It seems the Conservatives are try, try and trying again to lie convingly about the Labour leader.
Ben Bradley’s attempt failed so dramatically, his apology is – at the time of writing – the most re-tweeted post on Twitter in 2018 so far, having been forwarded more than 50,000 times.
Yesterday evening it was Jacob Rees-Mogg’s turn. On Channel 4 News, he dutifully told the nation that Mr Corbyn had voted against the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace after the so-called “Troubles” that had disturbed the UK for nearly 30 years.
Here's @Jacob_Rees_Mogg telling a lie on Channel 4 News. Jeremy Corbyn voted for the Good Friday Agreement. One of the few MPs who did vote against it, however, was Rees-Mogg's hard-Brexit colleague & fellow member of the European Research Group, Desmond Swayne. pic.twitter.com/lm0PKwSLni
— Alex Nunns (@alexnunns) February 28, 2018
As you can imagine, the luminaries of Twitter had pre-sharpened their knives for this one:
I’m sure @Jacob_Rees_Mogg will be tweeting an apology to @jeremycorbyn tonight for saying on Channel 4 news Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement when it’s a matter of record he voted for it! A donation to a charity of Mr Corbyn’s choice would also be most welcome pic.twitter.com/qGxPQXIl5G
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) February 28, 2018
Jacob Rees-Mogg just wrongly said Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement.
That's as bad as Corbyn saying Mogg voted to strip cancer patients of £30 a week, or against an investigation into a war that killed 1m people.
Oh no, wait, Mogg did actually vote for these things
— Tom D. Rogers (@TomDRogers1) February 28, 2018
Tory smears about Jeremy Corbyn’s role in Ireland are plentiful. I correct some of the most frequent fibs here: pic.twitter.com/hBKjJgrxT6
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) February 28, 2018
Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Channel 4 news tonight that Jeremy Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement, when in fact he voted for it! I am sure the newly formed intrepid Tory #fakenews unit will swing into action, investigate and then correct this mistake? Oh wait…….
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) February 28, 2018
More lies from Bannonised Jacob Rees Mogg, now claiming that Jeremy Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement – he didn't. Attacks European "elitists" like he never looked in a mirror – "Oi, Sixtus, I'm gonna give u such a slap!" #Brexit @Channel4News @jonsnowC4
— Anna Chen (@MadamMiaow) February 28, 2018
I wonder how long it will be before Mr Rees-Mogg hears from Mr Corbyn’s representatives?
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