UPDATE: While he has been slammed in comments below, Tim Worstall urges readers to “make up your own minds” on his sick comments. His original post is here (search for “Cormac” within the article).
A fellow of the Adam Smith Institute and blogger for Forbes magazine has posted a sick rant about a political rival — gloating over an assault in which they were punched in the face and kicked.
Left Foot Forward contributor Cormac Hollingsworth was attacked by a supporter of the British National Party whilst campaigning in Bermondsey ahead of the 2010 general election. Hollingsworth was punched three times by a thug screaming racist slogans. Such was the ferocity of the assault that his glasses were knocked nine yards away.
With the limp qualification that he “abhors political violence”, Worstall quotes a newspaper report on the assault before commenting:
“Somebody does need to pound some economics into him, don’t they? If that’s too hard, perhaps some finance or even accounting?”
Scrapbook wonders how “internet warrior” Worstall would fare when nose-to-nose with a skinhead.
NOTE: As component elements of the story, a previous version of the graphics at the top of this page featured a different arrangement of Adam Smith Institute, Forbes and BNP logos. Despite mischief making by Harry Cole, this did not imply that Tim Worstall is a member of the BNP. He isn’t.