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Baroness Warsi was over-promoted, incapable and incompetent

5 August 2014

11:57 AM

5 August 2014

11:57 AM

Farewell then Sayeeda, Baroness Warsi. The most over-promoted, incapable and incompetent minister of recent times has finally done the nation one service and resigned. This morning she announced on Twitter that she can ‘no longer support government policy on Gaza.’ That would be government policy that now includes reviewing all arms export licenses to Israel? Not strong enough for Sayeeda, it would seem.

It was not hard to see this coming. Not just because Warsi’s Twitter activity in recent weeks has mainly consisted of pumping out support for Hamas-run Gaza and berating supporters of Israel for saying things she disagrees with, but also because she has shown a career-long sympathy for Hamas and other Islamic radicals.

In 2006, on an ‘Any Questions’ on BBC Radio 4, Warsi welcomed the election of Hamas in Gaza. This was after the group had killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bomb attacks. Apparently unable to imagine that Hamas governing Gaza might be a problem, she said:

‘I think what’s happened in the Middle East with the election of Hamas is actually an opportunity and I think that’s the way we’ve got to see it. When groups that practice violence are suddenly propelled into power through a democratic process they get responsibility and responsibility can be a tremendously taming factor.’

Well, how wrong she was. Hamas used the opportunity of their poll ‘mandate’ to kill their Palestinian Fatah opponents in Gaza, stage a military coup and never hold another election. They then spent the money sent from abroad in aid of the Palestinian people to arm themselves with weapons to fire at Israel and to construct tunnel complexes to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel on Jewish holy days.


But Warsi’s ‘soft’ line on Hamas was just part of the broader picture. As the Times newspaper reported, back in 2006, in an article for the Asian newspaper Awaaz (written while she was vice-chairman of the Conservative Party) Warsi described the then Labour Government’s anti-terror proposals as ‘enough to tip any normal young man into the realms of a radicalized fanatic.’ And she wrote that ‘if terrorism is the use of violence against civilians, then where does that leave us in Iraq?’ In 2007 I discovered where she thought that left us. During a rather heated and angry Question Time, just after two car bombs had been placed outside a London nightclub on lady’s night, we got onto Iraq. I repeatedly asked Warsi to condemn the killing of British troops in Iraq. She repeatedly refused to do so. I don’t think I’ve ever had more emails from servicemen and women and their families, asking how it could be that a Conservative (then shadow) minister would not condemn the killing of British troops while they were on active service.

Warsi’s track-record of dubious support goes on. For instance, she expressed support for Kashmiri terrorist groups who she described as engaged in freedom fighting. And all the time she got away with it because she held herself out as the voice of the Muslims, and in particular of the ‘middle ground’. In fact she simply created this image by attacking people who almost anybody from the Muslim communities can attack — Anjem Choudary, al-Muhajiroun etc. But her interests were clearly not in trying to move opinion in a genuinely constructive direction. Increasingly as ‘minister of faith’ she used her position not to tackle the extremists who she should have been tackling but to persuade the UK government that it should make ‘a priority’ of tackling ‘Islamophobia’.

Her priorities remained skewed. When, earlier this year, she tried to put together a panel at the Foreign Office looking into ‘Religious Freedom’ (fine subject though this is at a time when Christians are being massacred and religiously ‘cleansed’ across two continents) those she invited to join it included the Muslim Brotherhood dauphin Tariq Ramadan.

Her time in government was filled with disasters. She repeatedly narrowly avoided being sacked. Her car-crashes mostly came over her attempts to develop what was effectively a parallel set of policies to those of the British government of which she was meant to be part. Word was that she had become increasingly angry after various reshuffles in which it became plain that she would never be given a ministry. She doubtless concocted in her mind various conspiracies as to why this might be, but the reason was single and obvious: she did not have the ability.

