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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Arron Banks Sad Hillsborough Trolling

The question of why some members of society become wealthy, while others languish in poverty, has taxed writers and thinkers for many years. Following Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species, William Sumner declared that “The millionaires are a product of natural selection ... the naturally selected agents of society for certain work. They get high wages and live in luxury, but the bargain is a good one for society”.
Throwing the kitchen sink at it isn't working

How Sumner would have explained Aaron Banks will forever be one of those great unanswered questions in the realm of Life, The Universe, And Everything. UKIP’s foremost paymaster may be unfeasibly rich, but his sense of self-awareness, and ability to know when to shut his North And South rather than verbally dig himself into an ever-deeper hole, somehow went missing in his ascent of the monetary greasy pole.
Are Arron's just shot me in the f***in' head

Banks embarrassed the Kippers’ new leader, “Bad Bootle Meff” Paul Nuttall, by calling the Hillsborough stadium disaster “an accident”. He was made aware that he was causing offence to the families of the victims, who have had to fight long and hard for that combination of truth and justice which the establishment fought equally long and hard to deny them. Banks now says, more or less, that he doesn’t care about such things.
Worse, he claims this is all a Labour Party smear campaign, which is at once untrue, malicious, and defamatory all in one. As Andy Burnham had to point out to Banks and his pal Nigel “Thirsty” Farage earlier this week, there was a conscious effort to set up an all-party group on Hillsborough and take the issue out of party politics. Labour has not been the source for the criticism raining down on Arron Banks.
David Conn of the Guardian, who knows a little about Hillsborough, described Banks’ behaviour as “sad trollingand observedBanks’s insensitivity, self-absorption and lack of empathy are now, lamentably, endemic features of Twitter as it turns from cool-seeming social media platform to an unsupervised playground for name-calling and bullying”. Brian Reade of the Mirror was rather more direct in his response.
Only one 'politicising' Hillsborough is Nuttall. Now crawl back to your favourite tax haven and make an irrelevant noise there” he advised Banks. When The Great Man whined “What's deeply wrong is smearing someone, who was there, for your narrow political ends. People do realise there is an election this week”, Read snapped back “Nuttall tends to smear himself whenever he speaks - doesn't need me to help him”.
Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson pointed outAt the end of the day he is someone who is ill-informed and not knowledgeable of the facts … This was the biggest miscarriage of justice that the British legal system has ever seen and only came to light because of the determination of the families … Maybe Arron Banks would feel quite differently if he had lost someone in the tragedy”. Banks’ sick selfishness blinds him to reality.

And that reality is Banks and his pal Farage may have helped Nuttall … to end up losing today’s Stoke Central by-election, and badly. But then, the democratic process is not about natural selection. And nor is the idiocy of Arron Banks.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Guido Fawked - Pie Stunt BACKFIRES

The Murdoch goons at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun are once again in the spotlight, and, not for the first time, for all the wrong reasons, after a sponsorship and betting stunt involving Sutton United FC and their stand-in goalkeeper Wayne Shaw not only went horribly wrong, but was seen to go horribly wrong. Alleged editor Tony Gallagher once again showed that he was exercising little control over his unprincipled rabble.
There was rather more than just today’s front page splash proclaiming “Sutton Roly-Poly Goalie Axed … Fury as keeper sacked over snack … Cup novelty bet sparks OTT probe … HUNG OUT TO PIE”. Laugh? I thought I’d never start. The reality is more prosaic.

Sutton United had reached the last 16 of the FA Cup. For their match against Premier League Arsenal, Sun Bet sponsored them, and then the cheap and nasty stories about Shaw began, starting withSutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is famed for his red hot ‘Roly-Poly Goalie’ chilli sauce and has had offers to do a NAKED PHOTOSHOOT” which also mentioned “Shaw’s been given odds of 8/1 with Sun Bets to be seen on TV eating a pie!

Just remember that line: after the match, which Sutton sadly lost, Sun readers were then told Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw chomps a pie gives two fingers up to the modern footballer’s lean diet”. But then Shaw departed the club, with the Sun admittingA betting row erupted as a result of the incident and manager Paul Doswell confirmed Shaw’s departure on Tuesday afternoon”. It seems Shaw’s pals bet on him. Whoops!
Guess who's empathising with pie-eating?

