S*n political editor Tom Newton Dunn made an interesting and possibly Freudian slip today on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme when, while describing Theresa May’s ‘insulation’ from the Windrush scandal, he described public outrage over the forced deportation, denial of medical treatment and barring from employment of UK citizens as a ‘witch-hunt‘.
Newton Dunn quickly corrected himself – or over-corrected, since swapping ‘witch-hunt’ for ‘pursuit of the really important story’ might appear to many to be ‘laying it on a bit thick’:
Certainly the excellent EL4C, who initially ‘grabbed’ the video, thought that Mr Newton Dunn’s real opinion came out first:
A number of Establishment politicians have also come out today with social media contributions that suggest they consider Amber Rudd a victim – an outrageous idea that dismisses the importance of the real victims of the Windrush scandal.
As Vox Political pointed out, social media commentators have not missed the significance of these lamentable offerings by such tuned-in Tory figures as Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove:
That poor Amber Rudd and her friends. The Windrush scandal has been so harrowing for them – and all so the real culprit can be ‘insulated’.
And now, to cap it all off the poor dears have to put up with this witch-hunt – sorry, this pursuit of a really important story.
Clearly, we ‘little people’ just don’t know how good we’ve got it.
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