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The Tommy Robinson circus of fools

Tommy Robinson, the anti-Islam activist, has been freed on bail by the Court of Appeal which has quashed his contempt of court order and ordered a retrial. His supporters are crowing that this proves they were right all along. No, it most certainly does not; quite the contrary. But their reaction shows that there is simply no evidence that will ever persuade a conspiracy theorist that he or she is wrong. Let’s go through this, shall we. Robinson (real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) was found to be in contempt of court…

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It’s absurd to claim British justice is “fascist”

It’s absurd to claim British justice is “fascist” The word fascism is fast losing its meaning. For decades, it has been used as a boilerplate insult directed by the militant left against their opponents. In recent times, it has been used to describe anyone who opposes uncontrolled or illegal immigration, Islamist supremacism or the erosion of western culture and identity. It is also being used, however, by people on the other side of the political aisle. Tomorrow, the anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) will appeal against his…

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Mob hysteria on both sides of the aisle

Two incidents over the past few days have illustrated an alarming fact: that mob hysteria threatens the rule of law, the exercise of reason and toleration of dissent not just by ideologues on the left but also by their opponents. Two days ago, the film producer Harvey Weinstein was photographed being frogmarched into a New York court to be charged with rape and sexual assault. The court heard that he had tried to “lure young women into situations where he could violate them sexually”. Multiple accusations of sexual assault made…

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