Blackford threatens to sue Tory MP over ‘arms dealer’ claim. Why won’t Corbyn sue the Sunday Times?

Jeremy Corbyn and Ian Blackford: Both have been subjected to claims they say are false, but they have reacted in markedly different ways. Why?

The SNP’s leader in Westminster is threatening to sue Conservative MP Ross Thomson over a claim that he is an “arms dealer”.

According to The Herald, the threat follows a tweet from Mr Thomson of a news story claiming that an investment fund Mr Blackford chairs profits from defence deals.

Mr Thomson included a shocked-face emoji and the line “Just a simple arms dealer”.

He deleted the tweet two hours later but the SNP has said Mr Blackford’s solicitors have contacted Mr Thomson, demanding an apology and a charitable donation.

This chain of events raises an obvious question: Much more serious allegations were made about Jeremy Corbyn by reporters for The Sunday Times – so why hasn’t he demanded reparations from them?

His inaction encourages readers and commentators – including certain Labour backbenchers – to claim that the allegations (of anti-Semitism) are true.

It is hugely damaging – not only to Mr Corbyn but also to all Labour members who have been falsely accused of anti-Semitism, just because they support Mr Corbyn and the direction he has taken the Labour Party.

As a victim of this discrimination, I certainly don’t understand the thinking behind Mr Corbyn’s lack of action. Isn’t it time we had an explanation?

Source: Ian Blackford threatens to sue Ross Thomson over ‘arms dealer’ comment | HeraldScotland


  1. thejaffer April 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Time for Action against the Witch-hunters!

  2. Dorothy April 11, 2019 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Because suing would only prolong the story?

  3. Ros Curwood April 11, 2019 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Considering the volume and diversity of the smears, insults and false allegations made against Mr. Corbyn as a result of his seemingly threatening presence to the politically right establishment, he would be hard put to it to have time to even water his spuds let alone fight off the opposition of his own right wing et al. introduce large numbers of people to socialism, increase the labour party numbers and as well threaten to sue all the perpetrators of the campagins against him. Be reasonable.

  4. Neil Spencer April 11, 2019 at 10:47 am - Reply

    By that logic he would be constantly in litigation, intelligent people can see the smears for what they are. The rest vote tory or ukip. I like the way he sticks to politics and his principles.

  5. Tony April 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

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