How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sayeeda?

The usual suspects are queuing up to cry racism as a motive behind Warsi’s latest troubles. The FT, Guardian, Staggers and wherever it is that James Macintryre now works have weighed in with the old nasty party line. The conclusions are lazy though. Warsi’s alleged expenses corruption did not come to light because of white men in grey suits sitting around a smoke filled room, but because one of her old friends felt poorly treated. She is responsible for her share holdings, not the backwoodsmen.

It is true that many in the party are not coming out to bat for her, but then again she has hardly treated her colleges well on the airwaves. Perhaps they are recalling the time she blamed the right for by-election losses or compared eurosceptics to the BNP. Paul Goodman says this is a problem of David Cameron’s making, and in many ways he is correct, especially in regard to Hunt. If Warsi is looking for someone to blame, however, she she should look a little closer to home…




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