Ray Lewis, the man the Tories lauded a few weeks ago as an example to everyone, and someone chosen by the Tory hierarchy to be s sign of the new Tory party, and be deputy Mayor of London, has been caught out, big time. Everyone knows this, the virtual silence on the issue by Tory bloggers says it all. Except, that is, if you are Iain Dale.
Apparently, a man who lied about being a JP, a man who claimed to be a prison governor but never governed a prison, a man who the Church of England have serious doubts about, cannot be criticised in Iain Dale's world because he is black.
Apparently, according to Iain Dale, because I choose to criticise him, I am an "Uncle Tom hating Leftist".
I believe that Ray Lewis has been criticised because he put himself up for high office on the basis of a number of lies. White, black, orange or yellow, he would have been criticised for what he did no matter what.
If Iain believes that it is racist to criticise someone who is not white, then he is wrong, 100%. What is racist is to believe that anyone who is not white cannot be criticised on the basis of real evidence.
I have learned to like Iain after our battles in North Norfolk and have really been grateful for his encouragement to my blog. He is brave to blog on the subject of Ray Lewis whilst other Tory bloggers stay silent. But his selfless devotion to the Conservative Party, right or wrong, is a real shame sometimes.