Misogynist, racist, homophobic or just plain fascist – take your pick, new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro campaigned openly on a platform of prejudice and hatred, claiming that the country’s old military dictatorship should have ‘killed 30,000 more people’.
Tony Blair, floating around Davos this week like a bad smell, seems rarely to meet a tyrant he doesn’t like – and so it was that he seemed perfectly comfortable appearing in a picture with Bolsonaro when the pair hung out today:
The screams of Theresa May – who during PMQs today was desperately attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talking about peace to Irish republicans – the Establishment and the media have not exactly been deafening. In fact, according to Google just now, they’ve been absent entirely.
You’d almost think the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn for appearing with this or that person once upon a time were politically driven, rather than fuelled by genuine outrage.
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