Realising that this ambition was to be thwarted, she manoeuvred to turn her position in Cabinet into one which was somehow meant to ‘represent’ Muslims. Purest, as well as dangerous nonsense. Everybody in Cabinet is there to represent everybody in Britain. But Warsi encouraged sectarianism rather than diminishing it. And where she could have used her position to side-line the extremists within Britain’s Muslim communities, she spent more of her time trying to stop people criticising the extremists within Britain’s Muslim communities. She was a notable behind-the-scenes critic of genuine Muslim reformers, in particular.

Warsi’s time in government set back the fight to detach the extremists from the majority, and repeatedly blurred the lines around extremism. She was promoted by David Cameron because of her sex and religious identity. Her fast-tracking into the Lords, Shadow Cabinet and then the Cabinet was identity politics at its most cynical and — in the end — counterproductive. David Cameron wanted to promote a Muslim woman, grabbed the first one he could see, and promoted her. She turned out to be a bad one. The only good thing is that, were David Cameron at all tempted to repeat this reach-out today he would find that there are actually talented, capable and inspiring minority ethnic candidates in his parliamentary party and elsewhere. Perhaps he will have learnt his lesson, in which case we might be able to declare the age of identity politics — epitomised by Sayeeda Warsi — as very happily over.

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  • tamimisledus

    “muslim reformers”
    Please don’t – this laughing fit is nearly killing me.

  • andrewsc

    oh, goodness gracious, imagine if she _did_ have the ability to promote her goals

  • Michael

    There is only one person who speaks the truth in the British media, it is Douglas.

  • Brian Quinn

    it is the rule of law which we obey in Britain and NOT religious views.

  • Anthony gopaul

    the problem with the middle east and iraq and israel – it is britains fault – our fault who carved out Israel from Palestine after the second world war. And look at Iraq now ? over 50 Conservative MPs are members of an Israeli group which provides funding to the Conservative govt. At Least Warsi has spoken some home truths. the killing of innocent children is hugely a fault of ourselves and i am ashamed to be British – i pay my taxes…. so have a free say

  • Lydia Robinson

    Douglas, you are a true hero and are able to put a case with great logic and clarity. I have seen in a debate in real life and you were able to disable the snake Tariq Ramadam who is very convincing in a debate. You are an asset to freedom of speech which is being closed down at an alarming rate.

    • Michael

      I agree with you that Douglas is the only brave person I have ever heard telling the truth. Most others are simply apologists without any moral or logical justification.
      The problem is majority of the British media are dominated by pro Muslim anti America or the West greedy people who identify themselves as leftist or liberals.Most of those who associate themselves as leftist or liberals here Britain do not have clear position about foreign policy that can effectively protect minorities around the world. They oppose foreign intervention like what they did in Syria, but they do not have any alternative policy to protect innocent civilians from being killed. They are only out there to encourages terrorism and killing of innocent ethnic minorities around the world especially in the Middle East.
      You know what is happening for Christian minorities in Iraq, unfortunately the world is busy right now demonstrating on the street of London against Israel as if Israel Israel should not defend itself.

      • Lydia Robinson

        “The problem is majority of the British media are dominated by pro Muslim
        anti America or the West greedy people who identify themselves as
        leftist or liberals”

        They have ruined this country. It has been a slow erosion over the past 40 years but now with accelerated consequences in just about everything – a benefits dependent underclass taught by Marxists in the education system to hate their country who won’t work, hence the need to bring in unskilled labour from Eastern Europe and a resentful immigrant Muslim underclass from the third world who have been taught to perceive themselves as victims by the chattering classes. Is anyone surprised that they riot and cause mayhem?

  • mikeh420

    The “Barrenness” is just another “Post Turtle”, just like our own U.S. Preezy.

    An old rancher is talking about politics with a young man from the
    city. He compares a politician to a “post turtle”. The young man doesn’t
    understand and asks him what a post turtle is.

