Is this the Tories’ idea of abuse?

[Image by Jaymo – tweeted by The Pileus.]
Fair comment?

A commenter to the VP Facebook page has pointed out a few pertinent points about Tory claims of abuse directed at them – especially online abuse.

He wrote: “Diane Abbott receives FIFTY PERCENT of all the online abuse directed at MPs. Unless we accept the notions that 1) ‘thuggish left-wingers’ are pretending to be racist right-wingers AND 2) every single bit of OTHER online abuse comes from the left and is directed at the right, it seems fairly clear that the majority of online abuse of MPs from the right. Any other conclusion requires jumping through some fairly unlikely statistical hoops.”

He admits that this is not to deny the fact that there is some very nasty abuse coming from the Left. This Writer can vouch for that (although I still think much of the abuse that arose from the fake anti-Semitism allegations against me came from the Right, sometimes posing as the Left).

In these circumstances, it is important to establish whether what is claimed as abuse actually turns out to be genuine.

That’s why I think, from now on, every claim of online abuse – made by ANY member of Parliament – needs to be scrutinised. If they say they’ve been abused, they must state the nature of the abuse.

Otherwise, they might be crying “Wolf!” over an innocent inquiry like that in the image above.


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3 Thoughts to “Is this the Tories’ idea of abuse?”

  1. Those Tories who complain about abuse from what they call nasty left wingers really need to toughen up! The right wing media don’t exactly hold back when they attack Labour and Jeremy Corbyn and are never afraid to say anything no matter how inaccurate.

  2. rotzeichen

    Tories with thin skins have to blame it all on fictitious claims because they have no where else to hide.

    Tories tell lies, like they are not privatising the NHS, when it is patently obvious they are, now even claiming against all the evidence that Britain is booming. Quite frankly you have to be liar in order to be a Tory their whole lives are one big lie from beginning to end.

    If anyone personally doubts that Tories are liars, just let them ask themselves, do they personally know an honest Tory politician????

    I haven’t met one yet, and if they were honest, I doubt they would still be a Tory.

    The other little hobby horse of mine, when Tories talk about good private education, look at all those lying Tories that went to Eton, they certainly benefited from a good education.

  3. Barry

    From what I have seen most of the comments to Diane Abbot refer to her anti white bigotry, some people don’t seem to realise it works both ways not just white people.

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