During yesterday’s ‘Prime Minister’s Questions’, Theresa May told MPs and the nation that the decision to destroy landing cards that could have proven the citizenship of thousands of ‘Windrush generation’ people was taken in 2009 under a Labour government and not in 2010 under the Tories.
That claim was a lie, as has been demonstrated amply since – but the ‘MSM’ have persisted in covering for May by treating her claim as fact.
Labour front-bencher Dawn Butler yesterday wrote a withering letter to May, asking her seven direct and very pointed questions about the honesty and accuracy of her claim.
But she also raised the matter in the House as an urgent ‘point of order’ – a fact that the BBC and other media appear to have ignored in their eagerness to perpetuate May’s lying jibe:
Parliamentary language means that Bercow is never going to directly accuse May of an outright lie – but he made perfectly clear that she is personally responsible for coming to the House to admit her ‘inadvertent error’.
Of course, it’s plain to anyone watching the theatrical, triumphant way she delivered the lie that there was nothing inadvertent about it.
May should resign, rather than apologise. Such is the dishonourable nature of the politicians on the Tory front benches – and the mainstream media all too happy to cover for May, Johnson and others – that she is unlikely to do either.
But Ms Butler appears ready to harry her until she does.
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