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The perpetrator: Apparently this person claims to be a journalist of some kind, but seems to have forgotten the requirement of fairness and accuracy.

The charitable response would be to say that this person is confused:

History shows that the so-called Labour Moderates (in fact, the hard-right of the party, many of whom are hard to distinguish from Conservatives in their attitudes) were the aggressors when the party’s left-wingers began to regain the ascendancy.

When Jeremy Corbyn won the party leadership, and Momentum sprang up as a members’ organisation advocating his policies, the “Moderates” did their utmost best to undermine both him and them, culminating in the failed “chicken coup” of 2016 which resulted in an increased mandate for Mr Corbyn.

Left-wingers have been attacked and undermined at constituency level as well, with false accusations resulting in lengthy suspensions for innocent party members. Perhaps the most well-known happened in Wallasey, where MP Angela Eagle blamed left-wing members for putting a brick through her office window – but no brick was found and the window that was broken in fact opened onto a staircase.

Read the responses to the tweet above and you’ll see that many people seem to have swallowed the false claim unquestioningly.

Others prefer accuracy:

And some fight lies with sarcasm:

This Writer understands that the hack who tweeted the lie has a job with a national publication that claims (somewhat tenuously) to be a newspaper.

He seems to have forgotten the main requirement of journalism – that articles must be fair and accurate.

I would recommend that anyone reading an article with this person’s name on it bear in mind that his reputation for accuracy may not be what it should be!


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