And there is an investigation going on into the whole affair, prompting the Sun to demand that everyone Look Over There: “Celebs lead fans demanding Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw get his job back as he’s SACKED by club for eating a pie in the dugout thanks to OTT novelty bet probe after club’s Arsenal heroics”. But FA rules BAN players betting.

The Murdoch mafiosi are adamant, though, and have signposted a “Piegate Petition”. So who is the enterprising person starting this one? To no surprise at all, it has been started by the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog, just to showcase (a) Staines’ sheer shamelessness - nobody embodies the phrase “who ate all the pies” quite like The Great Guido - and (b) the still very close relationship between the Fawkes gang and the inmates of the Baby Shard bunker.
Also not told by the Fawkes rabble, but put directly by the Tweeter known as Sun Apology, is “That footage of Sutton Utd sub Wayne Shaw eating a pie wasn't all it seemed. It was a grubby PR stunt set up by The Sun. Shame on them both”. And MediaWatch has put it yet more directly: “If Mediawatch weren’t so disgusted by The Sun’s deliberate obfuscation of the facts, we would be amused by their use of the words ‘novelty bet’ on the front page. Because of course ‘novelty bets’ are placed by ‘novelty gamblers’ who can win or lose ‘novelty money’ … The Sun are right to say that Shaw has been ‘HUNG OUT TO PIE’. They’re just wrong about the identity of the executioners”.

The Great Guido is so desperate to be thrown a biscuit by the Murdoch mafiosi that he and his rabble are willing to participate in this sham. As for some of those well-known faces who have also been pitching in, well, I’ll deal with you later. Another fine mess.

Simon Danczuk’s Pals VOTED OUT

The chances of Rochdale’s still nominally Labour MP Simon Danczuk returning to the party’s ranks following the still-incomplete investigation into his conduct hinge on a number of factors, of which that inquiry is just one. Another is his support among local Labour members, party workers, activists, and local politicians. And news has arrived on Zelo Street that Spanker Si has suffered a serious setback in this area.
Since the infamous case of the “Rochdale Seven” - the expulsion of seven Labour members over their complaints about Danczuk’s suitability as a candidate which was triggered by his then girlfriend Karen Burke being dumped at Alicante Airport with no money and two small children to look after - Danczuk has had the backing of his local Labour party, duly rubber-stamped by the national organisation.

But after he was suspended following the revelation of his “sexting” a 17-year-old girl just over a year ago, the cracks started to appear. When it came to nominating a Labour candidate for the new post of Metro Mayor for Manchester, Danczuk’s backers tried to keep front-runner Andy Burnham out of the constituency. They failed: Burnham got to address local party members, and Rochdale CLP then backed him.

So it should have surprised no-one last week, at Rochdale CLP’s AGM, that Simon Danczuk’s friends and apologists got what the Norwegian football commentator memorably called “One hell of a beating”. Apart from the position of treasurer, which none of Spanker Si’s detractors wanted to contest, every other post up for grabs was secured by someone who wants Danczuk out of Rochdale Labour politics.

Every last post on the CLP taken away from what is referred to in a tone more serious than outsiders might imagine as “The Danczuk mafia”. Another prop kicked away from an MP who still fantasises about being let back into a party which gives every sign of not wanting anything more to do with him. And it gets worse - a lot worse.

Simon Danczuk has long peddled the idea that his Liberal and later Lib Dem predecessor Cyril Smith was not merely a homosexual, as had been long believed following the 1979 revelations by the Rochdale Alternative Paper, which were followed up nationally by Private Eye magazine, but a paedophile as well. But in the book written for him by his then side-kick Matt Baker, the claim that Smith was pulled over by Northants Police on the M1 with a stash of child porn in his car was later shown to be completely fabricated.

Now, as the excellent Northern Voices blog has confirmed, Danczuk’s claims about Knowl View school have collapsed. As with the Northants Police claim, no evidence has been found to back up the claim in Danczuk and Baker’s book, which is looking increasingly like a work of fiction. And the MP has alienated Greater Manchester Police into the bargain - for not getting the result he wanted.

Simon Danczuk has just suffered two highly significant losses in his campaign to remain as an MP. Now it’s over to the Labour Party to finish the job.

