The Establishment media has claimed that the ‘insignificant seven’ quitters received a round of applause at last night’s meeting of the ‘PLP’ (parliamentary Labour party).
Unsurprisingly, this portrayal does not fit the facts.
PLP chair John Cryer made a statement that it was sad that seven former colleagues had left – and that statement received some applause, but at no point were the quitters themselves applauded.
In addition, not all MPs attend PLP meetings – in many cases because of bullying behaviour by so-called ‘moderates’ – so the meetings tend to be unrepresentative of the PLP as a whole.
More or less the only thing giving the quitters any credibility is the dishonest support of the so-called ‘mainstream media’. Yet again reality and the media representation are a significant distance apart.
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