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#ToryLawBreakers launch membership drive based on their lie about a fake threat from the EU. Isn’t this fraud?

Boris Johnson is swiping whole chapters from the Goebbels playbook with his new Conservative Party membership drive.

Just take a gander at the following nonsense, from a genuine recruitment campaign started in Johnson’s name on Tuesday (September 15):

“Last night I voted to protect the United Kingdom, as any prime minister would do.” Any PM ought to vote to protect the UK; this is true. Boris Johnson did not. He voted to support his Internal Market Bill which endangers the union by undermining the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland, and shatters the UK’s standing among other countries by breaking international law. It also threatens NI, Scotland’s and Wales’s continued memberships of the union by stealing devolved powers away from their governments.

Parts of the Bill, if passed into law, would overrule a binding treaty that Johnson himself signed. He was authorised to do so by the votes of his MPs – the same MPs who have now, sheep-like, authorised him to contradict himself.

“Unfortunately, I was not joined by a single Labour or SNP MP.” Of course not. The Labour Party, and the Scottish National Party, abide by the law.

“Instead Labour and the SNP chose to side with the EU and their outrageous threats to carve up our union.” The EU has made no such threat. This is a lie.

“Making it clear we’re the only party willing to stand up for the United Kingdom.” This is deceitful in several ways. Firstly, as already discussed, breaking international law, jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland and taking powers from NI, Scotland and Wales is not standing up for the UK but an attempt to shatter the union. Secondly, lying about a made-up threat is not standing up for the UK. Thirdly, it is wrong to say the Tories are the only party willing to stand up for the UK just because the other parties stood up for the rule of law. Would you like me to continue?

“Last year in good faith I signed the Withdrawal Agreement, believing the EU would stand by their word to be reasonable.” We have only Boris Johnson’s word that this is his reason for signing the Withdrawal Agreement – and he is a habitual liar.

“But regretfully, as Labour know, in recent months the EU have suggested they would go to extreme and unreasonable lengths.” This is a lie. If Johnson is using that as his justification for reneging on an international treaty, then his recruitment drive is an act of fraud.

“Threatening to put up blockades across our own country, divide our own land and change the very economic geography of our own union.” This is a lie. The person who threatened to put up barriers, divide the UK and change its economic geography is Boris Johnson. The possibility of tariffs being imposed for “at risk” goods was in his withdrawal agreement, that he pushed through Parliament. He is simply denying responsibility for his own action and pushing it onto somebody else.

But there is another issue here – that of the EU stopping food products from entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. Johnson has made it explicitly clear that he includes this in his claim about blockades, division and economic geography. But it is not mentioned in the Internal Market Bill, so he should not be using it in a party recruitment campaign based on Monday’s vote.

(The EU would have to grant “third-country approval” to the UK’s regulatory regime to allow food into NI because Northern Ireland will remain in the single market and continue to use EU standards for its goods after December 31, 2020. It has been unable to grant this approval because officials reckon the UK has not provided sufficient details of the so-called sanitary and phytosanitary regime for animal and plant products post-Brexit – possibly because of the free trade agreement Johnson wants to do with the United States, that would bring diseased, chlorinated chicken into the UK for us to eat? Johnson’s government says it has provided ample information for the EU to grant approval but Johnson lies.)

Put it all together and this is a Nazi strategy.

Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels was very keen on what he called “The Big Lie” – an idea he claimed to have taken from the British. The idea is that if you repeat a blatant lie often enough, eventually the majority of people will believe it is the truth.

Johnson’s recruitment drive is riddled with lies, and lies supporting those lies. It is not information. It is propaganda. And that puts him on a level with the Nazis.

You’d have to be a fool to believe him, too. These people weren’t:

What sort indeed. If you have a Tory-supporting friend, why not show it to them, explain why it is full of lies, and see how they react?

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Universal Credit boss falsely claimed £18,000 of Universal Credit

The Tory-run benefit (ha ha!) system is already stacked against honest claimants – and now we see that at least one DWP boss has been cheating the system for personal gain.

What chance do honest claimants have when the officials running the benefit cannot be trusted?

