As the Theresa May tries desperately to shore up her credibility this morning after scraping through a no-confidence vote thanks only to a ‘bunged’ DUP, there’s a concerted push by politicians and media pundits to blame May’s chaos and paralysis on the Labour Party and its leader.
One particularly visible tactic has been the attack on Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to participate in Theresa May’s supposed ‘cross-party talks’ unless she commits to genuine flexibility and rules out a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
There has been a remarkable level of harmony among tweets by Tories, media figures, hard Brexiteers and right-wing Labour – all parroting a particular line:
Such nonsense was easily dismantled, of course – and perhaps most amusingly and accurately by this tweet from Dick Winchester:
But one right-wing journalist seemed not to ‘get the memo’ – and gave away that May’s ‘talks’ are both a sham and a shambles:
In stark contrast to the gullible rush to Downing Street by the SNP, Plaid and some Labour centrists, Corbyn saw May’s scam for what it was, as his speech in Hastings this morning made clear:
Seeing Tory lines repeated verbatim by the so-called ‘MSM’ is hardly new. But in this instance one off-message comment has revealed that Corbyn is exactly right to go nowhere near May’s fiasco.
The Labour centrists and politicians of other parties scrambling to get to Downing Street when May snapped her fingers have egg on their faces and should be embarrassed about their credulity.
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