The ArgusMike Weatherley attacked at University of Sussex (From The Argus)

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  • "Although I personally do not agree with Mr. Weatherley's politics, one cannot help but admire him as a politician. Under the guise of a "debate", he lures his enemies into his trap, then pretends to be shocked when he is "attacked". Cue huge media furore, who only bother reporting on this kind of thing if violence is on the cards. Both Weatherley and the Media feign outrage at the violence, but both know nothing would have been reported if there had simply been a genuine debate.

    The end result of these Machivellian tactics? The mob is on the side of Mr. Weatherley, genuine debate is silenced and so forth. I seems Mr. Weatherley has studied his history well, and used the old right wing populist tactic of setting up or provoking retaliation, finding an already disliked minority to blame and then reaping the rewards. It's worked before, just look at the Reichstag fire or the so-called "war on terror"."
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