Tommy Robinson boasts about scoring drugs and proclaims himself 'king of whole Islam race', in newly emerged video

Bizarre footage shows EDL founder using racial slur and saying he had to call to 'Benjamin Netanf***ing blah'

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Correspondent
Wednesday 13 February 2019 11:47 GMT
Tommy Robinson boasts about being able to score drugs in video

Tommy Robinson has boasted about scoring drugs and proclaimed himself “king of the whole Islam race”, in newly emerged footage.

The far-right activist, who has several criminal convictions and in 2014 admitted to possessing 3.48 grams of cocaine with intent to supply, claimed: “No matter where I’ve gone in the world I score … I’ve gone to f***ing Qatar, to Doha, and scored gear on the sesh while they’re all praying. Everywhere mate, every city I’ve gone to.”

A video obtained by The Sun shows Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, walking down a street in the Italian city of Bologna last month.

He is seen describing a taxi driver as a “little p**i who drives a car”.

In another clip, he sings: “I’m going to punch you in the head, kick you in the face, because I am the king of the whole Islam race.”

Robinson declared himself a Zionist and said that “if there was a war tomorrow, which there will be, because I’ll probably start it at the end of this sesh”, he would fight for Israel, adding: “F*** Palestine.”

“I had to ring Benjamin Netanf***ing blah … I can’t remember his name, and got my Zionist card out and said I am a Zionist and I bought us everything,” he added. “Shalom motherf***er.”

Robinson has visited the country and a pro-Israel think-tank helped fund his legal expenses last year.

Posting on his Facebook account after the video was published, Robinson said the footage was from a group message with friends of different ethnicities, who were “bantering each other constantly”.

The 36-year-old father accused The Sun of cutting together clips from different occasions.

“I was absolutely steamboated, I don’t even remember,” he added. “It’s cringe.”

In a separate live video, which appeared to be sent from a Center Parcs holiday with his wife and children, Robinson said he had been “chatting s***”.

“Does anyone think that Tommy Robinson went to an Islamic country and got drugs and took them?” he added.

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The footage emerged days before a Panorama documentary on Robinson, who has threatened to “expose” BBC journalists and called a protest in Manchester.

The English Defence League (EDL) founder garnered global support after being jailed for contempt of court in May last year.

He was freed in August after the Court of Appeal overturned the findings because of procedural failings, and the attorney general is currently deciding whether the case will proceed.

Robinson, who is Ukip’s official adviser on grooming gangs, is trying to set up a new website and has been asking supporters for donations for his work, and to attempt to sue media outlets.

He was due to go on an Australian speaking tour alongside Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and Milo Yiannopoulos this month, but the event was postponed because the trio have not been granted visas.

Supporters had paid up to A$995 (£563) to attend the tour, which was originally scheduled for December.

Robinson was also unable to speak to Republican senators in Washington after the US failed to grant a visa in time last year.

Robinson’s extensive criminal record includes convictions for violence, drug possession, public order offences, mortgage fraud and entering the US under a false passport.

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