Milkshake Attacks on Tommy Robinson Aren’t Clever, Funny, or Harmless

Milkshake Attacks on Tommy Robinson Aren’t Clever, Funny, or Harmless, by James Delingpole.

Consider the Establishment’s extraordinary indifference to the several physical assaults which have been launched on Robinson while on the campaign trail in the north of England.

Twice now, while canvassing to become a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Robinson has been doused with milkshake, as well as being throttled and manhandled, either by Muslim thugs or their hard-left allies of convenience.

It has all been caught on camera so there is no disputing the facts: Robinson was not the aggressor; the attacks were unprovoked; it looks very much as though they were planned and calculated, rather than spur-of-the-moment acts by random passers-by.

Yet the police appear to have done nothing to stop, let alone pursue or arrest, the perpetrators. And other Establishment figures who really should know better — among them a Tory MP and a barrister — have actually been applauding these attacks.

Encouraging political violence allows it to start fairly harmlessly, but then it escalates:

What if next time, it’s not a milkshake that gets thrown but acid? What if it’s a knife attack?

Once you start suggesting that physical assaults of any kind are acceptable then you are legitimising violence. And violence has a nasty habit of escalating.

Look at what happened to the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. First they came for him with a cake (filled with vomit and excrement); next it was a bullet in the head from a left-wing environmental activist who no doubt felt emboldened and morally justified because Fortuyn had been vilified by the left-liberal Establishment as ‘far right’ and an ‘Islamophobe.’