I have been away for a week and so missed President Trump’s visit to The Home counties that surround London. The rude and vulgar demonstrators who said he was not welcome are not typical of the English public, and the Scottish police had the better judgment compared with the Metropolitan Police and banned the caricature blimp as an action likely to cause breach of the peace. We know that the right of free speech is only available in acceptable causes.
Today a march to welcome President Trump is coming across London to Whitehall where they will meet up with the second demonstration in support of Tommy Robinson. Friends are sending information and I have watched the live feed of one of them. From this I can see that a good crowd in support of Tommy is gathering outside Downing Street and they are in good voice.
Meanwhile this is breaking news this afternoon from the Independent (the most left leaning of all British newspapers, none of which lean properly to the right any more)
Trump ambassador ‘lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson’
A US diplomat complained to the British ambassador about the jailing of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson, according to reports.
Sam Brownback, Donald Trump‘s ambassador for international religious freedom, suggested the UK should be more “sympathetic” to the former leader of the English Defence League, it is claimed.
During the meeting in Washington DC in June, Mr Brownback even warned Sir Kim Darroch that the Trump administration might publicly criticise the UK’s handling of the case.
The US attempt to lobby on behalf of Robinson was described as a “disgrace” by anti-racism group Hope not Hate.