Like many MPs he has interests outside of politics. Unlike some MPs his outside interests are not about personal greed.
In recent weeks Burgon was mercilessly trolled on Twitter by a few Labour Party MPs from the right-wing of the party. The tweet below explains what happened.
The fact The Sun has chosen this Easter weekend to launch a ridiculous attack on Mr Burgon is many things.
Saturday was the anniversary of the Hillsborough football tragedy-The Sun posted lies in the wake of Hillsborough and many people have never forgiven them.
The man behind that Hillsborough Sun report Kelvin MacKenzie has been making headlines again this weekend for all the wrong reasons. "Sun under pressure to sack Kelvin MacKenzie - Club bans newspaper’s reporters in wake of columnist’s slurs against player Ross Barkley and the city of Liverpool" reports the Guardian. That report continues;
Distraction tactics from The Sun then?
The fact they have chosen to slur Richard Burgon MP highlights the people who work at The Sun have learned nothing from their many past mistakes. As Mr Burgon tweeted Saturday "Far from top of Sun's long list of shame but today they ran some real rubbish about me and my friends" adding a link to his response shown above.
As one person responded though "If you've been rubished by the Sun, you are on the right track! Keep it up."
True to form the Daily Mail, popularly called the Daily Fail, went with this non-news smear story against Richard Burgon Easter Sunday.
Oh the irony!
Solidarity Richard Burgon
RIchard Burgon writes Sunday "Yesterday, true to form, 'The Sun' printed some real rubbish about me and mates in Leeds I've known since we were all teenagers. Today, true to form, 'The Mail On Sunday' runs an attempted smear 'story' - complete with inaccuracies and insinuations - on the basis of them getting hold of a holiday snap of me and my partner on a short break in Berlin last year. The Mail On Sunday reveals that we are both socialists. They seem angry about that. The Mail On Sunday reveals that she has spoken out against attacks on Muslims. They seem angry about that. The Mail On Sunday reveals that we went to a St. Patrick's Day party and there was an Irish flag on the wall. There's anger about that. Here's the holiday photo that The Mail On Sunday got their hands on. It's the kind of holiday snap familiar to so many thousands of people from Leeds and elsewhere who go to Berlin. I think it's a nice photo but does anyone really think this is genuinely newsworthy? There's so much going on here in Britain and around the world that needs reporting."
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