    The old man says, “When you’re driving down a country road and you
    see a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.
    You know he didn’t get up there by himself. He doesn’t belong there; he
    can’t get anything done while he’s up there; and you just want to help
    the poor, dumb thing down.”

  • Lydia Robinson

    She is a fifth columnist loyal only to her religion and her co-religionists. She is behaving as a good Muslim is expected to behave.

  • Hellosnackbar

    Douglas Murray should be given a Tory party ministerial role!
    His intelligence (as quoted by Christopher Hitchens) supports the the morality of civilised politics!
    The poison of PC needs to be annihilated !

  • Joanne

    Interesting thing about Warsi’s point years ago that Hamas would be tamed by the responsibilities of government: When Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany, many conservatives in the West said the same thing about him.

  • deltamike67

    America needs a similar purge of Muslim Brotherhood operatives who inhabit the present Administration.

  • Mike

    This piece is worse than antisemitic. It’s a disgrace.

    • Augustus

      Considering the history of anti-Semitism, its consequences, and the suffering of millions of Jewish people because of it, nothing since the middle ages can be described as being a worse than that.

    • Freedom

      Yes, how disgraceful to stick up for freedom and decency and liberal democracy.

      Is it a full moon or something?

      • paradise 33

        “Is it a full moon or something?”

        No, no yet. You can stomp back to your lair for a few more days.

  • Raju

    Her religion and god is asking her to act this way. All Muslims are similar- religion and allah and mohamed come first. And mohamed did have a violent track record against jews and pagans/idol worshippers and Christians.

  • Harvey Crusader

    Hopefully this should shut the left wing nutters up.

    Is the world just plain
    An interesting
    questionnaire for Palestinian Advocates

    If you are so sure that “Palestine, the country, goes back through
    most of recorded history,” I expect you to be able to answer a few basic
    questions about that country of Palestine:

    1. When was it founded and by

    2. What were its

    3. What was its capital?

    4. What were its major

    5. What constituted the basis of its economy?

    6. What
    was its form of government?

    Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?

    8. Was Palestine ever recognized by
    a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for

    9. What was the language of the country
    of Palestine?

    10. What was the
    prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

    11. What was the name of its currency?
    Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of
    the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound,
    Japanese yen, or Chinese Yuan on that date.

    12. And, finally, since there is no
    such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

    You are lamenting the “low sinking”
    of a “once proud” nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud
    and what was it so proud of?

    And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you
    mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from all
    over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic
    identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to
    become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day

    I hope you avoid the
    temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians” to the Biblical Philistines:
    substituting etymology for history won’t work here.

    The truth should be obvious to everyone
    who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of
    destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to
    achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by
    proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called
    it “the Palestinian people” and installed it in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. How
    else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept
    back the “West Bank” and Gaza, respectively?

    The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza,
    Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe
    that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a
    tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated
    them. The so-called “Palestinians” have only one motivation: the destruction of
    Israel, and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation” — or
    anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will
    one day be dismantled.

    In fact, there is only one way to
    achieve peace in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept
    their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay
    Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited
    on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of
    their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel’s
    ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, and Samaria.

    That will mark the end of the
    Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its

    Can this story be
    presented any more clearly or simply?
    By Yashiko Sagamori

  • WFB56

    Andy Coulson, Baroness Warsi, aren’t these both really comments on David Cameron’s decision making skills?

  • Shenandoah

    Re-posting comment by ‘ignominius’ below:

