As the SKWAWKBOX published earlier today, Tory-supporting Toby Young has been appointed by the government to the board of the new universities regulator, to the outrage and dismay of the universities union and others.
The government ignored an application for the role from at least one highly-qualifed, Asian candidate to appoint Young in what appears a blatantly political appointment.
But that’s not all that the Tories appear to have ignored.
Young has insulted working class students, called disabled and special needs children ‘troglodytes‘ and disrespected teachers – but he has also posted tweets that descend into crass vulgarity and offensiveness toward women or are simply vilely insulting:
Young has also displayed remarkable insensitivity to the LGBT community:
Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler, is among the many who have questioned Young’s suitability for a public role:
Whether May and Leadsom will bother responding to her request remains to be seen. But the Tories’ vehement reaction when a Labour MP was suspended for similar behaviour adds a large dose of hypocrisy to the mix that they should be expected to answer for:
where's the outrage from guido fawkes, an any anti Labour folk over this considering the (rightful) vitriol aimed at Jared o'mara? Or do they only believe it's wrong if it's a labour member or mp etc
— Jason (@lovesfilms2) January 2, 2018
Yet the Tories appear keen to defend Young and present the criticism as some kind of ‘warped priority’:
Toby Young was contacted for comment but had not responded by the time of publication.
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