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Scottish Band Who Hailed Tommy Robinson A “Working Class Hero” AXED from Music Festival

A SCOTTISH Band that wrote a song about Tommy Robinson and called him a ‘Working Class Hero’ has been axed from an upcoming Music festival. 

‘The Rebellions’, a band from Ayrshire who hailed the recently freed right-wing activist as a “working class hero” have been AXED from a music festival due to their support for our Tommy.

They released a track called “Tommy Don’t Stop” to their Facebook page. However, the organisers of Live @ Troon festival where they were scheduled to be the opening act were unimpressed and kicked the band off their stage and said it was due to the the “nature of their latest release.”

“It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to drop one of the bands due to play our Live@Troon Main Stage this year.

“The Rebellions are a very talented young local band who have played the festival before and we were delighted to give them the opportunity to open up our main stage on the Saturday night.

“Sadly, due to the nature of one of their latest release we no longer feel it would be appropriate for them to play the festival.

“Live@Troon fully support freedom of speech however we feel the lyrics and meaning behind this song would be detrimental both to our charity, our sponsors and more importantly to you, our supporters.

Defiant, the band hit back: “As a musician, free speech must be protected. If it is limited we are limited.” 

This latest cultural censorship follows the effective ‘no platforming’ of Morrisey earlier in the year who faced protests and had to cancel his U.K. Tour dates following him speaking out in support of Tommy and For Britain.

Not only are the anti-free speech forces of censorship deciding the direction of state policy they are also trying to control the cultural sphere as well.

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