Former Labour MP ships his embarrassment from Westminster to Brighton – and provides fodder for hilarity
Dudley North ‘quitter’ MP Ian Austin is a die-hard, some would say obsessive, Corbyn-hater. So much so that he couldn’t resist using a debate to hold the Tories to account over their contempt for law as an opportunity for yet another dreary rant against the Labour leader – earning the ‘disgrace’ the obvious and unalloyed contempt of the Labour backbenchers around him.
So it was no great surprise when he was spotted lurking around Labour’s conference venue in Brighton on his weekend off – 180 or so miles from his West Midlands home patch.
Typically dire, Austin eventually posed for a picture in front of a mobile billboard he or his minions were dragging up and down Brighton seafront with his monotonous message:
But one person’s self-embarrassment is another’s opportunity – and Labour-supporting Twitter activist ‘The Agitator‘ quickly realised Austin had set himself up for the most excruciating ‘ownage’.
Holding a sign or appearing in front of a billboard is a ‘Thick of it’-level political mistake for an MP – because the technically-adept can quickly make that sign or billboard say anything s/he wants. So Mr Austin’s Corbyn-obsession was quickly transformed into – well, a celebration of ‘The Absolute Boy’ and his party, to hilarious effect:
If Corbyn-hating MPs believe in hell, their image of it might very well look something like the moment of genius above.
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