Inside Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson, the leader of the EDL has quit to work with Muslims in order to combat Islamic extremism. He says he’s seen the extremism within his group and how it was veering towards violence and extremism itself, so has consulted with the Quiliam Group in order to work with them. He appears to have found a different way to combat what is a very real threat of Islamic extremism not through violence, intimidation and protests which have often cost cash-strapped councils hundreds of thousands of pounds to police which is a way the EDL have essentially used as a form of blackmail, but through other ways of protest which are more democratic than Tweeting about ‘Muzzys’ and suggesting members take to the street at any opportunity, or even this.

Robinson has told Channel 4 News tonight he postponed leaving the EDL due to the murder of Lee Rigby. Now if one is to assume Robinson, and the EDL’s other leader, Kevin Carroll, have decided that the typical EDL tactics are no more, but Robinson has spent the months since Rigby’s murder whipping up hate against Muslims, starting fights and all manner of things which make my Spidey Sense tingle that perhaps Robinson is trying to stay out of prison for a while, though there’s also a part of me which is hopeful that he’s actually recanted on his past actions that’s only a very, very, very small part and this is about rebranding the EDL, ditching the more hardcore racists and possibly even looking to use this as a platform to launch a political career. After all, it’s hard to be an MP if you’re in prison for racially abusing someone.

There are however six questions posed by Hope not Hate Robinson can answer to see how legitimate he is.

1) Will you accept your role in inciting and fostering anti-Muslim hatred in communities up and down the country?

2) If so, what do you intend to do about it?

3) Do you admit to deliberately conflating Islamist extremism with the faith of Islam to spread an anti-Muslim agenda?

4) If the EDL has been taken over by far right extremists will you name names?

5) Will you reveal the names of the EDL funders?

6) Will you renounce your past links and speak out against Pam Geller and Robert Spencer?

He answers all of those then, and only then, I’ll be convinced he’s a changed man and this isn’t a stunt. Til then we can all watch EDL supporters tear themselves apart online as they all flail around hopelessly working out what to do next.

The Daily Bale’s Latest Piece of Libel

Not content with libelling the Globe pub in Leicester, or spreading stories in order to whip up racism, we have this piece of astonishing libel against someone called Nikki Pilkington.

After a nation stood united in grieving against the loss of Hero Lee Rigby who was murdered by Islamic extremists in Woolwich, Nikki Pilkington from Irthlingborough took the opportunity to steal from his grave

Labour Party activist and UAF spokesperson, Nikki Pilkington who runs the internet marketing business http://www.nikkipilkington.com last night was named as the woman who stole from Lee RIgby’s Grave.

Again this looks like it’s come from the fingers of Joshua Bonehill, the failed Tory councillor, convicted thief and clearly a disturbed little mind.  Why however has he decided to libel Pilkington, post her personal details in order to whip up a vendetta against her which may or may not, have resulted in her website where she runs her business being suspended.

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Pilkington works in marketing and seems to have no connections to any major party or UAF, let alone having stole anything from Lee Rigby’s grave which is in Bury, and Pilkington lives in Bedfordshire. So it looks like the sort of insane troublemaking that the far-right do, with that same darkly unpleasant hints of threat and violence we saw with the Globe piece for example.

I’ve messaged Pilkington on Facebook about the Daily Bale piece and made her aware of it. I hope no harm comes to her, her business or her family.

However in the interests of balance here’s what Joshua Bonehill looks like.

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Here is his ”public figure” Facebook page with a massive 46 followers. His email is projectblackbook@outlook.com. Go look him up. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the attention.

EDITED TO ADD:

It’s around 10.30 on the 23rd August. The comments under the Daly Bale article are fucking vile, though I know that Bonehill edits his comments to make it look as if posters are making a supportive comment. A few however are directly linked to EDL supporters.

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This is Gary England’s Facebook page. He clearly supports the EDL.

Here’s another comment,

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Here’s Philly Kenneally’s Facebook page. He’s the sort of fascist our grandparents would have kicked out of this country several generations ago.Here’s his Skillpage profile. I’m assuming he’s Irish or has spent a large time living in Ireland and is noted on this Indymedia article as someone to keep an eye on.

