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Shaun Bailey: Conservative candidate for Islamophobia.

I know; what’s new? Zac Goldsmith’s campaign wasn’t exactly above reproach. Perhaps racists are all the Conservative Party has left?

Well, now we have Shaun Bailey, who thinks it’s fine to make Islamophobic comments about current London mayor Sadiq Khan, viz:

Here’s The Independent:

The Conservative candidate for London Mayor is at the centre of an Islamophobia row, after he shared a tweet that meant thousands of his followers saw a message referring to Labour’s Sadiq Khan as “mad mullah Khan of Londonistan”.

Shaun Bailey retweeted a post last year which had shared a picture of Mr Khan and a racist caption which also branded Labour as “anti-British”.

The Conservative Party told The Independent there is “no way” Mr Bailey would have seen the offensive caption on the picture before sharing the post, as to do so one must click to open it.

 

Oh, really? That seems incredible to me.

I mean, think about it: The Tories are saying the man they have chosen as their candidate to be Mayor of London is so stupid he doesn’t know how to look at a whole image in a tweet before passing it on to his followers!

Why would anybody vote for someone like that?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t. He’s still angry about the Goldsmith campaign – and rightly so. Now he’s doubly angry because he knows the Tories have doubled down on the racism:

Mr Bailey, it seems, is still a user of the social media, as he tweeted his delight at whatever support he has received – providing a perfect opportunity for some of our more alert New Left Media representatives to ask the obvious:

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the answer. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it!

But coverage of the negative reaction should not eclipse the fact that Mr Bailey does have at least one high-profile supporter – but you’re going to wince when you see who it is:

That’s right – Boris Johnson! The man who was unashamed to talk about “Piccaninnies with watermelon smiles”, among all his many other racisms!

Perhaps even worse is the fact that racist Mr Bailey – supported by racist Mr Johnson – was announced as Tory mayoral candidate on the same date racist Theresa May (Ms “Hostile Environment” herself) actually dared to lecture the United Nations about people who “exploit people’s fear and stoke intolerance and racism”.

I await the mainstream media’s wall-to-wall coverage of the clear and present racism that is running rife among the Conservative Party’s elected MPs and candidates for elected office.

That’s if they can fit it in around all the fake “anti-Semitism in the Labour Party” stories they’ve been writing, of course.

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