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Tommy Robinson to miss US anti-Islam conference after failing to obtain a visa in time

RACIST mouthpiece Tommy Robinson will not be allowed entry into the United States after he failed to obtain a visa in time.

The revelation today will deny him the benefits of an estimated £1 million he stood to gain by speaking at an anti-Islam conference he was invited to address.

The co-founder of the notorious English Defence League was invited to the US by anti-Muslim group the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes, president of the conservative Philadelphia-based organisation, confirmed that his guest had not been granted a visa in time for the meeting.

He said he recently applied for a visa at the US embassy in London but realised it "will take a while" for him to be allowed into the country.

“Tommy Robinson,” whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is a convicted criminal. His offences include one of entering the US illegally using someone else’s passport in 2012.

Hope Not Hate, the anti-racist and anti-fascist campaign group, launched a petition to the US ambassador to Britain urging him not to give the hatemonger a visa.

The petition gathered thousands of signatures and more than 50 MPs wrote to the US ambassador calling for his visit to be banned.

Hope Not Hate campaigns director Matthew McGregor said: “Lennon and the anti-Muslim activists who invited him have already said they will try again. We’ve won this campaign, but we need to be ready to keep the pressure up in the future.”

The US embassy in London said it could not comment on individual visa applications due to privacy.

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