Wouldn’t it have been nice to get away without having to mention the Russell Square stabbings?
Unfortunately, some stupid MP had to make a fool of himself over it and, even worse, it had to be a Labour MP.
Why Jim Fitzpatrick thought the stabbing – to death – of US citizen Darlene Horton, of Tallahassee, was an opportunity to ridicule Jeremy Corbyn is anybody’s guess.
The fact that he did this damned stupid thing in this damned stupid way – mocking the Labour leader’s ability to read an autocue – just makes it worse.
And the icing on this poisonous cake is the fact that Mr Corbyn represents policies that Mr Fitzpatrick seems to support.
It’s as though our MPs have been taking lessons in crass stupidity.
In the wake of a horrific murder of a US citizen in central London on 3 August, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn respectfully offered his sympathy to her family. But for one Labour MP, this seemed like the perfect time to take a dig.
Jim Fitzpatrick, who served as a minister under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, published the following jibe on Twitter:
“Pity Jeremy’s team didn’t teach him how to use both autocue screens.”
Fitzpatrick thinks greater union involvement in the Labour Party is a good thing, and he supports a more peaceful or moderate foreign policy position… Why has he now decided to make desperate and embarrassing public criticisms of Jeremy Corbyn – the man who represents both unions and peace abroad?
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