Daily Mail huffs about ‘openly gay’ Article 50 judge – before line disappears

Semi-reverse ferret at Dacre towers over High Court ruling


Judges in today’s Article 50 ruling are getting the Daily Mail treatment – though a reverse ferret was employed on one particular ‘charge’.

In the first version of his story, the comically named Richard Spillett yelled:

“The judges who blocked Brexit: one founded a EUROPEAN law group, another charged the taxpayer millions for advice and the third is an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer


Mysteriously, reference to the judge’s sexuality vanished from the story’s headline half an hour later.


Thank heavens the rest of this very important piece survived its disappearance.

Incidentally, the Mail’s research into these judges must have taken more than an hour, which means they had this ready to go for today’s verdict. Would they have published their defamations if the Court had ruled in their favour? Plus ca change.

Still, at least they have a poppy in their masthead.

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13 Responses to “Daily Mail huffs about ‘openly gay’ Article 50 judge – before line disappears”

  1. Andy

    Leftist shame-mongering. Feel no shame: Social justice relies on shaming tactics, usually by slandering an opponent with a label that does not really apply to him, in order to control his arguments and behaviour.

    Say, for instance, hypothetically, that I am a baker and I refuse to bake a gay wedding cake for a couple and I am accused of violating their rights in the name of preserving my own. I would point out that no one is entitled to a gay wedding cake, baked by me or anyone else and I have every right to choose my associations based on whatever criteria I see fit.

    Only a corrupt government entity would claim I do not have that right. But the fact is I do. No one — not even a government — can force me to bake a cake if I don’t want to. I would also point out that the gay couple in question has every right in a free society to bake their OWN bloody cake or open their own cake shop to compete with mine.

    Hint: this is how freedom works. Freedom has nothing to do with collective entitlement; it is based on personal responsibility.

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  3. Mick

    “Yes, Mick, but the Mail printed a photo of the judges on the front page, with a headline ‘enemies of the People’. Almost a fascist style incitement to violence. A frigging disgrace”

    You want to take a look at the likes of SOCIALIST WORKER or MORNING STAR, two decidedly left wing reads. Corbyn loves those papers and their language is way more inflammatory.

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