Tommy Robinson, AKA Stephen Yaxley-Lennon used to be just a football hooligan. Now he’s a football hooligan masquerading as an author and journalist.
We’ve all had the misfortune of coming across at least one of his many misrepresentations of reality. We may have been subjected to a video of him involved in a confrontation – a video that conveniently fails to show who started it. Or perhaps we’ve witnessed some ill-informed rant about his mates Paul and Jayda and the unfair way they’ve been held accountable for their crimes.
It would be easy to underestimate Mr. Yaxley-Lennon and write him off as a fool who really doesn’t understand the situations he distorts so casually but that would be a mistake. Tommy Robinson is no fool. He’s very well aware of his deception and clearly determined to continue misrepresenting the news, even manufacturing his own obvious propaganda for as long as it’s profitable. Except that it apparently isn’t.
Today he claimed a massive jump in sales of his book, ‘Enemy of the state’, even the title of which tries to afford him much greater significance than he actually warrants. In an attempt to appear somehow relevant he’s keen to promote himself as a popular investigative journalist with an audience hanging on his every word. He’d have us believe his political insights are so potent that his self-published book simply flies off the shelves at Amazon.com.
However, as ‘Mock the right’ have pointed out, the reality is, predictably enough, rather more mundane.
Don’t be fooled by the self-serving deceit of this far right cockwomble. His paltry sales actually show that he’s about as popular as a fart in a spacesuit. His devastating ‘insights’ into the ‘Islamic invasion’ he imagines are about as sophisticated as a high school pupil’s homework and his ‘news’ stories are as fake as it’s possible to be.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon is a dangerous fraud. He incites violence against ordinary Muslims and in so doing increases the distrust and alienation of different sections of society – all so that He can make a few quid off the back of other peoples’ misery.
There’s a word to describe people like that…