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Maajid Nawaz's Reaction To Police Investigation Into Danny Baker Tweet – LBC



Maajid Nawaz gives his impassioned reaction to a police investigation into Danny Baker’s “racist” tweet, saying that if violent racism and stupid tweets are equated, we will diminish overall the impact of racism.

The radio presenter was sacked by the BBC for the tweet, which he admitted was a “huge mistake”.

Speaking on his LBC show, Maajid said: “This is liberal Britain, where you have the right to be an idiot and a plonker. You have the absolute right to say things that are absolutely stupid and for everybody else to roast you for them. You don’t go to jail for saying silly things.”

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night on the tiles
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night on the tiles

I find it all quite hilarious…. A leftie falling on the leftie sword of morality…. I've no doubt this was an innocent attempt at humour rather than a conscious racist tweet, hopefully more leftie twats will get caught out by their own very high standards they judge everyone else by and I can keep giggling inside

Chris Alexander
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Chris Alexander

Danny is dopey but he's not a criminal. We love to persecute celebs these days it's the politics of envy. We are turning into a nation of haters.

TOG1962
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TOG1962

Matthew Hopkins would be busy these days , witch hunting is back with a vengeance.

Devonista riteo
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Devonista riteo

Double feckin standards …anyone else…..you would be talking differently…for sure. If he was far right, you'd be frothing at the mouth 🚦

Si G-T
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Si G-T

Danny's crime here is stupidity. A rational man in his position would probably not have tweeted this joke irrespective of how non racist he claimed to be. To even put the mention of a Royal Megan/Harry baby near the word chimpanzee on social media, no matter how light hearted a person you pretended to be, would be suicide. Any person intent on self preservation would know this. Its almost like Danny was unconsciously sabotaging his career. Fascinating stuff. Another Ron Atkinson saga…Except Big Ron was a rather more clear cut case if you remember

Marxine St.Arline
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Marxine St.Arline

I don’t deny the Holocaust,….I just ask for some evidence.

Phil Rudd
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Phil Rudd

Not to mention £350 million a week to fund the EU. Dominated by Germany. A Country we have had two World wars with, in living memory

Phil Rudd
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Phil Rudd

I am ashamed of this Country. We are a World wide joke. Robbing our own working class of benefits to save a few million quid. While throwing away £12 billion plus on foreign aid to Countries that are as rich as us. ie. China

Phil Rudd
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Phil Rudd

The real stupidity is using twitter or facebook. Has ruined many careers. It proves free speech does not exist. Nice comments only. The media exempted.

lord ward
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lord ward

👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👍👍

MR BIG STUFF
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MR BIG STUFF

The police don't need you and they expect the same.

FatRakoon
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FatRakoon

Its so true…

Kingdoms are ruled by Kings
Empires are ruled by Emperors.

Britain is a country, ruled by…

Louise Taylor
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Louise Taylor

A democratic nation gone bad, let’s get it back again, vote Brexit get them out and see some common sense

Nat comrie
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Nat comrie

Majid going and sit in a corner and give your head a wobble !

Terry Black
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Terry Black

Danny baker is a millwall fan, and a journalist he should of known better..Meghan markle isn't even black, but wasn't a good idea to have her kid looking like chimp in a suit…

Terry Silver
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Terry Silver

I reported Danny Baker. Thank you police for acting swiftly x.

Yis Everything
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Yis Everything

Does freedom of speech gives you the right insult people and that too the royal family

Dawn Masters
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Dawn Masters

If you live in a democracy you also have the right to be racist. As long as you are not threatening anyone. Free Speech!!!! Britain is becoming a totalitarian fascist country.

Nordic kingdom
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Nordic kingdom

You can say whatever you like if it is aimed at white People

Bhangra Fan
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Bhangra Fan

Well said.

Mariella Gordon
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Mariella Gordon

wow Mr Idiot its called law, when you incite racism using social media, it has to be investigated, idiot.

alphabetaxenonzzzcat
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alphabetaxenonzzzcat

Whilst I agree that the media outrage is completely OTT; I do find it amusing that a left winger like Danny Baker is not getting roasted for this incident. It seems the left like eating itself. If a UKIPer had done this, we can imagine that someone like O’Brien would be foaming at the mouth.

toffeeman23
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toffeeman23

1m36s no majid only Arabs cry wolf regarding racism and make it so genuine claims become unheard.

Donald Trump
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Donald Trump

He deserved to loose his job over how stupid it was but the police getting involved is a huge waste of money and time. No clue if he's actually racist either.