David Vance. In a black shirt
By doing so, he had attracted the attention of a much wider audience, the kind of audience with a high enough public profile for the stream of complaints to Twitter about his behaviour to finally gain sufficient heft for the platform to act. Worse for Vance, his sly habit of deleting Tweets before Twitter admin gets to see them won’t wash this time.
What happened can be put directly. After Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake had unwiselyTweeted “Where they can, it’s a parents job to feed their children”, Rashford responded “I would urge you to talk to families before tweeting. To this day I haven’t met one parent who hasn’t wanted or felt the responsibility to feed their children”.
Then Vance - in a Tweet he has, being of less than perfect courage, since deleted, sneered “Hello [Marcus Rashford] - sadly there is a disproportionate problem in the (UK) Afro-Caribbean community of black men abandoning their pregnant girlfriends, never to be seen again. In order to understand your comment below, can you confirm whether you have ever met your father?” Down to the usual Vance standard.
Gary Lineker picked up on that, concluding “Sadly there is a disproportionate problem in the Twitter community with men abandoning any semblance of decency. Ugh!” Tanja Bueltmann then responded “Vance has been going after many people, incl a lot of women, for a long time. Why he is still on here and allowed to spew more hate I have no idea. The fact that he has a blue tick makes it worse. Funnily enough, I'm blocked by him even though I've never interacted with him”. A blue tick. Just like Katie Hopkins.
Meanwhile, with awareness of Vance’s disgusting racism rippling across Twitter, he did something singularly unwise. While others might have kept a low profile at this point and waited for it all to blow over, he doubled down, and did so against another high-profile name. This time his target was Labour MP (and shadow justice secretary) David Lammy.
Lammy had responded to Vance’s attack on Rashford. “Absolutely despicable that this unabashed racism has a following in modern Britain. This is no way to speak to [Marcus Rashford] who has achieved far more at age 22 than you will in a lifetime”.
Vance couldn’t help himself. “Rashford, from an Afro-Caribbean background, stated: ‘To this day I haven’t met one parent who hasn’t wanted or felt the responsibility to feed their children’. He is either mistaken or very naive. Child abandonment by fathers is a major concern. Didn't your father run off too?” So that’s another reason for Twitter to act.
David Vance has been indulged by Twitter, and, it has to be said, even by some broadcasters, for far too long. He’s a racist bigot and should not be given a platform to spread his hatred unchecked. Katie Hopkins eventually went. He should be next.
The time of David Vance on Twitter was for a time, but hopefully, not for all time.
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He almost infers Lammy is somehow to blame for his father leaving. Undoubtedly some Black fathers abandon their kids but at every demonstration held by those suspect "dad's rights groups" they are overwhelmingly white. Vance choosing one ethnic group to slur is beyond the pale.
Vance does appear to be a protected species. Even managed to get PSNI to pursue other Twitter users complaining about him, as well as constantly threatening libel actions. Something tells me nothing will happen. Again.
“Hello [Marcus Rashford] - sadly there is a disproportionate problem in the (UK) Afro-Caribbean community of black men abandoning their pregnant girlfriends, never to be seen again. In order to understand your comment below, can you confirm whether you have ever met your father?”
I'm not often shocked by what some people say on Twitter, but this shocked me. It's appalling.
Rashford is a remarkable young man with social decency and a clear conscience.
Vance is the exact opposite. A typical tory.
He is also using his 2nd account of his alt right news media to praise himself.
I have also seen screenshots of tweets where he uses the N word, but not been able to verifyif that one was true, but it ssurprise me it it was faked
Could one point out that Mr Rashford was born on 31 October 1997, therefore his food poverty as a child was entirely down to a Labour government. Ironic that it is a Tory one that will listen to him now.
The real argument is if his best position is down the middle, is he good enough to oust Anthony Martial from that position. Martial has two parents both French.
Anon 13:55, think about it - food poverty at that time would have been imposed by the previous tory governments. Nothing changes quickly in political circles, so the fact that we still have it after all these years under the tories is nothing to gloat about; even less when you consider that Bozo the chump (or his successor, in a few months) will quietly drop it as being too expensive.
Oh I see 18 years not long enough for Nu Labor to deal with child food poverty, probably too busy re-nationalising the railways, building council houses . .. ...
Yeah. A government of red tory quislings.
Thank me later.
Anon at 13:55. You mean 'pretending to listen and doing SFA'.
"Comparative figures from Eurostat for the proportion of children living in poverty in the United Kingdom and Denmark are 11.1 % and 5.4 % in 2017 respectively. This figure is an indictment for Denmark, giving its commitment to, and reputation for a strong, inclusive welfare state model, which is justified through its relatively high taxation rate." - https://discoversociety.org/2019/06/05/increasing-child-poverty-in-the-danish-welfare-state/
Sweden, another poor undeveloped country, has child poverty figures similar to Denmark.
Why won't you horrible lefties give credence to the whataboutery of Gammon Anonymous by pretending that Blair was anything other than a creature of the right? Otherwise he looks a complete twat.
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