Right-wing, Corbyn-obsessed columnist Dan Hodges has a matchless record – of being spectacularly wrong. This has resulted in the hapless Mail writer being owned a number of times on social media, with a thread by ‘The Candidate’ author Alex Nunns standing out particularly.
But yesterday he managed to own himself, which is even better.
Hodges tweeted his pride at being shown on screen at a rally by far-right figure Stephen ‘Tommy Robinson’ Yaxley-Lennon, badging himself a hate-figure:
This self-congratulation suckered some other anti-Labour trolls into joining in:
Unfortunately for Dan, it turned out that he had been on-screen, not as a hate-figure for the far-right gathering, but in approval at something negative he had said about campaign group Hope Not Hate:, as ‘kipper’ and Robinson fan Gerard Batten told him:
So ‘Desperate’ Dan had been put up as a poster-boy for the right-wingers, not as a hate figure.
Oh dear. As self-owns go, it’s a fairly spectacular one.
Seems Dan would be well advised to stick to his primary hobby of spouting ill-judged bile against Jeremy Corbyn.
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