PayPal BANS Tommy Robinson for violating terms and conditions and says site can't be used to 'promote hate, violence and intolerance'

The online payment service is believed to have told Robinson it will no longer process payments on his behalf.

He said he was using the service to collect donations to fight his legal battles before branding the ban as ‘fascism’.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, said: “They just don’t know like my opinion and want to silence me.

“The Government and establishment can I see have pubic support, they can see I have the ability to fight back.”

PayPal said in a statement it could not comment on individual customers but did say it regularly reviews their accounts to ensure they use them within the company policy.


Any accounts that violate its policies would be closed, it said.

It said: “We carefully review accounts to ensure our services are used in line with our long-standing Acceptable Use Policy, and take action as appropriate.

“We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory.”

PayPal added: “We do not take decisions like these lightly, and we work hard to be rigorous and fair-minded when reviewing PayPal accounts.

"Striking the necessary balance between upholding free expression and open dialogue and protecting principles of tolerance, diversity and respect for all people is a challenge that many companies are grappling with today.

“We work hard to achieve the right balance and to ensure that our decisions are values-driven and not political.”

Robinson was freed from prison in August after three judges put an end to a contempt of court finding made at Leeds Crown Court.

He was formally released on Monday from bail after Old Bailey judge Nicholas Hillard QC referred the case to the Attorney General.

The court heard he denied breaching the Contempt of Court Act and making a broadcast what was likely to prejudice the trail.

The Attorney General’s Office said all the material was being looked at “afresh” before a decision would be made on whether or not to refer Robinson to the High Court for contempt.



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