The British police, in the course of acting as street muscle for their wet political masters, beclown themselves further:
Police are looking into remarks by UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin after Labour MP Jess Phillips accused him of malicious communications.
Mr Benjamin, who is standing in the European elections, tweeted that he “wouldn’t even rape” Ms Phillips.
He has refused to apologise for the remark made in 2016, arguing that “any subject can be the subject of a joke.”
I’m not going to defend the remark, but it is three years old. The reason Phillips is blubbering to the police now is because Benjamin is running for political office at the same time her own profile is increasing. Launching police investigations in order to sandbag anti-establishment political campaigns is nothing new, but they were previously confined to tinpot nations. Secondly, when is saying you wouldn’t commit a crime now a crime? Is it all in the context? Because when Count Dankula was found guilty, it was ruled that context doesn’t matter. Not for the first time are the British authorities demonstrating they’re happy to just make things up as they go in order to protect the ruling classes.
Ms Phillips told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she “cried in the street” after hearing a video by him.
She said that until then she “had been putting a brave face on it and pretending that it was all fine and that I could cope”.
So the remark wasn’t even made to her face. To think, there are credulous fools out there who think this thick, weak, vulgar harridan who conforms to all the stereotypes foreigners have about British women is future prime minister material.
The Birmingham MP has called for people who “promote rape and sexual violence” to have a lifetime ban from running for elected office.
Frankly, I’d rather have an established Ministry of Raping, Pillaging, and Looting* than see citizens banned from running for office because they use unapproved words. Benjamin’s remark was distasteful in the extreme, but what Phillips is proposing here is something straight out of the worst dictatorships.
The MP for Birmingham Yardley told Victoria Derbyshire she did not fear for her physical safety, but worried for her mental health after thousands of messages from Twitter users attacking her in the last year alone.
“Sometimes I would rather someone punch me in the face than the constant degradation you suffer as a woman in the public eye,” she said. “It is constant, it constantly belittles you, it makes you blame yourself.”
It’s not because you’re a woman, it’s because you’re a nasty piece of work.
On Mr Benjamin, she said she could not understand how a person who wrote the comments online was allowed to run to be an MEP.
This itself should disqualify her from public office. When people talk about the decay of political morality in Britain, Carl Benjamin is probably a symptom. Jess Phillips and her ilk are very much the cause.
* We could just rename HMRC, I suppose.