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Friday, November 30, 2012

He had it coming, He had it coming, He only had himself to blame.....

You have to love the blatant hypocrisy of the ultra-right. Bonni the Holocaust denier recently posted a big whine about poor Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka "Tommy Robinson") whom she describes as a "political prisoner being persecuted by the British government dhimmis for his anti-Islamization views". Lennon is actually on remand awaiting trial for possessing a forged UK passport and using it to enter the USA illegally. Perhaps "Tommy Robinson" will offer the defence that as he has a fake name he needed a fake passport to go with it.

You'd think that Americans like Bonni, always banging on about illegal immigration and how easy it is for terrorists to slip into the USA with fake papers, would be pleased that someone who had already been banned from the USA for connections with racist violence had been apprehended. You might even think that theyu would be concerned to find out just how the Dept of Homeland Security failed to spot a fake passport or to connect Lennon's picture with their "watch list". But no. Apparently his arrest "had nothing to do with illegal entry". Well, I suppose strictly speaking that's right, as under UK law he's being charged with possession of a fake British passport. (If the USA want to let people in with home-made ID that's their problem, not ours.) However, it seems likely that the US authorities may want to extradite Lennon when he's done his time here so he can experience their own brand of prison hospitality for six months or so.

I think the funniest thing in this "report" though is Lennon's note from prison, where he seem to think he imprisoned in Wanstead rather than Wandsworth. Which when you consider how well-known Wandsworth Prison is (and the fact that Wanstead doesn't have one at all), makes you wonder how English this stalwart of the "English Defence League" really is......

Anyway, poor old Lennon has other things to worry about now that he's been charged with mortgage fraud as part of a money-laundering and drug-running investigation. But I suppose those are "political offences" too?

Of course Lennon is no stranger to prison, having a track record of violent crime and public order offences.