Another day, another tirade from minor thesp Frances Barber, this time directed at journalist and campaigner Owen Jones. The added spice this time is that Ms Barber has decided that somehow Jones has defamed her, and that she will commence legal proceedings against him. But I have less than ideal news for her: this may present a problem with the R-Word. That’s R as in Reputation.
she memorably Tweeted “When I asked for more Muslim leaders to speak against these atrocities in the past I had ‘Islamophobe’ screamed at me … let’s get the Immams [sic] on C4 News altogether [sic] decrying this barbarism … How bizarre is it to decry peodo [sic] rapist beheaders? … I hate beheading rapist peodophiiles [sic], women wrapped in bin bags. Am I a shock?” And there was more.
eyebrow raising. “Wind rush [sic] is a horrible disgrace. But the thought of Abbott crowing about the resignation of a Real Home office minister when we might have this hapless creature is anathema”. Got that? According to Ms Barber, Diane Abbott is a “hapless creature”.
she reacted to news that Jon Lansman had tabled a motion to abolish the post of Labour deputy leader by sniping “As if we didn’t tell you . Ernst Röhm in action”. That’s comparing a Jew to a Nazi. And thus, it seems, covering all the racist bases.
Or she could just desist from carrying out those Twitter attacks. Decisions, decisions.