LET’S be honest, whilst it was delicious seeing Laurence Fox do what most of us have been yearning to do, and send the projection of racism back to a Leftist accuser of the type usually given a free ride by our ‘impartial’ media, the real pleasure of Thursday’s Question Time was Baroness Chakrabarti’s uncomfortable face.
I used to have high regard for Shami: at the height of the New Labour power grab of our civil liberties she stood apparently as the beacon (and director) of Liberty. In my naïve mind as a university student, this was a woman with something to say, unafraid to stand against the prevailing wind in favour of ‘us’, the collective of individuals over whom the Blair government sought to have unprecedented control. From the planned introduction of biometric ID cards to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, from the Iraq war to the ejection of a heckling pensioner at the party conference, the veneer of the refreshed post-socialist Labour party hid a sinister desire for inappropriate control of the narrative, the public and the private sphere.
Baroness Shami, now a fully embedded member of the Labour establishment (unelected of course) really did seem to squirm on Thursday’s panel as Laurence Fox said what we all think. Although the racism claim made the headlines – even the BBC posted it as a front-page story on their gallingly partisan news homepage (partisan in favour of the identitarians) – the best moment by far was Fox’s very English rebuke to Shami when she questioned his motive for selecting the male candidate as replacement for ‘Magic Grandpa’ Corbyn. ‘What about the women?’ she exclaimed. Fox’s head dropped while his eyes no doubt rolled to the back of his mind to check his brain had registered the banal question correctly. As a one-time agitator against the Labour establishment, Shami is now a neat fit into that twisted collective who speak for ‘the many’ (those who agree) not the ‘few’ (who don’t).
What they see everywhere: racism, sexism, prejudice – collectively ‘hate’ – says nothing to the mass of ordinary people of this country. As Fox said to Shami: ‘It’s got nothing to do with women.’ The Left use the policing of thought and language as a means of control over the conversation in our fatigued civilisation. Worse than that, though, what they seek is power and domination – the targets, usually white heterosexual men, are simply collateral damage to the Leftists who have damaged our institutions, our sense of togetherness as a nation as well as many innocent people shamed into silence, job loss or worse.
The irrelevance of Labour which still blindly carries this torch of Orwellian tolerance was beautifully expressed in Shami’s face as the public groaned once more at the identity politics stitched into every corner of our civil society (which subsequent Conservative governments have bowed down to). Sharmi is now a beacon of this dead movement. The public never really bought the politically correct takeover and the subsequent crushing of Magic G at the polls affirms this. If Boris borrows anything from Trump, let it be the draining of this swamp, in which the hypocrites of Labour are up to their necks.