Labour MP for Kensington Emma Dent-Coad has been under fire from the right-wing media for daring to make jokes about the royal family during a Conference fringe event in Brighton this week.
Ms D-C published an emphatic response on her social media to the ridiculous media coverage of the issue:
Approving the SKWAWKBOX’s request to reproduce her statement, Ms D-C – who earlier this week spoke to this blog with enormous frankness about the ordeal her constituents are enduring and of her fears of a whitewash – added:
The people of Grenfell Tower need justice from an inquiry that looks likely not to offer it. Labour’s conference was a triumph and we’ll be fighting for that justice.
How typical that a humorous comment should be pounced on by the media to manufacture outrage to detract from the attention that should be on the people and events of Grenfell Tower.
But the faux-outrage is also typical of right-wing attacks on strong left-wing women who dare to disturb or challenge the Establishment and its narrative.
Ms Dent-Coad’s fellow Labour MP Laura Pidcock was similarly mobbed by hypocritical right-wing opportunists when – with absolute justification – she called Tory MPs ‘the enemy’ and embarrassed Labour MPs all too ready to cosy up to representatives of the party causing suffering and even death to vulnerable people.
Labour terrifies the Establishment – and it’s more obvious every day strong Labour women terrify it particularly.
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