Dawn Butler was telling her truth – seafront scuffler Iain Dale had no reason to attack her for it

Dawn Butler: here’s an MP who actually cares about her constituents’ lives.

Labour’s Dawn Butler is the kind of MP we should be supporting, not shooting down.

She represents a constituency that is suffering a higher coronavirus-related fatality rate than most and she doesn’t want anything to happen that will worsen the situation.

So she was, obviously, dismayed by Boris Johnson’s speech on Sunday (May 10), calling on everybody who cannot work from home to get back into the workplace.

She voiced her opinion on Jeremy Vine’s TV show: “He is sending people out to catch the virus.” I agree with that.

She wasn’t saying he intended it; for all we know, Johnson really is so mind-pummellingly stupid that he thinks it’s possible to avoid catching Covid-19, even under the conditions he has allowed. She was just voicing her opinion of what his speech means (and mine).

Unfortunately, shows like Vine’s tend to be populated by (in This Writer’s opinion) fatuous rentamouths and on this particular occasion, Iain Dale was present.

Here’s the dialogue:

Dale, a Tory political commentator, blogger and failed Parliamentary candidate, has only one claim to fame: that he received a police caution for a scuffle on the Brighton seafront in 2013:

A Manchester pensioner named Stuart Holmes had been displaying a banner protesting against nuclear power behind an author Dale published during a breakfast TV interview, so Dale tried to remove him physically – and ended up having to accept a police caution.

Fortunately Ms Butler was well up for putting him down: “Yes, [the prime minister] is sending people out to catch the virus when he’s telling people to go back to work without the proper infrastructure in place.

“I am the MP for Brent and I have a higher death rate than a lot of other MPs,” she said, “so excuse me if I am going to be passionate about this because I want my constituents to survive this pandemic.”

Well said.

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4 thoughts on “Dawn Butler was telling her truth – seafront scuffler Iain Dale had no reason to attack her for it

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    She is all that is right in this party pity shamefull that others are. Just greedie

  2. Hecuba

    Fascist tories doing their utmost to silence any criticism of their state instigated mass murder of thousands and thousands of women and men. Well said Dawn Butler for trouncing that fascist tory minion Iain Dale who has demonstrated his propensity for male violence!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Less of the “male” violence, please! Violent individuals are like that because of their own personal choices, not because of their gender!

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