And you can bet that the Tory government will do exactly what Tory governments always do when faced with proof of corruption. They’ll talk a lot about changing the system so it doesn’t happen again…

And then they’ll do nothing.

A woman whose job it was to decide on who was eligible for Universal Credit falsely claimed £18,000 of Universal Credit.

Rebecca Hanway abused her position as a case manager to defraud huge sums of money from her employers, the Department of Work and Pensions.

A court heard that the 30-year-old, from Wigan, misrepresented her own circumstances on two Universal Credit (UC) applications and hijacked five other identities submitting a further five fraudulent UC claims in their names.

When she created these claims, Hanway the gave her own bank account details so she would receive the Universal Credit Advance Payments.

She also diverted advance payments from three other UC claims into her own bank account.

Over a period of seven months, from September 2018 until April 2019, Hanway fraudulently claimed £18, 260.95 of public money that should have gone to other claimants.

Source: Universal Credit boss caught falsely claiming £18,000 of Universal Credit – Liverpool Echo

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DWP persecutes claimants rather than scammers over ‘industrial scale’ benefit fraud

Despair: It seems the DWP’s plan to tackle Universal Credit fraud is to prosecute the victims, rather than the criminals.

Only one scammer has been prosecuted by the Department for Work and Pensions in connection with a fraud that has cost the nation an estimated £150 million per month.

The 145 dedicated staff hired by the DWP to investigate seem more interested in prosecuting genuine benefit claimants – with one already convicted and 28 facing prosecution.

Doesn’t that seem the wrong way around?

The scam works because people who need to claim benefits have been made increasingly desperate by the economic conditions created by the Conservative government.

Here’s how I described it, back in July:

“The scammer approaches the victim – a person in need of quick cash – and offers to get them a government grant or a payday loan for a small fee. They demand the victim’s identity details.

“The scammer then simply goes online and makes a Universal Credit claim in the victim’s name, demanding an advance loan in the process.

“The DWP’s online system automatically approves the claim because it doesn’t know any better and transfers the money into the victim’s bank account – from which the scammer then takes a huge amount of the money that has been handed over.

“The victim is left with a small fraction of the loan, but owing the entire amount back to the DWP. Not only that, but any other benefits they may have been claiming will have been cancelled.

“So the victim is left much worse-off – and the government department doesn’t care. It will pursue them for the full amount.”

This is what we are seeing now – the DWP is apparently pursuing the victims, rather than the perpetrators.

“It seems the scam works because of Universal Credit’s ‘digital by design’ nature; the computerised system automatically approves the application, no matter how bizarre the claims in it.

“So thousands of pounds have been given in response to claims on behalf of (allegedly) a 19-year-old with six blind children, people with children called Lisa, Bart and Homer – or indeed Ha, Ha and Ha – and people claiming “Harry Kane” is their landlord.

“Apparently 100,000 or more such advances are being paid every month. At up to £1,500 a go, that’s a lot of money.”

It seems the DWP’s 145 investigators are currently looking into 85,000 cases, with the caseload increasing all the time.

Has anything been done to stop the computerised Universal Credit claim system from automatically allowing these scams? If not, why not? Do the Tories see it as another way to persecute the vulnerable?

It seems to This Writer that there is only one way to stop the scammers from exploiting the vulnerable – and to stop the Tories from persecuting them.

Elect a Labour government that will end Universal Credit and implement a fair system in which people won’t be pushed into the arms of criminals.

It’s that simple.

Source: DWP: Just one scammer prosecuted so far for snaring people in Universal Credit fraud – Mirror Online

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Grilling for DWP boss over Universal Credit – ‘the most error-riddled of all benefits’

After the DWP’s recent propaganda campaign on Universal Credit “myth-busting”, is it planning to run another, warning about fraud?

That is one of the questions sent to Peter Schofield, the senior civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions after it was revealed that tens of millions of pounds are being fraudulently claimed in Universal Credit loans.

According to the Parliament.uk website, error and fraud at the DWP are now at their highest levels since records began – according to its own 2018-19 accounts.

Frank Field, chair of the Commons Work and Pensions committee, has written to Mr Schofield with a series of questions about this matter and the revelations behind it.

