Few nowadays remember who Mike Stock is. But he was once part of a money-generating, if hardly brilliant, songwriting triumvirate, together with Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. They conjured up entirely forgettable formula pop for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Mel and Kim and Sinitta.
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But Mike Stock, like Morrissey, has views. And they are, shall we say, orientated far out there on the right. He is also a terribly sensitive soul, and likes to take offence at the thought that someone out there is passing adverse comment on his less than totally mainstream views. Well, tough, Mikey boy, because I am. So there.
Stock endorses the rantings of Battersea bedroom dweller Paul Joseph Watson, assistant to the screamingly batshit Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy. But that is a mere sighting shot; he’s the full UKIP backer too, letting his unfortunate followers know all about the latest proclamations from the party’s former Oberscheissenführer Nigel “Thirsty” Farage.
And this was a mere taster: Stock was also keen to let the world know the thoughts of pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins, claiming “The Remain March the @BBCNews didn’t show - swearing, pissing & racially abusing Leavers through London. These are pro-migration globalists - YET I have never seen so many white people in one place” (not true). Then he backs this sneer at Richard Dawkins: “I've never been able to stomach Richard Dawkins. Cowardice in refusing to debate, and a supercilious Grayling like reaction to Brexit. We know his type”. We know his type. Perhaps his name is on the list.
But it is Stock’s steady drip-drip Retweet of Kate and Gerry McCann conspiracy nastiness that marks him out for genuine creepiness. “Did you kill your daughter? Gerry's answer is enough to put him in prison. Kate just smiles...as you do This video was hidden for 9 years by Australian network” and “MCCANNS LOST the CIVIL case in the Pourtuguese SUPREME COURT 2017 … They were NOT CLEARED in daughter's DEATH !!! Surely a CRIMINAL charge in Portugal would bring LIFE in PRISON” were proudly endorsed by him. There are some sad people on Twitter. Mike Stock is aiding and abetting them.
Predictably, Stock backs Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, and his backing for the false claims that three teenagers run down and killed by a drunk driver were victims of a terrorist attack. Not clever. But, for light relief, he would like us to know that “After many years of painstaking research I am now announcing that the more tattoos a footballer has, is directly related to how much of a cheat he is. More tattoos, bigger cheat. That’s what the data says”. Yes Mike. Whatever you say.
And he’s not above historical revisionism with a side order of abuse: “It’s obvious your hatred runs deep. Considering Hitler was a socialist, as you claim to be, all the violent aggression is coming from you and your leftist libtard friends”. Retard derivative - check! Any more Hitler revisionism? You got it: “You mentioned Hitler. But this was not the point...National Socialists were socialists” Fraid they weren’t, Mike.
Mike Stock is good at hiding behind his blue tick. But he isn’t getting away with his creepy, dishonest, far-right sympathising, history revising, nastiness. We see you, Mike Stock.