Milo - Delingpole To The Rescue

Back in January 2013, a vapid and vindictive creep called Milo Yiannopoulos ordered one of his gofers - he never did have the cojones to do this kind of thing himself - to pen a hatchet job on this blog. As a result, The Curse Of Zelo was placed upon him, and two months later, his allegedly brave new tech creation the Kernel Mag closed, with its figurehead mired in debt, a result entirely of his own making.
"Gay marriage" ... "Global warming" ... "Red meat conservatism" ... "Bird-slicing, bat-chomping eco crucifixes" ... "Incoherent sneering" ... "Backing the indefensible" ... "Career oblivion"

Yiannopoulos then fetched up in Berlin, relaunched the Kernel, only to soon see himself removed from its team. Undeterred, he then reinvented himself - inasmuch as one can reinvent a cretinous nonentity - as standard bearer of the snivelling inadequates unable to get out from behind their keyboards and shrug off their inability to interact with the opposite sex. He became the champion of the “GamerGaters” and darling of the “Alt-Right”.
The real Milo Yiannopoulos - an empty nobody

But now, all that has gone the same way as the Kernel Mag as those who were prepared to hand Yiannopoulos chat show invites, speaking dates and book deals despite his rabid sexism, racism, transphobia, and incitement of hatred (and his personally being one of the nastiest pieces of work ever let loose on this planet) have decided that advocating peadophilia is one bridge even they are not prepared to cross.
Even then, after Yiannopoulos had pretended that relationships between older men and 13-year-old boys were A Good Thing, there were some prepared to merely shrug their shoulders, say it was “Only Milo”, and hand him yet another free pass. One such was another of those deeply unpleasant individuals within the motley collective of the irredeemably batshit that is Breitbart, James “saviour of Western civilisation” Delingpole.
Del Boy was cool with having a paedophilia apologist on his team. And when the likes of David Aaronovitch spelt out why Yiannopoulos had been dropped by those previously prepared to put up with him, the Delingpole auto-sneer was out in full force: “IMO literally no one does sanctimonious humbug better than David Aaronovitch”. And, as for his colleagues at Breitbart, “Love to know these five made up characters at Breitbart the anonymous Senior Editor claims are ready to give up their salaries because Milo”.
See, Breitbart staffers weren’t really threatening to leave! It was all a rotten lefty plot! Just a “Breitbart ‘Senior Editor’ briefing anonymously against Milo”. Del Boy had only sympathy for Yiannopoulos: “Milo is going to fucking hate this attention. Poor guy. He just wants to be left alone”. Why Delingpole is so stupid as to believe that Yiannopoulos gives a flying foxtrot what he thinks is another of life’s unfathomable mysteries.
But he was prepared to take to, er, Facebook (why wasn’t it published on Breitbart? Who knows, and indeed, who cares?) to defend the indefensible: “Conservatives who throw their own to the wolves: my take on the squishes rejoicing in Milo's ‘downfall’”. It was all the fault of lefties, and of course Saul Alinsky, who died in 1972.
James Delingpole, and no doubt others on the right, cannot get their collective heads round the reality of Milo Yiannopoulos’ demise - he went too far, even for the most screamingly batshit. So he was dropped by CPAC, his publisher, and with his departure from Breitbart, his employer. There is nothing radical or conservative about Yiannopoulos - he’s a Grade A shit, and deserves everything coming to him. End of story.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Paul Watson - Alt-Right Nobody

Among all the clamouring for attention as the right-wing spin brigade and Fake News outlets try to talk up the claims that Europe, and especially Sweden, are now hotbeds of violent crime, and that it’s all because they let Scary Muslims (tm) in, one sad soul stands out among the keyboard warriors. He is Paul Watson, and he lives not in Mainland Europe, or the USA, but south of the river in London’s Battersea.
Paul Watson - fantasy versus reality

