Leanne Wood (left) - only ever invited on TV because of her "gender", according to Owen Smith (right). Mr Smith also thinks south Wales has been "overrun" by refugees from Syria, even though none have come to his Pontypridd constituency.

Leanne Wood (left) – only ever invited on TV because of her “gender”, according to Owen Smith (right). Mr Smith also thinks south Wales has been “overrun” by refugees from Syria, even though none have come to his Pontypridd constituency [Image: ITV].

How can Owen Smith ever hope to be leader of the Labour Party if he can’t string together a decent li(n)e about immigration?

I know, it’s a flippant question. But Mr Smith deserves no better. He has laid himself wide open to attack with a stupid claim about south Wales being “overrun” by immigrants that is based on nothing at all.

Now Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood – the same lady who was once told by Mr Smith that she is only invited onto TV shows like the BBC’s Question Time because of her “gender” – has challenged him over his silliness.

Here’s an explanation of Mr Smith’s mistake, courtesy of The New Statesman:

160827 Owen Smith refugees

(The whole article is quite brutal in its honesty about Mr Smith’s failings so – if you like that sort of thing – give it a visit. I understand the statistics on refugee numbers have been altered, also, so it would be good to go there for the update.)

Now let’s have a look at Ms Wood’s statement:

160827 Leanne Wood refugees

One wonders whether Mr Smith will have the decency to respond – and also whether any response will be decent enough to report.

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