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Shameless Shami’s shotgun sham


WHEN Boris Johnson made his way to Buckingham Palace to be confirmed as prime minister, we should have listened to Paul Mason. Even before Boris was in Downing Street, the former BBC and Channel 4 ‘journalist’, who has made the seamless transition to far-Left fanatic, warned that the incoming ‘incompetents and scam artists’ were ‘fascist-minded’.

Mason publicly repeated that F-word last week: street protesting in Manchester, the stubbled seditionist recorded that ‘the only people supporting Johnson are a bunch of sad fascists’.

Each time it was easy to mock Mason as an idiotic insurgent who was crying wolf. Or in Paul’s case, crying Wolfie Smith.

One target of Paul’s pejoratives was Dominic Cummings. Last week it was reported that Boris’s chief of staff had told a meeting of special advisers: ‘If you don’t like how I run things, there’s the door. F*** off.’

That brutal briefing apparently followed the summary dismissal of Sonia Khan, formerly an adviser to both the present and previous chancellors, who was escorted from No 10 by police. Shockingly, and just as Paul Mason had predicted, in Downing Street there is now a fascistic reign of terror: a threat to fire is no longer figurative and subversive staff are, quite literally, in danger of the bullet. At least that was the gist of an accusation made yesterday by Shami Chakrabarti.

No one should gainsay the woman who chaired Labour’s internal inquiry and began her report: ‘The Labour Party is not overrun by antisemitism, Islamophobia or other forms of racism.’ 

Indeed, within a few months of delivering that bold verdict Ms Chakrabarti had become both a Labour peer and Shadow Attorney General – appointments which recognised and rewarded the probity and integrity of her independent investigation.

Therefore, when Shami speaks out regarding the ‘cabal of elitists who are currently are squatting in Number 10’, instead of laughing at The Baroness Chakrabarti’s lack of self-awareness, everyone should listen to her warning: ‘We are not dealing with anything I’ve seen before in my working lifetime . . . The people who are currently in Number 10 are a bunch of thugs with no respect for decency, courtesy or even the rule of law.’

And how does this thuggery manifest itself? During the above clip, the Baroness makes the startling claim: ‘We are dealing with people who will march young women out of Number 10 at gunpoint.’

Crikey! Is Boris brandishing a Beretta? Does Cummings carry a Colt?

Asked gently to clarify her ‘gunpoint’ reference, suddenly Shami became more hesitant: ‘There were reports, widely reported, of a young, er, Conservative, er, worker, a woman, who was escorted out of the building by an armed police officer.’

When pressed to substantiate her allegation, Shami sounded stupefied, but no wonder. So stunning was her revelation that pistol-packing Cummings and Johnson are prepared to ‘march young women out of Number 10 at gunpoint’, it was as though Baroness Chakrabarti could hardly believe her own hyperbole.

Also befuddled were interviewers Louise Minchin and Dan Walker, neither of whom pursued the obvious point that ‘escorted by an armed police officer’ is not even remotely ‘at gunpoint’. A similar calumny by someone on the Right undoubtedly would have caused an almighty stink, whereas her melodramatic mendacity has had no repercussions for Shami Chakrabarti.

Do not expect a retraction or apology – unless it is obtained at gunpoint.

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Gary Oliver
Gary Oliver
Gary Oliver is an accountant who lives in East Lothian.

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