Politics Gossip Blogger Guido Fawkes at the Post Tory Fundraiser
February 18, 2015
The problem with people like Paul Staines is that they think they are being ‘radical’ and ‘pro-liberty’ while reinforcing the gulf in wealth, power and privilege between different classes. Anyone radical and pro-liberty would be trying to wipe out class distinctions altogether, so that everybody would be free from the shackles of poverty and manipulation.
Guido Fawkes, the politics blogger specialising in gossip, is also in this fortnight’s Private Eye. Guido, or Paul Staines, as he is also known, got into Mike’s blog over at Vox Political after he accused Owen Jones, left-wing columnist and author of Chavs, of buying ‘likes’ on Facebook, like David Cameron. In fact, as Mike pointed out, Jones had been targeted by a spambot. The whole thing stank of being a Tory set-up. Private Eye’s story today adds a bit more circumstantial evidence for this.
Last week, as 510,000 a year starved to death thanks to Tory benefit cuts, the party held a lavish fund-raising event. One of the items auctioned was a small, bronze statue of Maggie Thatcher. To show just how much obscene wealth there was there, that went for the best part of a quarter of a million. As John Lennon said at the Royal Variety…
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