The 36 year old has been sentenced to nine months for contempt of court after broadcasting outside a child grooming trial.
The English Defence League founder has been sentenced to nine months for contempt of court on Thursday July 11th after broadcasting from outside a child grooming trial.
Real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, filmed defendants turning up to their trial on his social media page in May last year.
Dame Victoria Sharp said that the reason for the sentence was “punishment and deterrence”.
Passing Robinson’s sentence Dame Victoria said “We are in no doubt that the custody threshold is crossed in this case, in particular having regard to the common law contempt that the respondent committed.”
“Nothing less than a custodial penalty would properly reflect the gravity of the conduct we have identified.”
She said “The respondent (Robinson) cannot be given credit for pleading guilty. He has lied about a number of matters and sought to portray himself as the victim of unfairness and oppression.
“This does not increase his sentence, but it does mean that there can be no reduction for an admission of guilt.”
His Telegram account said “Sentenced to prison for journalism. Time for protests to start, this is an absolute joke!”
Robinson’s sentence was reduced to 19 weeks as Dame Victoria took into account the time he previously spent behind bars for contempt.
He will only serve half before being released.
Tommy arrived at the court on Thursday wearing a t-shirt with the writing ‘Convicted of journalism’.