US Ambassador Stands Up for Imprisoned Tommy Robinson
Tommy Robinson is currently imprisoned for airing the UK government's soiled tighty-whities for all the world to see. Seeing as free speech isn't a thing over in Limeyland, the government was free to say "off to the stocks with the ruffian." Tommy's been in the place with the bars ever since.
Under previous administrations, us Yanks might have said bupkis about the issue. Our current government, on the other hand, has no problem putting the Brits on blast for their oppressive dickery.
Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion.
Robinson was arrested in late May outside a courthouse in Leeds, England, while making video recordings about a trial related to child molestation and jailed for 13 months for violating English law limiting publicity during criminal trials.
Brownback said that if Britain did not treat Robinson more sympathetically, the Trump administration might be compelled to criticize Britain’s handling of the case, according to the two sources in contact with organizers of the planned pro-Robinson demonstration.
This gesture sends a clear message. Whenever someone falls victim to speech-stifling douchebaggery, we'll be there to lend our hand in friendship.
Here in the U-S-of-A, freedom of speech is still a thing. For the most part, at least. The rest of the western world, not so much. I'm not sure if sticking up for Tommy will amount to much, but doing so shows the world where we stand. On the side where people get to say what they want.