Lastly for now, here’s Suzie Lawn’s comment.

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Here’s her Facebook page.She’s a less obvious supporter of the EDL or UKIP, but looking at her groups it appears she’s a supporter of UKIP though possibly not a fascist.

There’s other posts there which are simply vile, but sadly Pilkington’s Facebook page is full of EDL supporters and the terminally stupid attacking Pilkington, but there is one comment which shines a wee bit of light into all this.

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It’s clear that Bonehill is making this up in order to make Pilkington’s life hell, but if it’s true that she’s tried to expose Bonehill’s antics for the fascist intimidation they are, then I guess anyone else exposing him should expect similar treatment.

Then there’s the threats made by Theodore Pimpleton, who is probably Bonehill, that make it clear that The Daily Bale is going to indeed bully as many people as possible in this intimidating, but rather pathetic post.

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It appears Pilkington is the sister of Maggie Chapman, one of Bonehill’s earlier victims in his increasingly deranged attacks, but a word of warning. Don’t post on the Bale site as he’ll use your IP to track you to a rough location (any comment made on a WordPress blog has it’s IP logged with the blog owner) which is probably how Bonehill has been increasing those he attacks online.

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Then there’s just the plain outright threats as it becomes clear it’s Bonehill.

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Looking at all this is appears that even UKIP and some EDL members have had their fill of Bonehill’s crazy fucked up antics. There’s still the fact that they’re being investigated by the police, not to mention The Globe’s lawyers were still promising legal action last I read. I don’t have any doubt that in the current climate over internet abuse that both will face the music over their increasingly insane rantings, but until they’re stopped they will continue to spout lies about anyone who they take a dislike to.

It’s worth watching Bonehill and some of the figures around him as they could end up being very dangerous indeed.

EDITED TO ADD

It’s now the next morning and Theodore Pimpleton is no longer on Facebook. There’s a comment from Maggie Chapman on this blog confirming that she is indeed Nikki Pilkington’s sister which puts everything in place. Also, Pilkington is taking legal action which is yet another thing for Bonehill to deal with as I reckon that’s at least four separate cases of Daily Bale articles heading towards legal action or police investigation.

Sadly,the comments are still coming and still actionable. This is from the Facebook page of Jimmy Anderson.

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This is Terrance Barlington’s Facebook page.This may be a fake profile, but the owner is responsible for this actionable post.

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The upshot of all this is that it appears a bit of UKIP/EDL (and the links between these two organisations blur in an awful lot of this) in-fighting which has resulted in Bonehill going way out to the far right as even the EDL isn’t fascist enough for them. In doing so they’ve got a following, not a large one, but enough to make trouble for any victim of their bile.

Luckily for their victims there’s a messy trail of their comments and the internet is actually a very hard place to hide, especially when even a bigot like Stephen Lennon, leader of the EDL speaks out against you to call you a liar.

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See, the thing is it’s difficult to be this brave fascist leader if even other fascists, racists and bigots look down at you with sheer contempt.

Who Are The Daily Bale and What Have they Got Against The Globe in Leicester?

I detailed yesterday’s events in regards how the blog,  The Daily Bale, published a dreadful piece of libel against The Globe pub in Leicester. Before reading on, I’d go back and read yesterday’s blog I put up as it’s got all the story of how the Daily Bale spread a lie which forced the pub to close and it’s staff to receive threats via phone, email, social media, and to the pub and staff in person.

The Daily Bale  today have been quiet apart from some guff about Princess Diana, which was apparently written by a Steven Sodholmy. A Google search on that name brings up a Facebook page called R.I.P Lee Rigby, which you’d think was a tribute page to the murdered soldier Lee Rigby, but instead is using his name to peddle Daily Bale articles and other neo-Nazi views, even though it actually did appear to start out as a tribute page.

The person behind the Daily Bale seems to be someone called Joshua Bonehill as this article seems to show. Bonehill has an interesting history, including how he broke into a police station and stole an inspector’s uniform when he was still calling himself Joshua Bonehill-Paine and was a prospective Tory councillor.

 

As much as I despise UKIP, it appears they’ve been doing their best to purge him from their ranks much to the annoyance of Bonehill-Paine who clearly seems to think an awful lot of himself as the self-proclaimed leader of the ”Stand Strong‘ movement.

