The Establishment is clearly very, very, very keen to create a smokescreen to distract from Labour MP Emma Dent Coad’s new inequality report and her steadfast support for her community against the Tory government’s utter failure to respond properly to the Grenfell Tower blaze that took so many lives.
Desperate, in fact.
Over the last few days we’ve seen increasingly desperate attempts to smear Ms Coad as racist, in spite of her huge popularity with her constituents from ethnic communities, but today’s attempt would beggar belief if the Tories hadn’t already killed satire some time ago.
The latest smear attempts to claim that because Ms Dent Coad sketched a ‘hangman’ symbol on the ‘Tory tree’ symbol, it means she was daydreaming about hanging a black Conservative from a tree.
Well, that’s what it quickly turned into. The Fawkes blog didn’t have the wit to make that leap of idiocy and simply claimed she was hanging a Tory – but was quick to bandwagon-jump when Tory MP Kemi Badenoch went Marianas-trench-low with the ridiculous claim that it was meant to be a ‘black Conservative’:
Because Ms Dent Coad used a black pen that she no doubt had handy, black being one of the two colours of pen people tend to have in a pocket or handbag.
Of course, if you actually read the article – far too inconvenient for Tories desperate for a smear campaign, of course – Ms Dent Coad is writing about the harm the Tories do to people, not about harming Tories:
Only Tories, of course, are shameless enough to turn a defence of victims into an attack on the person defending them – but we already knew that.
The real point of the hastily-sketched logo is, of course, that Tory policies kill people – as journalist Aditya Chakrabortty pointed out on last week’s question time. Just like the logo below – used previously on this blog – is about Tories harming disabled people.
Not a sign of a desire to tip disabled people into a harbour:
And, since the Fawkes eejits will certainly be sniffing around this post, the person in the wheelchair was portrayed in black only because that’s the colour used for the person in the wheelchair – as it is for the wheelchair itself – on many disabled access signs, badges etc if the sign has a white background. And the foot kicking the wheelchair is black to match the other figure, not because it’s meant to represent a black person of any political persuasion.
That’s how ridiculous the Tory claim is.
Fortunately, social media users are busily pouring scorn on the ludicrous smear even now – but, as we saw last night, the fact that a smear is ridiculous is no bar at all to the ‘MSM’, including the BBC, repeating it in their news bulletins and on their websites and front pages.
So ask yourself: if the right is this desperate and this bereft of anything better to use against the left – so desperate that they have to go back seven years and this is what they come up with – just how intellectually, politically and morally bankrupt must they be?
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