Watson has a Twitter photo which suggests an image rather more hip and cool than the anaemic rabbit-caught-in-the-headlights looking geek of reality. There is a good reason for this: Watson is not only a cowardly gobshite, he has to project the idea of credibility, where he has none. Even in geek mode, he stands in front of a world map which shows his horizons extend beyond the Lidl at Clapham Junction. Allegedly.
The unintentional hilarity was exemplified by his rush to defend Milo Yiannopoulos following that advocacy for paedophilia: “Well done, professionally outraged libtards & Never Trumpers, you just made #CPAC 2017 the most eagerly anticipated ever! … Milo must be mortified that he's at the center of another controversy again. I mean it's not like that's his whole schtick. Oh wait…” Yiannopoulos has since been dropped by CPAC.
Still, if at first you don’t succeed, well, just suck some more seed, eh? After Yiannopoulos then had his book deal canned, Watson was there spinning obediently: “In other news, MIlo's future book sales just doubled”. Yeah, right. And then he went wrong, and disastrously so, goading his critics “I cannot believe you idiots picked a fight with me about Sweden. It's my favorite topic. Working on a video that will decimate you”.
Ah, that crime-ridden country once again. And the temptation for Watson was just too much: “Any journalist claiming Sweden is safe; I will pay for travel costs & accommodation for you to stay in crime ridden migrant suburbs of Malmo”. Louis Barfe was willing to show this idiot up for what he was: “I claim my free holiday in Malmo, you idiot child”.
Watson’s idea of what Sweden actually looked like then took a knock as George Weah’s Cousin called him out: “How come you deleted this then m8. Is it because one is a picture of 80s London, and another a Football game?” Whoops! And the numbers willing to take him up on his offer led Lucy Lyons to ask “Looks like you are paying for a LOT of people to go to #Malmo - wow, you are super generous. Are you going to charter a plane?
Far Right Watch concurred on the charter and who was paying: “At this rate, we're looking to Charter a Flight to Malmo for everybody. It's okay, @PrisonPlanet is paying!!” Watson span himself silly, pretending that he was making good on the offer and that it was only for one. But J J Patrick was on his case, and is crowdfunding a damages action against Watson for breach of his unilateral offer, made on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Nils Karlsson has advised Watson “Hello, @PrisonPlanet. I'm a deputy mayor in Malmö. I would be happy to meet with any journalists you send here to [see] for themselves”. He may have a long wait in store.

Saddoes who spend all their time behind the keyboard can get themselves into terrible trouble when they encounter the real world. Paul Watson might just get that now.

Piers Morgan Protests Too Much

After he was given the presenter’s role at next month’s Royal Television Society programme awards, only to find there was significant resistance to his product offering, former Screws and Daily Mirror editor and three-days-a-week co-host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain Piers Morgan decided on Sunday afternoon that, on reflection, he would pass on the gig and announced his withdrawal from the event.
Mr Happy wants you to know HE IS NOT UNHAPPY

Much of the press coverage focused on what had caused The Great Man to throw in the towel when he is normally not averse to heading towards the sound of spoken and written gunfire - as well as being prepared to take every opportunity to further the promotion of Himself Personally Now. Had it been the petition (doubtful)? Had RTS members leaned on the charity (possible)? Had he jumped rather than being pushed (ditto)?
Whatever the reason, Morgan was not, repeat not, REPEAT NOT going to make a big deal of it. No, not at all. No sirree. “I have great respect for the acting profession. I just don't think actors' political views are any more important than anyone else’s" he sniffed, not complaining at all, before acknowledging praise for his return to GMB: “Makes a nice change from people howling for me to be banned”. Sniff! Blub! Snot fair!
And this was a mere entrée: soon it was all being blamed on his apologies for Combover Crybaby Donald Trump. “Does seem odd that awards show hosts should now be chosen based purely on the strength of their anti-Trump hatred”. To one Tweeter who suggested he had bailed out too early, he again sniffed “It's a fairly hollow victory to demand someone be banned for not sharing your opinions”. Anyone got a nanoviolin?
There was more, and once again the temptation to use the word “Liberal” as a term of abuse overwhelmed The Great Man: “What's so bizarre is this hysteria is coming from liberals who profess to stand for free speech & tolerance”. Even Gary Lineker’s gentle teasing - suggesting someone else would have to give Ewan McGregor his award - could not lift the gloom: “They can get JK Rowling to do [it] instead”. Sniff! Sob!
Hark at Mr Happy, eh? Then Tony Robinson criticised the RTS for inviting him in the first place, and Morgan snapped: “Oh pipe down, Baldrick - you sanctimonious old fool. I criticise Trump when he's wrong & defend him from absurd hysteria”. And he wasn’t really being hounded: “I don't mind being hounded. I'm not a victim here. But I do find it odd behaviour from those who supposedly espouse free speech & tolerance”.
Plus he wasn’t sneering at the Independent: “Oh, yes, I'm SO embarrassed that a bunch of howling Trump-loathing liberals wanted me banned from hosting a charity awards night”. And then came the final, delusional, pièce de résistance: “I've always been rational re Trump. It's everyone else who's been losing their mind”. I AM BIG - IT’S THE PICTURES THAT GOT SMALL. Yes, Piers Morgan was channelling Norma Desmond all along.

