HERITAGE: Watch Akala Firmly Shut Down Tommy Robinson On Debate Show 'Free Speech' (2013)

HERITAGE: Watch Akala Firmly Shut Down Tommy Robinson On Debate Show 'Free Speech' (2013)


April 10, 2019

Back in 2013, BBC Three broadcast a debate show which, given recent years, all seems a bit quaint. Entitled Free Speech, the discussions of course turned to the issue of race with the question "Is Britain becoming more racist?"

Big mouth of the week, Tommy Robinson, was there as leader of the now defunct EDL, reciting his usual vile rhetoric on Islam, Muslim people and race as a whole. Thankfully, Akala was also on the panel, ready to run circles around Robinson and generally make him look extremely foolish. If you've seen Akala speak before or if you've read his book, Natives: Race And Class In The Ruins Of Empire, you'll already know how completely outgunned Robinson was here.

Watch the master at work below.



Photography: Alexis Chabala


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