“Tonight, [Maajid Nawaz] & [Simon Dolan] are among 10 signatories on an open letter to the FBI and M15: it alleges lockdown policies result from a global plot by the Chinese Communists, alleging malpractice & corruption by WHO, Imperial College, Western [Governments] & many others”. Katwala stresses that he is not sharing the letter, partly because it may be defamatory of one or more of those it mentions [Thread HERE].
It is, let us not drive this one round the houses for too long, proper tinfoil hat stuff. The problem, though, is not that someone is postulating a wacko conspiracy theory - that’s not exactly news right now - but that this has infected the MSM, and those who are so often invited on by broadcasters to give We The People the benefit of their superior insights.
Apart from Nawaz, who must be testing the patience of LBC management with his, shall we say, occasional eccentricity, there is the loathsome Toby Young, who has enthusiastically endorsed the letter. “Today’s update on Lockdown Sceptics is here. Includes details of a well-researched letter from scientists and lawyers to the FBI demanding it investigates the links between the West’s most passionate lockdown advocates and the Chinese Communist Party” he announced earlier.
That one was Retweeted by none other than loud lockdown denouncer Carole Malone. Tobes then went on to describe the letter, “The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Lockdown Fraud”, in gushing terms, telling his followers “This is excellent”. It wasn’t.
Those endorsements were bad enough. But it got worse: one of the signatories to the letter was one Clare Craig, a pathologist who uses the wacko-linked smiley in her Twitter header. She RTd Nawaz’ “OPEN LETTER TO SECURITY SERVICES … CCP’s Global Lockdown Fraud”. And she also gets broadcast media invites.
Indeed, her Tweet from early this morning advertising an article telling “An infectious disease and critical care doctor writes on the harms of lockdown” was RTd by self-promoting TalkRADIO host Julia Hartley Dooda. And Clare Craig has been given a platform by the Murdoch broadcaster on more than one previous occasion.
Last November, TalkRADIO’s audience was told “Consultant pathologist Dr Clare Craig tells Mike [Graham] the NHS will not be overwhelmed by January, saying ‘we are not in a pandemic’ … Dr Craig also urged Boris Johnson and Chris Whitty to ‘question whether they are wrong. They have to start doing that’”. Looks like straight-up wacko denialism.
This is so bad that it has already gone way beyond Maajid Nawaz. It’s being endorsed by people put before MSM audiences, who are already pushing provable nonsense. It’s high time some of these people backed off the tinfoil hat stuff and gave their heads a shake.
It’s one step away from going full-on QAnon. And it’s past the time it was stopped.
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