FREE Tommy supporters expressed cautious optimism yesterday as his appeal failed to reach a final determination. The three presiding judges, the Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett, Mr Justice Turner and Mrs Justice McGowan DBE told the courtroom they would do there “very best” to reach a verdict by the end of July.
Gerard Batten said on Twitter that he was “optimistic” that Tommy would be released:
Tommy Robinson latest. Outside the High Court with Ezra Levant of Rebel Media. The Court said they will deliver their judgement on his appeal by the end of July. The initial indications are optimistic for his release. Three Judges considering the submission of lawyers. We’ll see pic.twitter.com/Ivjkd9Vwtk
— Gerard Batten MEP (@GerardBattenMEP) July 18, 2018
Lawyers representing Mr Robinson argued that ‘procedural deficiencies’ made his convictions for contempt of court in both Canterbury and Leeds fundamentally unsafe.
Jeremy Dein QC said that proceedings in Leeds were “unnecessarily and unjustly rushed” and this led to Tommy being unable to fairly prepare his defence.
Ezra Levant of Rebel Media said that he believes that the Lord Chief Justice was “sympathetic” to Tommy’s case and expressed “cautious optimism” about the prospects of his release:
So, now all we can do is wait with baited breath and pray that justice will be done and Tommy will soon be free and back with his family where he belongs.