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A defence of Turning Point that’s more hindrance than help

So the Telegraph tries to defend Turning Point UK from the left, but frankly the right could do without help like this:

Critics have also invoked guilt by association – another common silencing tactic – by blaming Turning Point for the views of its more unsavoury supporters.

The Guardian, bizarrely, links the group to (genuine) extremists like the former Ukip leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters is a genuine extremist, just because she wants to reduce Muslim immigration? If you look at the policies of her For Britain party they will seem completely reasonable to the majority of the population, just as they do to me.

and the conspiracy theory website Infowars on the basis that one of the group’s founders was once pictured with an Infowars staffer.

Why is Infowars an extremist group? Yes, they certainly seem to have some bizarre conspiracy theory beliefs, but how does that make them extremists? Are they advocating extreme measures to deal with the conspiracies they see around them? I’m presuming they’re not, because every time they’re attacked there’s no such examples given.

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  1. Though I usually join the chorus and laugh at Infowars the recent coordinated effort from the left to demonize them raises my eyebrows. Here I was thinking they were a harmless joke but given the massive pile-on they’re starting to look like the tabloids from Men In Black, ie subversively loud truth-tellers in a media landscape littered with both subtle and outright mendacity.

    This vein of irony is rich.

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