If he’s more interested in Tories, and in praising Tories, than in supporting members of his own party who have been through extremely trying times, what does that make Keir Starmer?
Apsana Begum has just been acquitted of making fraudulent housing claims after a court heard that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.
The Poplar and Limehouse Labour MP had been accused of three counts of making dishonest applications for council homes to Tower Hamlets Council.
But the charges were dropped – after 18 months of “false accusations, online sexist, racist, and Islamophobic abuse, and threats to [her] safety” – when Snaresbrook Crown Court heard her “controlling” husband was in charge of her finances and she was “shocked” to discover the paperwork was in her name.
Details are available here.
Ms Begum has been widely congratulated for her court victory – particularly in the face of sustained abuse during the entire period the case was open – by such people as former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s wife…
My admiration for Apsana, for being a woman who fights against all adversity, slander, sexism and inequality, her honesty and decency it's an inspiration for The Many. https://t.co/DUwfF0pSdo
— Laura Alvarez (@LauraAlvarezJC) August 1, 2021
… and by Mr Corbyn himself:
❤️🩹Thank you for your unwavering support and solidarity 🙌🏾
— Apsana Begum MP (@ApsanaBegumMP) August 1, 2021
But some were notable by their silence – and it was noticed…
The silence from so many towards @ApsanaBegumMP is a total and utter disgrace. What even is this anymore?
— Laura Smith (@LauraSmithCrewe) July 31, 2021
… particularly when Keir Starmer published congratulations to Boris and Carrie Johnson on the announcement that they are to have another baby:
And yet, no congratulations to Apsana Begum on clearing her name after an 18 month trial by social media, during which the domestic abuse survivor was subjected to sexist and racist abuse.
Perhaps Keir Starmer was hoping she'd *lose* so he could get rid of another socialist MP. https://t.co/AHTPTSonxx
— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush 🟨🟥🥀🇵🇸 (@WarmongerHodges) July 31, 2021
Keir Starmer has the time to tweet congratulations to Johnson and his partner on their new baby but can't find time to do a simple solidarity tweet to an MP of his OWN party that's been a victim of domestic abuse. Unbelievable.
— Samuel K (@SamuelKOfficial) August 1, 2021
Another example of Starmer’s no-risk approach to communications. He can tweet this but has nothing to say to his own MP’s @DawnButlerBrent and @ApsanaBegumMP It simply shows he only cares about optics and nothing about having principles. https://t.co/Cp0PS8r6vh
— MILTOS™️ (@miltosyerolemou) August 1, 2021
FFS Starmer, one of your own MP's, a domestic violence survivor has been acquitted of a crime she was falsely accused of, 18 months of hell & STILL, 24 hours later you can't offer her an ounce of solidarity.
Johnson & Carrie expecting however & there you are, like a fly on shit.
— Damien Willey (@Cornish_Damo) July 31, 2021
You know that the Labour Party is over when Keith congratulates Johnson but not his own MP , is he really is just racist ???
— Lary Mary 😡 🌹🌹🌹🌹 (@larymary60) August 1, 2021
Not only is Starmer’s behaviour questionable; so is that of Boris Johnson in having another child.
He is on the record as having spoken out for population control…
“We seem to have given up on population control” said Boris Johnson. pic.twitter.com/EEEWs31VKi
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) July 31, 2021
… but apparently he thinks only other people – the poor, perhaps – should practise it:
Boris Johnson 2007:
“We seem to have given up on population control”
Boris Johnson 2021:
My 7th, 8th or 9th child will be born in September
— UK is with EU (@ukiswitheu) August 1, 2021
What an enormous hypocrite.
Who’s paying for this new arrival, by the way?
Yesterday we were told the Prime Minister couldn't afford to live on his wages, today we're told he's having another baby. 🤔
— 🇵🇸Sir Norman of Plague Island, KBE, CSE. 💚🏴☠️ (@Normanjam671) July 31, 2021
And then there’s the sexist aspect of this:
Johnson – 7 children, 3 different mothers. If that was a woman from a council estate I wonder how the media would treat her?
— Barry Halverson (@barry_halverson) August 1, 2021
A woman has multiple children with multiple men, she is a slapper, a whore, easy & is ridiculed.
A man has multiple children with multiple women, he is the man, he is never ridiculed, he is responsible & he becomes the fkn Prime Minister.
See the problem?! Ffs.
— Kerry 🇪🇺 ♀️ Pro-EU, #GetBrexitUndone #NeverTory (@Rozkez67) August 1, 2021
If Johnson was working class, he’d be referred to as breeder, a chav scrounger that needs to wear a condom.
However, this is a dead cat to cover up the fact they’re launching vaccine passports during recess and Raab taking substantial donations from the Russians. #Borisbaby
— Super Tanskiii (@supertanskiii) August 1, 2021
If that last comment is right, then not only is Starmer condoning Johnson’s hypocritical, entitled “one rule for me…” elitism; not only is he a sexist for praising Johnson over behaviour that would cause a woman to be shunned and ridiculed; but he is also colluding in the deception – by distraction – of the UK’s population.
I want to know about these Russian donations! And I want to find out more about these vaccine passports too. Instead I find myself having to draw attention to this, because it raises serious questions about Starmer’s status as Leader of the Opposition.
How can he oppose Johnson when he’s so busy helping him?
Will somebody please clear this squatter out of the Labour Party leadership?
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