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Tommy Robinson drops in on Llanelli as town rejects the far right

09 Mar 2024 3 minute read
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (center) Stan Robinson (left) and Dan Morgan (right). Photo Searchlight

Martin Shipton

The far right activist and convicted criminal who calls himself “Tommy Robinson” has made a fleeting visit to Wales at a time when UKIP, the political party he has been linked with, has plunged to its lowest level of support.

Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was seen outside the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli with leading local Islamophobes Stan Robinson and Dan Morgan, who infiltrated the campaign to oppose Home Office plans to house migrants in the hotel. The plan has since been abandoned.

Yaxley-Lennon – who adopted the Tommy Robinson alias in a bid to hide his string of criminal convictions, but was then exposed by the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight – was filmed congratulating Robinson and Morgan on the decision of the Home Office to scrap the Stradey Park project because of local opposition.

Fraud

Robinson is UKIPs general election candidate for Llanellli while Morgan was convicted in October 2023 for his involvement in a multi-million-pounds insurance fraud that robbed people of their life savings and given a suspended prison sentence.

But if Yaxley-Lennon thought he was visiting a town that was ripe for conversion to his toxic brand of politics, he was greatly mistaken. In two council by-elections – for seats on Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Town Council – UKIP received humiliatingly low levels of support.

Both elections took place in the Elli ward. In the county council by-election UKIP candidate Hettie Sheehan, described as a former barrister, got just 27 votes (4%), while in the town council by-election she got 40 votes (6%).

Searchlight reported: “It was only back in 2018 that UKIP began tearing itself apart when leader Gerald Batten appointed Tommy ‘Ten Names’ Robinson as the party’s ‘grooming’ adviser. An association with the likes of Robinson was too much for many members. The link was short lived but the damage was done.

“Now it seems Robinson is once again welcome: he got the warmest of receptions in Llanelli from those scumbags at Voice of Wales (aka south Wales UKIP online TV) run by convicted fraudster Dan Morgan and former trade union buster Stan Robinson. More clear evidence – if any were needed – of UKIP’s current rightward direction of travel.”

UKIP is in further turmoil following the decision of former Senedd Member Neil Hamilton to step down in May as party leader “to have a quieter life”. Acting as returning officer for the forthcoming leadership election, is the party’s “national chair” Ben Walker of South Gloucestershire, who was recently sacked as a magistrate after Nation.Cymru revealed that he had criminal convictions as a rogue builder.

Rejected

A Searchlight spokesman said: ‘It seems the good people of Llanelli have decisively rejected Walker’s racists and idiots, even when aided by “Tommeeee, Tommeeeee”, convicted fraudster Dan Vow Morgan, and the internationally notorious ‘Liar and Cheat’ [as he was described in the Guardian after losing a libel trial against the paper, which investigated his involvement in the ‘cash for questions’ scandal that led to his losing his supposedly safe Tory seat in the 1997 general election) Neil Hamilton himself.

“The by-election results are appalling for UKIP, and more so in the light that no other party to the right of the Tories took part in either contest.

“They had the Grifter field all to themselves but still got ignominiously rejected.”


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Alan Jones
Alan Jones
1 month ago

In a democracy people have a right to say what they believe but also others then have the right to disagree. I therefore reserve the right to paraphrase Nye Bevan in saying that these absolute waste of skin ie 10 names Robinson & his ilk are ” lower than vermin”. There, I’ve said it now & I can get on with my day.

antismallcocks
antismallcocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Alan Jones

Where Tommy ten names Robinson goes, his coke-supplier usually was not far behind. This post used to be filled by Danny four names Tommo, with a conviction for armed kidnapping, but I am assured that he is no longer in the drugs trade. But with all the links the United Kingdom Independence Party now has to the illegal drugs industry specially in South Wales, one has to wonder. With 24 criminal convictions, including some serious drugs ones and a long custodial sentence, scattered between the three who run STAMPS bar in Llanelli, which is where United Kingdom Independence Party often… Read more »

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
1 month ago

Fascist scum.

Another Jones
Another Jones
1 month ago

Mr. Steven ‘Multiple Convictions Serial Jailbird’ Yaxley-Lennon fell out with UKIP years ago, when it got rid of his devotee, then UKIP leader Gerard Batten, and thousands of their fans.

