Tommy Robinson brands Theresa May's Brexit defeat a 'betrayal' during speech at Ukip rally

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Robinson made a speech to protesters in Westminster shortly after ministers voted against Mrs May withdrawal agreement (PA)

Tommy Robinson branded Theresa May’s Brexit defeat a ‘betrayal’ in front of a crowd of thousands of people at a rally in London’s Parliament Square.

Robinson fronted Ukip’s ‘Brexit betrayal’ rally in his role as special adviser to party leader Gerard Batten on the day the UK was originally scheduled to leave the EU.

He joined thousands of people organised by dozens of protest groups who vented their frustration at the Government’s failure to leave the EU on time after the Government’s withdrawal agreement was defeated in Parliament for a third time.

Robinson called Mrs May’s defeat a betrayal – and used the opportunity to show his self-made documentary to protesters in Westminster (PA)

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arrived to the rally on Parliament Street for a number of speeches on Friday afternoon.

Robinson said: ‘So Theresa May has lost her vote. Many people will be asking what does that even mean.

‘It means we were betrayed. Today is supposed to be our Independence Day.’

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Mrs May lost the vote on her withdrawal agreement by 344 votes to 286 – a margin of 58 – while thousands of pro-Brexit demonstrators marched on Westminster.

It means the UK have missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to May 22.

The Prime Minister now has until April 12 to request a longer extension to avoid the UK leaving without a deal.

The crowd were then shown a documentary made by Robinson on a 50-foot screen – a critique of a BBC Panorama investigation into him.

He said of his documentary: ‘Panodrama proves everything, every single one of you already know: propaganda, slander, collusion, demonisation against every single one of us.’