Moreover, we now have two specific cases where those on the left have been subjected to deliberate attempts to bring them down - and our brave and unswerving defenders of FREEZE PEACH have said nothing. First, consider the hounding of Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who yesterday decided to step down from his shadow cabinet role.
As the BBC has reported, “The Brighton Kemptown MP said [a ‘campaign by the right-wing media’] had ‘unleashed a torrent of online hate’ and daily abusive calls to his staff. He said he would need ‘a few weeks’ to recover from stress and support his team”. He added “It is my job to get political flak, but it is not the job of caseworkers, researchers and assistants to be attacked”. An attempt to take out, to have cancelled. And a pretty blatant one.
So off they go. “Rianna Croxford is the BBC’s Community Affairs Correspondent and has in recent weeks been at the forefront of the Corporation’s Covid-19 coverage, including representing the organisation at a Downing Street press briefing. Guido can today reveal that Croxford was a diehard campaigner for Jeremy Corbyn and has called for the Prime Minister to lose his job … All the Tweets are still live”. Are they really?
There is only one reason this item has been posted: the Fawkes creeps want to cause the Corporation embarrassment - and lose Ms Croxford her job. It is the most blatant example of what their fellow right-wingers call “Cancel Culture”. So what is the Free Speech Union saying about Ms Croxford? Crickets. What are they saying about Russell-Moyle’s right to express himself freely? Nothing. Nil. Nix. Nada. Not a sausage. Bugger all.
How about the people at Spiked Online? Those great defenders of personal liberty? Those promoters of individual freedom? As if. They’re too busy churning out post after post blethering incoherently about the “Woke Left”, whatever that is. Besides, the FSU and Spiked are on the same side as The Great Guido, so they’ll keep schtum.
And that is the reality of “Cancel Culture”: just another excuse for right-wingers to play the victim - and distract from their pals beating up lefties. No change there, then.