The trouble with Dan Hodges’ assertion that a Labour Party mole leaked embarrassing information about the Greensill scandal is that a falsehood can go around the world before the facts have got their boots on.
In this case, the refutations have come fast – and there have been a lot of them – but the implication that this huge scandal has been fabricated by Labour will undoubtedly be taken up by the Tory-supporting trolls for use in the future.
Ministers believe Labour's "Redthroat" mole is wreaking revenge for Cummings civil-service purge > Mail On Sunday > https://t.co/PHtm7Tkrme
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) April 18, 2021
In the article, he writes:
‘It’s pretty clear we’ve got a Labour mole inside Government,’ a Minister tells me. ‘There were suspicions before the Greensill affair, but this has basically confirmed it. It’s the only explanation for where all this stuff is coming from.’
The claim that “Labour supporting civil servants” leaked info about Cummings’ lockdown breach is nonsense – I will happily share my 225 page police submission which shows that ordinary members of the public made the disclosures
In fact, I couldn’t get 1 civil servant to open up pic.twitter.com/QzTXA3HYdg
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) April 17, 2021
Tim Fenton, over on Zelo Street, has described the Tory frenzy to find Labour moles as “Amateur hour at the paranoia bar” and his article is well worth reading.
Even Gabriel Pogrund over at The Sunday Times, who seems to hate Labour so much that he published lies about This Writer (for which the paper later had to publish a humiliatingly-lengthy retraction), had to agree that Hodges is wrong here:
imagine being so wrong that you get gabriel pogrund to not blame corbynistas pic.twitter.com/3BUG6PDdf2
— aaЯjan (@aarjanistan) April 18, 2021
I wonder whether this is a thinly-veiled attempt to unmask the alleged moles, so the Tories can root them out of Whitehall.
If so, it is to be resisted.
Tory corruption is rampant and they are hardly likely to broadcast their misdeeds willingly.
We need whistleblowers in Whitehall to tell us what these people are really doing with our money.
We should not sit back and allow them to be punished for their honesty.
Of course, Hodges won’t take any punishment for publishing a falsehood.
Undoubtedly his article has boosted sales/reads of his rag, the Mail on Sunday.
As an ex-newspaper hack, This Writer can assure you that such a boost was all that its bosses wanted.
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