Celebrate Christmas with the Unprincipled Bigots
And what, O Great Guido, has she done that may be less than proper? “The noble and principled former ‘Senior Minister of State’ has made series of bizarre claims about the ‘British Jewish community’ and ‘British Jews’ this morning”. What is so wrong with that, Fawkes folks? Baroness Warsi had asserted that some in the Jewish community stopped talking to her after she resigned her cabinet post earlier this year.
Now look at a recent Simon Carr “sketch”, which asserts that Ed Miliband “dances at the despatch box like a spastic marionette”, following that with talking of his “convulsive string master taking another swig of the meths”. Quite apart from the barrel-scraping abuse of “spastic”, there is a clear instance of anti-Semitism – from a blog that likes to pretend it is hot on anti-Semitism.
It gets worse: Staines will have known full well that Carr had a tendency to this kind of behaviour, yet still gave him a job. Take this sketch from March 2011: “Over here we have the tall, well-dressed captain of the Upper Blues, popular with the grown-ups, easy way about him with the younger boys. And over there, that specimen is the head of the Lower Reds with the ears, teeth, and peculiar mouth”.
Do go on: “Not exactly swarthy, but not what you'd call properly English either. Something rum about him”. And what, Simon, would you have meant by that? Something Middle Eastern, perhaps? As in “Disney could use him as a model for a villainous vizier in the Arabian Nights. Do you get him up in the morning by rubbing his lamp?” Swarthy. Not properly English. Rum. Perhaps Middle Eastern.
Employers of rabid anti-Semite call out others for anti-Semitism. Another fine mess.