A Labour shadow minister was last night facing calls for her dismissal after she was recorded saying that the Government "don't want Muslims living in central London".Come on, love, there’s room in that mouth for another foot…
In an extraordinary attack, Karen Buck – Shadow Work and Pensions Minister – also said that ministers were "deeply hostile" to poor people having children.There you go!
Last night the Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said the remarks were "deeply offensive" and called on Ed Miliband to remove her from Labour's frontbench.Oh, do shut up, Warsi! You don’t ask your enemy to remove a liability to them…
She said: "[The Government] do not want lower-income women, families, children and, above all, let us be very clear – because we also know where the impact is hitting – they don't want black women, they don't want ethnic minority women and they don't want Muslim women living in central London. They just don't. They want people to be moving out of anywhere that is a more prosperous area into the fringes of London and into places like Barking and Newham. I have nothing against Barking and Newham. The problem is they are already full of people who are quite poor."Ouch! Margaret Hodge is going to want a word in your shell-like for that.
Keep it coming, sweetie!
"When you listen to the Tories speaking in Parliament, there is an arrogance and an ignorance that I have never known in my 13 years in Parliament…"Bwahahahahahahaha!
But wait a minute? Didn’t Special Ed insist that he had full control over all of his front bench?
Last month Mr Miliband and Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, wrote to all the Labour front-benchers, warning that all speeches and press releases needed to be cleared with them in advance. In theory, the language used by Ms Buck should have been signed off.Heh! ‘In theory’…
What does the MP have to say for herself now?
Last night Ms Buck said she stood by the substance of her remarks: "I am very, very concerned about the impact of these cuts on black, Muslim and ethnic minority households, in particular.‘The passion of a political meeting’, eh?
"In the passion of a political meeting I was wrong to imply motive on behalf of Government ministers. I can't say what their intention and motives are.
"I can only say my concern is about the impact that these cuts will have."
I should feel sorry for you for that sentence alone. But I don't.