I was at a Labour Party ‘thing’ last week and despite the change in leadership, little else seems to have changed.
I’m still a traditional socialist and the neo-tory fascists of new labour are still treating me like the victim of a horrendously disfiguring and highly contagious disease.
But I was expecting that of course. It’s something I’ve gotten used to and quite frankly, I would be very concerned if they suddenly started treating me like a colleague again.
What I wasn’t expecting was to run into Paul Staines, author of the Guido Fawkes blog. After all, he’s probably one of the very few people the new labour mob hate more than socialists.
Being unable to avoid or escape him due to the circumstances, I was forced to listen to him whining on and on about the Islamification of England and how the pope’s plans for “re-Catholicisation” were our only hope of survival. This was followed by a rant about the “Atheist Bigoted Media” and their campaign of hatred against the pope.
Bigoted? From a ‘man’ who had just spent what seemed like an incredibly long ten minutes lecturing me on the evils of Islam?
To make matters worse, he was doing this in defence of child abusers and the man who protected them. Joseph Ratzinger, an anti-Semitic bigot who as head of the Inquisition - now known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - personally signed the orders that priests accused of sexual offences against children should not be surrendered to the authorities.
It could be suggested that his highly inebriated condition had something to do with this ‘outburst’ but he’s always like this. Mind you I’ve rarely seen him in any other condition and never stone cold sober.