However, a few hours later, he was jailed for contempt of court, in that he had failed to abide by his bail conditions, not for a breach of the peace. Apparently, by reporting, via a live Facebook feed, on an ongoing trial, he could have prejudiced the outcome of that trial, as lawyers for the defendants could have argued that their clients right to a fair trial had been compromised. As a result, guilty men could have been freed. Tommy had been warned thus at a previous trial by Judge Heather Norton (he was given an 18-month suspended sentence):
"In short, Mr. Yaxley-Lennon, turn up at another court, refer to people as ‘Muslim paedophiles, Muslim rapists’ and so on and so forth while trials are ongoing and before there has been a finding by a jury that that is what they are, and you will find yourself inside."
So, I guess those who don't like Tommy doing what he does have a case. Tommy arguably broke his bail conditions. Thing is, why wasn't he quietly warned off, told to go about his business and steer clear? Well, I guess we all know the answer to that one. THEY 'don't like Tommy doing what he does.' So when that gilt-edged opportunity arises to stop him doing it...
Anyway, within hours, he had been brought before a court and sentenced to 13 months in jail. Do you get that? Arrested, tried and sent to jail for a substantial period of time, all within a few hours! Bit harsh, don't you think? And VERY unusual. But them we're talking Tommy Robinson here, not Abdul Mohammed or Sir Joseph Average.
Personally, I think his latest videos may have irritated the powers-that-be to a considerable degree. They are hard-hitting and, I think, very effective. It makes me wonder whether THEY were looking to GET TOMMY as a result. Maybe the police presence outside Leeds Crown Court was coincidental. Maybe his arrest was just another case of justice being served in a PC age. Maybe the system had every right.
And maybe, just maybe, if he wasn't set up, a vengeful state was, at least, waiting... and hoping.
Check out Tommy Robinson's latest videos.
When those whose behaviours you condemn rule the roost, you may need some luck to survive.
Tommy, of course, has enemies at both ends of the spectrum. In prison and out.
Will the one protect him from other?
We shall see.
All the best, Tommy.