He said: “In the Department’s fantastical predictions, Universal Credit was supposed to reduce error. Instead it is the most error-riddled of all benefits, and it’s only getting worse.

“DWP wasted billions of pounds of public money on error last year alone but that doesn’t begin to count the human cost. When will DWP get a grip on this escalating problem?”

The letter itself asks:

  • How much money the DWP has paid out in fraudulent Universal Credit advances – and how much it has recovered.
  • When Mr Schofield became aware of concerns about this fraud from frontline staff.
  • What actions his department has taken to prevent this fraud – and what he plans to do in the future.
  • Whether he is satisfied that the department does enough to listen to the concerns of staff and act on them promptly.

And he also raises a question about unfair treatment of the victims of this type of scam.

He writes: “Even when the department is informed that a claim for Universal Credit was fraudulent and made without the claimant’s knowledge or consent, it seems that claimants are being prevented from returning to their legacy benefits—even if they are worse off on Universal Credit.

“What operational guidance do you give to your staff about the handling of cases in which a claim for Universal Credit is made fraudulently, without the claimant’s knowledge or consent?

“What is the legal basis for refusing to allow claimants whose legacy benefits have been stopped because a fraudulent Universal Credit claim has been made in their name from returning to their legacy benefits?”

Tricky questions!

I’m sure we all look forward to Mr Schofield’s answers.

Source: Chair questions DWP on reports of UC fraud – News from Parliament – UK Parliament

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Universal Credit loophole that Tories never fixed leads to huge ID theft scam

Amber Rudd: This scandal has come to light on her watch. Will she take responsibility and quit (again)?

The government is handing huge wodges of cash to identity thieves because of a loophole in Universal Credit that the Tories were either too stupid to anticipate, or about which they simply didn’t care.

In all honesty, the scam also relies on the victims themselves being stupid and desperate.

Fortunately for the scammers, economic conditions created by – guess who? – the Conservative government has nurtured an atmosphere of desperation among thousands upon thousands of people who are living hand-to-mouth – and desperation leads people to do unwise things.

It works like this:

The scammer approaches the victim – a person in need of quick cash – and offers to get them a government grant or a payday loan for a small fee. They demand the victim’s identity details.

How do these scammers know who to target? The victim on the BBC News website says she was approached by a smartly-dressed man with a Job Centre Plus card. Where are these people getting their information?

The scammer then simply goes online and makes a Universal Credit claim in the victim’s name, demanding an advance loan in the process.

The DWP’s online system automatically approves the claim because it doesn’t know any better and transfers the money into the victim’s bank account – from which the scammer then takes a huge amount of the money that has been handed over.

The victim is left with a small fraction of the loan, but owing the entire amount back to the DWP. Not only that, but any other benefits they may have been claiming will have been cancelled.

So the victim is left much worse-off – and the government department doesn’t care. It will pursue them for the full amount.

It seems the scam works because of Universal Credit’s “digital by design” nature; the computerised system automatically approves the application, no matter how bizarre the claims in it.

So thousands of pounds have been given in response to claims on behalf of (allegedly) a 19-year-old with six blind children, people with children called Lisa, Bart and Homer – or indeed Ha, Ha and Ha – and people claiming “Harry Kane” is their landlord.

Apparently 100,000 or more such advances are being paid every month. At up to £1,500 a go, that’s a lot of money.

Now get ready for the double-punchline.

Remember when the Tories were trying to accuse genuinely sick and disabled people of benefit fraud, claiming they were “scroungers” and “skivers” to take their cash and drive them to their deaths?

The fraud rate at the time was just two per cent. Now, DWP estimates suggest fraud has skyrocketed – because of a loophole that the government built into the system.

That’s the first punchline.

Here’s the second: This scam was reported by the Daily Express more than a month ago but the BBC has only brought it to wider public attention today.

Why the delay?

Is it because nobody trusts the news media anymore, after they spent the last few years pushing pro-Tory government propaganda?

Source: Universal credit: Multi-million pound scam targets claimants – BBC News

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Tories could lose 1,000 seats in local elections – so BOJOB speaks up? Please…

Bojob – what a clown: Don’t take out your Brexit frustrations on our hard-working Tory councillors, he says. Chris Davies was one such Tory councillor and he is now in disgrace as a convicted expenses fraudster.

