Gosh. Angela Eagle claimed supporters of Jeremy Corbyn threw a brick through her constituency office window, but it turns out that no such attack on her office was ever reported.

Are we to believe, then, that this person – who was trying to become leader of the Labour Party at the time of the alleged incident – simply made it up opportunistically?

Was she lying?

And is she going to get away with it?

Since the [Brickgate] incident, questions have been raised about what actually happened. And whether it was an attack on Eagle and her office at all. This is because:

  • The window was not actually her office, but a communal stairwell.
  • There was already non-political vandalism in the surrounding area.
  • Just two days after the ‘attack’, the campaign group Fathers for Justice held a rooftop protest on the same building.
  • Wirral Council has classed the area, and specifically the Eagle’s office building, as being a “hot spot” for anti-social behaviour.
  • The police confirmed there was no evidence a brick had broken the window.
  • No one has ever been charged over the incident.

Now, though, there is another update to the saga. This time from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

In a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the blog Wirral In It Together, the ICO said Merseyside Police had told it:

The person who logged the incident [‘Brickgate’] reported ‘just one big window in the hallway’ [was attacked]… They added that ‘The person reporting the damage is likely to have known if any damage had been caused to the constituency office window, but no such damage was reported to the police’.

So it would appear that Eagle and her staff did not even report the incident as being an attack on her office. Just on the communal building where it is situated.

Source: Damning new evidence reveals that Angela Eagle’s ‘Brickgate’ was not quite what it seemed | The Canary

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