Last weekend was a Corbyn smear-fest at the Daily Mail, with accusations made as ridiculous as that Corby attended the wedding of someone who allegedly – he has denied it – went on to do something four years later.
But the Mail’s big splash was the claimed ‘scoop’ – even though the allegation was also made a year ago – that Corbyn laid wreaths at the graves of ‘Munich terrorists’ and that pictures proved it. It turned out that the pictures didn’t show Corbyn near the Munich graves.
But it seems the Mail has a bit of an issue with dates. It attacked Corbyn for his wedding attendance even though the alleged wrongdoing of the groom didn’t take place until four years later – and it attacked Corbyn for attending a wreath-laying ceremony that didn’t take place until three days after his visit to the cemetery.
The Mail provides a handy timeline of Corbyn’s visit to Tunis in 2014 and states, correctly, that he was at the graveyard on 1 October 2014:
However, the Tunisian embassy posted a Facebook notice of the visit to lay wreaths at the Munich graves:
In case there is any doubt that the embassy may have posted its notice on a different day from that of the visit, 4 October was indeed a Saturday.
Images of the event in the same post show no sign of Jeremy Corbyn – but clearly show the wide stone base of the memorial plaque, which is conspicuously absent in the Corbyn images from three days earlier:
The images also show that whoever took the photos of Corbyn would have been standing on the graves had Corbyn been at the ‘Munich’ grave-site, which would surely not have been allowed:
The Mail’s attack regarding Corbyn’s visit to the Hamman Chatt cemetery in Tunis does not stand up to scrutiny.
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