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25 September 2012

11:14 PM

25 September 2012

11:14 PM

As a rider to my earlier blog I wish to put in the following as evidence.

It became plain to me some years ago that people who have absolutely no political point tend to revert disproportionately to grandiose claims regarding their opponents (both real and imaginary). It gives them a passing sensation of importance which helps them through their daily routine of futility. For a brief moment they feel there might be a point to it all – and themselves.

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We recently saw Nick Clegg seek to conceal his extreme want of meaning by branding those who disagree with him as ‘bigots’. Thus Nick transforms himself in his own eyes from a man with no point at all to a man of meaning – fighting against ‘bigots’ everywhere, or at least somewhere. In a similar vein, a few years back I watched him speak for an hour about his opposition to the Nazi party of Germany for their behaviour in the 1930s and ‘40s.

And today we have Simon Hughes. Like many other people he currently finds some meaning, and an economic policy of sorts, in attacking ‘bankers’ as a class. But now he has added the most tried and tested fuel of all. For he has told the Liberal Democrat conference today that bankers are not only the stealers of other peoples’ money, but ‘RACISTS’.

That’s it. Keep fighting Simon. Soon you will find that the racist bankers are actually Nazis. They dress in Nazi uniforms in their spare time. Only you can save us from them, Simon. That’s the point of all this. We need you.

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  • Lee Robert

    We should have Peter Tatchell as the justice minister then we would get somewhere. So far two justice ministers, both gay have ignored what is happening to myself and my gay partner of 34 years. Peter Tatchell is backing our campaign for justice against the UK police and government who are ignoring our plight as two elderly people. It is indeed scandalous that the UK government have the audacity to complain about how gay people are treated in Africa and Russia when the totally fail to deal with problems on their own doorstep such as what is happening to myself and my partner here http://leeandmanalienversushenriettajanedarcyausten.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/henrietta-jane-darcy-austen-ronnie-hobby-perverting-the-course-of-justice-in-a-criminal-case-in-february-2011/

  • rndtechnologies786

    Nice view.

  • Andy Gill

    Hughes also has some pretty unsavoury views on Israel, and is one of the few politicians willing to work alongside the anti-semite Jenny Tonge.

  • Lungfish
    • Nicholas

      “the event offers a crucial platform for demanding change through peaceful interfaith dialogue, and positive exchange of ideas and interaction towards fostering mutual understanding between people from every culture, faith and background in a bid for greater community cohesion in a multicultural society.”

      The “demanding” word kind of jars with the rest and with peace and unity.

  • AY

    all the same with mainstream politics, – double-speaking, double-thinking, fat-a§§ faced invertebrates.
    from mollusk hopeful to mollusk-in-charge, or back to the plankton pool.
    land, blood, decency, heritage.
    saved, or wasted.
    do the shrimps care.

  • John Lea

    I can’t claim to be an authority on this subject and therefore may be barking up the wrong tree, but do the Lib Dems have any senior black party members? I can’t think of any offhand. Are they raaaa-cist?

  • Simon

    This same rhetoric occurred in the US prior to the recent housing bust. Banks were forced by the government to lend money to individuals they would otherwise not have done. On the grounds that to not do so would be racist as the majority of these people were black. A great deal was made about banks approving fewer mortgages to black people than whites and it was deemed to be the fault of racism, despite the fact that banks were actually approving more loans to Asian Americans than to white Americans. The result was people who should never have been approved mortgages were and they failed to repay them.

  • Bruce, UK

    Even if it were possible to consider supporting these people just thinking of that slimy piece of arrogance and entitlement that is Hughes stifles the thought. Well done Simon!

  • Bruce, UK

    Even if it were possible to consider supporting these people just thinking of that slimy piece of arrogance and entitlement that is Hughes stifles the thought. Well done Simon!

  • June

    Lib-Dems are never shy of playing the racist card. And any political party or organisation that has Jenny Tonge as its member tells me that there is something deeply wrong with that organisation.

