More leftism-easting-itself on display in the Alastair Stewart case:
We were both members of the National Union of Students executive and marched shoulder to shoulder on demonstration after demonstration.
We even ventured behind the Iron Curtain to meet communist student leaders, where I discovered that, even if he wasn’t the full Red Menace, Al was far more radical than I was.
Indeed, he abandoned his degree studies at Bristol University to take up activism full-time.
It turns out, in one of those grisly ironies that are forever afflicting the left, that Stewart was the very man responsible for getting the National Union of Students to adopt a No Platform policy:
And it was Al who played a crucial role in persuading the NUS to adopt its first ‘no-platform’ policy.
The idea was that student unions should prohibit explicitly racist parties, such as the violently anti-immigrant National Front, from organising on campuses.
We need to ask the question. Is everyone in the establishment a former radical leftist? Or just most of them?
Update: Another cancel culture progenitor gets cancelled:
Sonmez is one of the architects of the cancel culture that currently plagues us. She was one of the first accusers of former LA Times foreign correspondent Jonathan Kaiman, sending a letter to the LA Times in which she described him as exhibiting “problematic behaviour.”