Through this window, you’re looking at Angela Eagle’s office in Sherwood House, Wallasey. That’s according to Ms Eagle, last year, anyway.

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That’s right – it is one year since then-Labour leadership candidate Angela Eagle claimed that left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn threw a brick through her office window, in an attempt to smear Mr Corbyn’s support base and put Labour members off voting for him.

One year on, what do we know?

It is impossible to know who broke the window. No evidence exists to support Ms Eagle’s claim, so she was wrong to make the false accusation.

It is impossible to know how the window was broken. No brick was ever recovered from inside the office building.

The window that was broken did not open onto Ms Eagle’s office – unless the only feature of that office was a staircase used by other occupants of the building.

Ms Eagle stood down as a leadership candidate, to make way for Owen Smith.

When the election was held last September, Mr Corbyn was returned as leader with an increased majority.

So the Left – and supporters of Mr Corbyn in particular – were vindicated and we were left to wonder whether Ms Eagle made up her story.

And now right-wingers – including Conservatives – are claiming the Left is responsible for a wave of abuse against politicians.

Can anyone doubt that these accusations will be discredited in a similar way?

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