THIS Government’s foreign policy is in a right mess. They simply can’t make their minds up.
In 2013 the former Conservative foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind was enthusiastic about the idea of bombing Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.
Yet 12 months later he was adamantly against it. Probably a good job he wasn’t in charge of anything a year previously, eh?
Then we have current Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond ( claiming Assad is a “recruiting sergeant” for ISIS, while he continues to flog arms to Saudi Arabia which actually fund ISIS, and all the while not welcoming any Muslim migrants into its Muslim country.
The Tories also supported the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya and the wider Arab Spring, which however you look at it wasn’t the work of nice democratic folk, but a cloak for fundamentalism.
Still. Only five more years to go… JEREMY Corbyn’s plea for a “kinder” style of politics has fallen on deaf ears among his own Labour supporters.
Not for them the gentle touchy-feely dialogue of their newly-crowned beardie, oh no.
As we’ve witnessed on the TV news this week, the venomous elements of the left have been empowered by their recentlyelected radical.
It’s like the 1980s all over again.
I have little time for the Conservative party also, but would that mean I would ever be found jostling in a horde of militants spitting, shouting and wishing death upon Tory delegates at their conference in Manchester this week? Of course not. But this behaviour is tacitly condoned on the left. Because basically, if you’re on the left, it’s apparently okay to act like a barbarian - because the left says it’s okay.
Imagine the uproar if UKIP candidates stood outside a Labour conference hurling eggs and vile verbal abuse as their members wandered inside?
Imagine the endless live BBC debates and acres of Guardian newspaper coverage bemoaning such disgraceful behaviour.
We would be vilified for acting in such a cretinously stupid manner and rightly so, because there is no place in life – politics or otherwise – for deliberately being a moron.
Unless you’re on the that is.
As it happens UKIP held its own national conference 10 days ago and disappointingly for the Westminster commentators, it
left, INTOLERANT: Demonstrators
at Tory bash all went off without a hitch. That meant the usual suspects from the London media were unable to rip into us because we held a mature, well-received gathering of party members.
So why aren’t they tearing into the unwashed protestors in Manchester?
One of the many ludicrous charges levelled at members of my party is one of “bigotry”.
Let’s talk about that, shall we? As it seems to be a word the left uses a great deal whilst clearly having no idea what it actually means.
So let me help them out. The following is the dictionary definition of the word “bigot”: A person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
Or in other words: Every single foul-mouthed, egg-slinging thug currently littering the streets outside that conference hall in Manchester.