After the departure from the Cabinet of Sayeeda Warsi came the revelations: those who actually knew her took one view, while those who not only didn’t know her, but didn’t want to know her, took a very different one. One could almost conclude that the latter were informed by, shall we say, their own self-imposed lack of information, and, it has to be said, a side order of prejudice.
While Michael Ashcroft told that “The resignation of Sayeeda Warsi is a loss to both the Government and the Conservative Party”, and Eric Pickles observed “At DCLG Sayeeda Warsi played an important role in integration: helping unite people, tackling hate crime and commemorating the best of Britain”, this view was contradicted by those on the outside with their own axe to grind.
Yes, while even her political opponents were prepared to be gracious – Ed Miliband told that “I think Baroness Warsi has acted with principle and integrity. People around Britain have been shocked by the suffering we have seen in Gaza” – there on the sidelines, sulking and petulant, was Douglas Murray, Islamophobic bigot and hatemonger, ready and waiting with his snarky response.
And so it came to pass, as the Spectator gave Doug Murray the K his platform. “Baroness Warsi was over-promoted, incapable and incompetent” he whined, sentiments which could be very easily applied to him. We should also remember that this is the pundit who insisted that “conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board”. Fortunately for him, he wasn’t talking about Jews.
Moreover, this was not an isolated incident, as he then told that “There are certain things in Britain about which it is impossible to speak frankly. The birth rate of the Muslim population is a prime subject”. So when this cretin passes judgment on the country’s first woman Muslim cabinet minister, it is no surprise that the bigotry comes so quickly to the surface. And one of his citations sells the pass big time.
Murray links to another Spectator blog, where this flagrantly dishonest drivel is spouted: “One Tory source said today that she has been in a sulk ever since the reshuffle, when she was passed over for promotion to Foreign Secretary”. This is asserted by Mr Steerpike, who, as any fule kno, is in reality the odious flannelled fool Henry Cole, aged 17¾, who is prone to frequent incendiary trouser situations.
To underscore this, one has only to look at Master Cole’s earlier Twitter excursion, where he asserted “In 2006, on an ‘Any Questions’ on BBC Radio 4, Warsi welcomed the election of Hamas in Gaza”. There is a significant difference between “welcoming” and “accepting a ballot result”. Warsi did the latter. That’s the trouble with lying: you miss the target and end up pissing into the wind.
Small wonder Murray and Cole are a pair of steaming fools. No change there, then.