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FAR-RIGHT mouthpiece Tommy Robinson was exposed as a hypocrite today for ignoring the prosecution of a fellow fascist convicted of child sex abuse.
Peter Gillett, 59, has been sent to prison for 18 years on charges of rape, cruelty and sexual assault on two girls and a boy after appearing at Lewes Crown Court.
The boy was eight when the attacks on him began.
Gillett is a former member of the English Defence League, which Robinson founded.
Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was jailed for 13 months in May for making an online broadcast outside Leeds Crown Court during the trying of an abuse case involving Muslim men. He was released on bail in August.
But he ignored the shocking case of Gillett.
Campaign group Unite Against Fascism (UAF) said the case “shows the transparency of fascist Tommy Robinson’s supposed concern for the victims of the worst sort of crime, child sex abuse.”
UAF co-convenor Weyman Bennett said: “In contrast to his live streaming at a recent Leeds court case which led to his appearance at the Old Bailey, Robinson has nothing to say when it is a fellow far-right individual found guilty of these appalling crimes.
“The extreme right’s silence about Gillett exposes the lie that the likes of Robinson and his supporters in the Democratic Football Lads’ Alliance are concerned over cases of child sexual abuse.
“Like Robinson, the DFLA are scapegoating all Muslims for the horrendous crimes of some. All who reject the far right must keep nailing their lies and challenge their racist scapegoating.”
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