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Monday 20 January 2020

Laurence Fox - Floored By The Incestuous Right

When actor Laurence Fox appeared on BBC Question Time last Thursday, it seems it was not the first, and certainly not the last, attention seeking appearance to be inflicted upon an unsuspecting public. He had already recorded a podcast which is now being eagerly promoted by James “saviour of Western civilisation” Delingpole, part of the UK presence of that convocation of the irredeemably batshit otherwise known as Breitbart.
What do you mean "Laurence who"?

Fox then went on Murdoch properly TalkRADIO this morning to tell the world how all those Rotten Lefties™ had wronged him, and in this he was assisted by the not-at-all screamingly right-wing Julia Hartley Dooda. From this it is not difficult to see that Fox’s preferred choice of media outlets might just place him out there on the right, too.
"Gay marriage" ... "Global warming" ... "Red meat conservatism" ... "Pointless ranting" ... "Continued irrelevance"
Pretentious? Who, Moi?

And that may not be a good thing when it comes to defending and then promoting himself. Take the kinds of people promoting his talk with Del Boy, complete with attacking BAME actors by claiming “the minute they've got five million quid in the bank, every interview they do is about how racism is rampant and rife in the industry”. Subtle, isn’t he?
So who would like to promote that? Anyone on the left? Sadly, no. But Christopher “not an unreasonable man” Snowden of the IEA, who also writes for the increasingly alt-right Spectator, certainly would. “Lots of journalists have been listening to the [James Delingpole] podcast this week”. Doesn’t make it any good though, does it?
Anyone else? Oh dear, it’s the loathsome Toby Young. “My friend [James Delingpole] interviews [Laurence Fox]. Laurence’s dating advice - all women under 35 are bonkers, among other tips - make today’s Sunday Times”. And the humourless Laura Perrins, who let slip the timing of it all: “Great mention for [James Delingpole] podcast who spoke to Laurence Fox before the [Question Time] debate”. Most enlightening.
And why might Del Boy not be the best recommendation right now? Er, here’s his latest for Breitbart: “Whispery-voiced gorilla-hugging Malthusian launches BBC's climate bedwetting blitzkrieg”. Er, WHAT? “The BBC has completely lost the plot on climate change with its star enviro loon Sir David Attenborough leading the charge”. That’s why.
Still, onwards and, er, onwards, eh? Fox can now also boast a meeting with Ms Hartley Dooda. And so he did. “Here’s my full interview with [Julia Hartley Dooda]. Trigger warning. It contains small snippets of that most anti wokist of all approaches to conversation - common sense”. Who is this “wokist”? Who knows, and indeed, who cares?
But Ms Hartley Dooda was ready and willing to back him up. “‘People are tired of being called racist.’ The eminently sensible Laurence Fox talking about racism, Meghan, identity politics, the woke police & snowflakes, with me on my [TalkRADIO] show this morning”.
Worst Royston Vasey inhabitants EVER

How very comradely. And her looking all female version of Milk Tray Man. But seriously, that was much more upmarket than the sneering presence of Del Boy, wasn’t it? I mean, it’s not as if the right wing is so incestuous that they all feed off one another. Oh, hang on a minute, here’s Delingpole again: “So excited about this week’s special podcast guest”.

Who just happens to be Julia Hartley Dooda. You can put the lid on now.
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SimonB said...

Is this what’s sometimes referred to as a wanker jamboree?

Anonymous said...

Anybody who terms David Attenborough "Malthusian" isn't acquainted with the opinions of either him or Malthus.

I'm being polite there.

Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

My Showbiz Diary thoughts of the day:

Has Fox had a budget lip-filler job or does he always look like that? Also, didn't his dad lose it for a while after he'd worked on Performance?
And Billie Piper seems to have consistently awful taste in men, eh?

Andy McDonald said...

As someone better than me put it on Twitter, he wanted to be the next Anthony Hopkins, and he's turned into the next Katie Hopkins.

Mark said...

James Fox did indeed retreat from fame after something of a breakdown in the early 70s. He spent the rest of the decade working as a Christian missionary in areas of poverty in the north of England. Shame Laurence hasn't got the same level of empathy

Anonymous said...

It's just a coincidence that Snowden of the IEA also "writes" for the far right Spectator....while the grotesque pointy face Kate Andrews took her arse from the same IEA to the same propaganda rag. Not that Andrew "urfascist" Neil of the BBC had anything to do with either even though he's part owner of said rag.

Funny, that.

Anonymous said...

"The Incestuous Right".

I like that. It conjures appropriate images of the public school Bullingdon gang fucking a pig head. Sort of pig on pig.

nparker said...

Let's face it. If you're being vile to David Attenborough, you're shit, and everyone else in the world thinks you're shit too.

The British public don't tend to stand for that sort of thing.