Of late, Ms Utley, whose Uncle Tom is a self-confessed homophobic bigot who churns out columns for the Daily Mail, has been careful to say all the right things. So while she chides others for “ticking all the right boxes”, she does just that, telling Sun readers “DOMINIC CUMMINGS is spot on” and claiming the Civil Service “knock off at 3pm on a Friday”.
She’s clearly opposed to “wokeness”, whatever that is. She approvingly cites “A report from the well-respected think thank the Centre for Policy Studies” with an apparently straight face. And those Sun readers know exactly where she stands on Brexit.
What other conclusion could they reach after seeing her tell of “Smartypants Remainer MPs … they are dyed-in-the-wool Remoaners … Every single one of the desperate politicians who voted against the programme motion to set out a timetable for the bill deserves the contempt of voters. But particular fury must be reserved for Dominic Grieve and his simpering partner in crime, Justine Greening”? And there was more.
“The Surrender Act has been passed into law and the Prime Minister has been successfully strong-armed into going back to the EU with a begging bowl … Three-and-a-half years ago, Brits voted in their droves to take back control of our democracy”. Well, someone as passionate as Ms Utley couldn’t have passed up the chance to vote, right?
And, indeed, back in September 2017, Ms Utley, at that time working for the Reaction Life website, revealed to Sun readers how she had voted, “Speaking as someone who not only voted Remain but even owned a Stronger In T-shirt”. Ri-i-i-ight. She voted Remain. And for all that pro-Tory language she deploys nowadays, there was worse to come.
She also said “Being a Conservative will never be cool”. And it’s not as if she then disowned that column - she recycled its introduction for one of her recent Sun efforts.
Leaving your principles at the door was never easier. For the right money, of course.