Shall we mention Shami Chakrabarti now? Andrew Marr completely forgot to mention antisemitism. It must have just slipped his mind.
At first Shami did that eyes-to-the-sky thing that Diane Abbott does. It’s her ‘thinking’ expression. They’re waiting for inspiration from above. But she soon settled in and got into her stride.
Labour's Baroness Chakrabarti says the internet can not continue to be an "ungoverned space" after the Christchurch attacks #Marr https://t.co/xw1VqvY3E7 pic.twitter.com/6iXpC9oxwj— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 17, 2019
Labour's Baroness Chakrabarti says Jeremy Corbyn has shown more leadership on #Brexit than Theresa May #Marr https://t.co/lJpkUkMdDC pic.twitter.com/8qoPdOF6ln— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 17, 2019
"Aspects of it have left many British Muslims feeling othered and spied upon"— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 17, 2019
Speaking about Islamophobia in Britain, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti says aspects of the government's terrorism-prevention programme Prevent needs to be "reviewed and reformed" #Marr pic.twitter.com/6CdaU72Y5k
I didn’t see the Newsnight that caused the controversy, so here it is in case you didn’t see it either.
Oh. I now see that the offending passage was the contribution from the leader of “Generation Identity”.
This person was declaring his group’s fundamental opposition to the use of violence at all times and in all circumstances, as well as its opposition to Islam, which they believe is incompatible with western countries.
I daresay they’re antisemitic as well, I don’t know. Didn’t the terrorist say his role-model was Oswald Moseley?
Perhaps it was mainly the insensitivity of the particular timing of Newsnight’s airing, “the same day as the atrocity” but these are the views that Shami and her co-Islamophiles think should be no-platformed.
I did see Jeremy Corbyn on the Sophy Ridge programme. My mind had drifted off, but my ears pricked up when I caught him uttering the phrase “5 Pillarz”. He wasn’t advertising that particular website though - it was the name he’s given to some new fangled Labour policy related to Brexit.