    ‘They didn’t take the land from the Palestinians. Here’s a history lesson for you seeing as you are so clearly ignorant of it. Way back, the land of Israel was occupied by the Romans, who called the province of the Roman empire Samaria and Judea after the two kingdoms of Israel. After the last revolt in AD 130, the Jews were ejected from their land by the Romans and the land renamed by the Romans to Palestine. When the Byzantines lost the levant to the Muslim invaders (yes the Arabic imperialist invaders), the land was left largely to go to desert. There was hardly anyone living there right up until the 19th century when Jews started to legitimately by land from Arabs in what is now modern Israel and started to turn the desert green again. When WW1 broke out, the Turks who ruled the land at that time sided with the enemy (Germany/Austro-Hungry) and the Turkish caliphate broken up at the end of the war. Britain got what is know as the Palestinian or Trans-Jordan mandate. In 1917 Balfour’s government declared that a state of Israel should be created along with a Palestinian one. 80% of the Trans-Jordan was offered to the Muslims who refused it. Roll on a few more years to 1947/48 – The UN give the original 20% of Trans-jordan for a homeland – internationally ratified. Muslims hated that and decided to attack but lost. They tried this several times but failed. Israel has made several offers to the so-called palestinians for a two state solution, but on each occasion these have either been rejected or promises reneged. Hamas who now control Gaza have only one object in mind. The destruction of all Jews worldwide starting with the destruction of Israel. This isn’t fantasy, it’s fact their charter widely available on line for perusal makes that clear if you bother to read it. There has never been a state of Palestine ever, but there has been a nation of Israel whose lands were illegally stolen from them and then returned in a much reduced form. They havent gone to war to regain these lands, it is the Arabs and the Muslims themselves who have constantly made war on Israel and the rest of the world for the last 1400 years’.

    • paradise 33

      Isn’t history great in the way we can cherry-pick it to form a narrative which suits our prejudices?

      • Freedom

        Since you clearly know all about prejudice, I suppose you would think that way. Or not think, as the case is.

        • paradise 33

          If you believe history is impartial then I suggest it’s your good self that’s not thinking.

      • Augustus

        It’s also a great way of showing that any attempt to prove a so-called ‘Palestinian’ state exists, which would overturn Israel’s legally existing right of Jewish settlement in all areas of the Land of Israel that fall under Palestinian Arab rule, is a gross myth and lie.

        • paradise 33

          By choosing to capitalise the ‘Land of Israel’ in that way you’re invoking Biblical jurisdiction – which is utterly ahistorical and beyond even being wrong.

  • Katie

    As a member of the proletariat, I suppose the less toffs there are in power the better as far as I’m concerned. The toffs are like the Nazis in that they are trying to create a ‘master race’ by inbreeding amongst their own class. How sad:(

    • EllenO

      What? “Toffs”? You sound like you are 150 years old.

  • jk_pti

    Wow! This place stinks! Full of bigots and racists

    • Katie

      Wot a pity, and to think: she could have been another Margaret Thatcher, eh?;)

    • Shenandoah

      Yes, it’s time you took yourself out to the kerb.

  • Binding&Hoche

    ”Baroness Warsi was over-promoted, incapable and incompetent” – aren’t they ALL?

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    “Senator David Norris Rips Israel Apart In Ireland’s Parliament!! MUST SEE!!” On YouTube.
    Check it Britisher pals, cut away all this sickening support of Israel.

    • con

      support iran instead?

    • Katie

      Oddly enough though, out of two countries called Britain and Israel only one is still occupying a foreign country. That would be jolly old Britain which is occupying part of Ireland as Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2007.

  • Agrippina

    Glad the incompetent tribal twit has gone. Now cammy, to play up to the mossies here will be handing over large wads of our cash to rebuild tunnels, sorry I mean infrastructure.

    We will be taking in more murderous mossies over here, so they can join their shoe throwing pals here already! I suppose the med services who are already overstretched will be taking in a few photogenic children to operate upon.

    What a mess, vote for anyone but the trio of troughers, who are never going to deal with these troublesome folks.

  • Bill Jones

    Warsi is from a belief system/ideology that would take us back to Victorian times at best.

    Israel is a powerhouse of science and technoligical advancement, yes largely sponsored by The West but that’s because they deliver results.
    This is an unresearched assumption, but I would wager that Israel has contributed far more input into global economy communication and technology tools than all islamic societies on the planet.
    My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is par excellence as a business tool, much of the technology developed in Israel, not Pakistan and definitely not Saudi.
    I can’t see the powers that be allowing their centre of innovation to be lost. The sad part is that the high tech weapon/communication/sensor systems are being fully tested in this tragic local war on a Hamas subjugated Palestinian people.

