Dog returns to vomit

Undeterred by criticisms of his article in last week’s Sunday Telegraph, in which he denied any serious post-Woolwich backlash against Muslims, Andrew Gilligan returns to the issue in this week’s paper, claiming that the government-backed Tell MAMA project has had its funding withdrawn because of objections to its recording of anti-Muslim hate crime. Tell MAMA’s response can be read here. Their account does provide a revealing insight into Gilligan’s contemptible journalistic methods, which involve deciding on the story he wants to report in advance and then manipulating the evidence to fit. But then, there’s nothing new there.