He held off publication until Tory Party chairman James Cleverly had the chance to do something about it. But Cleverly, as with other evidence of racism, did nothing. So the Tweeter known as Mates Jacob has now published the dossier of bigotry accumulated against rather too many Tory councillors and ex-councillors. And it makes particularly grim reading, quite apart from the equally grim level of literacy on view.
For starters, Councillor Roger Taylor of Calderdale Council had a question on Yasmin Alibhai Brown. “Why is she even in the country?” That was quite a mild start, then.
Councillor Beverley Dunlop of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council had something to say about the idea of a party inquiry into Islamophobia. “How about them calling for an inquiry into Islamist rape gangs grooming underaged … white girls?”
Councillor Christopher Newbury of Wiltshire Council told “Marseilles is on course to be the first Muslim majority city in Western Europe … Such things are going to happen whenever you have large numbers of barbarians”. He also claimed “What amazes me is that anyone is outraged by PEGIDA”.
Councillor Danny Scott of Blackpool Council asserted “Muslims have been terrorising anyone who is not Muslim for 1,000 [?] … 1,500 years of continual imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of others through invasion and war”.
Councillor Vera Walters of Walsall Council said that millions starving in Africa was “nature’s way of depopulation”, and agreed migration from Africa to the UK should stop.
Then, Councillor Duane Farr of Bournemouth Council was “not BNP personally” [but] “I must admit the BNP aren’t afraid to speak the truth on issues others would shy away from because of political correctness”. He doesn’t think Stephe Lennon is racist.
Councillor Alastair Redman of Argyll and Bute Council has promoted video content from Battersea bedroom dweller Paul Watson titled “The Islamic State of Sweden”.
Councillor Malcolm Griffiths of Redcar and Cleveland Council, chairman of the South Tees Conservative Association, promoted far-right content from the Geller Report and the Gateway Pundit. Pamela Geller is an Islamophobic bigot. And the Gateway Pundit, as Wikipedia puts it, is “known as a source of viral falsehoods and hoaxes”.
Councillor Paul Marks of Kettering Council talked of “the Afghan boy who just chopped up some people on a train in Germany [for which read ‘attacked and injured four people’]. No doubt ‘Brexit’ was to blame”. Er, WHAT?
Councillor Nick Colbert of South Somerset Council claimed that “Voter fraud is a massive issue [it isn’t], not just students, shall we get onto Muslim women handing ballot papers to Imams as ordered. ID with prison sentences for offenders needed”.
That’s just ten of them. There are lots more. James Cleverly was given that dossier and did nothing about it. Now can everyone see the problem? There is only one major political party that is institutionally racist. And it is the Conservative Party.
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