    I would imagine that the IDF ground force will have left multiple surveillance/sensoring systems in place. Mainly developed in Israel and sponsored by The West.

    Good riddance to the incompetent woman. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here.

    • paradise 33

      But does your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 make you a better person?

      • Bill Jones

        Definitely. Don’t you watch the commercials? 😉

        • paradise 33


    • Freedom

      ‘Sponsored by the West’ sounds patronizing, especially since Israel has had precious little support from us lately. Israel is largely responsible for itself, like any sovereign country. And it is not so much sponsored by the West — a word that would never occur to me — as of it. The only free country in a sea of tyranny.

  • EllenO

    Classic example of how British political parties of whatever stripe now have to recruit at least one Brown Clown to show they are multiracial.

    Instead of looking out for a competent person they go for the ethnic option. Pretty depressing aspect of UK politics.

  • mhndv

    Look around and one will find that in secular countries where Muslims are in minority and enjoying all the rights equally always want their communal voice and prejudice to prevail over the larger interest of the country they live in. The implementation of ‘Camel’s nose in the tent’ starts once it is ascertained that domineering electoral
    position is achieved.

  • Ek Chakkar

    Well, she quit on principle and one should respect her for that. I am curious to know if she ever spoke out on genocide of 3M in Bangladesh. Some architects and participants of this genocide are in Britain today. Concerned with faith, did she speak out just as loudly and forcefully for victims of grooming gangs that targetted Sikh and white girls? It is serious problem.

    To me, all these issues with Muslim identity in Britain go back to Partition. Pakistan exists for sole purpose of being anti-Indian and is based on two-nation theory. Britain has supported this vile ideology and imported it via Pakistani immigrants. Warsi was brought up in this subculture in Brtain They are doing best to cut ties with heritage of Subcontinent but they are stuck in identity crisis. So they go about loudly parroting issues of Arabs while effectively ignoring other issues that are just as serious.

    • Shenandoah

      She’s a liberty-hater. No, I have no respect for that.

  • Rangjan

    This is again school-boy analysis from Mr Murray: any disquiet about Israel’s disproportionate response and the high number of civilian deaths is equated with “pumping out support for Hamas”. Very immature. Go back to the sixth form common room…

    • Son_of_Casandra

      The Israeli response is not only proportionate but it’s been quite restrained.

      The number of civilian deaths is low compared to comparable conflicts under similar circumstances amongst a civilian population. In fact just about the lowest. We and the Americans bombed an allied town Caen in WW2 to ‘liberate’ it, killing almost 5,000 French civilians in the space of about 2 days. The Israelis have been very careful.

      The only school boy in this conversation is you.

      • Rangjan

        WW2 is not comparable.

        • Son_of_Casandra

          Oh yes it is.

          The Israeli army is the most careful in the modern world and that’s from the former UK Army commander in Afghanistan Col. Richard Kemp.

          • Rangjan

            What the IDF has just done in Gaza was not restrained, and there have been few restraining voices within Israel. However there have been Knesset and religious leaders baying for blood.

            • Son_of_Casandra

              More restrained than anything ever practised by the Arabs.

              And more restrained than western armies.




              The real truth of this will come out and will prove that the IDF has been as careful as it is possible to be.

              • Rangjan

                Do you not see that even if you say ‘greatest & kindest colonial regime of all time’ you are not making a positive endorsement?

                • Son_of_Casandra

                  And therein lies the knee-jerk dog-whistle reaction of someone to a term that they have little real understanding of.

                  Are you one of those people who believes that the world was peopled by noble cultures amongst whose greatest achievements was the freedom of their peoples, before those horrible colonialists came along.

