by Anne Marie Waters
It’s not enough that justice is done, it must be seen to be done. That is a fundamental and foundational principle of the British legal system. It requires that justice is open, that judges are unbiased and loyal to their duty to uphold the law without prejudice. The same moral duty is placed upon the police; to enforce the law and to do so without favour. In doing this, both police and judiciary relay profoundly important messages to wider society about how we may or may not behave. It’s not possible for police or the courts to successfully bring all law-breakers to task, so in doing so occasionally, an example is set for the public, and we are informed of the rules of the zeitgeist.
The jailing of Tommy Robinson is a prime example of this signaling. His is a case that state institutions have used to send us two key messages – Islam will be protected, and corruption be kept hidden from public view.
Tommy Robinson was right when he said he had been convicted not for what he had done, but for who he is. It’s obvious to anyone that all stones have been unturned, all small print scrutinised, and all avenues explored, by a state desperate to isolate and silence one man. They must silence him because they must silence us all. They must put us in our place and remind us what they’ll tolerate. That won’t include exposure of rape gangs, or challenges to the establishment powers, or any criticism of the state’s favourite religion – what else, but Islam?
What Tommy Robinson represents, a population tired of being trampled on, is on the rise, and people are demanding that we are all treated the same. If the law is applied robustly for one, it must be for all. For decades, our state has done the opposite of this, and has used application of the law to tell us all what’s what.
Tommy Robinson, a critic of Islam and its appeasers, will be persecuted to every extent that the British establishment can manage, but still, children are gang raped by Muslim gangs, and still, little to nothing is done to prevent it. Still, there is no acknowledgement or honest discussion of the religion of the men overwhelmingly involved in organized rape across Europe.
FGM, forced marriage, apostate violence, honour violence, all still carry on with relative impunity, but leaving bacon at a mosque can and will land non-Muslims in prison.
Free speech is still available only to jihadists who preach the death of our nation and way of life, while opposition to this is deemed “hate”, even criminal.
Peaceful protest is still available only to extreme leftists who have sympathetic national media coverage of their events and their causes, but those of us who oppose open borders will be denied venues, labeled “far right”, and no honest discussion of our cause will take place in the press.
There is no level playing field. Where one sits on the Left-Right divide now determines the availability of our rights. The state will take all available measures (and invent some if there are none available) to ensure that those who express inconvenient views are silenced. It will use the law and it’s application to let citizens know where we stand.
That is a totalitarian state. That is not Britain.
We must now demand that Tommy Robinson is kept safe as a first priority, and that his rights are respected.
The state intends to send us a message via the persecution of Tommy Robinson, and it’s a message we must listen to very carefully. They have taken our freedom, and they will take more and more.
It’s up to us then, to use what freedoms we have left to reclaim the rest. It’s up to us to vote differently, to vote For Britain.