Britain reluctantly springs a political prisoner from the gulag.
Hahaha Tommy’s out and being savage to the fake news media. pic.twitter.com/hGnoZw77mp
— Raheem (@RaheemKassam) August 1, 2018
The hope of the British authorities that this “troublesome priest” would be murdered in prison remains thankfully unfulfilled. Ace throws a little water on the celebration by noting that Robinson’s reprieve is likely temporary:
Ezra Lavant says the world is a little freer today, but is it? The governments now in open revolt against their own people have made their point — defy us, and we will send men with guns to throw you in jail and maybe get murdered.
I think that message will be heard much louder than the message that they freed Tommy Robinson after unjustly imprisoning him.
And this isn’t necessarily the end of it: While the contempt charge was tossed out for judicial errors, the state may, and likely will, seek to re-try him. Robinson is only out on bail awaiting this new trial. He hasn’t been declared innocent, nor have the underlying charges been declared null and void.
True as that no doubt is, in blighted Old Blighty these days you have to enjoy what small victories you get. I’m glad Robinson is out, and I’m glad that he’s okay for now. He’s one of the good guys, and I wish him nothing but the best.