‘Stop being weak’: EDL leader Tommy Robinson in vicious war of words with Gutless Tony Blair

The very public spat came after the far-right group’s leader tweeted his approval of a piece written by the former Prime Minister in which he strongly criticised Islam.

Robinson, also known by his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, boasted that Blair’s article, which said there was a “problem within Islam”, was correct and “confirms everything we say.”

The former Labour leader’s representatives quickly took to Twitter to distance himself from the controversial group, posting under the username @tonyblairoffice.

“@EDLTrobinson Not the case at all,” Blair’s office responded.

“You obviously haven’t read the article properly – there is nothing in common with what you have to say.”