Far-right Islamophobe Tommy Robinson has suggested that Russia should be Britain’s “key partner” after Brexit – showing praise on the country’s dictator, Vladimir Putin.
Speaking to Russian publication KA during his visit to the country, the far-right leader and self-identifying ‘British patriot’ heaped praise on Russia and called for the two nations to work closer together.
“After the United Kingdom left the EU, Russia could become its key partner. Especially in the fight against jihadism. This is a big problem in Europe. We can work together to preserve our Christian values, culture and identity. Russians perceive Putin as a defender of the country. He is a strong politician. The West lacks strong men. Western politicians have come to life.”
Last week, Tommy Robinson delivered a speech in Russia called “The Rape of Britain” to Russian officials. Hosted by KA, they said the talk would cover Russian-British relations, Brexit, and “freedom of speech in Europe”.
This visit comes amid growing concerns about links between Russia and the British far-right. Last week, Britain First’s Paul Golding was charged for terrorism offences, after returning from a trip to Russia.
Maybe if they like Russia so much, they should stay there.