(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
The whoppers start more or less from the word go, with Ms Mensch deciding that Sun readers need her valuable insights into what will happen in May’s General Election, an event most of them will already be heartily sick of. And her targets include Alex Salmond, who “has damaged the SNP by saying he’d only deal with Ed Mili … if Salmond wants real concessions, he can’t rule out a deal with the Tories”.
And, as Jon Stewart might have said, two things here. One, Alex Salmond is no longer the leader of the SNP, a responsibility now borne by Nicola Sturgeon. And two, as he is no longer SNP leader, he can rule out a deal with anyone and everyone. But Ms Mensch is sure of one thing: Young Dave will still be PM after the contest. “Cam looks like getting another term in No 10, with a reduced overall majority”.
This, too, should not have passed the Subs’ attention, as witness “The anonymous @InspGadgetBlogs breaks the law daily when, as a Police officer, he shills for the Labour party … Police officers aren’t meant to give the appearance of bias. He says he wants a ‘Labour landslide’ and canvasses fellow officers to vote for them. This is the political policing that saw girls raped in Rotherham as local Police sucked up to the Labour council’s party machine”. How far off the stupidity scale is that?
And that’s on ISIS … and Ebola: “Two of the biggest plagues of 2014 have come together in the happiest way as IS fighters show up in Mosul with Ebola”. Yeah, right. And where did she get the idea that Ebola, rampant in West Africa, had showed up in Iraq? It’s no more than wild rumour, fuelled partly by western media being unable to get to the area concerned to find out if the claims are true. Which they probably are not.