He’s not at all sore about losing his latest self-promotion opportunity. And if anyone says otherwise, he’ll whine and sniff until they get so fed up they let him do the gig anyway.

Farage Sweden Rape Lies BUSTED

After the rambling accusations peddled by Combover Crybaby Donald Trump at the weekend, claiming that something terrible was happening in Sweden, and even if it wasn’t terrorism, it was something bad connected to the numbers of refugees that the country had allowed in during the past two or three years, he was roundly ridiculed - but not by his faithful supporters, one of whom is Nigel “Thirsty” Farage.
Squeaky burning trousers finger up the bum time

The former UKIP Oberscheissenführer decided to use the platform inexplicably given him by broadcaster LBC to launch another of his man-of-the-people, just-telling-it-like-it-is diatribes to let people know that anywhere allowing these brown and non-Christian people through their doors is by definition going to hell in the proverbial handcart. And that meant Sweden was suffering a wave of sex crimes - especially rape.

Sweden have taken more young male migrants than any other country in Europe”, he declared [not true]. “And there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden, so much so that Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe, and some argue, perhaps the rape capital of the world, and the Swedish media, frankly, just don’t report it”.
Farage backed this up with a Tweet claiming “Malmo in Sweden is the rape capital of Europe due to EU migrant policies. Anyone who says there isn't a problem is lying to you”. So there you have it. And, as so many times in the past, Farage is the one who’s lying.

Let’s take this nice and slowly. One, the decision to admit refugees - not migrants - was not taken by the EU. Two, the rape statistics for Sweden look worse than other countries, but this is because the country has a very broad definition of what constitutes rape, which makes the numbers look higher.

Three, it is possible to find stories to back up the “Rape capital of Europe” claim, but they all come from The Usual Suspects - the Daily Caller, Breitbart, and of course Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse).
A Vox report denounced the claims: “as fake as the Bowling Green massacre”. It went on to tell “Canadian reporter Doug Saunders rigorously investigated the narrative, and concluded that it ‘falls apart as soon as you speak to anyone knowledgeable in Sweden’ … ‘What we’re hearing is a very, very extreme exaggeration based on a few isolated events, and the claim that it’s related to immigration is more or less not true at all,’ Jerzy Sarnecki, a criminologist at Stockholm University, told Saunders … The so-called ‘rape epidemic’ is just something anti-immigrant campaigners have latched onto to justify their preexisting desire to shut the door on Muslim migration”.

And PolitiFact has observedIf we look specifically at sex offences, which the Fox News segment highlighted, there were 18,100 sex offenses reported to the police in 2015, down 11 percent from 2014, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention … The number of rapes reported decreased 12 percent between 2014 and 2015”.

So, to continue the PolitiFact line, Farage once again has his Pants On Fire. The end.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Murdoch Press Targets Muslim Woman AGAIN

Those who look in regularly on Zelo Street will be familiar with the attacks on Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji for committing the heinous crime of presenting the news while wearing a headscarf. Then, it was disgraced former Sun editor Kelvin McFilth, later aided and abetted by faithful Murdoch retainer Trevor Kavanagh, who went in with both feet, but not because Ms Manji is not white or Christian, honestly.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied: eloquent and knowledgeable

Now, the Murdoch mafiosi is at it again, this time egging on a campaign by a little-known, and little-read, hard-right blog to pick on someone who appears on Australia’a ABC (the Murdoch press hates the ABC with a passion even greater than their hatred of the BBC), because she is a young woman, a Muslim, and articulate with it. This combination, for Rupe and his Down Under troops, cannot be permitted.

So when the young woman in question, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, defended herself and her faith against a shouty and intolerant Tasmanian self-promotion artist and alleged politician called Jacqui Lambie, the sole Senate representative of the party of Herself Personally Now, on ABC’s Q&A show - it’s a sort of Aussie version of the Beeb’s Question Time - the Australian alt-right and the local chapter of the Murdoch goons were waiting for her.

Ms Abdel-Magied did not at any time make any comments which suggested that Sharia Law should take precedence over Australian law, indeed, she stressed that her faith told her that the law of the land in which she lived should take precedence. Ms Lambie’s schtick was that someone, somewhere was trying to impose Sharia Law on her and her fellow (white, by implication at least) Australians, and should be deported.

