Tommy Robinson, the previous chief of the English Defence League (EDL), has been appointed as an adviser to Ukip.

The anti-Islam activist, whose actual title is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, will advise the get together’s chief, Gerard Batten, on rape gangs and jail reform.

Robinson was described by Mr Batten as having “nice information” concerning the topics. 

Mr Batten mentioned: “I’ve appointed Tommy Robinson to be a private particular adviser on two topics which he has nice information.

“It isn’t mandatory for him to be a celebration member with a purpose to help me on this position I’m trying ahead to working with him.”

Robinson, a former member of the British Nationwide Celebration (BNP), has had a sequence of run-ins with the legislation and has been convicted and jailed prior to now.

Years earlier than he based the EDL in 2009, Robinson was convicted of an assault, reportedly on an off-duty police officer.

Robinson was additionally imprisoned in 2013 for utilizing a passport within the title of Andrew McMaster to journey to the US.

Different convictions embody medicine and public order offences and he was jailed in 2014 for 18 months for mortgage fraud.

After the passport conviction, he mentioned that going to jail was the perfect factor that ever occurred to him .

Robinson was just lately jailed for 13 months for contempt of court docket in relation to his actions filming individuals concerned in a grooming case.

The sentence was later quashed and the case has been referred to the Lawyer Normal.

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