CONTROVERSIAL activist Tommy Robinson has accused a Glasgow MP of lying as he targeted the politician outside a city library.

As reported by the Evening Times, police were called and officers escorted Stewart McDonald, Glasgow South SNP MP, from Pollokshaws Library with Robinson outside.

The activist, who was jailed last year for contempt of court for revealing details of a trial, said he was waiting to challenge Mr McDonald with questions claiming he lied in the House of Commons about him.

Defending his actions after the incident, which Robinson streamed live on Facebook, he said in a statement: “For too long, the media and the establishment have told lies. They have smeared and slandered my name.

“Glasgow South MP Stewart McDonald stood and abused his parliamentary privilege.

“He stated it is a fact that Tommy Robinson is guilty of inciting racial tensions.

“I have never been arrested, let alone convicted for any hate speech, incitement, or racial charges.

“So, for a respected member of parliament to lie so blatantly, which was then picked up by the media and spread across the world, is beyond words.

“I’m fed up of these lies being spread about me, so I decided to speak to him in an open meeting that he invites members of the public to ask him questions.

“Mr McDonald called the police and hid from me rather than asking questions.”

He added: “I was thankful for the many members of his constituency that showed us support.”

Mr McDonald was not able to be contacted for comment.

Police Scotland has been contacted by the Evening Times for more details.

Today’s events come just a day after YouTube as suspended adverts on Robinson’s account for breaching the site’s advertising guidelines.

The Google-owned video platform said it had placed the restrictions on Robinson’s YouTube channel – which has 270,000 subscribers – for content around controversial issues and sensitive events.