"Gay marriage" ... "Global warming" ... "Red meat conservatism" ... "Far right sympathy ... "Twitching right arm" ... "Full on white supremacism" ... "Batshit conspiracy theories" ... "Remaining credibility down the pan"
Delingpole, still an occasional fixture at the Speccy, along with fellow bigots Rod Liddle, Taki Theordoracopulos and Doug Murray The K, and a big pal of the loathsome Toby Young, has this time used his platform at the convocation of the irredeemably batshit otherwise known as Breitbart to tell the world “Tommy Robinson Driven Into Exile by Arson Attack; Suspects BLM”. No, Del. Lennon claims that is what happened.
But do go on. “Robinson is currently taking refuge in Spain. In a statement on Parler he said that he did not think the arson attack on his wife’s property had anything to do with his track record of outspoken views on Islam”. Did you bother finding out more? No.
There is more in the same vein. “In a subsequent Parler statement, Robinson expressed his disappointment at the way the attack and its aftermath had been reported in the mainstream media, which implied that he had invited the arson assault because he had disparaged Black Lives Matter”. Bullshit. No citation, and none will be forthcoming.
Del Boy swallows Lennon’s paranoid whining whole, including “a violent revolutionary marxist ideology … a violent Marxist ideology at the very core of BLM leadership … BLM Marxist activists and ANTIFA defaced the Churchill statue … Had Churchill not won the war … there would be no black people living in the UK”. Bullshit. There had been black people living in the UK for hundreds of years before World War 2.
Except, had Delingpole bothered to do his research - as Lizzie Dearden of the Independent did - he will know that the alleged arson attack was against a vehicle, not, as he suggests, against a house. Nor does he address Lennon’s Brexiteer hypocrisy, opposing the EU and then exploiting freedom of movement in its last days.
Nor, indeed, does he explain his obsession: he, as a posh boy (and pretentious with it) eulogising a violent thug - or is it just because he and his pals are bigots, and Lennon’s doing the same thing, and isn’t as scared as Del at admitting it? He’s a fan of Lennon because his idol is doing what Liddle, Murray and Co would love to see done. Heck, Murray has also just laid into BLM. The posh alt-right and the EDL aren’t so far apart.
We know Stephen Lennon is a far-right extremist. Thanks to James Delingpole, we now know the names of some of his fellow travellers. I’ll just leave that one there.