Can a leopard change spots?

Tommy Robinson
Tommy Robinson

The Duchess’s High School missed out on a real coup by cancelling Tommy Robinson’s appearance, as he has just been sentenced to 18 months in prison for mortgage fraud.

So there’ll be no chance for a while to find out about what a reformed character Mr Robinson is.

Gazette readers may also remember that our fine upstanding BNP candidate at the last General Election, Peter Mailer, was also jailed for 18 months for forgery back in 2010.

I take heart that today’s far-right activists and politicians are entering the political mainstream by committing financial fraud, rather than verbally abusing and attacking ethnic minorities in days of old.

Nowadays, they wear suits even on days when they aren’t in court. They’re still not pretty on the inside though.

David Farrar,

Swansfield Park Road,

Alnwick