Hypocrisy without limit: Boris Johnson on race and sexuality should enrage everybody

Boris Johnson is one of the worst hypocrites whose words This Writer has every been unlucky enough to have to report. Consider the fact that June is Gay Pride Month. Mr Johnson has responded to it – and then gay people have responded to him: I'm a gay man. You called me a 'tank-topped bum boy.' You can go fuck yourself, champ. Or pay someone else to. — simon maginn (@simonmaginn) June 2, 2020 Perhaps Mr Johnson’s tweet would have been better-used with an apology for his appalling behaviour in…

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Man assaulted Owen Jones out of hatred for his political views and homophobia, court rules

This Site reported the assault shortly after it happened. It’s good to see justice done and know that the far-right crazies can’t get away with anything they like, just because another far-right crazy is in Downing Street. I don’t agree with Mr Jones about everything he says but he certainly should not be threatened with violence over the opinions he expresses. A man has been found guilty of aggravated assault against the Guardian columnist Owen Jones because of hostility to his leftwing political views and homophobia, following a two-day trial…

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Gyimah joins the Lib Dems. Are they now the party of homophobia?

What is happening to the Liberal Democrats? Jo Swinson’s tactic of taking in every waif and stray from the Conservative Party and Change UK may seem to be a sound way to increase her party’s presence in Parliament. But it is changing the nature of that party at the same time. When Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Commons, the Liberal Democrat spokeswoman on LGBT+ issues quit, on the grounds that he was a homophobe. Now Sam Gyimah has – rather dramatically – quit the Conservatives to…

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Andrea Leadsom wants to be Tory leader. Does she really think that’s a good idea?

Oh dear. Another Tory blunderer wants to make a bid for the top spot in politics. Andrea Leadsom actually ran for the Conservative Party leadership – and to be prime minister of the UK – back in 2016, but withdrew in order to allow the coronation of Theresa May to happen unopposed. We all know how that turned out! Now, according to some political commentators, she fancies her chances again. Here‘s the Huffington Post: “Asked if she would run this time, Leadsom said:  “Yes, I am seriously considering standing. I’m disgusted…

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Terrorist Thomas Mair jailed for life for killing Jo Cox. Why did he do it?

This was a terrorist attack by a right-wing extremist – and just the first sign of a wave of aggression, around the world. People like Thomas Mair saw the anti-immigration rhetoric that fuelled the vote to leave the European Union as an endorsement of racist, nationalist views. And the proliferation of hate crimes suggests those views appear to be on the rise in the United States of America, after the election of Donald Trump as President, and in continental Europe. People are committing these crimes because they think they can. They think that, somehow,…

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Alt-right? What’s the difference between these people and Nazis?

Very little, it seems. According to Wikipedia, “The alt–right is a loose group of people with far right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States.” The article goes on to say: “The alt-right has no formal ideology, although various sources have stated that white nationalism is fundamental. It has also been associated with white supremacism, Islamophobia, antifeminism, homophobia,  anti-Semitism, ethno-nationalism,  right-wing populism, nativism,  traditionalism, and the neoreactionary movement.” White supremacism, anti-Semitism and right-wing populism would have swung it for me – they’re Nazis in a new suit (or…

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Celebrities are taking sides against the intolerance that is sweeping the West. Bravo!

It is heartening to see that people in the public gaze are using their status to call for people of good conscience to stand fast against the wave of – what shall we call it? Hard-right attitudes? Fascism? Nazism? – sweeping the Western World. It seems the election of Donald Trump as US President has sparked incidents in that country, and those who stand up against it are to be praised. So here‘s the singer P!nk*: “To anyone reading this: if you think this is a time for misogynistic jokes, or…

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Wallasey Momentum on accusations of homophobia against Angela Eagle: ‘Evidence first – verdict later!’

A report attacking Labour Party members in Wallasey that was leaked after being presented to the ruling National Executive Committee has now been savaged by the constituency’s Momentum group. The response, below, was originally published on Wirral In It Together, along with a comment on behalf of that blog. This Writer recommends that you visit that site and read the comment there, in order to gain further insight into the situation. The Momentum comment mentions This Blog and the Skwawkbox blog, both of which have already published articles about the report…

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Another day, another UKIP scandal – this one’s about homophobia

UKIP intends to parachute anti-gay preacher Reverend George Hargreaves into Coventry South as the party’s prospective Parliamentary candidate there, after asking current candidate Mick Taylor to stand aside. Rev Hargreaves made his fortune in the 1980s pop industry penning hits such as ‘So Macho’ for singer Sinitta, according to the Coventry Telegraph. He then went on to launch a political career, standing in the Scottish Parliamentary elections for his own Scottish Christian Party with a strong anti gay message, according to Hope Not Hate, describing homosexuality as “a sin” and…

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Don’t believe the critics – Labour’s plans are good for Britain

What do you think of the Labour Party conference this year? It’s a loaded question and one that is bound to elicit loaded answers. The propaganda machines of the other parties have been working overtime to discredit Her Majesty’s Opposition, with Scottish people who wanted independence (the minority, let’s remember) claiming Labour lied to them, UKIP supporters adamant that the party is full of child abusers (based on a BNP propaganda website, which should tell anyone with a brain all they need to know), and of course the Tories doing…

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