Dazza’s fame extends mainly to being too inept to fill in a form properly, shamelessly crossing the Brexit floor from Lib Dem to Tory, and being so stupid that he failed to edit out David Starkey’s “damn blacks” comment in their interview, thus condemning the historian to career wipeout. He joined the Vote Leave crowd. He wanted to become a contender.
But he failed. Why? Consider this comment. “I doubt I’m alone thinking it pretty outrageous to UK taxpayers that there are parliamentarians in our country arguing that conditions in our military barracks are good enough for our troops, but “unacceptable” to house those supposedly leaving behind war and whatever else!” The barracks, in fact, were NOT good enough for our troops. Basic research fail. Then came that race issue. Again.
“The Left think so poorly of BAME individuals that they reckon they’re incapable of securing a form of ID to ensure they can take part in our elections”. WHOSE elections? Nazir Afzal put him straight. "I’ve been voting in YOUR elections longer than you’ve been alive because they happen to be MY elections too”. But this was all about to change.
“Next week I leave London and move back home. When I moved out of my family home, I never anticipated I’d ever go back. Yet here we are, three national lockdowns on, as just one of the millions of forgotten Brits whose mental health has deteriorated markedly over these 12 months”. He does deserve a little cutting of slack. But then, but then.
Didn’t he get that berth at GB News, or, indeed, Murdoch’s new operation? “I didn’t apply for any role at GB News and have never expressed even the slightest scintilla of interest in being a political correspondent. I’m moving back to be with my family as I’ve been driven round the twist by de facto house arrest, but apart from that, aye mate, spot on”.
Plenty of wriggle room in his denial, though. And Kate Wilton, among others, was not buying his line. “At the end of the day they’ll always pick the posh young man over the Northern lad to push their far right agenda. You sold yourself out to them because you thought it would benefit you. More fool you. Maybe one day you’ll have genuine regrets”.
Tom Harwood, it is true, is better at reciting talking points, while avoiding opening mouth and inserting foot. Also, Shahmir Sanni, who knows Grimes of old, did not buy the story on offer, either. “Nahhhh sorry. I don’t feel sorry for him anymore. The guy is dangerous”.
He added “It is precisely this coddling and infantilising of a grown man who has supported eugenicists, criminals & bigots to further his own political career that has allowed him to succeed. The Tories treat him like a poor little boy and he uses it to his advantage every time he f*cks up”. Grimes is, after all, 27 years old. That’s nine years older than Greta Thunberg, who is apparently fair game for critics, mental health condition or no.
Darren Grimes put his trust in the Vote Leave crowd. They shat on him. That is all.
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