Allison Pearson (photo: Twitter)
has significant previous for this sort of bigotry, but this was crass in the extreme. Owen Jones tried a subtle hint: “astonishingly awful tweet”. ITV Europe editor James Mates tried a similar approach, with “Perhaps not the moment …”.
Back in the day, Allison Pearson would not have got in the door at the Telegraph. The fact that they let her in, and she believes this is acceptable behaviour, tells you all you need to know about that paper’s sad decline. This is bang out of order. Full stop, end of story.