Mr. Benjamin ‘Multiple Convictions Rogue Builder and Expelled JP’ Walker played a role in this, maybe seeing a chance to seize control of the party all for himself, which happened in 2021.

Has Ms. Anne Marie Waters tipped off Mr. Yaxley-Lennon that there’s a pipeline with Millions of Pounds of legacies to UKIP that is ripe for “siphonage”?

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

I can’t understand why hate-mongers like Yaxley-Lennon are not in prison.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago
Reply to  Erisian

Perhaps because we have a sitting band of hate driven rulers who concur with his views. They just don’t quite have enough backbone to say so despite the evidence of our eyes and ears proving it beyond doubt.

Neiltaffy
Neiltaffy
1 month ago
Reply to  Erisian

Most of the time they are usually running off to Spain

Another Jones
Another Jones
1 month ago

But there’s the little problem of first getting rid of its Permanent Chairman Mr. Walker, his Umbrella Trust, his multiple companies, etc

Last month Mr. Walker brought in reinforcements, in the form of crony Mr. Bill ‘Golliwogs and Sex Scandal’ Etheridge for the UKIP leadership election which as Returning Officer Mr. Walker fully controls.

Will the two convicted grifters, Mr. Yaxley-Lennon and Mr. Walker, come to a gentleman’s agreement about the main chance, or are there more players for the loot?

Another Jones
Another Jones
1 month ago

Mr. Walker is notorious for many things, including offering dodgy 50-50 deals, as he did six years ago to UKIP Leader Henry Bolton, and again in a profit-share in this year’s leadership panto. Mr. Yaxley-Lennon must surely be aware his mates are pressing for Mr. Walker to be prosecuted for making a fraudulent written and oral application to be a Magistrate, and it could be for a few other matters to be taken into consideration. Were Mr. Walker to get banged up, those millions could be a lot closer, and I’m sure Mr. Yaxley-Lennon could put them to even more… Read more »

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Has he got anymore trips to Russia planned?

A jay
A jay
1 month ago

What a bunch of horrendous people to stain the town of Llanelli. Any room on the flights to Rwanda for these mupets.

red harry
red harry
1 month ago

Top man Tommy

FrankC
FrankC
30 days ago
Reply to  red harry

You appear to have misspelt racist scum.

Grievous
Grievous
29 days ago
Reply to  FrankC

.👍

Dai Ponty
Dai Ponty
1 month ago

I am surprised the far right nut job Tommy Robinson has not been invited to join the far right propaganda channel G B News he would fit in well there

Padi Phillips
Padi Phillips
1 month ago
Reply to  Dai Ponty

I think he’s far too much to the right even for them!

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

Is that the same Searchlight Magazine founded by convicted burglar Gerry Gable, also known for his libellous false research for BBC’s Panorama about 2 Conservative MPs?

Riki
Riki
1 month ago

It’s ironic how these people say they are Pro Wales, when in fact the union they love actually seeks to destroy everything that is unique to Wales, Language and History etc. A person cannot be Pro Union and Pro Wales as one seeks to destroy the other. It’s an oxymoron!!! I wish it wasn’t the case but it is.

Sophie
Sophie
24 days ago
Reply to  Riki

I’m Welsh and I would never use my Welshness as an excuse for bigotry. I think when it comes to people coming to our country to live and work from other places, we should welcome it! As it’s good to discover and learn about different cultures and their customs, that exchanging of culture and customs makes the country rich in variety.

cblestreet
cblestreet
1 month ago

The term Sospan and our Welsh flag is being exploited by these far right scumbags. That wall art needs to go It may well have been produced with the best of intentions but i don’t think the artist ever envisaged his work being exploited like this

onedragonontheshirt
onedragonontheshirt
30 days ago

A pox upon Tommeh and all the other racist chancers of his ilk.

Richard Davies
Richard Davies
30 days ago

It would be no great loss to the world if somebody “dropped” stephen yaxley-lennon (along with the rest of the scum) down a disused mineshaft!

Another Jones
Another Jones
29 days ago

So there are #TWO# Grifters with multiple criminal convictions and records involving fraud, but only #ONE# Pot of Gold, all those millions in legacies left to Ukip.

Will Ukip’s Hartlepool PPC up her game, so that her man could win.? The two or now three Executive Committee members she has on her side won’t be enough.

This could become interesting, even though the Returning Officer has a long history for dishonesty and cheating.

