He presents - or rather, presented - a phone-in on TalkSport and is a columnist for The Sun. It doesn't take a genius to work out that his radio show is going to be boisterous, populist and confrontational. Gaunt's crime is to have called some nasty, mean-spirited cunt a "Nazi" and an "ignorant pig". After the usual few days of delay (see Ross/Brand), he has been suspended while the radio station "investigates" the matter.
The nasty, mean-spirited cunt in question was Councillor Michael Stark, who was on the show to defend his disgusting policy of banning smokers from fostering children in whichever miserable part of London he has gained power.
In any debate, calling your opponent a Nazi is a lazy way of scoring points and I shall not do so here, especially since there are so many suitable profanities crying out to be used. Still, if the cap fits, wear it, and if the nasty, mean-spirited cunt doesn't like being called a Nazi then he shouldn't go around acting like one. And since it was Hitler's mob who invented the concept of passive smoking and launched the biggest anti-smoking campaign in history, he would be better off shutting his fucking mouth rather than moaning about his feelings being hurt (admittedly, the Nazis' anti-smoking campaign didn't go as far as this evil, slimy piece of scum wants to go, hey, they ran out of time).
During the conversation, the nasty, mean-spirited cunt took umbrage at being called a Nazi and Gaunt apologised, saying - in a lovely piece of diplomacy - that he only meant to call him a "Health Nazi". He then explained:
"It's something very close to my heart. I did lose my rag with him. I wish I hadn't but I did."
This wasn't good enough for the nasty, mean-spirited cunt who went crying like a bitch to the local rag:
"His remarks are totally unacceptable...
What isn't these days?
...and probably illegal."
"Probably"? Even the fucking politicians can't keep up with what you can and cannot say after 11 years of NuLabour. Last time I checked, it wasn't a criminal offence to argue with a politician but who knows for sure? Either way, shut up and grow a pair.
The PC brigade throw the word "Nazi" at anybody who they disagree with, whether they do show sympathies towards the National Socialist German Workers' Party or not. Why such uproar when one of the PC brigade gets it thrown back at them?
Because it touches a nerve? Calling someone a Nazi is not illegal, at least not yet. People understand that it is an insult, pure and simple, not a genuine accusation. Everyone knows it is shorthand for an authoritarian and a totalitarian. But 'fascist' and 'Nazi' have a bit more bite than, say, 'Stalinist' does. It's rude, maybe, but not illegal. How quickly the distinction between the two is becoming blurred.
The nauseating twat whined on:
"But I'm more concerned about the welfare of children in our care."
Are you? Are you really? Let's get something straight, Stark, you revolting little bigot. There are 60,000 children in this country who are looking for a foster home. If this vile, discriminatory policy is taken nationwide, many thousands of them will be denied life with a normal family and will be stuck with social services.
But when he met Jon Gaunt, he met a man who actually cared about the issue because he had been a foster child himself. That's why it was, as he said, "very close to his heart". In fact, he had just written about it in his newspaper column:
The woman who rescued me from care, and undoubtedly turned me around as a child, smoked like a chimney but she was also a hospital matron.
She lavished love, care and, most importantly, discipline on me.
Without her I wouldn’t be where I am today and I wouldn’t be half the man and father I am. It’s not over the top to state that she saved me — and I love her for that.
And as for the "health Nazis":
The zealots who dreamed up this policy will sleep easy on their futons because they are putting the “health needs” of kids in care first.The "dangers" from passive smoking range somewhere between miniscule and fraudulent but that is another story. As Gaunt pointed out, most children would not be "exposed" to it anyway. Why not just ask foster parents not to smoke around the children?
This is the same warped logic that condemns black children to a life in care rather than let them be fostered by white couples.The same master race philosophy that forbids fat couples from adopting.
The SS — that is social services by the way — think the risk from passive smoking is more dangerous to a child than them being left to rot in a children’s home.
They should understand that most parents realise the dangers and wouldn’t smoke in an enclosed space with children around.
Foster parents are no different.
The nasty, mean-spirited cunt's response to this point was typical of his totalitarian attitude:
"The problem with his suggestion of carers leaving the house to smoke is that it's extremely difficult to monitor something like that."
Of course, it is also "extremely difficult to monitor" whether any parent smokes in their own home but I've got some lovely marshland to sell to anybody who seriously thinks that a total domestic ban won't be the next step after this bullshit has bedded in. And that, of course, is what all this is really about. Once these corrupt fuckers have set out their stall by banning foster parents from smoking, it won't be too much of a push to ban natural parents from smoking.
And "monitoring" the law needn't be too much of a problem. The simplest way would be to get the children to report smoking offences to their teachers or the police. They could be rewarded with sweets and toys if they inform on their parents. A little propaganda might be needed to convince the kids that its the right thing to do, but that shouldn't be too hard.
That wouldn't be so unreasonable would it? They just want to protect the children. It's not like they're Nazis or anything.