The latest member of the Conservative Party to reveal his true colours via the social media is Tom Davey. That’s DaVey, not DaLey the Olympic diver – although the world would be a happier place if this guy took a running jump.
Davey has been broadcasting his thoughts on Facebook, spreading messages of hatred towards minorities and women, along with dubious attempts at humour (according to Political Scrapbook) – for at least the past six years.
For example, take a look at this message:
“Benefit claiming scum beware. ps i don’t like paying taxes for you lazy bastards!”
or this one:
“Finding a job would be easier if [I] were a black female wheel chair bound amputee who is sexually attracted to other women.”
or this one:
“More excited than Harold Shipman in a nursing home.”
The messages were posted in 2008, when he was at the London School of Economics. One is led to question whether he was a member of that organisation’s Tory clubs because this man is now a Conservative councillor in Barnet.
The following year he delivered this:
“Smacking [my] bitch up… that’ll teach her for ironing loudly whilst the football is on!”
He later justified this by saying he does not like football and his wife doesn’t do the ironing.
Has he mellowed in the years since? Evidence suggests otherwise.
Last week, as Barnet Council’s lead member for housing, he admitted that he doesn’t care about the lack of affordable housing pushing poor people out; he wants rich people to take their place.
In a debate that was filmed by a member of the public, he said: “If there is such a problem with Barnet, if Barent is such a terrible place to ive and if it is so unaffordable, why are people flocking to Barnet and why are house prices going up? It’s because people want to live here.”
Challenged by an opposition councillor who said the only people coming were those who could afford it, he blurted: “And they’re the people we want!”
See for yourself:
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