Dear Home Secretary: Robinson was improperly treated in the name of political expediency

Dear Home Secretary,

In light of yesterday’s Court of Appeal judgement regarding the Yaxley-Lennon (Tommy Robinson) case, I am writing to ask that you take whatever steps are necessary to initiate an immediate investigation into the conduct of Judge Geoffrey Marson QC, the presiding judge in the case that saw Mr Yaxley-Lennon wrongly imprisoned for “contempt of court” in proceedings whose nature have been roundly criticised by the Lord Chief Justice.

From the day of his arrest, I and many others saw the treatment of Mr Yaxley-Lennon as a politically-motivated abuse of the law of this land and of our criminal justice processes. His treatment appeared to us to be another clear-cut attempt to deflect attention away from what is obviously (for you and the rest of our political establishment class) a politically inconvenient subject, in the hope that its true scale might be hidden from a public whose patience has already been severely tested.

It is clear from the Court of Appeal judgement that he was improperly tried, wrongly imprisoned and, as a result of being wrongly categorised – improperly treated in prison.

The inescapable conclusion is that all of this was the result of political bias and expediency, not the fair and proper administration of justice.

We demand that an end is put to the creeping politicisation of our criminal justice system and that all of those who are unable to exhibit impartiality before the law are removed from all judicial offices and other positions of influence.

Yours faithfully

Keith Lonsdale
UKIP Regional Secretary (Northern Ireland)