The media are reporting this morning that the Electoral Commission (EC) is investigating a possible breach of spending rules by Momentum.
The most interesting thing about this is this:
The media are reporting this morning that the Electoral Commission is investigating a possible breach of spending rules by Momentum.
It took the BBC just 39 minutes from the EC’s announcement to carry its first report on the matter:
Some other media outlets were trumpeting the news even before the EC’s announcement, but the BBC’s response is the most significant – because of the enormous contrast between its reaction time this morning and its slow and negligible response to Tory election fraud revealed by the Channel 4 investigation into the Tories’ election canvassing via Blue Telecoms.
Which is still the subject of a ‘significant’ police investigation but has barely been touched by BBC News:
If Momentum has breached any electoral rules, the EC investigation will identify it and will impose the appropriate penalty – up to the maximum £70,000 that the Tories were already fined earlier this year for their own spending breaches:
That’s as it should be. However, even the EC as yet has no evidence of any wrongdoing by Momentum – as the EC’s own tweet this morning made clear:
It’s also worth noting that the EC investigated Momentum last year, too – and came up blank:
This new investigation may also find no credible evidence – or it may not. But the most interesting thing right now is how the whole ‘MSM’ estate is swarming all over this and the contrast with the response of most of that same estate to the far bigger Tory election allegations – which are still being investigated by police.
That’s interesting because of the volumes it speaks about mainstream media investigations – and especially the bias of the BBC and its subordination to the Tory party’s desperate agenda to find something, anything, that might tarnish Jeremy Corbyn.
Which this won’t, of course, as Corbyn doesn’t control Momentum and is not responsible for its actions – but it’s already plain that the MSM agenda is to damage him and an organisation that campaigns effectively for him.
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