Conservative leaders are extremely concerned about the results of Thursday’s local elections because it seems they don’t have to cash to run their usual campaigns.

It seems clear from this that they don’t believe for a moment that their candidates could be elected on personal merit. See:

The Tories could lose as many as 1,000 seats in this week’s local elections, as the party reportedly faces running out of cash.

Party bosses fear they face losing up to a quarter of their 5,521 council seats across the country, according to the Sunday Express.

And the party’s chief treasurer is thought to be in “complete despair” because both Remain and Leave-backing donors are holding back their money.

(Source: Tories face losing 1,000 seats in crushing local elections wipeout – Mirror Online)

So who do you think they send in to try to calm the masses and get them voting for their over-privileged overseers?

If you guessed an overpaid but poorly-educated mophead with all the charm, poise and social grace of a semi-shaved orang-utan, then you guessed right.

Here’s Boris Johnson:

Once you get going you will find that canvassing in a British high street is as enjoyable as any other contact sport – and even more exciting, in the sense that you can never be entirely sure who is going to be on your side. As you weave from shop to shop in a kind of rolling maul, you develop an instinct about the members of the public who loom into your path. Sometimes you need to deploy the old side-step; sometimes you palm them off with another member of your team. But most times you will want to commit wholeheartedly to the tackle – thrusting out your garish campaign bumf, clasping their hand, and inquiring joyfully whether you can count on their support.

In case you haven’t worked it out (and I don’t blame you) he was making his case in a Torygraph article entitled Don’t take out your Brexit frustrations on our hard-working Tory councillors.

As a local newspaper reporter, I’ve had personal experience of these so-called “hard-working Tory councillors”.

One of them was a man called Chris Davies. He represented the Conservative Party on Powys County Council for several years and was a useless yes-man for the Cameron government. As far as I know, he never once spoke up in support of the under-privileged and vulnerable people of the county who needed help.

In 2015 the people of Brecon and Radnorshire, sick of the Liberal Democrats’ collusion with the Tories and the murderous hardship it had wreaked on ordinary folk, ejected their former MP – only to get Mr Davies instead.

And now he is a criminal, convicted of expenses fraud, awaiting the result of a petition to remove him as MP and have a by-election. He is a disgrace.

That is my experience of “hard-working Tory councillors”.

The Tories deserve to lose a lot more than a paltry thousand of them.


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Petition to remove Chris Davies as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire will be active from May 9

Chris Davies: Brecon and Radnorshire’s criminal cartoon MP.

This has come through from Powys County Council and should be of great interest to all voters in Brecon and Radnorshire (which is This Writer’s home constituency):

Public notice of petition to remove the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire Chris Davies

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition)

Notice of Petition

There will be a petition to decide whether Chris Davies, the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire should lose his seat as an MP and a by-election held to decide who would be the MP for that constituency.

The petition has been started because Chris Davies, MP has been convicted of an offence under section 10 of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 (an offence of providing false/misleading information for a parliamentary allowances claim and also of a second offence of attempting to provide such information), and ordered to pay a fine of £1,500 and has been given a community order requiring the completion of 50 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

Petition signing period: 9am on Thursday, 9 May to 5pm Thursday, 20 June 2019.

Constituency: Brecon and Radnorshire

The designated petition signing places are located at:

  • County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG
  • Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, LD3 7HR
  • Presteigne Library, Market Hall, Presteigne, LD8 2AD
  • Ystradgynlais Library, Temperance Street, Ystradgynlais, SA9 1JJ
  • Council Chamber, Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5BX
  • Clarence Hall House, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN

These locations will be open for signing:

  • Monday, 9am to 5pm (except spring bank holiday Monday)
  • Tuesday, 8am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9am to 5pm

A person is eligible to sign the petition if they are a registered parliamentary elector for the constituency and aged 18 or over (or the date of their 18th birthday is before the end of the signing period).

All registered parliamentary electors will be written to individually advising them of the signing procedure and which signing place they have been allocated to. Parliamentary electors who are currently registered to vote by post will receive their signing sheet by post.

