As ludicrous, laughable Lee Anderson MP becomes vice chairman of the Conservative Party and announces support for the death penalty, we ask: “Has Rishi Sunak well and truly lost the plot?”
“Nobody has ever committed a crime after being executed. You know that, don’t you? 100% success rate” remarked the bombastic, birdbrained bore Lee Anderson MP in a recent interview with The Spectator’s James Heale prior to his elevation to deputy chairman of the Conservative Party this week.
Echoing the words of fellow one-time Tory twerp Ann Widdecombe – who said in February 2016: “To state that it can never be justified is wrong” in response to Pope Francis seeking a worldwide ban of this barbaric practice – ‘30p Lee’ went further and justifying announcing that convicted killers should be “gone [killed], same week” by claiming “I don’t want to pay for them.”
Predictably, Anderson has gained supporters, amongst them the former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie. On Twitter, in a 0:54-minute video rant, the journalist enthused: “Absolute masterstroke to make [him] the deputy chairman of the party. Listen to his views. One. Bring back the death penalty. I’m very much in favour of that… Nuisance tenants, that they get kicked out and have to go and live in tents and pick potatoes. Fine, these are great policies. Most ordinary people will agree with them.”
Intolerant and best known for suggesting a family of five could be fed on just £50 per week, that Rishi Sunak has decided to elevate this 56-year-old ‘Red Wall’ Labour turncoat is indicative of a Prime Minister who knows his time is up. Desperate clearly, just like John Major back in the mid-1990s, to keep the rotten ragbag that is the divided ship-of-fools that are the Tories together, this laughable but ludicrous appointment represents nothing but Sunak throwing a bone to the most delusional MPs keeping him just about afloat.
With YouGov currently polling Labour at 48% against the Conservatives at just 24% (poll taken 31st January to 1st February 2023), the appointment of a man described by even the Daily Mail as “a pugnacious bruiser” is a move that has definitely already backfired. It is one also that sadly could give the equally lacklustre and totally ineffective leader of the opposition Sir Keir Starmer the keys to Downing Street. God help us all.
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Pictured Top – Lee Anderson MP pictured attacking anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray outside Portcullis House in Westminster, London, SW1 on Wednesday 11th January 2023. The ‘Red Wall’ Tory labelled ‘Stop Brexit Man’ Bray a “parasite” and also called him a “scrounger” and “malingerer” before grabbing his hat. Anderson was subsequently reported to the Metropolitan Police, but there has yet to have been indication as to what (if any) action has been taken.