On The Daily Politics this afternoon, Andrew Neil and others claimed no one from the Socialist Workers Party would take their calls? Who seriously believes that?
There is no question that if Andrew Neil asked Richard Seymour to help him set up covert surveillance equipment to get a scoop about tomorrow’s special conference of the SWP, Seymour would jump at the chance.
Never forget that one of Andrew Neil’s favorite panelists on Sunday Politics (Isobel Oakshott) proposed an alibi to help Vicky Pryce get revenge on her ex-husband for marital infidelity while stopping her having to receive just punishment for her own role in a crime. Not a single member of the jury bought Isobel Oakshott’s patent nonsense, nonsense concocted by a senior editor of Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Patently, Oakshott had no interest in checking whether this line of defense had legs or whether Vicky Pryce was capable of perjuring her way to a not guilty verdict. All that mattered to Isobel Oakshott was damaging a senior Liberal Democrat in order to strengthen the political hand of her unaccountable and utterly corrupt employer.
Richard Seymour’s factionalists smeared the SWP Central Committee as paranoid for suggesting that ex-national secretary Chris Bambery might infiltrate SWP conference, sending spies in who took out party membership solely for that purpose. What need has Bambery to do this given Richard Seymour’s willingness to leak absolutely everything to Chris Bambery, Andy Newman and John Chamberlain.
Andrew Neil doesn’t care that Richard Seymour’s faction uses unapologetic Stalinist Andy Newman to get his message across. That is Andy Newman the notorious liar and a huge fan of the ‘morality’ of hypocritical homophobe Cardinal Keith O’Brien!
Andrew Neil does not care that the other propaganda tool of Richard Seymour’s faction is John Chamberlain’s website. These people defend sixty year old men having sex with twelve year old boys and girls.
Is Andrew Neil aware that Richard Seymour wants to discipline individuals against whom not a shred of evidence has been found? Why is it wrong for people on twitter to demand trial by media when it comes to Andrew Neil’s friends on his television shows but absolutely fine when applied to members of the Socialist Workers Party? Doesn’t this strike anyone as a tad like double standards?
Richard Seymour and his faction want to discipline SWP members having sex with those above the age of consent, which is an utterly insane position. Anyone who supports such a thing is proposing entrapment. They are defending a state of affairs where men are told their partner is free to have sex with them but not vice versa.
We can all occupy the high moral ground when it comes to whether we believe an older man should leave young women alone, despite it being legal to have sex with them, letting them find comfort and enjoyment with those of a broadly similar age and maturity. Almost everyone would accept that. However, Richard Seymour’s faction has built itself out of nothing by making use of a website that wants to abolish the age of consent completely. What do you have to say about that, Andrew Neil? Cat caught your tongue?