New applications to sign the petition by POST must be received by no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 5 June 2019.

New applications to sign the petition by PROXY must be received by no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

Publication of 10% threshold

After receiving the Speaker’s notice under section 5 of the Recall of MP’s Act 2015 the Petition Officer herewith gives public notice of:

(a) the number of persons who are entitled to sign the petition as 53,032

(b) the number of persons who would need to sign the petition for the petition to be successful in accordance with section 14 of the Recall of MP’s Act 2015(a) (determination of whether recall petition successful) as 5,303

Dr Caroline Turner, Petition Officer 

So there you have it.

Obviously, I would advise every voter in Brecon and Radnorshire to sign the petition so we can get rid of this criminal and vote in somebody who might actually take the job seriously.

If you are not a voter in Brecon and Radnorshire – but know somebody who is – please advise them in the same manner.

I’ll try to keep you all updated on this latest erosion of the Conservative Party’s Parliamentary membership.


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Recall petition means possible by-election for Tory MP after criminal conviction over fake expenses

Chris Davies: Behind bars – altbough he won’t be jailed over his fraudulent expenses claim.

It’s happening: Voters in Brecon and Radnorshire will be asked to sign a petition demanding a by-election after their MP was convicted of expenses fraud.

Chris Davies – who also happens to be This Writer’s MP – was fined £1,500 and ordered to do 50 hours’ community service after he was found guilty of submitting fake expenses invoices for £700 of landscape photographs to decorate his office.

The “recall petition” will trigger a by-election if it is signed by 10 per cent of the constituency’s electorate or more.

The comments of Mr Justice Edis, when sentencing the MP, were damning: “It seems shocking that when confronted with a simple accounting problem, you thought to forge documents. That is an extraordinary thing for a man with your position and your background to do.

“There was no error here. What you did was done quite deliberately and it must have taken some time to create your fake documents. MPs ask the public to place their trust in them and in an election that’s what happens.

“They become the guardians of the nation’s democracy and depend on the public holding them in high esteem. Any significant betrayal of that standard is serious and crosses the custody threshold.

“The recall process may end your political career – that’s part of the machinery.”

Chris Davies has turned out to be utterly useless as a representative of the people. His actions have shown that he was interested only in serving himself.

This Writer will be signing the petition. I hope many other voters in Brecon and Radnorshire will also want a proper MP – for a change.

Source: Tory MP Chris Davies could face byelection after fake expenses claim | Politics | The Guardian


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Davies guilty of expenses fraud. Time for a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire

Guilty: Chris Davies.

Chris Davies, Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has admitted two offences of expenses fraud. Now the people of Brecon and Radnorshire can have their fun.

We (the Brecon and Radnorshire electorate) may now petition for the MP to be recalled and for a by-election in the constituency.

If at least 10 per cent of registered electors sign a recall petition, we can have an election and get rid of him.

The petition should be triggered automatically, and it will be for Brecon and Radnorshire’s Returning Officer – and also Powys County Council’s chief executive – Dr Caroline Turner to make it available to the public.

If it isn’t, Brecon and Radnorshire electors can register their concern by contacting Dr Turner via the council on 01597 826000.

There should be an announcement by the House of Commons Speaker’s Office, too. You can email [email protected] to ask about it, too.

Source: Tory MP Chris Davies guilty of false expenses claim – BBC News


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Police investigation threat for MP over faked anti-Semitic image and ‘doxxing’

Reckless: Wes Streeting.

Wes Streeting appears to have dumped himself in a lot of trouble.

The Labour MP, whose antipathy towards Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters is well-documented, appears to have gone too far with an attempt to “out” a Twitter user as an anti-Semite with a faked image while publishing her full, real name.

Others involved in the exchange said they reported the incident to Twitter – and may also have reported Mr Streeting to the police.

Here’s the tweet that started it all:

And here’s the tweet to which he was referring:

Notice that the tweet does not dismiss anti-Semitism “as a smear”, as Mr Streeting suggested, but says that Luciana Berger has smeared Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the more-than-500,000 members of the Labour Party with claims of widespread anti-Semitism among them.

