Tommy Robinson has announced on A-level results day that he will be funding two White Working Class British students to go to the University of Oxford
The convicted fraudster has always claimed to be a man of the people – and now he is taking it one step further with the Robinson Scholarship, which will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course.
Describing the new initiative, he told the Herald: ‘It’s so important for white working class students, especially, to be aware that it can 100% be an option to attend a university of this calibre.’
‘Whilst you may think the donations I receive fund my lifestyle eating crisps and looking up my assumed name on twitter, I really do care about the people I claim to care about. Honest.’
Students from poorer backgrounds can find it harder to meet the more onerous timetables of top academic study, especially if they are working part time and their peers are not. This year’s entries will be self-funded by Robinson however, he hopes to engage more support from additional investors to become part of the scheme.
Robinson’s good deed comes after Stormzy has been criticised for a similar scheme to help Black British students attend Cambridge. Robinson said:
‘Imagine if everyone complaining about Stormzy gave just one shiny pound to help the people they claim to care about, we’d be able to reintroduce the grant system.’
We understand Boris Johnson and Michael Gove advised Robinson that Oxford was far better than Cambridge to support despite its track record in favouring a darker colour of blue.