The Tories are really, really desperate for absolutely anything they can use to undermine the popularity of their nemesis Jeremy Corbyn.
Last year, an influential Tory think-tank published an article admitting that stopping Corbyn is their number one priority. This year has seen a string of ridiculous smears, such as the laughable and immediately debunked claim he had been a source for then-Communist Czechoslovakia.
They became a laughing stock – and one Tory MP, Ben Bradley, found the experience very expensively humiliating after being forced to ask Twitter to retweet his abject apology for a libellous claim. It was the Tories’ biggest social media ‘success’.
Now Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has given away that the desperation has not lessened a jot – after falling embarrassingly for a prank call:
Unbelievable! You have to listen to this!
Turn on sound and listen as Boris Johnson's ears prick up as Russian pranksters posing as the Armenian PM claim Jeremy Corbyn is working for Putin… this is 15 minutes into the call that he "rumbled quickly"… pic.twitter.com/Py0BUJlldT
— EL4C (@EL4JC) May 24, 2018
The ‘MSM’ has been on a campaign recently to persuade us all that we have ‘reached peak Corbyn’. Don’t fall for such nonsense for a second – this shows the Tories are no less afraid than they were a year ago.
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