Mr Streeting continued:

Interesting subject, the Rothschilds: A hugely wealthy and influential business/banking organisation that is apparently immune from investigation under any circumstances because those questioning its actions may always be accused of anti-Semitism. Does anybody – apart from a witch-hunter – think that is reasonable? We can see that Mr Streeting does, but then, he stands with the witch-hunters.

He concluded: “People like @xpressanny deny the problem, even when it stares them in the face. People like Ann Wetherly-Barton aren’t just bystanders to antisemitism, they’re enablers. To understand the problem, she doesn’t need a dossier – just a mirror. Now leave Luciana and Emily alone.”

He had gone too far, as “Wolfie” pointed out, with support from “Valleyboy” – both pseudonyms, possibly for good reasons as outlined here:

https://twitter.com/welshlad79/status/1092892611159969798

The practice is known as “doxxing” – searching for and publishing private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. Can anyone deny that this is what Mr Streeting has done?

The matter of the image is complicated. The quotation is not from Voltaire, but it is likely that many people have supported it and spread it in the belief that it is. In fact, it was said by an American white nationalist, neo-Nazi, Holocaust denier and white separatist called Kevin Alfred Strom. It seems that anti-Semitism witch-hunters have taken to using it to spread false accusations against innocent people – guilt through association.

But the assertion in the words is entirely reasonable, isn’t it? In a nation that is said to value free speech, any demand that one cannot criticise others  – for whatever reason – is an assertion of power.

It is possible that some of those who have been netted by this trick associated the quote with the words of Tony Benn – most definitely not an anti-Semite – in his “essential five questions of democracy”. Those questions ask: What power have you got? Where did you get it? In whose interests do you use it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?

Obviously if someone in power is not accountable, this means we are not allowed to criticise them. You see the similarity?

Next: The image used by Mr Sweeting has been doctored. The original – and most popular – does not feature the Star of David on the sleeve of the arm that is crushing the people. But the space has been used to accommodate several symbols or phrases, as a Google image search (other search engines are available) will reveal.

As a widely-used and popular meme that most commonly appears without the anti-Semitic addition of the Star of David on the sleeve, and that features a sentiment with which most people would approve (although they may not support the person who coined it), it seems possible that the person Mr Streeting had targeted had voiced her support for it without noting its sinister undertones.

I was nearly caught out in a similar way on Twitter a couple of weeks ago. A witch-hunter tweeted an image of former Israeli Knesset member Shulamit Aloni, who said the government of that country often accuses its critics of anti-Semitism in order to avoid dealing with the issues presented to it. On that basis, I pressed the “like” button – and was then accused of supporting anti-Semitism because the image included text of an anti-Semitic nature. Unfortunately for my own critics, the image had been cropped automatically by Twitter so the text was not visible when I saw it on my timeline.

Twitter users have made Mr Streeting aware that the ploy used to entrap his victim has been spotted:

https://twitter.com/MICHAELMCQUAD13/status/1092894322935152641

Michael McQuade’s complaint has been taken up by others, with one creating a template letter:

https://twitter.com/Mrm00c0w/status/1092777160656543744

https://twitter.com/Mrm00c0w/status/1092777553457266689

https://twitter.com/Mrm00c0w/status/1092892101778567169

However, it seems Labour’s corrupt complaints system – which automatically suspends any ordinary member at the slightest whiff of an anti-Semitism accusation – is geared to shrug off criticism of Parliamentarians.

https://twitter.com/Mrm00c0w/status/1093100263114752000

It certainly seems there may be a reckless endangerment case here. It has been alleged that Mr Streeting’s victim has been dogpiled on Twitter by his supporters and those of the fake anti-Semitism witch-hunt.

There is another matter as well, regarding Mr Streeting. I will not quote the details here but you can find it if you look up comments on this issue by @eddiegraham39 on Twitter. It is possible that Mr Streeting should be facing much, much stronger court action.

If it happens, he will have brought it on himself. He is not above the law and should be reminded of that fact.

POSTSCRIPT: Mr Streeting seems to enjoy throwing his weight around with allegations of anti-Semitism. After The Sunday Times published its now-disproved article about This Writer, he tweeted the following:

He was accusing me of anti-Semitism; he was wrong. Where’s my apology?


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