Under the inflammatory banner ““Jeremy Corbyn supporters expelled from Labour for threats to “cut Tony Blair’s eyes out and set him on fire”” The Telegraph has surpassed its level of low quality reporting.
Kate McCann, the Telegraph’s senior political correspondent, informs readers that a leaked document which contains damning evidence against Corbyn supporters, has been disclosed to the newspaper.
McCann asserts that thousands of Labour Party members have used abusive language, such as the phrase contained within the headline, as well as the use of the word “traitor” to define current MPs, with some also announcing their alliance to the Green party or UKIP.
McCann continues her report by attempting to discredit Corbyn for rightfully claiming that members have had their voting privileges removed over trivial matters and in some cases without explanation.
In a recent letter to the Guardian, a number of comrades have exposed the tactics employed by the hierarchy of the Labour Party in an attempt to diminish the pro Corbyn vote:- http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/31/double-standards-over-abuse-in-labour-party
There are many of us who have still not received our ballot papers and it is interesting that the Daily Telegraph should find itself in possession of such an inflammatory document.
McMann informs readers that some of the content of the alleged evidence is too explicit to be published and maintains that the members have been justifiably expelled from the Labour Party and banned from voting.
According to McMann, sexist, racist and anti-Semitic abuse has been rife. McMann has found a “source close to the NEC” to reprimand members over “false claims” regarding their suspension over trivial matters and this source goes on to claim that we are bringing the Party into disrepute and that it is “shameful” that the NEC are expected to trawl through torrents of abuse on social media “as part of this robust process."
I refute this argument.
A member joins a party of their choice, pays their subscription to their party of choice and should therefore be eligible to participate in the democratic process within that party.
That individual may well have supported a previous party in the recent past but they have opted to support the one that they have joined.
We are allowed to change our minds; one famous example is Michelle Dorrell.
[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/michelle-dorrell-tory-voter-in-tearful-question-time-attack-on-government-now-supports-jeremy-corbyn-a6697691.html Michelle Dorrell Question Time in 2015.]
Some members of the Labour Party may well hold views that do not always chime with the Party, for example, The Telegraph’s very own John McTernan but there is no call to examine in minute detail the contents of each individual’s social media accounts.
It smacks of underhanded tactics and I find it hard to believe that the thousands of Corbyn supporters denied the vote are abusive, racist, sexist, bigots.
It is most likely additional propaganda to vilify Corbyn supporters in an attempt to discredit Corbyn and justify Mcternan’s column inches while promoting McCann’s prowess as a correspondent.
Many thanks to Georgie Harrison
A look at John McTernan's Twitter timeline Thursday and his latest retweet is this "John McTernan Retweeted
Miss Politics @Pooolitics @moresignposts @DTraynier @greeninfashion @johnmcternan Good man" but we know Miss Politics of old. We blocked her some time ago as she is either a troll inciting twitter hate for whatever reason or something more sinister. Perhaps both accounts are linked or even the same person as twitter bios are often false. How many people are suspended due to fake reposrts from fake accounts?
For fair play we have shared a few of Miss Politics standard tweets below for you to decide.
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