One has to laugh doesn’t one? The BBC rattle on about abuse on social media and it has to sack one of its own for wishing death upon Zac Goldsmith…
The BBC has sacked a radio presenter who told Tory MP Zac Goldsmith that a death threat sent to an 80 year-old Brexit-supporting constituent “should have been addressed to you”.
Then again the BBC is not too eager to delve into who it is that is dishing out most of the abuse on social media to politicians even as May threatens new laws to curb such abuse telling us it is a threat to democracy. Would have thought the real threat to democracy were the mobs of Corbyn supporters and hard-left activists who use violence, intimidation and mass disorder to disrupt not only lawful debates and discussions but also to attempt to close down businesses that they do not like…this is verging on terrorism and is a very real threat to democracy and social stability.
Whilst not looking too closely at the activities of Corbyn’s Momentum stormtroopers the BBC doesn’t bother itself with the Remoaner’s ‘Forlorn Hope’ of door kickers, Dementum, whose mission it is in life to say the most abusive things they can about Leave voters and Brexiteer politicians in the fading hope that the resultant headlines will somehow persuade everyone to come aboard their rapidly sinking ship.
Something of a mystery that May claims abuse is putting people off becoming politicians when it is high profile politicians who are more often than not just as guilty as anyone else….and indeed BBC journalists who aren’t shy with their thoughts about Leave voters being stupid, old, uneducated, racist little Englanders who have made Britain a nastier and more racist place….and of course not a few commentators and indeed politicians have expressed the wish for the old Leave voters to die quickly.
Impartial civil servants prove their impartiality with very uncivil comments about Brexiteers….calling them ’emotional nutcases’, ‘completely crazy snakeoil salesmen’, ‘rabid brexiteers’ and ‘Nazis’. Yes, I’m sure every Treasury leak is pure accident and the documents absolutely fair and irreproachably impartial in their assessments on Brexit.
Then of course there are the actual politicians who deride Brexiteers as ‘swivel-eyed loons’, “elderly retired men” without mortgages or young children’, wreckers, mentally ill, as well as the usual disparaging insults about being uneducated, stupid, bigoted, racist, not caring about children’s futures, old and wanting to recreate a mythical past where Britain was all white.
Then there’s Matthew Parris who is in a class of his own….he dishes out the usual insults as above and does so relentlessly and with abandon….but his favourite meme is that Leave voters shouldn’t be allowed to vote…they are just too stupid…but here’s his latest….Brexiteers are insane zealots…..hmmm…so zealous that they don’t actually believe in what they are doing…thus they are also liars…..yes, can’t quite work out the logic but here, you have a go…..
“Clacton is going nowhere. It’s voters are going nowhere, it’s rather sad, and there’s nothing more to say.”
“This is Britain on crutches. This is tracksuit and- trainers Britain, tattoo-parlour Britain, all-our-yesterdays Britain.
“I am not arguing we should be careless of the needs of struggling people and places such as Clacton.
“But I am arguing – if I am honest – we should be careless of their opinions.”
Pretty much sums up the attitude of the Remoaners whose contemptuous arrogance and disregard for the people of Britain is blatantly apparent in everything they say. Good job we have the stalwart, honest and impeccably impartial BBC to hold them to account and to bring light and truth to the matter of Brexit.