Ian Paisley: Why is an apology enough in his case, but not in that of Jeremy Corbyn?

Double standards, anybody?

It seems Ian Paisley – a member of Parliament for the DUP, and therefore responsible for supporting a Tory government that nobody really wants – saw a racist message on his Twitter timeline and retweeted it. Here’s his apology, and the retweet – which he has deleted but is retained for us via the good graces of Roger Clifford:

So he endorsed a message that was apparently racist, then apologised for doing so. Doesn’t that remind you of something?

That’s… That’s true, isn’t it?

Mr Paisley was part of a protest against Jeremy Corbyn, after it emerged that Mr Corbyn had responded to a post by artist Mear One, in the belief that the issue of the destruction of his False Profits mural was free speech, not anti-Semitism.

Mr Corbyn had apologised for his mistake, which took place around six years ago, but that wasn’t enough for the likes of Mr Paisley.

Sauce for the goose, then – members of the public have been queuing up to suggest that Mr Paisley take the very advice he wanted to offer to Mr Corbyn:

This is the nub of the matter.

Look at Jeremy Corbyn’s record.

Then look at the behaviour of those who insist on attacking him with lies about that record.

It should be clear who the real hate-mongers are.


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