Wasn’t Conor Pope a regular contributor to LabourList? I think he was, and you should draw your own conclusions about that site when reading this.

Remarkable and oh so telling tweet yesterday afternoon by Conor Pope, deputy editor of Progressonline:

So why is it ‘depressing’? Well, it’s very inconvenient to a certain story put about by Ms Eagle’s supporters that, handily, led to the suspension of Wallasey CLP (constituency Labour party) just before it was due to table a motion of no-confidence in Ms Eagle and, as the later NEC investigation revealed that local councillors feared, to initiate moves to deselect them as well.

So it’s certainly inconvenient and, I guess, could be considered depressing if you really really really want it to be true.

A number of people, this author included, challenged Mr Pope’s statement and its reasoning. Sadly, his and his supporters’ response was entirely predictable. You can find the tweets easily enough on his Twitter timeline, but here’s a summary:

How depressing!


Oh, you Wallasey ‘truthers’ would say that!

It’s just a fact, Conor – the window wasn’t in her office. Why is it depressing?

How noble of you to deny abuse of a woman MP! (gender is always useful to throw in)

What does gender have to do with the location of a window, Conor?

Well, one man was convicted of making death threats!

Yes, we know. He was from Scotland and not even a Labour member.

Well, she received hundreds – no, thousands! – of abusive calls!

So we’ve heard. Were any of them from Labour members, especially Labour members in Wallasey?

They were abusive calls! And there were so many her staff had to stop answering the phones!

Er, Conor, any evidence? Any at all..?

Source: Guardian corrects re ‘Eagle’ window. If you work for #Progressonline, that’s ‘depressing’ | The SKWAWKBOX

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