Tommy Robinson: “I Would Join UKIP”, And It Would Kick Off A “Political Revolution In Britain”
Tommy Robinson has told his followers that he would join UKIP if offered party membership, adding that the party would be “mad” to not consider allowing him in.
In a video posted last night to his Facebook page, Tommy Robinson told his almost 1,000,000 followers that he wants UKIP to “electrify” British politics by offering him membership.
A debate within UKIP over whether or not to offer Robinson party membership was kick-started this week when Kipper Central exclusively revealed the party could be debating the matter at its national conference later this month.
A controversial motion calling for the party’s ruling body, its National Executive Committee (NEC), to offer Robinson party membership will be debated at the conference if party chairman Tony McIntyre gives it the go-ahead.
Tommy said: “I would join UKIP, but I find it amazing that the NEC could make a decision that would prevent their own members from making their own decision on their party.
“The name ‘Tommy Robinson’ has became a symbol; it’s become far more than me! The #FreeTommy movement was not about me! It was about the British public, it was about people all over the world, who feel they’re being dictated to, who feel they don’t have a voice! A movement has been created to give those people a voice.
“On Sunday, the NEC of UKIP, you have a choice to make: do you represent that feeling, or do you crush it? This isn’t actually about me personally; this is about whether you’re willing to take up that movement, willing to politicise that movement, and willing to give people in this country a voice – a voice against the wrongs that we know are happening, a voice to challenge the establishment.”
The motion, proposed by UKIP’s Family & Children spokesman Alan Craig, reads: “Conference believes that Tommy Robinson is a global figure who stands in the long English tradition of anti-establishment rebels with a cause from Robin Hood to the Suffragettes; admires his campaigns both for #FreeSpeech and to expose the authorities’ decades-long silence and inaction over the industrial-scale child sexual abuse by rape gangs; and requests the NEC to consider offering him membership of UKIP.”
Craig told Kipper Central: “Tommy has become a global phenomenon representing those who have been excluded and silenced by the globalist liberal elite.
“He courageously turned his back on all racism and the EDL and now campaigns for free speech and on those issues like rape gangs that the authorities want to ignore.
“He’s now a Kipper at heart and we should welcome him.”
Robinson also revealed that UKIP’s leader is the only politician who has ever made him want to vote, saying: “I’ve watched, and I’ve met Gerard Batten – and I want to say a thank you to UKIP and Gerard Batten to speaking out on my behalf, for reaching out to the people of this country, for going and mixing it with the general people on the street on this country. Gerard is the only politician I’ve watched and I’ve listened to that would make me get up and vote.”
He said that the British mainstream media are “terrified” of him joining UKIP and are working to prevent it, adding: “If you look at the response from the left-wing media in this, they’re terrified of me joining UKIP – they’re terrified! They know the support we have across this country, they know the way the public are feeling, and they want to do everything they can to stop it.”
Seconding the motion is Reece Coombes, the 17-year-old Deputy Chairman of UKIP’s youth wing; Young Independence and the owner of Kipper Central, the platform he used to kick off the debate for UKIP to “stop looking backwards and let Tommy Robinson join UKIP”.
If the motion is debated and accepted at conference, it will return to the NEC whose 12 members will have the final say on whether or not to offer Robinson membership of the party.
Tommy also told his followers that his joining UKIP would give the British people an alternative party like those surging across Europe, and told the party it could lead to 20,000 new members. He said: “UKIP have the opportunity to electrify this country’s working class. I’ve seen people make comments saying ‘Oh if Tommy Robinson joins UKIP, they might lose 2,000 members.’ You might gain 20,000!
“You might cause a political revolution in Britain. We have sat for too long and we get excited about watching the election in Sweden – the Swedish Democrats, good luck to you, we want the best for Sweden! It’s about time the British public had a party they could get excited about!”
Nathan Ryding, who sits on the NEC as well as being the Chairman of Young Independence, exclusively told Kipper Central that he will back the motion on Sunday to give the members a debate on Mr Robinson’s UKIP membership.
Ryding said: “I have chosen to support this motion as it puts the decision to the members.
“It is impossible for the NEC to know how all the members feel about this particular issue, and regardless of personal opinion, I believe it is only right that the members decide.”
Robinson also took the opportunity to praise Nigel Farage’s work on Brexit, but warned him not to condemn those who are “brave” enough to talk about Islam. He said: “I applaud Nigel Farage – Nigel Farage concentrated on Brexit and he deserves the applause for bringing us Brexit. But Nigel wasn’t prepared to talk about Islam.
“Maybe, because he didn’t want to drain himself, and he didn’t want the accusation and the problems it would bring, and he wanted to concentrate on Brexit and well done for that. But please don’t try and condemn other people who are brave enough to talk about this!”
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