Media’s smear assault on Wavertree leads to membership growth
The local Labour party (CLP) in the Wavertree constituency of Liverpool has been the target of persistent media attacks since the CLP tabled – and later withdrew – motions of no confidence in its MP, who subsequently left the party to join the ‘tinge group‘ quitters.
Those attacks have turned into an assault on the whole city, which is a left stronghold – including outright fake news.
But as was the case with the incessant media attacks against Jeremy Corbyn, the unfair representation of the city and of Wavertree in particular have had the opposite of the intended effect – and have driven membership up.
Yesterday, the CLP’s official Twitter account put out a notice welcoming its new members:
Liverpool knows about solidarity – lessons learned through decades of smears and attacks by Thatcherite politicians and media and the determined fight for justice for ninety-six fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster and defamed, along with their fellow citizens, for years after.
Smears and dishonest media against the Labour Party have been at record levels ever since Jeremy Corbyn became the party’s leader. The evidence suggests they often achieve the opposite of what the Establishment intends.
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