Difficult as it is to write, I’ve come to believe Ben Goldsmith. He recently gave a shocking account, much derided on social media, of how a West London social gathering he was attending was rudely gatecrashed by a gang of Corbynista hoodlums, fresh from commemorating the Grenfell tragedy in their inimitably rowdy fashion. Like most, I doubted from the lack of evidence that events actually took place in accordance with his retelling of them, but now I’ve seen up close how the Momentum faction operates and just how young some of its firebrand activists are, I feel inclined to believe that he may have been telling the truth.
Here’s what I experienced. I’d ask that you reserve judgment of me and my story until you’ve read what I have to say and seen the photographic evidence for yourself. I’m not by any means what anyone would regard as a Tory and I wouldn’t fit comfortably into any meaningful definition of a ‘centrist’. I’m a Labour Party member, I voted for Corbyn in 2015 and I’ve read the Guardian religiously all my life.(Possibly too religiously, if my shrine to Aditya Chakrabortty is anything to go by.)
As it happens, this whole furore started because of newspapers. I’ve recently been trying to vary my media diet (with mixed results), and so when I happened upon a copy of The Times in a local (Islington) café, I started to peruse the news section. Now, I’d be put out if anyone took me for a regular reader, but I was still entirely unprepared for the (in my opinion) utterly unwarranted response of a very young person who was sitting nearby. She or he (it’s getting hard to tell the difference nowadays!) wasn’t wearing any visible insignia of allegiance to Corbyn’s sect of ruffians, but from her age and rebellious demeanour it was clear that she had been seized by some sort of radical fervour.
You may feel disinclined to doubt my words. We do after all live in an age of fake news and highly sophisticated ideological manipulation. I can only urge you to believe the evidence of your own eyes; the following photos constitute an absolutely accurate and unadulterated record of exactly what happened.
Happy new year, fuck the Tories.
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Lololol! The upstart! So cute is she. Happy New Year!
On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 5:46 AM Infinite Coincidence wrote:
> Richard Willmsen posted: ” Difficult as it is to write, I sort of believe > Ben Goldsmith. He recently gave a shocking account, much derided on the > Left, of how a West London social gathering he was attending was rudely > gatecrashed by a gang of Corbynista hoodlums, fresh from ” >
I am not shocked easily, but I am shocked. Utterly shocked.
I know these sorts of people very well, very well indeed. They are a threat to our future. Our only chance to save our country is to have them educated in a Toby Young system. We have to stamp out this rampant curiousity that so endangers our stability. All we have to do is believe. Just believe. Everything we are told is true. Why can’t people just accept that!
For balance – I have to tell you that I was once one of those anarchists in your photo. I am ashamed to say it. It was just a phase. It was the 60’s. Now though I have learned; I just put my head down and do what I’m told. It’s for the best – otherwise we are all lost.
Top tip – never leave them alone with books!