Wednesday 25 September 2013

The First Rule Of Iain Dale Fight Club..., apparently, that everyone talks about Iain Dale Fight Club. And, mostly, talks a load of round objects.

Dale's 'a thug' and 'a bully', it seems (really? I've seen worse scuffles for a seat on the morning bus!), he's 'beating up a pensioner' (despite the fact that the only one in the video seen swinging any punches is the said anti-nukes - sorry, I mean 'anti-nuke's', and if you ask me, he should have got a kicking for that! - fanatic), anyone who doesn't think this is any more than a storm in a tea-cup is 'a Tory' (gosh! These Tories? I think not) and other such inanities abound in the comments.

Naturally, seeing a chance to arrest someone in a suit and tie, Sussex Police found themselves swinging into action - the story's rather different when it's a member of an identity group or they might be asked hard questions about tricky subjects. Or the dog's a bit bigger than a scruffy terrier.

Dale can thank his lucky stars no-one claimed he was armed...


Anonymous said...

I don't particularly care for what you have to say, so I'm sure you'll support my right to rugby tackle you to the floor to shut you up, you fucking idiot.

Anonymous said...

If Ian Dale is not found guilty of assault, then everytime he speaks in public he must be wrestled to the ground and silenced in exactly the same way. You will not risk prosecution as a precedent will have been made. However you may need to be a raving poofter, muslim peadophile or banker to get away with it. If you are not gay and you wrestle Ian Dale to the ground just make sure you have rammed 3 weetabix up your backside first, without adding milk, to build up the necessary aggression. It worked for him apparently, but it wasn't made clear which hole he used. So take your pick: backside or urethra.

JuliaM said...

"I don't particularly care for what you have to say, so I'm sure you'll support my right to rugby tackle you to the floor..."

Except he didn't want to 'silence' the obsessive little crackpot, did he? He simply wanted him out of the way of the broadcast.

Frankly, I'd like to see more of these whackjobs who try to disrupt outside broadcasts subject to a bit of payback. As I pointed out at Tim Worstall's post on this, showing up in the background waving your placard is just damned rude.

It’s gatecrashing a party to which you’re not invited.

And, at the risk of sounding like Hannibal Lecter, I happen to think that the world would be a better place for having less tolerance of rudeness.

However that’s expressed.

" build up the necessary aggression."

According to bullfighting folklore, a red-hot chilli pepper is the preferred option... ;)

Twisted Root said...

Not so much fight club as handbags at dawn.

John Pickworth said...

According to bullfighting folklore...

a red-hot chilli pepper is the preferred option

Oooooh you saucy mare ;-)

JuliaM said...

"Not so much fight club as handbags at dawn."

Well, quite! When I said I'd seen worse scuffles in bus queues, I wasn't kidding.

And don't even get me started about sales day openings in the West End... * thousand yard stare*

So the attempt by some pundits (and commenters to his blog) to portray Iain Dale as some low-rent Ray Donovan-esque enforcer is, frankly, pathetic.

"Oooooh you saucy mare ;-)"

Ah, I should have been more clear, it was for the bull, not the matador... ;)