Comments supporting former Labour leader – and mocking new regime – already removed
It seems the Labour right’s attacks on the fundraiser started by a Jeremy Corbyn supporter to cover any legal expenses the former Labour leader might incur are not limited to bleating about how the money should be given to foodbanks.
Those attacks were curiously absent when former Home Secretary David Blunkett was reported to be raising £250,000 to try to bring down Corbyn – and the plight of the poor didn’t seem an issue when Tony Blair was raising a million pounds to fight the unions:
Nor indeed were there howls of outrage about the huge amounts of money donated by his supporters to Keir Starmer’s leadership campaign:
But when the funds are intended to defend a maligned former Labour leader – and an entire movement – just bleating dishonestly about foodbanks and smearing everyone involved is apparently not enough, because Labour right-wingers are trying to pressure or even force GoFundMe to remove the page and return its funds to the more than 16,000 people who have happily donated to it, according to people close to the campaign.
In time-honoured fashion, the left has responded to the ‘Bitterites’ faux-outrage with biting humour and renewed determination:
So of course the petty and small-minded attacks won’t stop those whose morale has been lifted by an opportunity to stand up for something, of course – and the fund has this evening passed £300,000, just a few days after it was set up.
But the left must make its voice heard to ensure that the right’s attempts to bully a fundraising platform into surrender fail as badly as their self-reflection and humility.
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