you can find out using the links below provided you are ‘friends’ with them. It’s not at all stalkery, honest! UKIP British National Party Britain First (now the most popular British […]

Quilliam denied claims they would pay ex-EDL leader But emails reveal they planned taxpayer-funded bung FOI exposes begging letters to Eric Pickles’ department Having brokered Tommy Robinson’s exit from the EDL, the anti-Islamist Quilliam Foundation faced accusations that the link-up was motivated by their less-than-great financial position. Indeed, Maajid Nawaz is rumoured to have approached at least one other […]

With former EDL leader Tommy Robinson currently banged up for mortgage fraud, connoisseurs of goonish far-right behaviour are having to sate themselves with the antics of Robinson’s EDL sidekick Kevin Carroll. Carroll sat alongside Robinson (and Quilliam Foundation executive director Maajid Nawaz) at the press conference heralding their exit from the EDL — and their rejection of violence […]

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 […]

Reformed nice guy Tommy Robinson (© Quilliam Foundation 2013) has been told by police that he should consider moving house for his own safety. The Bedfordshire force have written to the English Defence League founder — who quit the group last week — advising that he is under an increased threat after he was featured in […]

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 […]

EDL founder Tommy Robinson has quit the group, saying he is no longer able to keep the “extremist elements” at bay. In a statement, Robinson said: “I have been considering this move for a long time because I recognise that, though street demonstrations have brought us to this point, they are no longer productive. I […]