Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman has apologised for branding a member of the Government a "ginger rodent".I did! I did! I did thaw a hypocrite.
How astoundingly fucking stupid is this woman? Her absurd genetically-flawed baby, The Equality Act, has barely begun to wreak its anti-social havoc on society before she's throwing the kind of mild insults around which she over-weeningly sought to eradicate from others whilst in office.
The term 'one rule for them' really does jump uninvited into one's mind, doesn't it?
So she said sorry. Err, why? It's seriously not that big a deal. Even the usually effete and hand-wringing Labour Party didn't find it that shocking, hence the warm applause. It's not like she called Danny Alexander a thistle-munching cunt or anything, although political expediency demanded that some moron from the SNP would naturally try to couch it in such terms.
Nationalist MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville claimed the dig was insulting to all redheads in Scotland, adding Ms Harman's "silly remark isn't anti-Danny or anti-Lib Dem, it's anti-Scottish".Oh do go boil your head, Shirley-Anne, it's nothing of the sort. It's a remark which would have gone almost without comment just a decade ago, before Labour injected the country with the right not to be offended. Ever.
"Coming from the doyenne of po-faced political correctness, these remarks show she and Labour have lost the plot since losing the election," Ms Somerville said.Yes, she certainly has lost the plot. She has grievously harmed the admirable British trait of community and resilience by replacing it with suspicion of others and a law which causes discord, mistrust and animosity for so much as a misplaced comedic quip.
For that she should be required to bend over and take six of the best but, if she hadn't been the idiot who pushed through the Equality Act (which the coalition have shamefully endorsed), she should have told those who became righteously offended to wind their necks in and stop being such pussies.
No wonder these vacuum-sealed, moisturiser-soaked, pinkie-pointing wimps have presided over the death of thousands of community pubs. They simply don't live in the same universe as working class people, let alone planet. Their dictionary doesn't feature the word 'banter'. Call someone a ginger rodent in a CIU club and it's so benign that they wouldn't know if you were having a dig or being complimentary. Real people wouldn't find offence in it unless there was a no-win, no-fee solicitor whispering in their ear.
The way real people talk gets a 15 certificate these days. It won't stop the way real people communicate, but politicians are so mind-crashingly stupid that they believe everyone should be as guarded and lily-livered as they are.
That is what Labour should be destroyed for; that is what Harman should be hung from a lamp-post for; that is why Harman's Equality Act is ridiculous and unworkable, and that is why she should be saying sorry.
Ginger rodent? It shouldn't even be news, and probably wouldn't have been before Labour's systematic assault on the British people, as Claire Fox of the Institute of Ideas observed earlier this month.
You don’t have to be the Daily Mail to recognise this makes jokes that fail the PC etiquette test or office backbiting, criminal offences. As it is stressed that ‘discriminatory behaviour’ can occur ‘regardless of whether a person with a protected characteristic will witness it or not’ – this is a snitches’ charter too.And this is what Harman and her party created. Those attacking her are using the tools that Labour dreamed up and spread widely. This odd state of mind, where offence is the first port of call, is exclusive to a limp-willed political elite who seem to believe we should all be as pathetic as them.
Regardless of whether one approves of ribald joshing between colleagues, or bitching at work, unleashing the state’s punitive power to arbitrate relations between adults working together is disproportionate.
She's a hypocrite of the highest order, yes. But the 'insult'? Just an invitation for fellow intra-bubble fuckwits to further illustrate that they have no fucking clue about how the country at large lives.