So, Mr Cameron, why spare Hunt and knife Warsi? (As if we don’t already know…)

David Cameron is referring Baroness Warsi to the adviser on the Ministerial Code; he is not referring Jeremy Hunt... Spot the difference?

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David Cameron is referring Sayeeda Warsi to the adviser on the Ministerial Code. David Cameron is not referring Jeremy Hunt to the adviser on the Ministerial Code.

Spot the difference? (Here’s a picture in case that helps…)

David-Cameron-Jeremy-Hunt-Sayeeda-Warsi
It was a subject that solicited much attention on Twitter yesterday – here are some of the best Tweets on the PM’s double standards, saving “JH” while knifing the Baroness:

“So Cameron orders ministerial probe into Warsi but not Hunt. Is it cos she is black? Or cos she wasn’t in charge of BSkyB bid?” – Alastair Campbell

“Yep, Warsi referred, but Hunt cleared. Asian, Muslim & female, enough to make you A List, but not a real member of the club.” – Henry Bonsu

“Hunt:White, Public School, Male. Warsi: Black, Comprehensive, Female. Tricky call.” – Paddy Briggs

“Jeremy Hunt: son of an Admiral, Charterhouse, Oxford. Warsi: daughter of immigrants, State School, Leeds Uni” – J Fraser

So comprehensive-educated Warsi is investigated but former Head Boy at Charterhouse public school Hunt is in the clear #helooksafterhisown” – John Prescott

“The contrast in the treatment of Hunt (clear breach of ministerial code) and Warsi (nasty tittle-tattle) is terrible for Cameron.” – Stefan Stern

“Warsi v Hunt. Female v male. New v old. Not part of the club v establishment. Sorry – but all inescapable thoughts of obvious Tory bias” – Richard Murphy

“Clearly not all breaches of ministerial code the same. Warsi referred to Sir Alex Allen. Hunt not. Warsi considered disposable, Hunt not?” – Nick Robinson

I appreciate I’m on other side of Atlantic but can’t work out why Cameron has referred Warsi to ministerial code but not Hunt.” – Andrew Neil

“I’m no fan of Baroness Warsi, but she’s entitled to feel angry when Cameron launches investigation into her but not Hunt. Incredible.” – Iain Martin

“Clearly a tory elite stitch-up job.” – James Weston

“BREAKING NEWS: The rest of the Cabinet finally notice that Baroness Warsi hasn’t got a winkle and the suntan’s not fading. #whiteboysclub” – Boris Watch

“Warsi allegedly fiddles £175 and gets referred. Hunt greases the wheels of an £8 billion deal and gets nothing. I see.” – Alex Andreou

Warsi = ethnic woman. Hunt = british bulldog. You scratch tory policies/actions you find racism/sexism. Victorian politics.” – An Owl

“Jeremy Hunt lobbied 4 a £7000000000 monster corp (NewsCorp) that hacked dead peoples’ fones. Warsi didn’t declare rent. Who goes? U decide.” – Dr Éoin Clarke

“Cameron needs to control the fate of Hunt. He’s happy to let others decide on Warsi. The contrast is so unsubtle all 3 are in more trouble.” – Steve Richards

And there will be people (whose votes Tories need), barely follow politics, but clock that wasp guy saved, Asian lady not.” – Rafael Behr

“Sayeeda Warsi faces an inquiry. Jeremy Hunt does not. Is that fair?: David Cameron has asked for an investigatio… tgr.ph/Ls5ElD” – James Kirkup

“When the Torygraph are asking this you have to wonder what is going on Chez Cameron tgr.ph/KKhhGV” – Emma Kennedy

 


See also:

MPs attack Murdochs in damning report into phone-hacking 1 May 2012

Leveson and Mr Hunt 29 Apr 2012

Is Jeremy Hunt a “cheerleader” for the Murdochs? 24 Apr 2012


 

Once again, as John Prescott observes, we witness an arrogant, out of touch Tory prime minister looking after his own, as witnessed in the budget; if you’re a rich boy, this government will thumb its nose at public opinion and go to the wall to defend you, they’re only “all in it together” with their own, if you’re one of them – and even if you’re a loyal Conservative cabinet minister, you’ll never really be one of them, one of the club, one of the team, one of Team Cameron.

