HUGE news just in. You cannot call anyone a Nazi any more. It’s off the list. At least I think that is the new rule. I assume it is universal and does not just apply to Anna Soubry MP, who while being interviewed by Sky News was shouted down by a few saddos chanting ‘Soubry is a Nazi’ during a live broadcast.
Time will tell if this new rule applies across the political and social spectrum, because the last time I checked the Left have spent the last two years calling Leave voters the following names: Little Englanders, fascists, xenophobes, and yes Nazis. But when this ugliest of all insults is directed at Anna Soubry MP, it is hold the phone time, let’s shut the whole thing down.
It is nasty, is it not, to have your entire political outlook dismissed by the use of one word – Nazi? So let’s all #standwithanna (it’s a hashtag now) to show your support for the poor woman who has had to put up with this abuse – for one day. Whether there will be a hashtag for #Istand4theLeavers who have been insulted by most of the mainstream press for the last two years or so is yet to be confirmed.
While I have you, there are two others words you cannot use any more in the context of political debate, namely mutineers and traitors. That is according to Nicky Morgan MP, who took exception to the use of those words in a Telegraph and Daily Mail headline respectively.
Nicky Morgan’s tweet in full: I cannot believe @DiaChakravarty is seriously trying to say there’s a difference between her paper using ‘mutineers’ & the use of the word ‘traitors’ – her paper’s front page led to threats of violence & worse against MPs – neither term is needed in political debate #skypapers.
I cannot believe @DiaChakravarty is seriously trying to say there’s a difference between her paper using ‘mutineers’ & the use of the word ‘traitors’ – her paper’s front page led to threats of violence & worse against MPs – neither term is needed in political debate #skypapers
— Nicky Morgan MP (@NickyMorgan01) January 7, 2019
Just so you understand, not only do these arch-Remainer MPs want to scupper Brexit, the biggest democratic vote in recent history, but they also want to control the freedom of the press. In fact can I use the word arch now as a prefix? Perhaps I should run that by the Board of Approved Words?
Now I am not saying all newspapers should go for the hardest hitting headline they can think of, but I’ll be damned if I am going to hand over press freedom to the very MPs the press must keep under scrutiny. What a power-hungry bunch these MPs are.
If the likes of Nicky Morgan do not want to be called mutineers then perhaps she should stop revolting against the Brexit vote and her own party manifesto that promised to implement the result of the referendum, and that she willingly stood on. If you don’t want to be called traitors then stop behaving in such a treacherous manner towards your own party and people.
Finally, we will keep this listed updated. Feel free to inform us of your next Nazi insult that comes your way. Perhaps this means I will stop hearing Jacob Rees-Mogg being referred to a ‘hard-line’ Brexiteer, because hard-line is a bit of a mean word too. I might have to get myself a safe space at this rate.