Theodora Dickinson - nasty piece of work
She has previously peddled Islamophobic conspiracy theories, including last year’s “In response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, Islamists have burned down a Christian church in Pakistan … Why is this not being shown on @BBCNews?!” The use of Arabic in the video should have given the game away, but perhaps these foreign languages all sound the same to her. The footage was from Egypt. And it was from 2013, not 2019.
Naz Shah. 'Appen she's from Bradford
She’s also close to the likes of Sam Armstrong, who along with Clarke tried to blackmail then minister Rob Halfon. And look, here they are together - with Clarke, Ellie Vesey-Thompson (at left), and the deeply unpleasant Stephen Canning, who leaked the content of a supposedly confidential meeting involving then Foreign Secretary Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Canning was later called out by Simon Walters of the Mail on Sunday.
Friends like these, eh Ms Dickinson?
Her racism was not just confined to one isolated Tweet. And her unpleasantness is not confined to one circle of friends. Theodora Dickinson is a seriously malign presence and it is high time the Tory Party stopped giving her cover for her activities.
Never mind suspension - this time it needs to be expulsion. No ifs, no buts.