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article imageOp-Ed: School denies freedom of speech to former EDL leader

By Richard Milnes     Jan 15, 2014 in World
School children have been left disappointed after the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick, Northumberland cancelled a speaking engagement by former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.
The intolerant school cancelled Mr Robinson’s scheduled lecture, which was to be on the subject of tolerance.
Tommy Robinson - a brave English patriot
Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League human rights organisation until he stepped down in October, to pursue a new venture with the Quilliam group, has confronted and protested against the threat posed by militant Islam within the UK.
He received numerous death threats and was targeted by the British establishment. He became known as a Churchilian figure of British resistance in stark contrast to the cowardly appeasers of militant Islam within the British establishment such as Prime Minister David Cameron who is still listed as a founding signatory to Michael Adebolajo’s UAF.
Campaign of hate by Mirror/HNH
The left wing and militant Islamist appeasing Mirror newspaper, which works closely with the deceptively named anti-British pressure group Hope Not Hate (a sister organisation to Michael Adebolajo’s UAF) tried to take the credit for the undemocratic action.
The same article by Jeremy Armstrong appears on both the Mirror and Hate not Hope’s website. There is a box at the bottom of the Hate not hope’s website saying that they are supported by the Daily Mirror, and indeed it is likely that the Mirror was tipped off by Hate not Hope.
According to the Mirror, Mr Robinson’s visit to the school had been arranged by head of religious education Louis Spence, who believed children would benefit from the experience.
“By inviting visitors as diverse as Tommy Robinson, students are given the opportunity to rise to the challenges they will face as adults,” said Mr Spence.
However, head teacher Maurice Hall is believed to have cancelled the planned visit after the hysterical article in the left-wing Mirror.
Mr Robinson today told Metro: “These talks have been booked for months. But today one of the schools cancelled because of the attention it received in the press.
"I was going to speaking alongside speakers from Quilliam. I was going to talk about my experiences and answer questions from pupils.
"I understand that some people will not be happy about that, because of what I’ve done, but I want something good to come out of the last four years. I’m disappointed.”
The National Union of Teachers, NASUWT and Educational Institute of Scotland were all recently named and shamed as founding signatories to UAF, which had one of the killers of drummer Lee Rigby, Michael Adebolajo as a speaker at their Harrow rally in September 2009.
Outrage expressed on social media
School children and others turned to social media to voice their disgust at the undemocratic censorship that they had been the victims of at the hands of their school head teacher, the spineless, politically correct Maurice Hall in association with the left-wing Mirror and anti British traitors of 'Hate not hope'.
Dom Short tweeted: “Id love ‪@TRobinsonNewEra at my school,anyday!” (sic)
Barno tweeted: “Gutted ‪@TRobinsonNewEra couldn't come to my school, really wanted to give you a high five.”
Steve said: “I say let ‪@TRobinsonNewEra speak in schools let's hear what he has to say, rather than listening to what your told he says!!”
Sophie Conner was “Absolutely gutted that ‪@TRobinsonNewEra couldn't come to Our school because People think it is wrong for him to talk to us!”
Ishaaq said: “Education is the key to our own understanding. Let ‪@TRobinsonNewEra speak at schools, to better our cohesion.”
Requests from other schools and colleges were already coming in…
Sean Reeves tweeted: “I wish youd come to my school Highbury grove London islington stupid lefty teachers need an education please” (sic)
Showing just how out of touch the Mirror is with the views of the British public Mark Harton tweeted: “Tommy would be welcomed with open arms by students to speak at our college. * Middlesbrough *”
Anthony Purton tweeted: “you should come have a word at my college, would be great to see”
Tommy Robinson tweeted: “I'm banned from speaking but Hizb ut Tahrir are allowed to run Westminster Uni Islamic society?”
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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