Mail story about karaoke rebellion against Jeremy Corbyn is ‘fake news’, says Jess Phillips

Female Labour MPs at the karaoke party included from left, Jess Phillips, who once told Diane Abbott to ‘f*** off’; Stella Creasy, who has claimed Labour is ‘running on empty’; Lucy Powell, who has said Corbyn was ‘brutally exposed’ in the EU referendum; and anti-Semitic hate victim Luciana Berger.
Ms Phillips has been on Twitter to say the Mail’s story is a fake [Image: Mail/Simon Walters].

She should know – she’s one of the people who allegedly took part.

How appropriate that the first opportunity for This Writer to press Facebook’s new ‘Fake News’ reporting button was a story by the Mail.

It’s also in the Mirror, apparently, as this is the news source Jess Phillips – mentioned in the story – quoted when she debunked it on Twitter:

This Writer has had differences with Ms Phillips in the past; she has been a vociferous critic of Mr Corbyn. That is why I believe her on this.

So, please, follow my example and report the Daily Mail as a ‘fake news’ provider.

Considering the face that the Mail has more than seven million followers on the social media site, and therefore is likely to bring in quite a bit of cash, that should give Facebook an interesting dilemma.

Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a Christmas karaoke party for Labour MPs where they sang Tony Blair’s 1997 Election-winning anthem Things Can Only Get Better accompanied by chants of: ‘We Want Tony!’

The humiliated Opposition leader left as MPs insulted him at the noisy booze-up. They also sang The Beatles’ Back In The USSR – an attack on him for failing to take a tougher line over Russia’s bombing of Aleppo in Syria – and Madonna’s Like A Virgin, a dig at his ridiculed claim to have been forced to sit on the floor of a crowded Virgin train.

Dozens of Labour MPs joined arms to sing D-Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better and used their own secret ‘anti-Corbyn’ WhatsApp messaging system to mock him and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, defiantly posting a video of themselves in full voice.

Source: Corbyn’s Christmas karaoke meltdown: Labour leader ‘storms out’ of party as rowdy MPs chant ‘We want Tony’ and video shows them singing Blair’s 1997 election anthem ‘Things Can Only Get Better’

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6 thoughts on “Mail story about karaoke rebellion against Jeremy Corbyn is ‘fake news’, says Jess Phillips

  1. Lynn Dye

    Roland, well, I wouldn’t trust her either, but I trust the Daily Mail even less, and believe she is telling the truth on this.

    Mike, good to read this – I had already posted twice on the DM page calling out their lies.

  2. Linda

    I don’t know who to believe, but this morning on Andrew Marr, Angela Eagle stated that they always sang that song at their parties.

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