The timing of the announcement by the loathsome Toby Young that he would not, after all, be joining the board of the newly created Office for Students was not a coincidence. Nor, as has already been pointed out to all those trying to blame the Rotten Lefties (tm), was his departure anything to do with the left, the alleged “Twitter mob”, or any of the other imaginary demons conjured up by the right-leaning part of the Pundit Establishment.
Yes Tobes, you've been rumbled big time
What Tobes knew, but many of his cheerleaders clearly did not, was that the contents of the latest Private Eye magazine (#1461, on sale at all good news outlets for just £2.00, and the story is on Page 11) would become known as Tuesday wore on. Those contents include the observation “Last year Young was invited by psychologist James Thompson to attend a secretive conference at UCL called the London Conference on Intelligence”.
Tobes himself recalled “Attendees were only told the venue at the last minute … and asked not to share the information”. The reasons can be found in an article at London Student, which tells “A eugenics conference held annually at University College London by an honorary professor, the London Conference on Intelligence, is dominated by a secretive group of white supremacists with neo-Nazi links”. Oh dear, Tobes!
It gets worse. “A central figure in the London Conference on Intelligence (LCI) is the white nationalist, extremist Richard Lynn, who has called for the ‘phasing out’ of the ‘populations of incompetent cultures’”. And worse. “Lynn … is President of the Ulster Institute for Social Research (UISR) … The UISR is bankrolled by Lynn and Meisenberg’s Pioneer Fund, a Southern Poverty Law Centre-listed hate group founded by Nazi sympathisers with the purpose of promoting ‘racial betterment’”. And it gets worse still.
“Beneficiaries of the fund include a magazine devoted to a ‘penetrating inquiry into every aspect of the Jewish Question,’ and Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance, whose conferences have hosted prominent far-right figures Richard Spencer (a white supremacist), Nick Griffin (ex-leader of the British National Party), and David Duke (another white supremacist, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan)”.
Look whose admirers were there too
Thompson, the one who invited Tobes, “is a frequent contributor to the Unz Review, which has been described as ‘a mix of far-right and far-left anti-Semitic crackpottery,’ and features articles such as ‘America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars’ and ‘What to do with Latinos?’”. And it’s not just racists with whom Tobes rubbed shoulders.
“Another major organiser of the LCI is Emil Kirkegaard, who has attended all four conferences … [his] internet presence [includes] a blog-post in which he justifies child rape. He states that a ‘compromise’ with paedophiles could be ‘having sex with a sleeping child without them knowing it (so, using sleeping medicine). If they [don’t] notice it is difficult to see how they [could] be harmed, even if it is rape. One must distinguish between rape [because] the other was disconsenting (wanting to not have sex), and rape [because] the other is not consenting, but not disconsenting either’”.
Tobes’ attendance was not “historic”, to quote Fraser Nelson’s supremely dishonest defence. And that is why he had to go - not many would take note of London Student, but when the Eye turned its sights on him, he knew the game was up. Toby Young has been going places no public servant should even consider going. So he’s gone. End of story.