If mob hounded Harriet, Left would be screaming THIS WEEK?
IMAGINE if Harriet Harman was out for Sunday lunch with her husband and children when a snarling, chanting mob of bizarrelydressed strangers suddenly jumped on her car.
Imagine if two of her young, school-aged children were so spooked by the terrifying experience they later ran away to hide.
We quite simply – and quite rightly – would not have heard the end of it.
You don’t have to be a fan of the Labour deputy leader to understand that the very idea of someone terrorising her and her family purely on the grounds of her politics would be absolutely abominable.
Had it happened, leftie paper The Guardian would quite literally have had to stop the press in order to cram in yet more stories about louts and fruitcakes threatening our political system.
It would demand inquiries into her security detail, raise questions in the Commons, and call at the very least for a high profile police investigation.
Human rights organisations Amnesty International and Liberty would be struggling to squeeze past each other into the doors of the BBC and Channel 4.
The likes of Evan Davies or Jon Snow would await them with understanding frowns and no small amount of publicly-funded sympathy.
Now try to imagine that it was not Harriet Harman and her family in that car, but you and yours.
Picture your imaginary 15 and 10-year-old daughters stricken by fear as a bunch of angry weirdos jostle and shove the vehicle while screaming obscenities in your faces.
Then imagine that basic parental, guttural fear when the girls later run away to hide – albeit temporarily – because they were so affected by the attack. Horrible, isn’t it? Yet when the very same thing happened to UKIP boss Nigel Farage on Sunday afternoon, it was reported in much the same manner as a failed raid on a jewellery store or minor car crash.
The subsequent articles might as well have been headed: “Something happened somewhere – not many dead.”
The ricepaper-thin excuse given by mob organiser Dan Glass for terrorising those poor kids was that his outrageous demonstration was a “celebration of diversity”.
He and his merry band of halfwits were preaching tolerance, apparently – in the most intolerant way possible.
And Glass got a tacit slap on the back from the BBC when he was given chunks of airtime the next day to explain his actions.
If it HAD been Harriet Harman and her family at the receiving end of this callous mobbing, Glass wouldn’t have been speaking to the Beeb, but to the Plod.
That he isn’t is because he’s left wing – and so ticks all the boxes that Those People who dangerously infect all levels of public life approve.
Like the spoilt, fat kid in the playground, the Left simply HAS to be always, always right.
Even when it’s so very obviously and quite clearly in the wrong.