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Score yet another point for the social media over the right-wing rags and TV channels.

Exactly a year after Richard Branson accused Jeremy Corbyn of lying about “ram-packed” conditions on a Virgin train from London to Newcastle…

…footage has emerge showing that Mr Corbyn was right.

At the time, while the right-wing mainstream press was hurling bile at Corbyn, This Site stated: “If there were empty seats, why were other people sitting on the floor with him? They weren’t all Corbyn supporters so that can’t have been the reason.

“And you don’t see any CCTV of the corridor areas, do you?”

You didn’t then; you can now:

Note that this material comes via a social media site.

Some have been quick to recognise the value of the social media in bringing to light facts that would otherwise have remained hidden:

Others have concentrated on the failings of the so-called “mass” media who did not uncover the facts and instead propagated the lie:

Everywhere but This Site, The Canary, Skwawkbox … the list of social media sites goes on and on.

And of course the backlash against Branson has begun in a big way:

(Because, of course, Richard Branson does donate to the Conservatives.)

At the time, Mr Corbyn responded to the smear with good humour:

But there’s one more dire warning to come from this:

That’s right. And when these liars are eliminated from the UK’s public life, it won’t be a moment too soon.


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