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Sunday 1 September 2019

Toby Young Endorses Violent Criminal

[Update at end of post]

This morning, we saw the face of the increasingly alt-right Spectator magazine that its management would most like us to see: editor Fraser Nelson doing the paper reviewing on The Andy Marr Show™, and for once avoiding the routine dishonesty that he has dispensed so often in the past. But it did not take long for the mask to slip.
Half an hour after the Marr Show went off air, the loathsome Toby Young, another of the bevy of dubiously talented Speccy pundits, sold the pass in no style at all as he told “A man is branded ‘Nazi scum’ by pro-Remain protestors and hounded off the street because he voted Leave. That’s not ‘defending democracy’. That’s mob rule”.
Danny Tommo. As endorsed by Toby Young

Very good Tobes, but had you bothered to indulge in the mystical art known as “five minutes’ Googling”, you would have discovered that your “Leave Voter” was a violent and unapologetic criminal. It was Daniel Thomas, pal of Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson. Or Danny Tommo, if you wish.
Mike Stuchbery, who knows all about Lennon and his entourage, offered Tobes a little advice. “Toby, this is 'Danny Tommo', 'Tommy Robinson's' former right-hand man. He's got convictions for attempted kidnapping and is captured on video assaulting people. He was there to pick fights. Not just some Brexiter. Do some research, you plum”.
But then, Tobes was ready to defend Andy Ngo, and without question, so maybe he’s not so impartial here. My namesake from the south coast joined the attempt to educate Tobes, telling “Toady blocked me ages ago so I don't know if he'll see this, but I guess he's doing his usual & stanning for the far-right” and linking to a Mail piece on Danny Tommo.
And just in case Tobes didn’t get any of that, he was reminded of Danny Tommo’s presence at Lennon’s Warrington campaign event, which turned violent. “Either you need to do your homework or you’re being disingenuous. He’s not being hounded for supporting Leave He’s a violent thug who is a spokesperson & henchman for racist ‘Tommy Robinson’, has a conviction for kidnapping and is being investigated for this act of violence”. One victim of that violence was depicted, so Tobes can see who he’s backing.
Moreover, this is not the first time that a Spectator pundit has unquestioningly given his backing to a far-right thug: in early 2017, James “saviour of Western civilisation” Delingpole sat down for an “interview” with Stephen Lennon, which turned out to be an advertisement for The Great Man, telling Speccy readers that he wasn’t such a bad chap really. And Zelo Street regulars will know what happened after that.
Fraser Nelson - facilitating the far-right

This blog passed severely adverse comment upon Del Boy for endorsing a thug and bigot, and some days later, Lennon, with Caolan Robertson and George Llewellyn John in tow, rocked up on my doorstep in the dead of night. Twice. And here is Toby Young following in Del Boy’s footsteps by unquestioningly backing a violent far-right thug.
"Gay marriage" ... "Global warming" ... "Bird-slicing, bat-chomping eco crucifixes" ... "red meat Conservatism" ... "lame excuses for the far-right" ... "credibility oblivion"

Of course, the Speccy has other far-right backers, like Taki Theordoracopulos, and other bigots, like Rod Liddle and Doug Murray The K, on its books. Strange how comfortable its writers are not just with bigotry and the far-right, but the violent side as well.

Toby Young backing Danny Tommo is not a coincidence. I’ll just leave that one there.
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[UPDATE 2050 hours: as if Tobes' endorsement of Danny Tommo were not enough, his act of stupidity has been copied by (yes, it's her again) Nadine Dorries.
The fragrant Nadine (for it is she) told her followers "A disturbing sight. Remain fanatics targeting a Leave voter. We need to #Brexit soon and deliver on the vote. This has gone for far too long".

And remember folks, they allowed her to become a Tory MP]


Anonymous said...

Always amuses me when these public schoolboy keyboard-ninjas reveal their crushes on the rough trade of the right-wing street thugs.

Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

Especially when their homoerotic hero-worship is backed up by homophobic fundamentalist Catholics like 'er in Dorries

grim northerner said...

Toby young is a cunt.

James said...

The continuing presence of Upperclass moron Toby Young and other talentless hacks in our media says a lot about the state of affairs in this country. We deserve better in every aspect....