Angela Eagle’s supporters might be right in saying that polygraph tests are not considered reliable evidence in most European judicial systems, but nobody is taking anybody to court (yet).
Instead, the vice-chair of the suspended Wallasey Labour Party has managed to make Ms Eagle refuse to take a lie detector test.
Now, how does that make her look ?
Reliable or not, it seems logical that Ms Eagle fears an adverse report if she is hooked up to a polygraph and asked whether claims of abuse, bullying, homophobia and threats at a Wallasey CLP meeting are true or lies.
Such a fear would indicate that her claims are false. Otherwise, why would she have reason to expect such a reading?
A member of the suspended Wallasey Labour party has challenged his MP to take a lie detector test over claims of threats and homophobic abuse.
Paul Davies has denied the allegations about a recent party meeting and says he would hook himself up to a polygraph if Angela Eagle and her supporters would.
However, a source close to the Wallasey MP said they stood by the claims and dismissed the suggestion of a lie detector test saying “polygraph tests are only extensively used in Britain on the Jeremy Kyle show”.
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