Katie Hopkins V New Labour: human cockroaches v the human virus
James Delingpole takes a look:
Over the weekend, you may have noticed, Katie Hopkins was trending on Twitter yet again – this time because of a piece she’d written in The Sun in which she’d upset the Offenderati by using the word “cockroaches” in the context of the boatloads of hapless, parched, pitiable migrants now fleeing Libya. At this point you’re obliged tactically to distance yourself from Hopkins by noting how distasteful you too find her appalling choice of words. But I’m not going to, for several reasons, the first being that that it was so devastatingly effective.
It is. It got attention.
Of course, referring to people as parasites is nothing new. After all former environment minister Michael Meacher:
“The lesson is that if we continue with activities which destroy our environment and undermine the conditions for our own survival, we are the virus.”
Meacher is the Labour MP For Oldham West & Royton. Hopkins is unelected.