The links between Bonehill to neo-Nazi groups has been made clear but what was interesting is their use of fake profiles to constantly hide from anti-fascist investigators trying to expose them, as the one thing they can’t hide is their writing style which is the same racist and hyperbolic style employed in the Daily Bale, not to mention the casual throwing around of accusations of people being paedophiles.

Googling these two bring up a list of accusations and evidence against them which could keep me writing all day, so I won’t as there’s enough evidence to link these two to the Daily Bale, but why have they focused on The Globe, Leicester and thrown around libellous accusations which have affected people’s lives when they’re based round the South West and don’t seem to have any connections to Leicester?

It seems Bonehill had a run in with the Leicester branch of Stand Strong that’s suggested on when you look at this cached page of Stand Strong’s Facebook page from the 6th July 2013. One post leaps out.

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What exactly did Bonehill do to Leicester Stand Strong? I don’t know as all that exists is that comment from that cached page from July which strongly suggests something was done. However a search for Leicester Stand Strong’s Facebook page brings this up which says the current admins are a Julie Hogben and Thelma Bone.

A search of Google’s cache from the 8th June 2013 brings this up, and just look at who the admin is…

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Looking at much of the current content of the Leicester Stand Strong page it’s the sort of far right nonsense you see on EDL pages, and in fact, the page defends the EDL when it appears again it started as something else. Some of the other Stand Strong pages also veer into neo-Nazism, but most seem to have started as something else before diving deep into the pool of bigotry. What is different though about Leicester and the Globe especially that makes Bonehill attack it in such a libellous way?

Leicester is a massively multicultural city which does have problems with racism, but it also has groups like Foxes Against Racism (Leicester City fan group fighting racism), leading academics like John Williams who speak out against racism, not to mention there’s a strong anti-racist movement generally in the city. The Globe is a popular pub with a vast cross section of customer including bikers, students, football fans, families and a general cross section of the Leicester community.  It also used to host meetings of anti-racist groups when I lived there, and I know it still does. It seems that the people behind the Daily Bale wanted what they though was an easy target, but in reality the truth is they were stirring up trouble which worked a treat for them as the pub was forced to close yesterday until they got security in.

I know from a friends Facebook page that The Globe opened last night and people went down to say Fuck Facism. I also know that the Baby Squad (a notorious group of generational football hooligans who I was first told about on my very first Saturday afternoon in Leicester when I moved down from Glasgow in January 1988) were on the prowl outside the Globe last night trying to cause trouble, which I’m betting is exactly what The Daily Bale were hoping for but the people of Leicester have told fascism where to go and if there’s one thing I learned in 13 years of living in Leicester is that you don’t piss the locals off. You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.

As for The Daily Bale, they’ve not let up today though their blog is as said fairly quiet today. The real bile is on social media where their Twitter feed reveals they’d like to see the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond executed.

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They also boast of setting up the New British Union which seems to be a political party for those who think the BNP are a wee bit too liberal and soft. It’s as if they read V for Vendetta and thought Norsefire was a template for their ideas. Or to put it bluntly they’re dangerous bigoted  fantasists who have libelled a pub, endangered it’s staff a patrons, accused the editor of the Leicester Mercury of being a paedophile, want to execute Alex Salmond, and have now set up their own political party.

Thankfully it looks as if the police are going to come calling and that may well be the end of that, but seeing as it looks as if they’re prepared to martyr themselves for ‘their cause’, while UKIP, the BNP and even the EDL try to distance themselves from them you have to hope that they end up getting what they deserve.

As for the people of Leicester you have my support for what little that actually means seeing as I no longer live there and haven’t even been back to visit since 2003. I had an interesting time in my time living in Leicester and although I’m perfectly happy in sunny Bristol I wish the city and the people well. Don’t let the bastards win.

EDITED TO ADD

It’s just after 3pm on the 18th of August. the Daily Bale have posted this on their site.

