The internet has reacted to Tommy Robinson being arrested in Canada over suspicion of an immigration offence. 

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was held on Monday before being released, having been ordered to stay in the country and hand in his passport, he said.

Footage posted online showed him being handcuffed and led to the back of a waiting car after denouncing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The 41-year-old said on X (formerly known as Twitter): "None of this makes sense, I'm now detained in Calgary, prevented from leaving the city, these conditions stop me from continuing my tour of Canada and meeting with guests for podcasts.

"I'm not even allowed to leave to travel home."

Robinson had been booked to speak in three Canadian cities by a far-right outlet called Rebel News.

Since the video was uploaded to X many pointed out the irony in this case.

Robinson, a former leader of the English Defence League, is a staunch anti-immigration activist.

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Former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman, an outspoken critic of the far right, posted: "Tommy Robinson arrested as an illegal immigrant in Canada. It’s Rwanda for you my boy.

"This really is an election run up that just keeps on giving isn’t it ?"

Robinson in turn suggested Vorderman 'stick to maths'.

Narinda Kaur, a TV personality who regularly appears on Jeremy Vine, said: "Omg has Tommy Robinson actually been arrested for being an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ?! Hahaha Omg today could not get any better!"