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Founder of far-left campaign group Stop Funding Hate has a history of posting offensive tweets

A founder of the ‘anti-hate’ group attempting to sink GB News has a history of posting offensive tweets.

Stop Funding Hate director Rosey Ellum, 35, branded Chancellor Rishi Sunak an ‘absolute f*****’.

In a tweet to Nigel Farage in 2017, she said ‘you hang out with Nazis’, while she responded earlier this year to a new Home Office immigration plan with the words ‘F****** f***ery you f*****s.’ 

She has also called Boris Johnson a ‘racist’ and branded the Brazilian government ‘lying fascist b*****ds’.

Stop Funding Hate did not reply to a request for comment.

Rosey Ellum, 35, the founder of the ‘anti-hate’ group attempting to sink GB News, has a history of posting offensive tweets

The hatred of the Stop Funding Hate fanatics: They vilified GB News even before it launched and claim to fight for tolerance – but foul-mouthed trolling is par for the course, writes GUY ADAMS

At lunchtime yesterday, the Co-op was contacted via Twitter by ‘Paul’, an avid supporter of Stop Funding Hate’s campaign against GB News.

Claiming the new TV station is ‘designed to create division and demonise’ people, he declared that, unless the supermarket immediately ceased advertising there, ‘I will not spend any more of my hard-earned cash in your stores’.

‘Paul’ did not bother to cite any evidence of actual malpractice by GB News. But he’s certainly an expert on creating division and demonising people.

For his anonymous Twitter account, which boasts nearly 1,000 followers and uses the handle @pafo1972, turns out to be dedicated to campaigning against Brexit, which he dubs ‘self-destruction in the name of small mindedness and empty nationalism’.

At lunchtime yesterday, the Co-op was contacted via Twitter by 'Paul', an avid supporter of Stop Funding Hate's campaign against GB News. Pictured: The GB news team

At lunchtime yesterday, the Co-op was contacted via Twitter by ‘Paul’, an avid supporter of Stop Funding Hate’s campaign against GB News. Pictured: The GB news team 

Claiming the new TV station is 'designed to create division and demonise' people, he declared that, unless the supermarket immediately ceased advertising there, 'I will not spend any more of my hard-earned cash in your stores'

Claiming the new TV station is ‘designed to create division and demonise’ people, he declared that, unless the supermarket immediately ceased advertising there, ‘I will not spend any more of my hard-earned cash in your stores’

In keeping with this world view, he recently used the social network to contact Nigel Farage, saying: ‘What a poisonous lump of filth this w***** really is.’

He has also called the Conservatives ‘a filthy party of far-Right scum’, dubbed the Tory MP Andrew Bridgen an ‘oxygen thief’ and declared Priti Patel to be a ‘vile character’.

That’s quite a track record, for a man who claims to now be earnestly campaigning against bigotry and intolerance!

Yet in the vexatious world of Stop Funding Hate, a lobby group created to censor news outlets it happens to disagree with, foul-mouthed Paul’s trolling of public figures turns out to be par for the course.

In keeping with this world view, he recently used the social network to contact Nigel Farage, saying: 'What a poisonous lump of filth this w***** really is'

In keeping with this world view, he recently used the social network to contact Nigel Farage, saying: ‘What a poisonous lump of filth this w***** really is’

He has also called the Conservatives 'a filthy party of far-Right scum', dubbed the Tory MP Andrew Bridgen an 'oxygen thief' and declared Priti Patel to be a 'vile character'

He has also called the Conservatives ‘a filthy party of far-Right scum’, dubbed the Tory MP Andrew Bridgen an ‘oxygen thief’ and declared Priti Patel to be a ‘vile character’

While the organisation claims to be ‘making hate unprofitable’, its business model instead revolves around using hashtag campaigns to empower a small army of Left-wing cranks to further their own highly partisan political agenda.

What’s more, many of its foot soldiers, who preach so earnestly about battling prejudice, turn out to be very prejudiced indeed.

Take Sam Hill, a Corbynist who tweets as @witshituk.

On Sunday afternoon, he pledged to compile a ‘boycott list’ of companies whose commercials appeared on the network, urging followers to ‘boycott every advertiser willing to support this toxic propaganda’.

There was but one problem: when he first posted that tweet, GB News had not broadcast a single programme. In other words, he was assuming that its output would be ‘toxic’ without having actually seen it!

On Sunday afternoon, Sam Hill pledged to compile a 'boycott list' of companies whose commercials appeared on the network, urging followers to 'boycott every advertiser willing to support this toxic propaganda'

On Sunday afternoon, Sam Hill pledged to compile a ‘boycott list’ of companies whose commercials appeared on the network, urging followers to ‘boycott every advertiser willing to support this toxic propaganda’

But Mr Hill is nothing if not accustomed to nasty propaganda.

Last year, he called MPs John Redwood and Oliver Letwin ‘Tory Scum’, and used Twitter to mount a vicious attack on Rachel Riley.

