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The imprisonment of Tommy Robinson – May 2018

Background: Last year Tommy Robinson was given a three-month suspended sentence for contempt of court over a gang rape case heard in Canterbury. Judge Heather Norton suspended the sentence for 18 months on the condition he did not commit further offences. Contempt of court is a criminal offence that can see people jailed for speeches […]

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The Twitter account of the English Defence League has been purged

The English Defence League was among a number of individuals and organisations whose Twitter accounts were purged on 18 December 2017, the day Twitter introduced its new rules. The purge of a tranche of accounts was, in our opinion, a planned, contrived operation – Orwellian in its implications and sinister in the secretive alliances that brought the […]

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