A columnist for Novara Media, edited by self-declared communist Ash Sarkar, has made the claim that Captain Tom is now “a tool in the culture war”.
Joe Glenton, an opinion columnist for Novara Media, has compared the late Captain Sir Tom Moore to a mere “tool in the culture war”.
— The Great Keithulhu (@joejglenton) February 9, 2021
Glenton labelled him part of the “ruling class” and labelled him as being “exploited” by “the media and the government”.
He also claimed that Captain Tom was a “well-intended, public-minded elderly man whose gallant campaign was rapidly seized upon by a flailing establishment, a parasitic military and the baser sections of the press, each for their own ends”.
It came after the Editor of Novara Media, Ash Sarkar, was seen by some to politicise his death, claiming that “you can’t celebrate a 100-year-old man for doing something extraordinary, whilst at the same time brushing off 100,000 people”, in reference to UK deaths in the past year from coronavirus.
You can't celebrate a 100 year old man for doing something extraordinary, whilst at the same time brushing off 100,000 people as if they wouldn't have also had more to give to their communities and their loved ones.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) February 2, 2021
The nation mourned as Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away on February 2nd, after being admitted to hospital to assist with his breathing. The Army veteran, originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, came to prominence by being sponsored to walk 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, before his 100th birthday during the first national lockdown. This raised almost £33 million for the NHS.
He was knighted by the Queen in July, and in December enjoyed a family holiday in Barbados paid for by British Airways.
The Point News remembers him in our obituary.