Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon) led the racist English defence league for five years until 2013. He left under a cloud of controversy due to both his links with counter extremist group Quilliam and also due to the suggestion that he had agreed to a monthly payment of £2000 in exchange for leaving the EDL leaderless.
Robinson has a history of Islamophobia dating back to his early association with the BNP and evident in his current position as the figure head of PegidaUK which has a strong Islamophobic agenda. Unlike Pegida in Germany, Pegida UK has been low profile and unsuccessful, making little impact.
More recently Robinson has undertaken a trip to Israel, declared himself a Zionist and attempted to establish Jewish connections to promote an anti Muslim agenda.