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Sunday 1 February 2015

Don’t Menshn Old Holborn

There are some people out there on Twitter who, let us not drive this one round the houses for too long, just don’t care if you take offence. And some of them are quick to identify those who are sitting in extremely draughty glasshouses. Common sense should dictate that those intent on throwing their weight about would be best advised to steer clear of anyone like that. But someone over there in New York City doesn’t do common sense.
(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014

Yes, (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch has gambled her stack of credibility chips on getting the better of Robert Ambridge, aka Old Holborn, free speech fundamentalist extraordinaire. And that was not the wisest of moves, especially when her chosen specialist subject was bringing Ambridge’s children into the debate for the sole purpose of asserting that he was not a loving father to them.
So she was looking to provoke a reaction, and it seems she was successful, although not in the way she might have liked. “Noting that a Twitter bully who hides behind a mask is as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside” she sniped, tagging Ambridge in order to make sure he saw it. Why is she doing this? Ah well. He’s been given the opportunity to say his piece in the Sun today. That’s her patch - well, for now.
Then she cranked the attack up a little: “Robert Ambridge has six children, and he can’t love any of them, no loving father would use the death of a 6 year old”. She’s referring to one of Old Holborn’s frequently tasteless snarks, on this occasion seeing that a young child had died and then suggesting that the parents would be best advised putting her Wendy House on eBay. I did say he was a free speech fundamentalist.
But having doled out the provocation, Ms Mensch could not complain at what happened next. Back came Old Holborn: “Christ. Louise Mensch is trying to troll Old Holborn. Megalolz”. The photo is of Ian Watkins, convicted paedophile and former lead singer of Lostprophets, a band formerly managed by QPrime, one of whose bosses is Peter Mensch. Ms Mensch is hot on child abusers until someone mentions that.
Ambridge also lost no time in digging out an old Tweet from Ms Mensch in which she had said “Got to say, the [Lostprophets] new album cover is proper rock’n’roll”. There she was, promoting an album from a band whose lead singer is not going to be out of jail for a quarter of a century - if he comes out at all.
And, just to finish off his evisceration of Ms Mensch, Ambridge then Tweeted “I would post pictures of my loving teenage daughters but … Ian Watkins … Luke Bozier”. Bit unfair on Bozier, who has not been convicted of any offence, but once again, Ms Mensch has no room to bring up the subject when Lostprophets is there in the background.

The result is that, because he just doesn’t care, Robert Ambridge ends up winning. And Louise Mensch obviously does not. They clearly don’t teach common sense at Oxford.


rob said...

"Bit unfair on Bozier, who has not been convicted of any offence"

Not convicted but accepted police caution?


And the fragrant Louise broke up the partnership with him because of this?

Sim-O said...

I didn't realise a condition of loving your own children was that you had to love everyone else's as well.


Anonymous said...

Yet another blogger hanging out of Old Holborn's arse.

Old Holborn is a shithouse.

Everything that he writes or has ever written, he would not have the guts to say face to face.

A Coward of the highest high.

'Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the the blog author'

So much for free speech !!!!

Tim Fenton said...


Your free speech has been acknowledged. Have a nice day.

Travis Bickle said...

Enjoying the irony of Anonymous accusing someone of cowardice for not making comments in person.


Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying the fact that LMs old mans top band Metallica are playing Russia in August!, especially after the quotes abut Snowden being a scumbag for running ff there because they came down on gay marriage etc.
Let's hope she's cleaned up those remarks from her Twitter feed, let's hope she's not spending any of that cash, eh?

Ciaran Goggins said...

Some information for you. Louise Mensch tweeted the identity of rape "victim" in Ched Evans case. Not arrested, not fined unlike the other ten North Wales Police nicked. As for Robert...ask about his links to the Chief Constable of Essex;)

Pam Smith said...

She's started on Ed Miliband this evening, saying if he becomes PM Labour will be 'tethered to an anchor' - I thought anchors were generally held to be a good thing - and if he is elected PM Labour will be finished for a generation. Because that's what being elected does to you, it finishes you politically. Or maybe that's only if you step down early!

DS said...

OH may well be a shithouse. However with virtually no effort on his part he made Louise Mensch look even more ridiculous than even Louise Mensch ever has. Mensch is the definitive proof that even a so called 'good education' is no guarantee of possessing a modicum of intelligence.