Ridicule for Labour right-whingers as they complain about ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ toy

Joan Ryan: Apparently police were called in because she was given a ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ toy labelled ‘deselection express’.

The Telegraph‘s headline seemed genuinely disturbing – Police called in over Labour’s deselection row after ‘menacing’ cards placed in MPs’ parliamentary offices  – until we all read what it was about.

“Officers from the Parliamentary liaison unit were last night probing how an unknown intruder was able to enter the office of one of the MPs and place the card, which contained details of an upcoming holiday to Cyprus, on their desk,” the article stated.

“Both MPs were also sent a miniature toy replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, which left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have referred to as the ‘Deselection Express’.”

Wait, what?

Police were called in because Joan Ryan and Gavin Shuker received a ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ toy?

The howls of derision were particularly shrill:

And rightly so.

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6 thoughts on “Ridicule for Labour right-whingers as they complain about ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ toy

  1. Roy Beiley

    The usual “silly season” in politics has now mutated into the “extremely silly season”. Little wonder that people regard politicians as whinging crybabies with little regard to how foolish they make themselves look.

  2. groovmistress

    I could be wrong but when I saw pics of this on social media last night it looked as if the cards and toy had been left OUTSIDE the closed doors of the offices and not “delivered” or placed on their desks inside…

  3. Tony

    On the comedy sketch show ‘Big Train’, Beefeaters at the Tower of London were sent a card which said : ‘Visit the Tower of London.’
    Somebody had change it to read: ‘Don’t visit the Tower of London’

    One of the Beefeaters said “It’s pure filth”.

    This was all part of the hate campaign to which they were subjected.

    I was reminded of this story when I read your article about Joan Ryan. I think Thomas the Tank Engine would probably be a better MP than Joan Ryan.

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