Cosying up with moralistic muslims, I mean. New Gold Dream looks into the past of new ‘Community Cohesion’ Shadow Cabinet member Sayeeda Warsi. She likes Tory policy because of the homophobia and uptightness about sex education. She’s also been quoted in the Times making numbers up concerning detention of terrorist suspects and stirring up tensions in Yorkshire:
She had believed that her detention statistics were correct at the time she wrote the Awaaz article, she said, adding: “I don’t believe that I have to justify everything I write, line by line and word by word.
“It may offend people sometimes but I will speak from the heart and speak the truth. And if speaking the truth is upsetting community relations, then I hold my hands up to that.”
So, she may spout rubbish, and it may upset community relations, but she believes in the essential truth of it. I wonder how much ‘truth’ she will speak in her new role?
Still she was on the Cameron A-list for Commons seats, but the latest elevation will mean she gets a peerage instead. So yet another person will get a seat in the House of Lords and to serve on a front bench without ever having been democratically elected (yes, I know that the same is true of government ministers, and I’m no happier about that)
[hat tip: transpero.net]