Enjoying yourself Warsi?
Baroness Warsi is the latest to cause a media stir, by joining the growing number of politicians involved in the expenses scandal. Whether she is actually guilty of fraud or not, will be decided after an investigation, just as others before have undergone. The investigation will examine the facts and evidence presented, after which a decision will be reached as to whether this was a genuine oversight or a case of intentional fraud. That’s what you’d expect, right?
An investigation will of course take place in due course, however in the case of Warsi, a simple google search will yield a whole list of articles that have presumed she is guilty, offering many reasons as to why she has acted fraudulently. The main explanation for her behaviour appears to be her background, including: Pakistani, Muslim, of working class background and/or female. Whether or not she was ever worthy or capable of the job had also been questioned because of her ‘background’.
Now, to us and those of sound reasoning, bringing her background in to the equation seems irrelevant. It’s like suggesting that those who are Muslim, Pakistani and/or of working class backgrounds are inherently fraudulent and are unfit to be members of the cabinet. Though ludicrous and baseless to the rest of us, Warsi however, shouldn’t have an issue with this reasoning.
After all, only recently had she claimed that those of Pakistani heritage have a grooming problem. How she came to this utter nonsensical conclusion, which was obviously not only incorrect, deeply offensive and in support of Islamophobic rhetoric, is beyond us. However, she had no qualms with making such a statement, without having any evidence to support her claim and knowing full well what the consequences would be.
So, while those who dislike Warsi for various reasons are going to town, I wonder if she is enjoying having the shoe on the other foot?