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If Streeting called Corbyn senile, should he continue as Shadow Health Secretary?

Wes Streeting: he thinks it’s funny to accuse a Parliamentary colleague of having a serious illness.

Shiny New New Labour poster boy Wes Streeting has apologised for calling Jeremy Corbyn “senile” in Parliament. But is that really enough?

There’s no good video clip of this, it seems. Streeting was caught on a hot mic saying, “He’s gone senile” after Mr Corbyn tried to raise a point of order about Rishi Sunak’s insistence on continuing to tell falsehoods about him during Prime Minister’s Questions.

This is the best available:

Streeting later apologised, saying the comment was made “in jest, but I accept in poor taste”.

He added: “I’ve dropped Jeremy a note directly to apologise for any offence caused.”

But is that really enough?

This is the Shadow Health Secretary using a health-related slur. It not only belittled Mr Corbyn but attacked anybody suffering from dementia.

Mr Corbyn himself pointed this out later. He said he had been “subjected to an appalling and defamatory mental health slur” but accepted the apology.

He also said calling somebody senile was “not funny” and “very serious for people suffering from dementia”.

And he added: “The right thing for somebody in his [Streeting’s] position to do would be to issue a public apology to all those who may have been hurt by his comments.”

Has he done so? Not to This Writer’s knowledge.

And am I right in thinking this may not be the first time people in poor health have been ridiculed by the words of the Shadow Health Secretary?

This is not acceptable – by anyone other than the current Labour Party leader, it seems.

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Tories accused of kidnapping dementia sufferer to vote for them in Newark

It seems Conservative Party representatives have lowered themselves as far as kidnapping the bewildered in order to get votes.

The following was passed on to Vox Political by a person who wishes to remain anonymous, apparently after seeing it in a Daily Mirror comment column. I’ve edited it a bit for grammar and spelling:

“Just want all the people of Newark to know exactly what they voted for regarding the Conservative win recently.

“My 89-year-old nan, who suffers from dementia, who requires three visits from carers per day as she can’t remember how to cook, wash clothes or take her own medication (lacking in basic life skills), last Thursday evening was approached by a Conservative associate who knocked on her door.

“If you had a five-minute conversation with this lady it would not take much intelligence to work out the fact that she’s not only vulnerable but her mind is elsewhere! The man who knocked on her door was caught by her carers escorting her to his own vehicle with the intention of escorting her to vote.

“Fortunately her carer arrived at exactly the same time, who informed said man that not only should my nan not be getting into a stranger’s vehicle, but that she also suffers with dementia.

“So worried was her carer that she even attempted to block the car he had smuggled the lady into – she positioned her own car so this male was most definitely blocked in.

“However this man then reversed, to exit the street with the old lady inside – kidnapped.

“The carer subsequently rang family members and the police who are at present doing their investigations. The most worrying thing is, due to the lady’s mental health, this man could have been anyone.

“But for goodness’ sake, how low will Conservatives stoop to get one extra vote? The mind boggles.”

If this is true, what does it say about the despicable attitude of the Conservative Party – and right-wing politicians generally – to the elderly, sick and disabled?

They try to put these people into early graves – and have the arrogance to demand that their victims vote for them.

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