Why is Grant Shapps surprised about abuse from right-wingers? We’ve been banging on and on about it

Grant Shapps [Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.]

Does anybody really think Grant Shapps didn’t expect to disappear beneath a mountain of abuse after he was outed as the man behind an attempted coup against Theresa May?

We’ve all known for many moons that abuse – particularly online abuse – is more prevalent among right-wingers than anywhere else.

Grant Shapps has told Conservative colleagues that he has been subjected to an unprecedented level of “abuse and bile” since being outed as the ringleader of an attempted coup against Theresa May.

In a leaked email, the former Conservative chair, who was added to a WhatsApp group so that he could read the reams of criticism against him, expressed surprise that attacks even came from those who “most rail against cyberbulling”.

He said he was appalled by the way that his name was briefed to the media and “presented in a simplistic villain versus hero fashion”.

Source: Grant Shapps shocked by ‘abuse and bile’ over coup attempt against PM

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  1. marcusdemowbray October 10, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Perfectly normal Tory behaviour, perhaps he should consider leaving.

  2. NMac October 10, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Nasty right-wing Tories rip into fellow nasty right-wing Tories. Keep it up.

  3. Barry Davies October 10, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Well given the situation it’s hardly surprising that the mainly tory supporters making online comments would be right wing. The vast majority of abuse I get online fornicating illegitimate learning difficulty women sexual organ types come from rabid remain supporters who according to the mass media are left wing, so I don’t think your political persuasions make any difference.

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