James Cleverly is a gift to everyone who opposes Tories and Conservative policies.
His latest blunder was a tweet trying to claim that Labour would have failed to handle the Covid-19 crisis as well as the Conservatives – by suggesting a comparison between Westminster and the Labour-run Welsh government:
If you want to see how a Labour government would be dealing with the current COVID-19 situation just look at how they’re doing in Wales.
— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) October 26, 2020
Wales is doing very well, thank you very much – as experts lined up to explain to the misnamed dimwit.
Here is how the Governments in Wales & Scotland are doing compared to James Cleverly's Government are doing
The only time Wales appear to do worse is when Cleverly's Government lost 16,000 cases off the bottom of their Excel 97 spreadsheet, making themselves look artificially ok pic.twitter.com/VlZ75nZIDC
— Gordon:Covid grapher, data hunter-gatherer (@gordonrlove1) October 26, 2020
So far better than the Tories then!
Not entirely sure you thought this tweet through, did you Mr “Cleverly”.
— Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) October 26, 2020
— Gordon Bennett (@RadishRave) October 26, 2020
Cleverly does this, just when you've thought he's gone away he returns in a blaze of resounding stupidity. He's also MP for Braintree. The combination of surname and constituency always make me chuckle.
— MarkC 🏴🇪🇺🍻🎼 3.5% #FBPE (@mgacramer) October 26, 2020
James Cleverly you are a gift to any other party. pic.twitter.com/ffegxE8sBt
— Marc ram 🌹 (@Marc_ram1603) October 26, 2020
Worse still (for Cleverly), his tweet provided another Tory an opportunity to make an utter fool of himself – and by extension, his party – by trying to spread a lie about the current Welsh lockdown. Here’s the tweet:
— James Hill (@cllrjameshill) October 26, 2020
Here’s the response that best skewers Cllr Hill:
Fortunately, there is such a thing as "Search Twitter" which reveals the entire thread, including the responses from the Welsh Government. Surely you must have seen them as well? Or is that why you just provided a screenshot?
Disingenuous, mate. Jog on.https://t.co/df9qdK5kuh
— CrémantCommunarde#ActivistLawyer ⚖️ 😷 ✋ (@0Calamity) October 26, 2020
Just for completeness, here is the Welsh Government’s response to Katie, from the thread in question:
This is wrong – period products are essential.
Supermarkets can still sell items that can be sold in pharmacies.
Only selling essential items during firebreak is to discourage spending more time than necessary in shops. It should not stop you accessing items that you need.
— Welsh Government (@WelshGovernment) October 26, 2020
Tesco has apologised for the mistake.
I wonder if Cllr Hill, any of the other Tories who have tried to spread the lie, or Cleverly himself will ever have the courage also to apologise?
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