I never get tired of using this pic of The Collector from Doctor Who in place of Sajid Javid. Both are oily, untrustworthy villains, in the opinion of This Writer.

How wrong can one Tory government minister be?

About as wrong as it’s possible to get!

Here‘s the story, courtesy of Evolve Politics:

Jeremy Corbyn’s activist group Momentum have threatened a Tory Minister with legal action after he wrongly labelled the left-wing grassroots organisation as ‘neo-fascist’ during a debate in the House of Commons.

The Conservative Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, made the incredible claim during a speech replying to Andrew Gwynne in a debate on Tory cuts to local government.

Knowing he was safely protected from British libel laws through his Parliamentary privilege, Javid said [15:27.56]:

“Just yesterday there were reports of a meeting by the hard left neo-fascist Momentum group in Wandsworth trying to remove Wandsworth Councillors”

Momentum’s response was immediate:

Here’s an interesting thing, though – Labour MP Clive Lewis reckons Mr Javid has said it outside the Commons chamber.

This means Mr Javid is entirely open to prosecution, as This Writer understands the law.

Meanwhile, responses from the public have ranged from outrage…

… to support (from the usual suspects)…

… to satire. After the Twitter hashtag predicting the next smear against Jeremy Corbyn on Monday, there now appeared #MyHardLeftNeoFascistConfession:

The real question is whether Mr Javid has made his “neofascist” comment outside the protection of the Commons chamber. If he has, or if he does, then Momentum will certainly launch a lawsuit against him – and rightly so.


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