Tory councillor’s pot-shot at Corbyn is false, inappropriate and tone-deaf

At a time when Tory corruption – their insistence on following their own interests rather than those of the nation – is under the spotlight, this Conservative councillor’s attempt at diversion is in particularly poor taste.

After taxi driver David Perry averted a tragedy at Liverpool Women’s Hospital by foiling a terrorist bomb plot, Cllr Paul Nickerson tried to use it to make a bad joke about former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He posted a Photoshopped image of Mr Corbyn laying a Remembrance wreath by the burning taxi – presumably for the terrorist.

It was a callback to the days when Mr Corbyn, as Labour leader, had been falsely accused of sympathising with terrorists. There was absolutely no truth in these smears; the former Labour leader is a pacifist.

There is truth in claims that Conservatives are corrupt.

Only yesterday – the same day Cllr Nickerson was posting his grotty attempt at ridicule, his Parliamentary colleagues were learning about the corruption practised by now-former MP Owen Paterson.

Approval of the standards commissioner’s recommendations with regard to this misbehaviour was only prevented by the intervention of filibuster king Christopher Chope.

Some might describe this as a further act of corruption.

Is Cllr Nickerson proud of MPs like these? Or was he so ashamed he tried to take some of the heat away from them? I ask merely for information.

UPDATE: Cllr Nickerson has subsequently apologised for the image. But something doesn’t ring true…

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