        • JB

          Why not?

    • EllenO

      Not sure where you get your info. Perhaps from the British Bias Corporation that never provide a good perspective.

      Take a look at this Indian reporter who gives a more balanced view of what is going on. Far preferable to BBC or CNN for providing neutral reporting.

      • paradise 33

        Obviously a pro-corporate populist TV station in a country which is the world’s largest purchaser of Israeli military equipment would have an entirely impartial view of Hamas.

        • EllenO

          What garbage you write. With code words like pro-corporate blah, blah, blah……..

          Don’t believe your own lying eyes I see. What were they doing under the tent? Playing peek-a-boo no doubt.

          Don’t you get tired of being just plain wrong.

          • paradise 33

            “With code words like pro-corporate blah, blah, blah……..”

            I may write garbage, Ellen, but at least it’s intellectually coherent garbage.

            And I do get tired of… being. Sometimes. But whether I’m right or wrong (however plainly) is of little odds.

            Be happy.

  • RightWingGraham

    Warsi was also right.

    • Guest

      Don’t you mean to the Right of Osama Bin Laden , unlike Desperate Dave who was Right out of his tiny mind when he appointed a Muslim Trojan Horse as a government minister in the first place.
      Just what was Desperate Dave thinking of , oh hang on , I know , the ever growing Muslim vote in the UK.

  • paradise 33

    Apart from the many other distortions in this article, it seems a little unfair to accuse Warsi of incompetence whilst Iain Duncan Smith retains his post.

    • Guest

      Islamic paradise , you are still short of 39 Virgins

      • paradise 33

        If I had a quid for every time someone’s made that insipid crack I’d be a very wealthy non-Muslim.

    • Freedom

      I. D. S. is a good man. You’re a fruitcake, obviously.

      • paradise 33

        History is littered with the corpses of those destroyed by ‘good’ men’s best intentions.

  • Diggery Whiggery

    A muslim, faced with the choice of supporting other muslims or the country in which he finds his/her-self will always choose the former. So what happens to a country that has large groups of people living in it that feel no loyalty or allegiance to it?

    A multiracial society? No problem.

    A pluricultural society? Why not, as long as is within reason.

    A multicultural society? It’s a contradiction in terms.

    Countries are geographical representations of a more or less homogeneous culture. When that stops being the case, countries stop being countries. We either accept that or do something about it, but we’ve gone past the need for just slowing down immigration, it needs to be reversed. I can’t even imagine how that could happen peacefully.

  • MissDemeanor

    so she’s a real Muslim when it comes to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict…hardly surprising. I would assume since she was silent throughout the butchering of thousands of Muslims by Muslims a day, not to mention the persecution and genocide of Christians by Muslims, that she’s is also a real Muslim when it comes to those conflicts.

    ’nuff said

  • StephanieJCW

    “I repeatedly asked Warsi to condemn the killing of British troops in Iraq. She repeatedly refused to do so. I don’t think I’ve ever had more emails from servicemen and women and their families, asking how it could be that a Conservative (then shadow) minister would not condemn the killing of British troops while they were on active service.”

    I genuinely don’t see what the issue is with her response.

    We’re not talking about terror attacks on a tube, but soldiers dying while on active duty in warfare.

    How can you ‘condemn’ soldiers being killed, while sending them off to their death. It’s surely just a risk of their chosen field. You can be thankful, nay utterly grateful and respectful to those willing to take the risk – but how do you ‘condemn’ enemy forces for targetting your soldiers when surely our soldiers will do likewise.

    • Damaris Tighe

      I agree with you. But the point is Warsi was asked the question, however silly it was. To demonstrate her solidarity with the bereaved servicemen’s families, she could have trotted out some appropriate platitudes. She chose not to thus (1) causing those families to feel betrayed by a member of ‘Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition’ & (2) indicating that her own loyalties were not primarily with the British squaddie.

