Labour right whines re Corbyn’s hire; one of them was IN Sinn Fein

Right-wing rags are today making hay (that is, smears) about Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to hire former Sinn Fein employee Jayne Fisher as part of his team. Labour’s right-wing faction is bleating – anonymously, of course, because they’re so noble and principled – about their ‘shock and anger’ at his decision.

The SKWAWKBOX trusts that one staunch opponent of Corbyn kept quiet during the ‘heated row’.


That ‘moderate’ would have good reason not to participate in the shock and anger.

Ms Fisher has been a member of the Labour party since she was 18 but was employed at Sinn Fein’s London HQ until about 6 months ago.

The member in question, on the other hand, was an actual member of ‘Ogra’ (Youth) Sinn Fein, according to a local source.

This blog makes no judgment whatever on that individual’s membership of Sinn Fein before becoming involved with Labour. That’s his/her business and nothing should be construed from it about him or her.

It does, however, absolutely condemn the utter hypocrisy of any Labour MPs ready to do yet more damage to the Labour party by whining to right-wing rags about an ex-employee of Sinn Fein when one of their chief allies is a former member, out of their pathetic desire to undermine Labour’s leader.

Especially when they do it anonymously, without even the courage of their supposed convictions.

What’s more, Tories have as little business commenting as right-wing Labour MPs, when Tory Prime Ministers and Tony Blair had frequent contact with Sinn Fein and the IRA and were even lauded for doing so.


A bit less blatant hypocrisy by right-wingers of either party would be most welcome. But this writer won’t be holding his breath.

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  1. Why are they concerning themselves with Fisher’s past employment with Sinn Fein?

    Sinn Fein has always been a democratic political party. It’s aim is a united Ireland. So what? If you don’t like it don’t vote for it. It was never a terrorist organization like the IRA. Either way, the Irish troubles are supposed to be over.

    This is all complete nonsense and shows just how low some on the Right will stoop.The sooner we get rid of these back-stabbers, the better prepared Labour will be for the next election.

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