Angela Eagle’s constituency office is vandalised – who do you blame?

Angela Eagle's challenge for the Labour leadership has created a stink among supporters of Jeremy Corbyn - but they are far more likely to protest with humorous memes than by breaking office windows.

Angela Eagle’s challenge for the Labour leadership has created a stink among supporters of Jeremy Corbyn – but they are far more likely to protest with humorous memes than by breaking office windows.

These are treacherous times – and it is hard to know who to believe.

Consider the broken window at the Labour Party’s Wallasey constituency office. Who do you think is responsible?

Was it a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, disgruntled that their local constituency MP is challenging him for the leadership?

Was it a member of the public?

Was it a supporter of the Labour MPs’ mutiny against Mr Corbyn, launching a ‘false flag’ attack to turn public opinion against Mr Corbyn and his supporters?

The last option seems most likely to This Writer, regrettably. For one reason it is inconceivable that members of Wallasey constituency party would cause such damage, remember that they will have to pick up the bill for repairs.

Mr Corbyn has made it clear that he does not condone, and will not tolerate, even impolite behaviour from his supporters. Considering the amount of hostility against him, anyone who wants him to win will have taken note of that and acted accordingly.

Today, in response to the window attack, he said: “It is extremely concerning that Angela Eagle has been the victim of a threatening act and that other MPs are receiving abuse and threats. As someone who has also received death threats this week and previously, I am calling on all Labour party members and supporters to act with calm and treat each other with respect and dignity, even where there is disagreement. I utterly condemn any violence or threats, which undermine the democracy within our party and have no place in our politics.”

This is absolutely the right line to take.

If you want the wrong line, look at Helen Osgood, a senior caseworker in Ms Eagle’s constituency office. “Please just leave us alone,” she is quoted as saying – perhaps failing to understand that, as a team working for a Labour leadership candidate, the last thing anybody is going to do at the moment is leave Angela Eagle alone.

The constituency office of Labour leadership hopeful Angela Eagle has been vandalised following the launch of her campaign to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party.

Merseyside police confirmed that they attended the MP’s constituency office in the Liscard area of Wallasey, Merseyside, to investigate a report of criminal damage at the site.

“It is believed that between 5pm last night [Monday] and 9am today, damage was caused to the front ground floor window of an office,” a police statement said.

Source: Angela Eagle’s constituency office vandalised after leadership bid launch | Politics | The Guardian


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11 thoughts on “Angela Eagle’s constituency office is vandalised – who do you blame?

  1. Martin Odoni

    Who did it we cannot say as yet. I would be unsurprised if it was a Corbyn supporter, or if it were a false flag; either way, it would be because of the dirty tactics of the Red Tories.

    What we can say is that Jeremy Corbyn has indeed been on the receiving end of death threats – just see for a very chilling example – and yet does not see fit to ‘publicly martyr’ himself anything like as quickly as the Red Tories do when they feel victimised.

  2. jeffrey davies

    Today, in response to the window attack, he said: “It is extremely concerning that Angela Eagle has been the victim of a threatening act and that other MPs are receiving abuse and threats ouch do they wonder how the peasants feel about all this backstabbing do they really wonder nah they eyes are full of greed the lust for power isnt it grand they point they finger each other for tit for tat while the aktion t4 plans roll along without much of a ado really the eagle has flown and is about to singe her wings but smashing windows is whot little children did when they new no better ouch jeff3

  3. Brian

    This sounds like a terrible act of wanton vandalism aimed at destroying private property. The police should spare no resources in tracking down these organised gangs. How will we sleep safe in our beds if this becomes the norm. A petition to increase sentences should be started. Only yesterday, did I have to confiscate a heavy football from a dangerous thug who thought he would bring his violent behavior to the verge outside. We can’t have our politicians subjected to these incidents, like those on estates. Where is it all going to end?

    Frank Parley,
    The Evergreens

  4. dogpower

    There is only Angela Eagle that could befit from this the local Labour Party have no reason to do it and would not benefit from it but there will be those that say its the nasty Jeremy Corbyn people and try to label them all as vandals

  5. Terry Kelly

    Can we assume that the death threats sent to Jeremy Corbyn were sent by Angela Eagle’s supporters?.

  6. Jessie

    My first instinctive reaction was the strong suspicion that it was organised by the mutineers themselves.

    After all, they’ve now plenty of form on incidences just happening to happen when it can be made to look bad for Corbyn.

    So it just happens to happen that on the day that the NEC are having this very important meeting to decide whether Corbyn should be on the ballot, the news all day is showing pictures of the broken window of the Wallasey constituency office, with largely unsubstaniated accounts of many threats to the persons of the mutineers, along with pictures of a few people peacefully and legally protesting against Eagle at Luton (as if there was a connection), and Eagle keep carrying on about how this shows how badly Corbyn’s supporters are acting and how he should do something about it (while knowing all too well he always clearly condemns even being inpolite). All very convenient.

    Accompanied by regular comments all day about how Momentum are violent and out of control, when that group are suppporters of Corbyn’s more peaceful and inclusive way of doing politics. That without the slightest proof that Momentum had any involvement at all, with the reality being just about anyone could have put that brick through the window. So conveniently, for maximum media coverage.

    Ben Bradshaw yesterday and John Mann this morning, frothing on BBC News with the same theme. The out-of-control violence and intimidation of Momentum and their followers, and how the Labour party is under threat from these ‘hard left’ elements out to destroy the LP. To them it would be an awful calamity to have any real socialists steering the party.

    It is noticable that a disproportionate time is being given to the views and misrepresentations of Labour Right ( inbetween nauseating eulogies to Cameron and May), who are not sounding any different to the party they are supposedly opposing, and at times more extreme.

    If they succeed, Labour will cease to be an opposition party in anything but name.

  7. Thomas Walker

    Seems to me the gloves are off,they have made it personal. So nothing is out of bounds.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      They (if by ‘they’ you mean opponents of Jeremy Corbyn) can do what they like; we (if by we I may be taken to me supporters of Mr Corbyn) hold to a higher standard.

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