      • mahatmacoatmabag

        ” her own loyalties were not primarily with the British public.”

        now that’s a classic understatement !

        her loyalties were & still are not primarily with the British public but with Muslim terrorists of all shades

      • Son_of_Casandra

        Her loyalties were with the part of the British public that is Muslim. Isn’t that what she was given that job for?

        • Damaris Tighe

          Would appear so.

          • Son_of_Casandra

            Be interesting to see what religion her replacement practices.

            • Damaris Tighe

              I favour a Hindu – they tend to be pro-Israel (at least the ones who live in India do).

              • Son_of_Casandra

                Not a bad idea. That’s because the Hindus have themselves had centuries of dealing with the religion of peace.

                I favour a sensible Christian, not the ersatz wishy washy Archbishop of Canterbury types we’ve seen recently.

                Love to see a Jew getting the job. That would really set the cat amongst the pigeons. 🙂

              • Freedom

                Well it makes sense: modern democracies don’t make war on each other, nor support war against democracy. Warsi is a very suspect character. If anyone wanted to know whose side she’s on — now we do.

    • The Commentator

      A valid point. And the Warsi-loathing Islamophobes forget that Warsi’s father and grandfather both served in the British military. I wonder if Douglas Murray has ever condemned the Israeli terrorists who hanged British servicemen from lamp posts in a Jerusalem street. Probably not, they were Israeli so can’t do any wrong.

  • Roy

    Isn’t this really the pits when personalities who are similar to immigrant peoples are given jobs in government as a grand sop. To rake in the supposed votes from immigrant peoples. To do this without imagining that anybody can see through the gross misdeed. As indeed they talk of say, bringing in more females on the government benches. Not to pick the best that’s going but rather the more appealing to the scrambled egg electorate. One would think the worst had been done by hoodwinking the native population in the first place, to bring into the country aliens with an iffy culture and background. No, that isn’t half enough. They scrape into government a suitable ratbag or two, to represent the new mob of eligible voters. After all this they can still smile an oddly smirk for the electorate, to try to win you round, to make out they are just that darling leader you always dreamed of.

  • The Commentator

    Astonishing that the Spectator still allows Douglas Murray to spout this vile sectarian clap trap on their website. Baroness Warsi is a true Tory, a woman of principle who had no interest in crawling round Dave and Gideon, that’s why they ended up hating her. Oh, and if any of you have not yet met Tariq Ramadan he is an eminent Oxford Professor, not a dauphin for the Muslim Brotherhood; whatever that means.

    • Guest

      you forgot to mention that you are a Muslim

      • The Commentator

        That is probably because I’m not a Muslim, but you are clearly an Islamophobe.

        • Damaris Tighe

          Commentator, I probably disagree with most of your posts – & you may well want to call me an Islamophobe because I dislike the religion – but there are paranoid nutjobs here calling anyone who says anything slightly less than all muslims are evil, ‘muslim’. Very depressing.

          • The Commentator

            Think we are in agreement on this one Damaris.

    • Penny

      I’d imagine that in calling Ramadan a “dauphin”, Douglas Murray is referring to the fact that his grandfather, Hassan al-Banna, is the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Leon McCreery

    The cabinets very own token muslim and racist.

    Never heard it talk about the muslims who were killed by muslims, only ones by the jews in defence. Wonder why that was?

  • Meghan Nova

    … and the next step must be International Court for war crimes

    • mahatmacoatmabag

      OK , consider yourself under arrest charged with complicity in genocidal anti-Semitism

  • Leslie Best

    The House of Frauds is full of these ethnic chancers, Baroness Scotland, Baroness Amos, Baroness Udin et al(has she paid back the £125K she stole from the British taxpayer yet?). All of them completely useless, given jobs for life that we pay for because of the colour of their skin. Diversity innit!

  • swatnan

    The attack dogs have started their work on damging Warsi. But Sauyeeda being quite feisty I’m sure will rspond with equal venom. The Tories are crumbling.