Whether it’s incompetence, expenses or lies, you get the feeling Hell will freeze over before Cameron takes action against one of his public school chums. Dave, Gideon, Jezza and Govey, long to omnishambles over us… Pip pip!

 


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99 Responses to “So, Mr Cameron, why spare Hunt and knife Warsi? (As if we don’t already know…)”

  1. Peter Johnson

    There is nothing more racist than seeing racism where it does not exist, which makes Labour the most racist of us all.

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  5. Stephen Brown

    @LouiseMensch And yet she is sent to adviser on Ministerial Code and Hunt isn't? http://t.co/DmGmLXjX

  6. Anonymous

    No, the problem is the tolerance you demand for racism.

    That you call people who have spent their lives fighting your kind of bigotry and hatred racists, that you spit in the face of everyone who isn’t a carbon-copy clone of your views…

  7. Anonymous

    Whereas you’re quite happy to sacrifice humans for your dark rituals, in the deserts of Wales, not to mention that you’re an Asian lesbian.

    Done with the idiotic stereotyping now?

  8. Anonymous

    I see, a “crook” for including someone on a business trip. But Hunt’s not a crook when he hands a good chunk of the media over to your side’s interests. That’s what’s important to you.

    Keep up the revisionist history where you celebrate being a racist, too, and it’s notable that you think it’s grand that your kind are protected.

  9. Chris Butler

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  10. Blarg1987

    I think there is no racism with regards to tthis issue, to imply otherwise is to look into a problem where thre is not one.

    Cameron is being hammered by the media at the moment especially with regards to Jeremy Hunt, one can only assume Hunt may have embarassing information on the PM if he is forced to resign.

    To support someone else while in such an unpopular position could be the nudge that couldd force the Conservative party to put a motion of confidence against the PM.

    That si the most logical conclusion.

  11. Peter Johnson

    Who said anything about demanding tolerance for racism? There’s a difference between tolerating racism (or any other bigotry) and seeing racism that doesn’t actually exist. Learn to read properly. By the way, I borrowed that comment (apart from the bit about the hate-filled Labour party) from a post I saw somewhere else. It was appropriate

  12. Peter Johnson

    Commies are the worst for stereotyping those they don’t like. I hope your insurance policy covers your glass house for damage caused by stones you’ve thrown yourself.

  13. Anonymous

    Ah yes, of course it’s your policy to charge victims for the stones you’ve used. Good Chinese dogma there.

    I’m not any kind of Communist of course (I’m a mutualist), but expecting your kind of hatred to differentiate is evidently beyond you.

  14. Anonymous

    Oh yes, I know the original post was made on a far right site, sure. I know who said it, even, and why.

    Your claims are hollow.

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  38. Alex_sewell

    Clearly, as a Left Foot Forward reading Labour Party member, I don’t like to Tories. I particularly do not like Warsi, largely because she seems to rattle out the same line that any Labour criticism of the Tories is opportunistic and “playing politics”. I.e. Tory Minister says there’s a fuel crisis and encourages people to fill up jerrycans. People do it and someone gets severe burns. Labour criticise the advice that caused that completely unneccessary injury. Warsi says Labour are playing politics… It’s stupid.

    But, to jump as eagerly as some people have to the suggestion that government’s actions are rascist is, I think, pretty low. It’s exactly the wrong sort of direction that politics has been going in for a while. As Blair said (I’m no ‘Blairite’ – whatever that means – either), the personalisation of politics. The suggestion that it can’t just be a political or bad decision, but that Cameron MUST be a rascist.

    To me, it’s just a clear case that Cameron needs Hunt to stay in post more than he needs Warsi in post.

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  40. Paulhalloran

    Warsi.

    This is a case of the Left own goaling again.

    Warsi flipped her flat in Wembley

    She did not pay rent for a room she was letting in Acton but claimed for it then used Naweed Khan as the fall guy.

    She pocketed the differences in overnight allowances when she stayed at the Premier Inn in Wembley.

    She has refused to disclose the costs of her four Saudi trips

    She keeps very bad company with some Pakistani politicians.

    There are two ongoing inquiries, Cameron’s will likely be a whitewash, the Lords will be different.

    The conservative Pary is tired of her and Feldman as joint co-chairmen because they are simply ineffective.

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