AH dear. Tommy Robinson. He’s described himself as being ‘like Marmite’ - you either love him or hate him.

We’ll let you make up your own minds.

Supporters of the self-proclaimed journalist have hit out at Oxford court because a woman was let off a potential Contempt of Court charge this week - the same crime Robinson (as he’s chosen to be called) has found himself behind bars for.

You can read more about it here.

Were Robinson actually a journalist, he’d know exactly why he’s in prison (with Julian Assange, apparently?) and why what he did was so dangerous (and worlds away from what Susan Westlake did).

Westlake stood up during a sentencing hearing and took photos. Why exactly, we may never know. But it was a sentencing hearing. The trial was over and there was absolutely no chance she could have prejudiced its proceedings. The conviction had already been made, and a jury was not still making a decision as to the defendant’s guilt.

She was told off not for directly prejudicing the case, but breaking the rules of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 (section 41, if you’re interested) which prohibit photography inside courts - which is why you end up with sketches of ongoing cases.

For Robinson’s supporters to say their idol has done ‘much less’ than Westlake is absurd.

He breached a reporting ban by live-streaming defendants arriving at court in an ongoing trial (that's right, ongoing, meaning the risk of prejudice was alive and well).

And it wasn’t even the first time. You’d have thought he’d learnt about Contempt when in 2017, when he received a sentence for the same crime at Canterbury Crown Court in 2017.

Contrary to popular belief, being a journalist doesn't involve picking up a pen or starting a blog and publishing anything you like, regardless of the consequences.

There are rules, and they are there for a reason. If Robinson wants to use the title, perhaps he needs to head back to school.