Tommy Robinson takes a beating

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was attacked in Luton. Photos have emerged of his face after the beating, showing his face covered in cuts, lumps and bruises. However, there is some doubt over who the perpetrators of the attack were.

The Gates of Vienna blog carries a report that blames “Pakistani youths;”

He was out driving, when he saw a car similar to his wife’s, driven by a blond white girl. The other car flashed its lights so Tommy pulled over.

A group of Pakistani youths wearing knuckle dusters poured out. Tommy was knocked out pretty quickly, and they gave him a good kicking.

He looks pretty beaten up, but no bones were broken, and no eyes or teeth are missing. He had a brain scan this morning. We don’t know the results yet.

He has spoken to The Sun, who asked whether he had called the police. Tommy said there was no point, as a racial attack on a white guy was of no interest to them.

Tommy has apparently since then reported that the gang were shouting “Allah Akhbar” and “Merry Christmas Tommy.” The blog states that they “want Tommy to go to the police,” because if they don’t act upon this, it is “yet more evidence that there is a two-tier system of justice in England.”

This story has been reported faithfully by the EDL’s new political bed-warmers, the British Freedom Party. They add that “our thoughts are with Tommy and his family during this tough time, a time which should be happy but has been devastated by thuggish invaders who would like to see Christmas eradicated from Britain.”

However, rival fascist faction the North West Infidels think differently;


The MIGs, for those who don’t know, are the Luton Town football hooligan firm. It is from their infamous former leader that Tommy Robinson – real name Stephen Lennon – takes his alias. The MIGs also have links with the EDL dating back to its foundation, due to the group’s roots in football hooliganism.

So which is the true story? Both have some degree of credibility as well as room for doubt, but ultimately it is the word of one group of fascists against that of another at this moment in time. Either way, what it means is that the leader of the EDL has been laid up – for some time, given reports that he has “bruising of the brain” – and there will no doubt be repercussions. Revenge attacks on Asian youths by angry EDL supporters, or clashes between rival gangs of thugs. Possibly both.

In the meantime, our thoughts should be with Tommy. As the man who reinvigorated street fascism, inspiring a new generation of goons to go on the rampage against Asians and Muslims, it really couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.

10 Responses to “Tommy Robinson takes a beating”
  1. punkAnon says:


  2. DS says:

    So you support violence? Of course, if it’s directed against a white British person, it’s a bit of a laugh really innit? You have shown your true colours here.

    • Jan says:

      “So you support violence?”

      Personally, I don’t see anything tragic about some far-right cuntface getting the shite beaten out of him, even if it was actually done by some disgruntled former bonehead-buddies.

      “Of course, if it’s directed against a white British person, it’s a bit of a laugh really innit?”

      Not really, I’d feel the same if it was, say, Louis Farrakhan or some Islamist crackpot getting beaten up.

      Then again, you follow some shitty blog called “South West Nationalists” which spews the same bollocks about “Lawful Rebellion”, “Islamification” and that sort of shite, so you can fuck off and cry about poor Tommy elsewhere.

  3. DS says:

    Jan, so you would support violence against me just because I read a blog?

    WOW, you’re quite tolerant really, no need for foul and abusive language either.

    • Phil Dickens says:

      No, he thinks that if your reading reflects your politics, “you can fuck off and cry about poor Tommy elsewhere.” Not the same thing as saying “you read this blog, I hope you get battered.” Learn to read.

  4. DS says:

    I read the Daily Mail sometimes, I even read the Morning star if I’m in the mood, I bought the Daily Express today, tomorrow I might buy the Daily Mirror, you are judging me on what I read, I’m open minded, I read the National Front website but I also read the Socialist labour party website, your dislike of me has no validation or reason other than ignorance, if it comes down to it i will describe you as misguided, I have read ‘Mein Kampf’ and I have read Marx, I have a Bible and I have a Koran, you judge me without knowing me whereas I like to maintain an open mind, I don’t resort to foul language or personal abuse, you do, now why is that?

  5. DS says:

    I did post a reply but obviously free speech isn’t on your agenda, as you support violence and refuse to listen to anyone, it’s pointless debating, I wonder who the real fascists are?

    • Phil Dickens says:

      Jesus, chill your boots. Comments are pre-moderated as we get a lot of abuse and spam, and admins aren’t online 24/7. Do you not get how the internet works?

      I wonder who the real fascists are?

      Err, that’d be the fascists. You know, the ones who mobilise street armies to terrorise Asians, Muslims and left-wingers? Who believe in authoritarian nationalism and who scapegoat immigrants for the problems of capitalism? Yeah, those guys.

      If you think we should be solemn and sympathetic when one gets a kicking, that’s your issue.

  6. DS says:

    Why the personal abuse? I am not saying I support any politicial ideology, in fact I mistrust politicians in general, my points are, just because you don’t like a persons opinion or views, it doesn’t give you the right to verbally or physically attack them, it is possible to engage in debate without profanity and more importantly, I’m sure you mean well and everything but you seem to have fallen into the trap of believeing that only white people can be racist and that ethnic minorities are victims of racist, imperialist, fascist whitey. Positive discrimination and all that, I’m sure Diane Abbott would approve, is it ‘racist’ (That over quoted cliche again) to suggest that immigration should be controlled, that whilst many migrants integrate well, a sizeable number don’t and that anti British sentiment exists in this country?

    A lot of black and Asian people I have spoken to actually find UAF, Hope not hate (who exactly is hated and what are we meant to be hoping for?) et al quite patronising, I’ve always maintained that the biggest ‘racists’ (groan, that cliche again) are often those who make a big fuss of how ‘non racist’ they are, most of us go about our lives and adopt a live and let live attitude, we don’t need to be reminded that we’re nazis because we fly a St George during the World cup or violent psychopaths because we wore an England shirt down the pub.

    Most people irrespective of race, nationality, religion etc are generally Ok in my opinion, they just don’t like being patronised, that’s all.

    • Phil Dickens says:

      Implying that we “support violence” “if it’s directed at a white British person” marked you down as someone with with right-wing or far-right policies. I know of no other group who promulgate such utter shite, especially when you can read for yourself that that’s not the case. We don’t believe that “just because you don’t like a persons opinion or views,” it “give[s] you the right to verbally or physically attack them” – we believe that those who promote hatred or violence must be opposed, and attacks by fascists must be physically repelled. You might as well equate a dad saying “if someone hits you, hit them back” with someone saying “find someone you dislike and lamp them.” Fascism is a violent ideology, its thugs rampage on the streets, and people get hurt. It is not a matter for the Oxford Debating Society.

      is it ‘racist’ (That over quoted cliche again) to suggest that immigration should be controlled, that whilst many migrants integrate well, a sizeable number don’t and that anti British sentiment exists in this country?

      Well, you might want to read more of our site. We have no truck with Islamism either, as a repressive and reactionary ideology. We don’t believe it’s “racist” to oppose immigration (though we do disagree with it) but we do believe that fascism involves a lot of racism, and that groups like the BNP and EDL are racist. But, again, our target isn’t racism alone – it’s fascism.

      What people think of UAF and Hope not Hate is their business. We have our own criticisms – LiverAF is neither of those groups and doesn’t share their politics. Again, actually read the site rather than construct straw men.

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