Tommy Robinson: EDL founder formally released from bail by judge in Old Bailey

Tommy Robinson has been formally released from bail.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC announced that the founder of the English Defense League – whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was no longer subject to any bail conditions after referring his contempt of trial to the Prosecutor General.

In a short hearing in the Old Bailey, the judge said: "This is simply to indicate in the open court that the case is now referred to the attorney general, Mr. Yaxley-Lennon is no longer on bail for this court.

"Because there is no bail, there are no conditions for bail."

Robinson was released from prison in August after three prominent judges had disdained a disdain in court at the Leeds Crown Court.

But he can be sent back to prison if he is found again in contempt of filming people in a Huddersfield nursing test in Leeds and broadcasting the images on social media.

The court heard that he denied that the Movertoewet was being violated and that a broadcast would probably seriously damage the process.

The announcement comes after reports that Robinson could earn more than £ 1 million later this month on a possible trip to the US.

He has been invited by a group of Republican politicians to speak at the US Congress and is waiting to see if the US authorities will grant him a visa.

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Judge Hilliard had referred the case to Prosecutor General Geoffrey Cox QC after receiving a Robinson document last month.

He had said: "It is sufficient to say that the nature and extent of the controversies to be considered more clearly came to me than before."

If the case had been heard by Judge Hilliard in the Old Bailey, witnesses, including Robinson, could not be cross-examined.

Robinson cheered a large crowd of supporters on his latest performance.

Afterwards, the attorney general's office said that all material was "revisited" before a decision was made to refer Robinson to the High Court for contempt.