The other day I wrote a post about Mail reader Jeff Marshall's comment re Barry George being acquitted.
A 'Jeff Marshall' has today kindly clarified this remark in the comments on my blog post. Didn't know he was such a fan of The Enemies of Reason, but there you go. Here's what he says:
Let me make it clearer then.
I'm in favour of the death penalty and if we had it we wouldn't have weirdo George back on the streets of West London bothering yet more women.
Our justice system would be a lot more use to us if it were prioritised to make the streets safer, one way or another - instead of concerning itself with the occasional miscarriage of justice against those we would be rather better off without anyway.
Reintroducing the death penalty would also relieve some of the congestion in our prisons, enabling more effective justice and better protection for society.
By the way, I'm surprised the Mail put my comment on too. I put it on largely to see if they would.
As a final note, I find your puerile use of the word of the word 'cuntery' far more shocking than my comment, for some reason.
Well, that makes it clear, then. Thanks Jeff.
I think everyone's had their say now, including Jeff. As I suspected, when you give a troll a bit of rope they inevitably hang themselves - but Jeff would know all about the rope, given the fact he's happy to hang a few mentally ill people if it makes the streets safer.
Interesting that he used the term 'no great loss' when referring to the possibility of George being wrongfully killed by the state; it's very resonant with Richard Littlejohn's statement about the Ipswich prostitutes, the one that made even most right-wingers detest him. But that's the kind of chillingly callous view towards other human beings that you see time and again from the far right.
I don't mind if things stay on topic but Jeff blethering on about drug dealers and how the police can't do anything isn't anything to do with the original subject and veers towards this being the Jeff Marshall Show. I don't see what point he's trying to make vis-a-vis the original argument. This isn't Jeff's blog so I'm afraid won't be letting any more off-topic stuff through on this thread; should he want to make those statements he's more than welcome to do them on his own blog, if he has one, at his own leisure.
Now let's talk about swearing. This is a blog with swearing in it. That's made very clear very early on. Some people like it; some people object to it, and that's fair enough. But once again, it's my blog, and I'll swear if I want to. Some things make me feel like swearing, and rather than re-code them in language that won't offend my auntie, I'd rather just express myself as I see fit.
Jeff claims to be offended by swearing. Then what's this, from a comment by a "Jeff Marshall" trolling someone else's blog?
No, the reason they're here is not because they are either useful or skilled. It's because the Labour government made the mistake of giving British passports to the parents of such people when ex-colonies such as theirs were granted independence. So, what with – first – the unfortunate legacies of Empire and - more recently – our being trapped inside the legal mechanisms of the European Union, forcing this small, overcrowded island to accept even more immigrants, it has basically been one f*** up after another.
The asterisks don't save you, my friend. Because you were so angry at immigration, that made you feel like swearing, so you did. So I don't think that you can really jump on the high horse and pretend that you're involved in classical debating on teh interweb, can you?
I suppose you're the same Jeff Marshall who stood for the BNP at the recent London elections. Given those comments about immigration, and your hateful disregard for human life, it would seem to be a logical conclusion anyway. Now I'm certainly not a 'no platform' left-winger; I think you lot should be allowed the widest publicity possible, just to expose what you really think about things and to show the public what you really stand for. You have hidden for too long behind censorship, bleating on about how you're not allowed to say stuff - let's get it all out in the open so everyone can hear your evil and disgusting policies once and for all.
However, I don't think my blog's the place to do it. I wanted to use your clarification because I think it showed exactly what you thought of Barry George - and I think that's fair that you had the right of reply. But I won't be letting through any more off-topic stuff on this thread; for one thing, I'm sick of the sound of your voice; for another, I just know that this kind of attention is feeding your gigantic ego. I have allowed you to have your say and to respond to criticism.
But now it's time for you to fuck off out of my blog for good.