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Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham [Image: Victor De Jesus].


What the blazes just happened to Sarah Champion?

Only a few months ago, in the run-up to the general election, Ms Champion was a star of the Labour Party – partly because of her expert demolition of top Sky News Tory Adam Boulton in this interview:

Now she has been obliged to resign as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities after penning an article in The Sun accusing British men of Pakistani origin of raping white girls.

In The Sun!

Labour MPs should be banned from writing in that rag altogether – if not because of its all-out support for the Conservative Party, then because of the lies it published about the Hillsborough tragedy and other politically-motivated cover-ups by the Tories.

And let’s not forget that Gloria de Piero used The Sun to try to flood the Labour Party with right-wing entryists in a bid to unseat Jeremy Corbyn from his position as party leader.

The Sun is no friend of the Labour Party and Ms Champion should have known better than to write anything for its editors. So who put her up to it? Her aides?

The same aides who signed off the piece, apparently without her knowledge, despite it having been changed by the Murdoch paper’s editors, according to Ms Champion herself?

Who are these people and what disciplinary action will they face?

We should also consider the fact that this is the second time Ms Champion has resigned from a Jeremy Corbyn shadow cabinet.

Last year, having followed the leaders of the so-called ‘chicken coup’ onto the backbenches, Ms Champion famously “unresigned” after reconsidering her position.

If she tries that again, she’ll earn herself a nickname: Yo-yo.

That would be the death of her political career.

And that would be a shame.

Twitter has been sympathetic, for a change:

Source: Sarah Champion resigns as shadow equalities minister | Politics | The Guardian


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