    • Eddie

      Yes, that is – sadly – true. But they are just apeing others in this: the default position these days if you want to shut down an argument, claim the moral high ground, single out a victim for your outraged ‘liberalism’ is to call someone racist – and people get called that for things which are frankly not in the slightest bit racist (being against mass immigration, wanting immigrants to integrate, being against allowing Islamofascism for spread like cancer in our cities, being against the forced rape of 13 year old girls sent back to Pakistan to marry their 55 year old rapist cousins etc…)
      The word ‘racist’ has been utterly devalued by overuse.
      But, ironically, those who accuse others of ‘racism’ are usually the racists themselves, because it is they who believe in treating people differently according to which race/culture/religion they come from (eg turning a blind eye to child abuse by Asians and Africans), and they who agree with institutionalised racism and sexism (ie ‘positive action’) so long as the victims are white men. Sadly, these politically correct sheep run our schools, universities, councils, state institutions etc.
      Me? I am a non-racist, who is sometimes accused of racism by these racists. But my belief in ‘when in Rome’ assimilation and integration is precisely what most people in European countries such as France, on the left of politics too, agree with. It’s only in the UK, which apes US-style identity politics, where we tolerate the shambles of multiculturalism and ghettoisation.

  • Eddie

    Let us never forget that Simon Hughes became an MP in the first place (over 30 years ago) by running a deeply gay-hating campaign against the Labour condidate Peter Tatchell, distributing flyers showing doctored photos of Tatchell in make-up, and hinting he was a child molester (the 80s term for paedophile).
    That was and is an utter disgrace – and is real solid evidence that actually Simon Hughes used bigotry to get elected, desperate to appeal to the bigot white working class (who hated gays) as well as the brown and black people in wouth London (who mostly hate gay people even now). It worked. Which is not to say a Liberal MP was bad for Bermonsey – the Labour party of 1981 was slightly left of Lenin, so no wonder ordinary Labour voters abandoned them.
    Ironic though, seeing that Hughes is widely thought to be gay himself…
    BTW any chance of a link to where he accuses bankers of being racist please?

    • David Lindsay

      Except perhaps in what were then very closed homosexual subcultures, “straight” had no colloquial meaning other than “honest” until well into the 1990s. Hughes kept Tatchell out of Parliament, from which Tatchell would doubtless have pursued, and perhaps even attained, his oft-stated aim of lowering the age of consent to 14 or below.

      • Daniel Maris

        You’ve made that erroneous claim before about the word “straight” – it was well known in the area of London I grew up, among heterosexuals. It began as a word like “square” to denote conventional attitudes in the late 1960s (in contrast to hippy ideals). It was then appropriated by the gay community to refer to non-gays in the early 1970s around the time David Bowie came to the attention of the public.

        • David Lindsay

          That is still only about 10 years before the Bermondsey by-election. What proportion of the people old enough to vote in that by-election had ever even heard of David Bowie?

          • Hexhamgeezer

            I bet you know – without even looking it up.

      • Eddie

        The word ‘Straight’ as the opposite of ‘gay’ was in common usage in the mid-80s when I was a teenager!
        Homosexual subcultures? How very ‘History Man’… You’ll be mentioning Heidegger next…
        Can’t really see what point you’re trying to make about my post here. My point was that Simon Hughes has never apologised about what happened in 1981 when Tatchell was bullied and slandered in the most vile and disgusting way by Liberals (not ‘liberals’ maybe…) who wanted to get all white working class voters and bigoted blacks and Asians to vote for them and not the suspect Labout candidate.
        And if Simon Hughes is gay – (I have been aware (since the 90s) that most think he is) – then why is ne not honest about his sexuality?
        Your comment on Tatchell and the age of consent is irrelevant – many countries have an age of consent of 12,13,14 for legal reasons (look at tables of European countries re this). In the 80s, the gay age of consent was 21 and men were in prison for breaking that silly law (To Tony Blair’s credit he made sure he pardoned the lot of them in the late 90s, though n ot after their careers and lives had been destroyed).

    • David Lindsay

      Except perhaps in what were then very closed homosexual subcultures, “straight” had no colloquial meaning other than “honest” until well into the 1990s. Hughes kept Tatchell out of Parliament, from which Tatchell would doubtless have pursued, and perhaps even attained, his oft-stated aim of lowering the age of consent to 14 or below.

  • Bachus

    It just occurred to me that there is (following Lib-Dem conference) a new bogeyman:
    the man with the mansion. Sounds depressingly familiar; remember the kulak?

  • Norman Cameron

    Old news. The USA has already been there, done that, threatening banks with ‘red-lining’ if they didn’t approve loans to ethnic minorities under the Community Redevelopment Act.
    Freddy and Fannie duly obliged and handed out trillions. The rest, as they say…

  • Noa

    Yes, need him we do.
    As ever, throughout his political career, Super Simon has always claimed to be the straight choice.

    • Wessex Man

      Really Noa
      Thats a bit below the belt! moving on the Lib/dems seem to be given an awlful lot of airtime on the BBC Television and Radio considering they are now the fourth party behind UKIP now.

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