I'm guessing the headline didn't really surprise most of you. But the 'Nazis' and 'fascists' are, interestingly enough, terms that Billericay Dickie applies to those he doesn't agree with, i.e. every single person on the left, or more precisely, everyone who has the slightest atom of compassion, humanity or decency - you know, giving a shit about other people. If you do that you're a fascist and a Nazi.
Let that sink in for a minute. If you disagree with one of the most right-wing columnists in the country, you are a 'Nazi'. If you disagree with one of the most right-wing columnists in the country, you are a 'fascist'. And we all thought that was left behind by right-on liberals in the 1980s. No. Littlejohn's appropriated that particular silliness for himself.
How do I know all this, you're asking yourselves. Is this all just supposition? No. Because I have some words to chill the blood to ice of anyone with a heart:
I've read through every article that Richard Littlejohn wrote in 2008
Good god. Why on earth would someone do that? Surely a braver person than me, that's for sure. Sometimes I can only get two paragraphs into Littlejohn before setting the Mail on fire, pissing it out and then doing a ritual dance around the ashes while flagellating myself with a large lump of asbestos.
No. This challenge was too great for me. The bouquets should be chucked in the direction of my fellow blogger Uponnothing, who has forensically gone through every single column written by our hero over the past year - a bit like Gillian McKeith peering at a series of turds in lunchboxes, but without the grating accent or the patronising irritation. Actually nothing like Gillian McKeith at all, and for all I know this blogger could be a real proper doctor with real qualifications and stuff. No, just keep the turd bit of the simile and you'll be fine.
Anyway, you must go there and read the audit. There are sections on awards, numbers and opinions so you can see for yourself how
Florida's Britain's best-loved hilarious "Should be Prime Minister!" columnist weaves that straw into gold twice-weekly.
All I can do is hold out a hand of congratulation, and commiseration for having read all that shite.
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