Rachel Riley’s libel case against This Writer is based on an allegation that she did not victimise a teenage Labour supporter, linking the girl with anti-Semitism after she questioned the Countdown co-presenter’s claims.
Ms Riley has attacked Labour supporters and members, running right up to party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as anti-Semites, and published a series of Twitter threads that led her supporters to ‘dogpile’ the girl – who suffers with anxiety problems – in response to the criticism.
The TV presenter claims to be fighting anti-Semitism and racism. But how can that be true when a racist eugenicist was found to have been employed by the Conservative government as a Downing Street advisor, and Ms Riley had nothing to say about it?
Eugenics is about selectively breeding “undesirable” genetic aspects out of the human race. The Nazis were strong supporters of it – hence their many pronouncements about racial purity and their persecution of minority groups they believed to be inferior, leading up to and including the Holocaust.
Now-former Downing Street advisor Andrew Sabisky had to resign his position as a lieutenant to Boris Johnson’s chief SpAd (special advisor) Dominic Cummings after it was revealed that he held the same views.
From this is it easy to deduce that Cummings and Johnson both hold similar racist views.
But Ms Riley has been silent. And people have noticed:
@RachelRileyRR where’s your outrage at the Tory eugenics brigade or is that ok because it’s not antisemetic and just normal racism doesn’t affect you, just Jeremy Corbyn and your hatred towards the Palestinians 🤷🏽♂️
— Zach Khan (@ZachKhan17) February 18, 2020
Weird that noted anti racism campaigner Rachel Riley has been so quiet on the PM hiring a eugenicist?
— Crouching Tiger, Lying Dog-faced Pony Soldier (@misslucyp) February 17, 2020
Eugenics advocates and literal Nazis in government. Not a batting eyelid.
— philosophe d'antan (@phildantan) February 18, 2020
Until today, an actual eugenecist was employed by Downing Street; an outrage Johnson kept silent on. Conversely, Labour's leadership candidates have taken every opportunity to condemn anti-semitism. Such a skewed perspective begs the question: what are your real motivations?
— Fin Carroll (@fincarroll97) February 18, 2020
Any comments on the racism in the Conservative Party @RachelRileyRR ???? Yet again bashing Labour but not a comment about our PM who is racist!!!
— LW (@LouW71225179) February 19, 2020
Of course she won’t- even though they do have a much larger problem, especially with their ‘big names’.
— Roger Dodger (@RogerDoj) February 20, 2020
Part of my court battle against Ms Riley is about pointing out that she is a hypocrite – but I can’t bring her to account without help.
It seems clear that she took out libel proceedings against me because she is extremely rich and I am not; she thought I would have to pay her long before the case got into court.
But I launched a CrowdJustice campaign to raise the funds – and so far I have been able to defend myself against her. But we haven’t got to the main trial yet and it will cost a lot of money.
If you are sick of hearing hypocrisy from ‘influencers’ like Ms Riley who should know better, please help. Here’s how:
Please consider making a donation yourself, via the CrowdJustice page.
Email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site.
Post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge.
On Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.
On other social media platforms, please mention the campaign there, quoting the appeal address.
Rachel Riley pushes a one-sided, false point of view – and then uses her riches to buy justice.
If you think that is wrong, please contribute what you can.
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
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