Op-ed: According to political pundits Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell wrote the Labour briefing piece reproduced on our website a week before it was published.
He has since retracted the article.
It transpires it was written ahead of the two by-elections and on the back of tired old wealthy Labour Party grandees spouting divisive drivel and receiving a great deal of mainstream media air time.
The timing of publishing the Labour Briefing piece was not good but many party members will know there is at least a ring of truth to it.
Watching the BBC Daily politics Monday it was same trash different day as Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party was put under the spotlight and trashed.
Mr McDonnell is being portrayed as creating division when Corbyn has asked for unity due to the timing of the Labour Briefing post.
But ahead of the by-elections we had Tony Blair asking people to rise up, Lord Peter Mandelson saying he is working every day to undermine Corbyn and old Bitterite spin doctors John McTernan and Alastair Campbell stirring the pot.
They received positive media attention yet Mr McDonnell has one article published and all hell is let loose.
Methinks they protesteth a little too much.
There have been enemies within the Labour Party working against Corbyn, the party, the membership and the electorate for some time.
That is not fake news but fact.
After all fat cat Mandelson put himself on record as an enemy within.
Is there any wonder Mr McDonnell felt it was time to vent his frustration in an article?
Perhaps he was taking a leaf out of so-called Bitterites books?
Fake news perpetuated by publications such as the Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, The Independent and the Daily Mail.
The jungle drums have spoken so it must be true.
But once again the so-called 'real news' is lies.
Where did the story start?
Was it the Daily Mail fondly called the Daily Fail?
"The Opposition leader left the party as MPs insulted him at the noisy booze-up, the Mail on Sunday reported" reports the Daily Mirror playing that childhood Christmas party game pass the parcel.
Certainly some played their boozy best at the PLP Christmas Party Tuesday but back to Ms Philips who "later told the Mirror Mr Corbyn left the Christmas do long before MPs sang the Blair anthem, had his coat on for ages and "nobody was annoyed"."
Sadly though it plays into the hands of the opposition.
If the Labour Party is on an election footing it needs to be careful how it acts even at in-house Christmas parties.
Remember fake news sources are watching and waiting and there will always be some pathetic enemy within looking for a divisive opportunity.
So Sunday, five days after the event, the mainstream media run the story presumably as stories relating to Mr Corbyn, be they real, or fake, sell papers.
Jeremy Corbyn had a packed events diary Tuesday and the "office juniors Christmas Party" was just one event.
Daily Mirror - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-walks-out-karaoke-9477514 Their title says REPORT CLAIMS meaning it is probably fake but we will run with it anyways.
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