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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