Zelo Street regulars may remember the vicious kicking handed out by Melanie “not just Barking but halfway to Upminster” Phillips to a young Labour supporter called Rory Weal, because he had the courage to address the party conference four years ago. It’s good to see that Rory has since gone up to Cambridge. But what is not good is that the hypocrisy and bullying is now being turned on Ms Tomlinson.
And following in Mad Mel’s footsteps has come (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch, still bullying the 17 year old despite suggestions she desist. Off she went overnight: “.@twcuddleston favourites 'Seema she's a moron' about @SeemaMalhotra1 then cries about it when caught. Typical #tinywhinysigny stuff … Typical @Twcuddleston day, worth exploring her 'blame and cry' method: another tweeter points out to me she favourited ‘Seema is a moron’”. Wrong Seema, but details, eh? There’s more.
“I say to the tweeter, that don't mean Labour is the nasty party, it's on Cuddleston. Cuddleston's fans say she only favourited it b/c ‘pun’ … .@twcuddleston, whom I have blocked, then asks a fanboy to screenshot her tweets & pass on to me ‘Could you let Mensch know about the pun’”. But don’t expect her to make any sense.
What is Ms Mensch’s problem, anyway? Well, it’s all about being rude on Twitter. “Only, fwiw, the idea she only favourited the nasty tweet as it was pun is instantly disproved by looking @twcuddleston favourites list … Turns out 'Seema she's a moron' was faved along with 'some people are a bit slow' and 'she's incompetent' amongst others”.
And, as Jon Stewart might have said, two things here. One, Ms Tomlinson has pointed out “I don't know if it's just me, but when I can't be bothered replying to people, I just fave the tweet.Am I really being moaned at for faving?” And two, Louise Mensch has no room to talk when it comes to being rude on Twitter, as witness “oh bog off Nicola, you greedy mare” directed at the leader of the SNP.
It gets worse: Nigel “Thirsty” Farage was told “bollocks. Stop lying Nigel you wretched wimp”. And the Mensch riposte to Martin Freeman, for appearing in a Labour Party video, was “It would be completely wrong and inappropriate to say ‘Fuck off, Frodo’ so I won't do it”. The problems Louise Mensch faces are not just that she is using the cover of being a Sun columnist to indulge in obsessive bullying, but that she is in no position to judge anyone else when it comes to being “nasty” on Twitter.