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Far right activist Tommy Robinson to visit Barrow

Far right activist Tommy Robinson is set to visit Barrow next week as he drums up support for his Euro election campaign.

Robinson - real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - is planning to visit to the town next Thursday and speak at 7pm but the location has been kept under wraps for now.

The 36-year-old will speak across the northwest and London throughout May.

Robinson has been banned from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for “violations of hate speech.”

Robinson’s visit to Warrington last week resulted in a milkshake being thrown at him and subsequent violent disorder which is being investigated by the police.

The founder of the English Defence League was campaigning to be elected as a North West MEP in the upcoming elections when the incident happened - as he plans to do in Barrow.

A video of the incident went viral.

Robinson paid his deposit to stand in the European elections last Thursday which will be held in Britain unless the Brexit deal is ratified in Westminster before May 23.

The former British National party (BNP) member wants to take the same seat that his then leader Nick Griffin held from 2009 to 2014.

It has been reported that Robinson could exploit EU rules to access millions of pounds of public money if he is elected.

He and his cronies could personally benefit to the tune of up to £2 million but he could access even more EU cash, which is paid in part by British taxpayers.

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