Nick Lowles has been leading the Anti-British movement for some time now but recently shocking evidence emerged linking Lowles to the 1993 Harrods bombing. The Sunday Bale investigates:

After joining the communist party of Great Britain in 1992, Nick Lowles wanted to make an impact and strike fear into the hearts of British people.  Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor who were convicted of the 1993 bombing of Harrods on behalf of the Red Action militant communist group

managed to convince Nick Lowles into helping their cause, in late December of 1992; Lowles joined up with Red Action.

It’s alleged that Nick Lowles, Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor plotted to carry out the Harrods bombing at Lowles seedy london apartment, after preparing a package containing 1 lb of Semtex plastic explosive, the conspirators soon moved in to place it outside of Harrods in a bin, knowing that many would have been injured or killed.

The Explosion outside Harrods happened in January of 2013, both Hayes and Taylor planted it in the bin whilst Lowles kept watch on the other side of the street, no doubt he stood and watched as many were injured and chaos erupted in the busy London Street.

Shortly after the attack, Hayes and Taylor were arrested and sentenced to 30 year prison sentences whilst Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester where he later founded Hope not Hate and took control of communist paper ‘Searchlight’

The truth is that Hope not Hate is founded on good old grassroots terrorism, backed by nonce Tom O’Carroll and various other unsavoury characters.  Nick Lowles has been responsible for the death of many innocent people who decided to take their own lives after having a vicious hate campaign mounted against them by Hope not Hate. People have been murdered as a direct result of Lowles hate campaign waging and many people have lost their jobs.

So it comes to no shock that MI5 Had opened a file on Nick Lowles in the late 1990s with fear that he may launch another strike against British soil sometime in the 2000s. The Daily Bale believes that Nick Lowles is still in touch with his former terrorist comrades from the Red Action militant group.

Lowles currently lives in the city of Leicester with his wife Clare Hewitt who filed a report against Lowles in 2009 for assault and battery which resulted in the death of their unborn child; she later dropped all charges. 

The byline is again by a Steven Sodholmy who is probably a pseudonym for Bonehill but as vile as the article is it does contain a hint as to why they’re focusing on Leicester.

Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester

There’s no truth to these accusations as this was an IRA bomb but it appears that the Daily Bale really do want to target Leicester in order to get at Nick Lowles. It also looks like they’ll be facing more legal action for this libel as I’m sure Lowles, etc are not going to let Bonehill, etc get away with their pretty vile accusations.

The British Public Are Ignorant Racist Scum

Well, they’re not, but sadly a large amount are after the violent and needless murder of a solider on Wednesday. It’s as if all the bile, hatred, fear and ignorance has come shitting out of the arse of the country in the wake of last Wednesday as people  decide that thinking is too hard for them and finding the basest, most ignorantly violent response is the best one.

Considering that nobody seems to be asking why a pair of Londoners would be so radicalised that he hacks someone to death in the street in front of hundreds of people and them calmly waits to be shot by the police after spouting Islamist bollocks to the cameraphones of anyone willing to give him a mouthpiece which is then used by all sides to back up whatever spurious argument they’re pushing.

The fact is the EDL and the BNP will use this for all the mileage they can. So will the major political parties, and of course UKIP will hover like the vile fucking vultures they are picking off the bones of everyone. People aren’t going to let the EDL take over their streets and let our towns and cities become battlegrounds as the EDL want them to be but the problem is that the EDL support will be of the silent type. It’ll be the people standing back letting the EDL tear things up and use the murder of Lee Rigby to make things worse for everyone, not just the Muslims they’re targeting in a series of violent attacks.

Perhaps if government and the police hadn’t rushed to call this ‘terrorism’ we wouldn’t be seeing this reaction, but I doubt it. The barbarity of the attack was such that it was always going to provoke these reactions but the demon is out the bottle and there’s no sign that the thing is going back in.

So expect to see those people you least expect showing themselves to be racist pricks. Doesn’t mean you can tolerate it, so tell them what they are. Don’t sit back and let these people get away with trying to start a race war.Don’t let them pull the ‘but it’s a free country’ line when really, they don’t really want it to be a free country for them as that would be bad.

It’s a mess and it won’t be unraveled by sitting back doing nothing.It’s time to stop tolerating the likes of the EDL and all the other radical extremists who want to make capital from this. Call them all out and stand up to their supporters. That might help bring back a level of sanity.