“Completely fabricated” smears spurs Labour leadership and representatives into action – as activists applaud
A series of stories in the so-called ‘mainstream’ media have provoked a concerted push-back by Labour’s leader and his team – and have been resoundingly welcomed by party activists.
In one article – the latest in a series of coordinated attempts to isolate Jeremy Corbyn from his closest allies by attacking his ‘LOTO’ leadership team – a supposed screaming match was alleged by the Times.
It met with an immediate and emphatic put-down by a Corbyn staffer, who dismissed the claims as “outright lies”, “completely fabricated and a smear”:
But Corbyn himself was no less proactive. When the same Murdoch publication tried to claim that Corbyn was not fit and healthy enough to be Prime Minister – in spite of recent coverage, sparked by a SKWAWKBOX exclusive, of his long and frequent runs – the Labour leader responded directly.
Corbyn told ITV news that “a farrago of nonsense” was diminishing what used to be a worthwhile newspaper:
Corbyn also showed his vigour by getting out and about to talk to military veterans:
Labour MPs and staff got in on the act, too – some in the bluntest of terms:
And this vigorous push-back was welcomed across the board by left Labour activists:
Others pointed out where the latest smear fit in the ceaseless stream of such nonsense thrown against Labour and its leader:
It seems that the Murdoch Times may have reaped an unanticipated consequence, with former subscribers reporting that the paper was offering cut-price subscriptions to try to win back departing customers:
The lesson for Labour is clear: take these nonsensical attacks head-on, in the most energetic terms. It’s fantastic for grassroots morale – and carries potential adverse consequences for the smearers.
After all, “we are many, they are few”.
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