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And a prime example of both genres can be found in yesterday’s less than Magnum Opus from (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch, who has decided to pontificate on the subjects of travellers, and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). While she deals with each of those subjects in turn, the level of common sense (or lack of it) is consistent. She kicks off by arguing against her own party, albeit perhaps inadvertently.
“It’s Labour’s politicised policies and chief constables who are preventing officers from following the law when it comes to travellers”. Er, hello? How does a Tory Police commissioner supposedly not helping - the idea came from the Tories, remember - come back to Labour? And, when we’re at it, “policies” are by definition “politicised” - they get devised by political parties, then implemented by them if elected.
And, as the man said, there’s more: then comes “We need truth not Tweets to stop sex abuse”. What kind of “truth” would be given in example? You’ll love this one: “The same people who scream about the Elm Guest House in Wales and then throw out lists of names never have any actual proof of anything”. Right. There’s a very good reason why anyone talking about “Elm Guest House in Wales” might not have proof of anything.