A BRITISH official has confirmed to Reuters that an ambassador for the Trump Administration, Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, has spoken to the British government and insisted that Tommy Robinson is treated more “sympathetically”.
Brownback raised the issue in a meeting in a June meeting with Sir Kim Darroch, Britain’s Ambassador to the United States, according to a British official and two sources close to the organisers of the demonstration taking place today in London to demand Tommy be set free.
During the meeting, that covered a range of “religious freedom issues”, Brownback told Darroch that if the British government did not treat Robinson more “sympathetically”;
the Trump administration might be compelled to criticise Britain’s handling of the case.
The dramatic intervention by Mr Brownback follows Donald Trump Juniors very public criticism of the decision to imprison Mr Robinsons for reporting on a trial:
Today 10s of thousands of patriots will take to the streets across the capital in events aimed at welcoming the President and a protest against the continued imprisonment of Mr Robinson. Restrictions on the events have been imposed by the Met Police who have expressed “serious concern” about the events. Chief Superintendent Elaine Van-Orden said:
“We have such serious concerns about this event on Saturday, July 14, that we have made the decision to impose conditions under the Public Order Act. We have a duty to ensure that the community can go about their daily business not unduly impacted by demonstrations taking place.”