UPDATE: It seems this Scrapbook post finally did it for poor Irfan, who has been defenestrated by Cowley Street. See the full details here.
A rambling post on lettergate: so far so Irfan Ahmed, who criticises the “petty attacks on Brown” over supposed spelling mistakes in his note to Jacqui Janes. Correct. But the Liberal Democrat blogger then goes on to make a shocking attack on families of dead soldiers, who he accuses of profiting financially from their demise:
“The parents of the lost children have enjoyed the nice salaries that their children have been earning from the army” – Irfan Ahmed
This is, in the words of Pam Nash who flagged this up, “truly appalling”.
Irfan has form for overreaching himself and a habit of disappearing his controversial posts down the memory hole. He defended the practice of senior Asian men deciding how the women in some households will vote with an argument which went something along the lines of “if you don’t know anything about politics…”. When this was attacked by other Lib Dems as misogynist and, erm, illiberal he discovered the delete button. He needn’t bother this time as Scrapbook has already grabbed a copy.