The Jewish Countdown presenter’s criticism of anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party sparked a deeply misogynistic social media pile-on from the hard-Left.

Mr Hill called her a ‘vile human being’ who ‘should have stuck to maths’. More recently, this supposedly principled supporter of Stop Funding Hate was using the bully pulpit of Twitter to declare the Labour Party to be ‘morally bankrupt’ under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer, a ‘deeply dishonest and corrupt person’ who he dubbed ‘Tory scum’.

Mr Hill called Rachel Riley a 'vile human being' who 'should have stuck to maths'

Mr Hill called Rachel Riley a ‘vile human being’ who ‘should have stuck to maths’

More recently, this supposedly principled supporter of Stop Funding Hate was using the bully pulpit of Twitter to declare the Labour Party to be 'morally bankrupt' under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer, a 'deeply dishonest and corrupt person' who he dubbed 'Tory scum'

More recently, this supposedly principled supporter of Stop Funding Hate was using the bully pulpit of Twitter to declare the Labour Party to be ‘morally bankrupt’ under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer, a ‘deeply dishonest and corrupt person’ who he dubbed ‘Tory scum’

Other leading lights in the lobby group’s online brigade of culture warriors include Will Black, a Cambridge-based writer and social anthropologist who this week dubbed GB News ‘gammon b******* news’.

Last year he went on social media to dub Tory MP Michael Fabricant ‘Fabric***’ and called Nigel Farage a ‘drunk’.

More recently, in the immediate aftermath of Prince Philip’s death, he charmingly described the late royal as ‘a man who travelled the world on taxpayers money to be racist and vile to all and sundry’.

Then there is Anthony Gladman, a beer writer who this week used Twitter to ask energy firm Ovo to boycott GB News on the grounds that it was propagating hate. Not long ago, he was the one propagating hate, using Twitter to call Boris Johnson a ‘vile treacherous charlatan’ and a ‘f****** liar’.

He’s also proclaimed ‘f*** Brexit’ calling it ‘bats*** bonkers,’ while Conservative MPs were a ‘shower of b*******’. Also filling up Ovo’s ‘mentions’ column was one Tina Lindsay.

Other leading lights in the lobby group's online brigade of culture warriors include Will Black, a Cambridge-based writer and social anthropologist who this week dubbed GB News 'gammon b******* news'

Other leading lights in the lobby group’s online brigade of culture warriors include Will Black, a Cambridge-based writer and social anthropologist who this week dubbed GB News ‘gammon b******* news’

Last year Mr Black went on social media to dub Tory MP Michael Fabricant 'Fabric***' and called Nigel Farage a 'drunk'

Last year Mr Black went on social media to dub Tory MP Michael Fabricant ‘Fabric***’ and called Nigel Farage a ‘drunk’

She claimed to be a customer who had signed up because she believed the firm to be an ‘ethical choice’ but was now reconsidering her decision.

The ‘ethical’ Miss Lindsay has in recent times used the Twitter account – via which she was campaigning against nastiness – to harass public figures with whom she disagrees.

Among other things, she described Ann Widdecombe as ‘vile and toxic’, called the Leave campaigner Arron Banks a ‘toxic t***tersprouter’ and declared that all Conservatives are ‘as a collective, most unpleasant and generally liars’.

At this point, it should of course be pointed out that the organisers of Stop Funding Hate cannot be held personally responsible for the brazen hypocrisy of so many of their supporters.

More recently, in the immediate aftermath of Prince Philip's death, Mr Black charmingly described the late royal as 'a man who travelled the world on taxpayers money to be racist and vile to all and sundry'

More recently, in the immediate aftermath of Prince Philip’s death, Mr Black charmingly described the late royal as ‘a man who travelled the world on taxpayers money to be racist and vile to all and sundry’

Yet hard-Left political bias has always been baked into the business model of this censorious lobby group, which is largely funded by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, an organisation which according to the Charities Commission is supposed to spend its money addressing ‘the root causes of conflict and injustice’.

Stop Funding Hate was founded in 2016 by Richard Wilson, a Corbynist Remain campaigner, and Rosey Ellum, formerly a professional cat-sitter and charity worker who divides her political allegiances between Labour and the Green Party.

Unsurprisingly, given their pedigree, the organisation initially devoted its energies entirely to censoring popular newspapers which happened to support the Conservative Party.

Fast forward five years, and their current social media campaign is being run via the hashtag #Don’tFundGBNews.

The lobby group first tweeted on this front on February 6.

That was almost four months before the station had broadcast a single programme, and at a time when it had yet to even unveil its full roster of presenters.

In other words, this self-righteous lobby group, supposedly created to root out prejudice, was instead committing that exact sin.

Like so many of its supporters, who decry the bigotry while simultaneously propagating it, they appear to remain blind to their own rancid hypocrisy.


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