Just over a week ago, the SKWAWKBOX published an article revealing allegations of dire behaviour by Ilford North Labour MP toward Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary.
The SKWAWKBOX reported that, according to multiple witnesses, Mr Streeting had screamed in Ms Abbott’s face in a Commons corridor, behaved aggressively and had to be steered away from her to end the incident.
Mr Streeting tweeted, as shown above that this was ‘lies’ from a ‘fake news site with no sources’ and subsequently that his ‘libel lawyer’ had written to the blog, in a tweet which repeated the claim that the article was untrue:
The SKWAWKBOX did indeed receive a letter from Streeting’s lawyer, demanding an apology and retraction.
The article remains online. If Mr Streeting cares to test its accuracy in court, we will be ready to see him there – and will bring the nature of his tweeted accusations and innuendo to the judge’s attention. A letter from this blog’s legal team will be with Mr Streeting’s lawyers on Monday to that effect.
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