TOMMY Robinson has revealed that he will be pleading ‘Not Guilty’ at his trial at The Old Bailey in London.
Robinson, 35 was released from prison and has been on bail since August 1st after the court of appeal revoked his original thirteen-month sentence for reporting outside the trial of a Muslim grooming gang in Leeds in Yorkshire.
Our Tommy will be facing a re-run the original trial, which was held in May – in secret, under a media ban, which the British media willingly participated in – and failed to report on an important turn in Britain’s national story.
Robinson has said he expects to be jailed for two years and that he was “being prosecuted because I’m Tommy Robinson, nothing else”.
He has asked supporters to demonstrate outside the Old Bailey and said it was “judgment day for the British government” and that “the world is watching”.
Sources have told Politicalite that around 1,000 protesters are “Expected” to gather outside the Old Bailey in support of Tommy.
Robinson will go against his own legal advice and has said he will not apologise or plead guilty.
“If I don’t do that – which, I’m not going to do that – then I will be going to prison … I’m going to stand on my convictions,” he said.
Police have also advised pubs around the Old Bailey – where Tommy will be tried – to stay shut and they anticipate protests and violence during a hearing for rightwing activist Tommy Robinson.
City of London police told The Guardian: “We have been going around speaking to local businesses around the Old Bailey to make them aware that this is happening and this will impact their business.”
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