The election of a majority Tory Government has caused significant concern among many minority groups, not least followers of The Prophet, and indeed anyone who is not white, because alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has serious previous when it comes to racist bigotry, and indeed homophobia, with his acceptance of anti-Semite Taki Theodoracopulos when editor of the Spectator another concern.
This appears to have spurred another Spectator regular, Doug Murray The K, to tell as many people as he can to “look over there” at the Rotten Lefties™ in a column for the increasingly wayward Mail on Sunday. “Britain's divide isn't North v South or red v blue. It's between the ugly intolerant Left and the rest of us” proclaims the headline of this work of mainly fiction. It wasn’t Bozo The Clown, but Grace Blakeley Who Done It.
Murray is concerned that Ms Blakeley was allowed on to ITV breakfast offering Good Morning Britain the morning after the election, and that she asserted many of Labour’s policies to be popular. I have news for Doug: individually, many of the policies were popular. But because Ms Blakeley was assertive in her delivery, he declares that she is “intolerant”. No, Doug, she’s just speaking up for her party, fighting her corner.
He claims people like her “haven’t met people who don’t agree with them”. Except that is exactly what she was doing on GMB. Still, on he ploughs. “Now, the divide is between the radical Left and everyone else”. Then he moans about Jo Swinson, who cannot by any stretch of the imagination be classed as “radical left”. Then he whines about protesters.
“During demonstrations in Westminster on Friday night, other sore losers congregated to attack the police and insult our democracy”. Someone exercised the right to protest. Who was that being intolerant? Those that have called him out for his bigotry are smeared as “Leftist robots”. But enough of this alt-Right crawler. Let’s identify the real intolerance.
Consider Estella Adeyeri’s account of the post-election racism she has encountered (thread HERE), and her conclusion “I’ve barely been back in the UK two hours, and all of this post-election hostility is so palpable. I’m still on my way home and actually need to go back on the tube later but won’t bother, I don’t feel safe at all travelling alone at night with all this going on. [The vote] has undoubtedly emboldened these brazen right-wing racists”.
Or an article in free sheet Metro that begins “British Muslims have started the process of leaving the UK over fears for their ‘personal safety’ now Boris Johnson is Prime Minister for five years … Among them is the head of a Muslim charity, which provides food parcels for poor people in Manchester, after saying he was scared for the ‘future of his children’”.
One Tweeter responded to that article “Sure this will get lots of national mainstream media coverage eh [Paul Brand] [Laura Kuenssberg] [Robert Peston]. Headlines on both channels? It won't … and we all know why. You won't even mention it”. Correctamundo.
Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain implored “We must instead strengthen our resolve, stand up for our rights & fight for equality. Now, more than ever, we need anti-racism solidarity”. Thus the real hatred, and the deceit of Doug Murray The K.
Expect lots more of this puerile deflection in the future. We see you, Douglas Murray.
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