During the 1980s, the Blessed Margaret Thatcher once commented that "you can't buck the market". I would like to go further and state that no one can buck reality. Is racism a fact of life? Yes, it is! Does that mean that any sane person is prepared to tolerate or approve of racism? Absolutely not!
What Patrick Mercer said was the truth. He did not say that he welcomed or tolerated racism. Yet the politically correct brigade of the BBC and their friends tried to twist his words into something else in order to damage the Conservatives on ideological grounds. What makes me angrier however is the way Mr. Mercer has been treated by his own colleagues, particular by both David Cameron and Iain Dale. I have read Mr. Mercer's remarks and I support him 100%. If "Dave" had paid more attention to the nature of Mr. Mercer common sense comments and worried less about appeasing Polly Toynbee and her drones, then he would see that his political ambitions have not been damaged. The fact that Cameron caved into his fears about how the Left would try to spin this non-event into a second Holocaust shows that he is not ready to become Prime Minister until he stops worrying about what left-leaning elements think of him.
What saddens me more is Iain Dale's thoughts on this matter. I have lost some respect for this usually perspective man after he came out in favour of Mr. Mercer's dismissal on the grounds of "political realities". If you are reading this Mr. Dale, yes I do appreciate that certain political realities have to be respected, but let me put this opinion to you. Mr. Mercer's comments did not warrant his sacking; they certainly would not have cost the Conservatives the next general election nor done any real long-term damage to both the party or Mr. Cameron's leadership. Yes, the Left would have made a storm in a teacup about Mr. Mercer's remarks, but it would not have made his position untenable and would have been forgotten about within a few months. The fact that some weeks earlier you came out in defence of a school teacher suspended for saying that most suicide bombers are Muslims makes you a bloody hypocrite. Those reasons I have just given you demonstrate just why you are yet not a Member of Parliament and why Mr. Mercer sits as one.
I am VERY disappointed in you, Mr. Dale!