Last month, new Tory chair Brandon Lewis announced a ‘respect pledge’ that he said all Conservative candidates would have to sign up to – and that they would be suspended if they ‘insulted rivals’:
Over the last few days, several Tories have disgraced themselves with completely unfounded slurs against Jeremy Corbyn.
On the BBC’s Question Time programme on Thursday night, former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott laid into Lewis – and challenged him to sack vice-Chair Ben Bradley, who this week had to delete a tweeted slur and faces legal action from Corbyn if he fails to publicly apologise and make a substantial donation to charity:
Lewis tried to brazen it out, but his expressions caught by BBC cameras during the onslaught spoke volumes:
However, we recommend readers do not hold their breath waiting for him to do the right thing according to his own statement about the Tory ‘pledge’.
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