A VILE Neo-Nazi with links to the BNP has admitted plotting to murder a Labour MP with a machete.
Jack Renshaw, 23, was a member of a banned far-right group, National Action when he planned the attack on Labour MP Rosie Cooper.
On the opening day of his trial at London’s Old Bailey, Renshaw pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism and making a threat to kill a female police officer who was investigating him for child sex grooming.
The Jury delivered a formal guilty verdict on the charges, while the trial continues over his alleged membership of National Action and charges against five co-defendants.
Christopher Lythgoe, 32, of Warrington, has been accused of giving Mr Renshaw permission to murder the West Lancashire MP on behalf of National Action last July.
The pair, along with Garron Helm, 24, of Seaforth in Merseyside, Matthew Hankinson, 24, of Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside, Andrew Clarke, 33, and Michal Trubini, 35, both of Warrington, also deny membership of the terrorist group.
Duncan Atkinson QC, for the prosecution, told the court that Mr Renshaw planned to carry out a “politically and racially motivated murder” in support of National Action, and “with the blessing” of his leader.
Mr Lythgoe denies giving Mr Renshaw permission to carry out the terror attack.
Jurors heard that all six defendants remained members of National Action after it was banned in December 2016 over its celebration of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, marches and violent anti-Semitic and homophobic propaganda.
THIS GROUP OF SICKOS ARE THE REAL FAR RIGHT – NOT FREE TOMMY SUPPORTERS
THE SICKOS linked to banned Far-Right group National Action are a real and genuine threat to Britain, just like Islamic Extremists, they need to be jailed and called out for what they are – but it also shows why it is wrong to brand the likes of Tommy Robinson and his supporters with the tag of”Far-Right” something the British Press has been guilty of over the past few weeks.
Tommy and his working-class supporters are not far-right, the Free Tommy movement doesn’t advocate the murder of British MPs, Police Officers and they certainly don’t advocate anti-Semitic and homophobic propaganda.
The Free Tommy movement is a band of dissatisfied men and women who have been abandoned by the Establishment, the press needs to remember this when reporting on protesters.