Membership of Conservative party 'may be sign of extremism'
Morgan, who still looks visibly surprised to be in a position of any authority whatsoever, was combative. "What our critics have to understand is this puts us under the same level of scrutiny as everyone else. And let's be honest here, the Conservative party could until recently have fallen foul of our definition of what extremism is. The mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs? I should coco."
"Individual liberty is all well and good, but if it leads to someone saying things we now declare to be extremism of the non-violent variety then obviously we have to step in," Morgan continued. "As for the rule of law, the law is whatever we declare it to be, and if we don't like the interpretation of one judge, well, we can always get that of another. Nor are we safe when it comes to democracy, as we have no problem whatsoever with palling up with some of the most unpleasant governments on the face of the planet, like our good friends the Saudis, who respond to demands for freedom of thought with the sword and the whip. Did you see there was another attack today in Yemen claimed by Isil on the Houthis? We're hoping no one notices that we are on the same side as IS there, not to forget allied with al-Qaida's affiliate the Nusra front in Syria."
Asked whether it was the height of hypocrisy for Morgan to claim that homophobia might be a sign of extremism when she and many other Conservatives opposed gay marriage, Morgan gave a remarkably straight answer. "Well, obviously. But we either can't or won't do anything real that might help tackle extremism, so we decided making life even more miserable for some of the people least likely to vote for us was as good a way of any of showing we're doing something."
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