Labour's Karl Turner is an Expert in Public Aggression

Labour’s wannabe attack-dog Karl Turner has had a good day. His eyewitness tweets of the PM apparently dressing down Jesse Norman have nudged this dreary non-entity out of total obscurity. Last night he reported that a “very angry… finger pointing and prodding” PM had “lambasted” Norman in “animated and clearly aggressive” way. He went on to lecture about how un-statesmanly the affair had been.  Those words like “angry” and “clearly aggressive” got Guido thinking though. He remembered a story from January 2011:

Turner was travelling on the train to Hull and the guard politely asked him not to steal newspapers:

“Witness reports say the usual “don’t you know who I am”… “no” routine was deployed when the train manager had to intervene and “a very unpleasant scene” prevailed which saw Turner “draw himself up to his full 5’6 ins and launched into a tirade of abuse against the man”. The wobbler apparently continued on the platform after arrival at Hull station, with Turner claiming he wanted a written apology from the train company. “A self-satisfied, obnoxious, patronising bully who can afford a quid for The Times” was one of the more delicate descriptions of his behaviour.”

Sounds “animated and clearly aggressive” to Guido. Takes one to know one, eh Karl?




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