Sugar’s inflammatory tweet is one occasion when ‘You’re fired’ is NOT an appropriate response

Bad taste: Lord Sugar.

One of the tweets below describes Lord Sugar as a “pound shop Trump” – and in his “I’ll do what I like” attitude that seems an entirely appropriate criticism.

But while Trump has been accused of acting like a totalitarian dictator, Sugar has scandalously tried to portray one of our greatest democrats as a supporter of one.

Look at the state of this:

It’s not even a “jest”. It’s a nasty smear; an attempt to persuade the public that one of the UK’s strongest crusaders against racism of any kind, including anti-Semitism, was a supporter of the Holocaust.

Perhaps he thought it was a populist move, and he’d get a lot of support. If so, he thought wrong.

The most statesmanlike response came from Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell:

I have no way of knowing the inner workings of Lord Sugar’s mind, but the offending tweet has now been deleted (although not disowned). If it was because of this intervention, then at least he hasn’t completely taken leave of his senses.

But the damage had been done.

The verdict: Lord Sugar’s tweet was an attempt to stir up hatred against Mr Corbyn – to worsen a crisis rather than help resolve it. He appears to have ‘form’ in this regard, having made hatefully sexist and racist comments in the past. So I say: Deleting the tweet is not enough.

We all deserve a full apology.

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6 thoughts on “Sugar’s inflammatory tweet is one occasion when ‘You’re fired’ is NOT an appropriate response

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You think Zionist? That’s the first such suggestion I’ve heard about Lord Sugar.
      I think he just doesn’t like Jeremy Corbyn very much. Let’s not complicate matters unless we have evidence, eh? Unsourced accusation is someone else’s way.

    2. spirit

      Without getting into a deep discussion about the use of the Z-word, nor whether he *is or *isn’t, can I suggest that, especially without elucidation as well as placing it right next to an expletive, its use is not particularly helpful here. In spite of the whole contex, I think it’s less about the politics and more about him being an utter twat. He’s been really stupid and he is going to have to wear it. Let him own it.

  1. John R

    Eventually the penny will drop, the filthy zionist cult is a den of scoundrels, they’ll say and do anything to defend their abomination.

  2. Stu

    I feel that people are getting this whole Zionist thing mixed up with corporate greed and panic.
    No corporation whether Jewish owned or otherwise wants Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister because it will affect their profits – that’s why all of this is happening.

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