But as with the attack on Fatima Manji, that did not deter the right-wing attack dogs. First, a blog called AltCon News, which has been in business all of three months, launched a petition on change.org in accordance with their paranoid view of Islam. Then came the Murdoch press withThousands call for ABC to sack TV host over ‘pro sharia law’ comments”. “Pro Sharia Law” is in quotes - because she didn’t say that.

Their report states “The petition was created by right-wing group, AltCon News, which accused Ms Abdel-Magied of advocating for Islamic faith courts in Australia”. She wasn’t. But the report also wants readers to know “Meanwhile, the number of signatures on the petition continues to climb”, while quoting from the petition wording, which talks ominously of ABC as “taxpayer-funded”. Ring a bell with BBC watchers?

As with the attacks on Muslim TV personalities in the UK, the Murdoch empire does not dwell on trivialities like Ms Lambie’s monumental ignorance; rather, that is to be, if anything, encouraged. Instead, the Muslim is immediately depicted as being in the wrong, somehow unpatriotic, and most certainly painted as “other”.

The demonisation by the Murdoch mafiosi of Muslim women who are capable of confronting ignorance and prejudice is endemic, it’s not a coincidence, and here on Zelo Street it will be called out whenever and wherever it occurs. Because it’s out of order.

Don’t Menshn Paedophile Milo

As if there were not enough controversy in the UK to attract the attention of the assembled punditerati, the focus has suddenly and briefly shifted to the USA and the continuing attempts at self-promotion by deeply repellant man-baby Milo Yiannopoulos, backed up by the motley convocation of the irredeemably batshit that is Breitbart - and his friendship with (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch.
This could be the end of a beautiful friendship

Ms Mensch has made some singularly unfortunate friendship choices in the past; she was at one time also on good terms with Yiannopoulos’ fellow batshit Breitbarter, Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam, another self-promotion artist of no discernible talent. But Kassam’s only sin was to join the UKIP bandwagon, while Yiannopoulos, who was to have been a keynote speaker at CPAC this year, has vocally advocated for paedophilia.
After talking about older men having sexual relationships with “young boys”, he asserted “You’re misunderstanding what paedophilia means! Paedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature”. Many - including me - had warned repeatedly that Yiannopoulos was someone to be avoided, and for a whole host of reasons. Now, the realisation hit home elsewhere.
John Cardillo, who calls himself “Right of Reagan”, observed “I just listened to the Rogan/Milo interview. #Milo was absolutely permissive of pedophilia. It's not controversial or edgy. It's deviant”. Yasher, who contributes to New York Magazine, noted “AUDIO: Milo Yiannopoulos advocating for pedophilia in an interview. He's the keynote at @CPAC and he has a book deal with @simonschuster”. Gillius Pérez said simply “There is absolutely NO excuse for Milo, or anyone, defending child abuse or being permissive about pedophilia. None. Ever. It's horrible”. And there was more.
Wajahat Ali aimed his comments directly at the Right: “Milo's women-hating, racist, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-trans comments are OK, but defense of Pedophilia MIGHT be the red line, guys. #CPAC”. Carlton Banksy followed up with “I guess Milo's transphobia, Islamophobia, & racism didn't cross that line. But oh, you get it now that it's about defending pedophilia”. The Tweeter otherwise known as Irie, echoing Sarah Nyberg, warned that audio evidence of Yiannopoulos’ stance had been there for months.
So what of Ms Mensch, who had so willingly cosied up to Yiannopoulos in the name of supporting free speech, the excuse for his repellant beliefs? At first she was sceptical: “Milo is for child abuse, that right? Sex with 13 year old kids? Is that what I am reading? Are you sure?” Then the penny began to drop: “I was friendly with Milo myself. I had no idea tape is a complete shock to me”. And then came the repenting at leisure.
I used to be friendly with Milo. At no time did I have any idea that he defended child rape of 13 year olds. That is at an end now … Yes Milo does say it. I checked. Advocates child abuse of 13 year old boys. Special thanks to abusive priests. Nice job @breitbart”.

She was warned. But it has taken Yiannopoulos spelling it out, on tape, for Louise Mensch to understand that befriending this bag of sub-human filth was Not A Very Good Idea.

And remember folks, they allowed her to become a Tory MP. Be afraid. Be very afraid.