Judge Geoffrey Marson QC sentenced Tommy Robinson to 13 months in jail last Friday.
Mr Robinson was accused of ‘breaching the peace’ outside Leeds Crown Court and was arrested while live streaming to over 10,000 followers.
After taking advice from a solicitor appointed to him by the courts, Mr Robinson pleaded guilty to contempt of court, hoping for a low sentence.
The judge gave him 13 months.
The judge claimed that he ‘respects everyone’s right to free speech’, but told Tommy that ‘breach court orders there will be very real consequences’.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said: “No one could possibly conclude that it would be anything other than highly prejudicial to the defendants in the trial.
“I respect everyone’s right to free speech. That’s one of the most important rights that we have.
“With those rights come responsibilities. The responsibility to exercise that freedom of speech within the law.
“I am not sure you appreciate the potential consequence of what you have done.”
He added: “People have to understand that if they breach court orders there will be very real consequences.”
English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has been jailed for a total of 13 months for contempt of court and breaching the terms of a previous suspended sentence after being arrested outside Leeds Crown Court last week
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) May 29, 2018