Blogger Jack Monroe returns to our pages
Not content with having featured as our Wally of the Week once, the acid tongued food and politics blogger Jack Monroe has again made an utter fool of herself in launching a tirade mocking the death of David Cameron’s son, Ivan.
In a tweet to her 61,400 followers on Sunday focusing on the hash tag #CameronMustGo, Monroe stated:
“Because he uses stories about his dead to son as misty-eyed rhetoric to legtimise selling our NHS to his friends”.
After being taken to task for these heartless remarks, Miss Monroe, who has described herself as a “freelance food-and-politics-gob”, then continued her Twitter rant:
“Doorstepped by @MailOnline. Short statement, politely delivered, don’t regret pointing out that DC closes down debate on NHS and disability”.
“And that his experience of caring for Ivan was not comparable to experiences of others, many of whom are now victims of welfare cuts. End”.
Monroe’s strategy backfired as on Monday, Sainsbury’s, for whom she has blogged about food, issued the following statement after being bombarded with complaints:
“Jack Monroe blogs independently. Sainsbury’s is not a political organisation and we certainly don’t share her views”.
A source also revealed that Monroe’s contract with the firm will not be renewed and equally, Andrew Percy MP, a member of the Commons health select committee, spoke for many when he added:
“This is not just a distasteful tweet, it is sick. If a right-wing politician or columnist had made such a comment, Miss Monroe would be writing hand-wringing columns about how evil or cruel such a comment was”.
If Jack Monroe had half a brain, she’d do the decent thing. It is time for this nasty mouthpiece to issue a full and frank apology to David and Samantha Cameron.
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