Gossip site does exactly what it accuses Labour chair of doing
Right-wing gossip site Guido Fawkes has mounted an appalling attack on Labour Party chair Ian Lavery this morning – for doing his job.
The trash site has published a recording of Lavery exhorting Labour members to do their bit – to seize the opportunity to help their local communities – and used it to claim Lavery is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic as a political opportunity for the party.
With no apparent trace of irony, the site says:
It is an understatement to say this is beyond crass, this crisis is not a partisan opportunity, it is a global tragedy.
The appalling article is, of course, doing exactly what it’s claiming to attack – exploiting the tragedy and using it to attack someone who is doing his job.
A Labour source close to Lavery told the SKWAWKBOX:
Labour has more than half a million members and in this crisis Ian’s role as chair is to help galvanise them into action for the good of the people of this country.
Ian telling them to seize the chance to show that Labour stands for solidarity and service is him doing his job – disgraceful attacks on Labour have been par for the course over the last four years, but this Fawkes smear is one of the most disgusting I’ve seen.
Unsurprisingly, the author of the shameful hit-piece has not been brave enough to put his or her name against it.
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