Why do I still need to ask after all the years I’ve wasted watching the wretched man? Of course he wouldn’t and it looks like he is going to honour Muhammad Abdul Bari.
In my Observer column on Sunday I described how a purge of moderate Muslim advisers was underway in Whitehall. Labour is now trying to secure a segment of its core vote by abandoning what few liberal principles it has left and cosying up to the Muslim Brotherhood and Jammat-i-Islami. To be specific, Brown and John Denham are driving out Azhar Ali a special adviser who has opposed the religious right, and instead welcoming the Muslim Council of Britain’s into the Labour tent. From a conventional left wing perspective – which admittedly does not seem to be widely shared at the moment – Brown’s behaviour is a shocking act of treachery. Ali comes from the heart of the Labour movement and shares its values. The Brownites don’t care, and are throwing him out so that they can hug fellow travellers with ultra-reaction.
Carry on reading