James
James
27 days ago

Reading this, it’s clear that the journalist really really hates Tommy Robinson. Which is fine, we are entitled to our personal opinions. It just worries me a little that a media news reported is quite biased and not really telling any facts other than Robinson past. Very quick to call the people of Llanelli racist scum bags however I didn’t see or hear of any people offering to house those illegal immigrants in their house or town……..so, are they Llanelli scum bags for protecting their local communities and families or are they scum bags because they fought for them to… Read more »

cablestreet
cablestreet
26 days ago
Reply to  James

What a load of old tosh. Martin Shipton’s article never referred to these three racist scumbags as being from Llanelli, one of them just happens to be standing as a far right Kipper candidate for Llanelli in the General Election. Can’t wait to see how that pans out.
Martin Shipman deals in facts unlike you and your “heard on the grapevine” far right trope!

Kris
Kris
25 days ago
Reply to  James

Tommy’s done some bad things, like committing mortgage fraud (convicted), travelling on someone else’s passport (convicted), endangering the conduct of rape trials (convicted). He’s done some dumb things, like cocaine, boasting in a video he broadcast that he’s King of the Islam Race and had scored all over the Middle East, recklessly publishing lies about a schoolboy. But the grifter’s done some good things too. A diamond in the very rough? Tommy is right to call out today’s U.K.I.P. as an Unlawful Enterprise run by scammers and conmen to embezzle money which had been left in Wills to what was… Read more »

Sophie
Sophie
24 days ago

It’s almost disgusting how Robinson gets away with his hatefulness. His hate is enough to encourage people to act out of violence towards minorities. If it wasn’t tax fraud he got arrested for, it should be hate crimes. Robinson and his ilk are truly disgusting people.

Hope, Not Hate
Hope, Not Hate
20 days ago
Reply to  Sophie

Hello, do you know what they almost say about the dangers of a Little Knowledge? Mr Stephen Yaxley-Lennon was not convicted but ACQUITTED of his part in the income tax fraud. Which, the Huffington Post or whoever on which you relied “forgot” to add to their smear pieces. Would you prefer to hear instead directly from the defence QC, now KC, Mr Sherrard, https://furnivalchambers.co.uk/barrister/charlie-sherrard-kc on this matter? Please read that article, I’d be obliged. It was Mr Steven Vowles, another Steve, who got done for possession with intent to supply. Not Tommy. Why isn’t your anger directed instead at the genuine lying… Read more »

Hope, Not Hate
Hope, Not Hate
20 days ago

@SOPHIE

https://web.archive.org/web/20240217233008/https://twitter.com/LadyDetectives1/status/1751722759627895030

https://web.archive.org/web/20240318114059/https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/1751923231546556752

As a lady, what do you think about this sexual extortion and harassment?
You know, the ex navy officer who never was, the ex magistrate with the faulty memory about his own long list of criminal convictions involving dishonesty, the ex councillor who got in a lot of trouble with HMRC over tax?
There’s even a scan of the newspaper cutting at the end of
https://www.bradleystokejournal.co.uk/2012/05/14/bradley-stoke-mayor-hit-smear-campaign
You could almost learn a lot even from this paper https://nation.cymru/news/ukip-chairman-sacked-as-magistrate-after-convictions-revealed-by-nation-cymru

Hope, Not Hate
Hope, Not Hate
20 days ago
Reply to  Hope, Not Hate

Anne Marie Waters has let us know she has been passed vetting by the Ukip Returning Officer, the same rogue builder and scammer. This is only because he will instead cheat at the vote count which he will run without oversight to deny her the leadership. He knows he will be sacked by her.

https://web.archive.org/web/20240320131336/https://twitter.com/LadyDetectives1/status/1770197874116039106

https://web.archive.org/web/20240320130157/https://twitter.com/LadyDetectives1/status/1770181692763914563

If Anne Marie Waters is cheated of her rightful place as UKIP’s leader by his fake candidate Etheridge. the other one Lois Perry is only there for decoration and use… fire works.

Voice of Wells
Voice of Wells
14 days ago

No more Anne Marie Waters, now. https://www.ukip.org/leadership-election-2024-update

Anne Marie Waters would have made a great leader but naturally the rogue builder wasn’t going to permit that, with as many kids as he has to support and all that.

Mr John Turley
Mr John Turley
12 days ago

I Love Tommy and Voice Of Wales…..

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