Damian Thompson Damian Thompson

A hard-Left anarchist tears into Isis and its liberal apologists. Blimey

Update: He’s called Martin Wright and you can see a clip of him speaking here at a Class War event in 1985. In it he reveals that he used to support the National Front, which isn’t a massive surprise, though he moved away from racism pretty quickly. Click through and you’ll discover just how much anarchists hate Owen Jones.

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Martin – I’ve yet to discover his surname – is a hard-Left anarchist from the old white working class who hates Britain’s liberal media. But not half as much as he hates Isis and its ‘Gap Year Jihadists’ for whom he won’t shed a tear if they’re wiped out by a drone.

This YouTube video is a few weeks old but pretty compulsive listening. Note that sex gangs in the north of England crack a mention. He thinks there could be trouble on the streets and it won’t be sparked off by the EDL or the BNP. (In another video he gets on to the subject of Russell Brand’s latest book – ‘not even worth nicking’.)

Obviously I don’t agree with his fantasy of class war or his hatred of all religion, but I wouldn’t want to get into an argument with him in the pub. Not that I would. I’d buy him a beer.

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